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Broadband: Most Popular Articles

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AT&T Publishes Map to Depict GigaPower Cities
With over 100 cities identified as GigaPower candidates, AT&T recently published on online map to inform consumers about deployment status.
How Much Speed Do You Need? A Thorough...
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Google Eyes New Markets for Broadband Expansion
Google is continuing to increase its presence in American communities who pledge to support gigabit fiber deployments by offering streamlined permitting and access to conduits and other rights-of-way.
8 Tips to Keeping Your Broadband Company Honest
Broadband Speed Test Measuring Broadband Speeds
Not All Broadband is Created Equal
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Is Your Broadband Speed Fast Enough?
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Charlotte Developers Emphasize Importance of...
Municipalities cite the demand and necessity for high-speed broadband (not just access to the Internet) for economic survival and prosperity.
Connect the World Aims for Universal Broadband...
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AT&T Collaborating with Municipalities to...
AT&T announced plans to deploy new gigabit broadband networks by working with municipalities to reduce costs and facilitate construction,
Is Netflix Getting Greedy?
Netflix Controversy a Sign of the Future; Is Netflix Getting Too Greedy? Usage Limits and Data Caps: Is this a Sign of Things to Come for Broadband?
AT&T Rolling Out Gigabit Broadband Networks...
AT&T announced plans to deploy gigabit broadband networks in 21 new metropolitan areas by working with local leaders to facilitate deployment.
Verizon Offers LTE for Home Broadband
Verizon Offers LTE for Home Broadband
Which Broadband Providers Do Customers Rate...
J.D. Power Ranks Broadband Service Providers - which broadband provider has the best customer experience?
United Nations: Broadband Access is a Basic...
An article about the United Nations declaration of broadband and access to the Internet as a basic human right
Why Did AT&T Rebrand as U-Verse?
AT&T reconsiders its rural broadband strategy while rebranding U-Verse with the introduction of Mobile TV.
City Balks at Demands - Google Walks
Google Fiber pulls out of Leawood Kansas after city expresses concerns over agreement. Incumbent provider AT&T steps in to provide service.
LRG: Cable and Telephone Companies Claim Large...
Leichtman Research Group, Inc. found that the largest U.S. cable and telephone providers acquired 1.1 million new broadband subscribers in the first quarter of 2013, accounting for 93% of the market.
Verizon Upgrades FiOS Service
Broadband providers are investing in R&D to stretch the limits of aging technology, as well as developing new ways to utilize existing networks.
As Google Fiber Networks Expand, Raleigh Plans...
As the deployment of gigabit broadband networks with data transmission speeds 100 times the speed of the average network are becoming more and more common, cities like Raleigh, NC are deploying their own fiber networks.
FCC Lifeline Reforms Generating Controversy
The FCC now considers subsidies for broadband service as an eligible expense for Lifeline. State and local leaders are questioning the FCC's decision to force consumers to choose between phone or Internet service.
FCC Report: Advertised Broadband Speeds Pretty...
FCC Report: Advertised Broadband Speeds Pretty Close to Actuals?
Google Expands Portfolio to Include Free...
Google wrote the playbook on the deployment of gigabit broadband networks. The company is now doing the same for municipal wifi networks.
Frontier Adding Pre-paid Broadband Service...
In addition to exploring markets to expand high-speed broadband service, Frontier is now offering prepaid broadband service without a contract.
Net Neutrality - Year in Review
Net neutrality remains an important broadband policy issue in 2014 as the U.S. Court of Appeals delivers a setback to the FCC.
Frontier Communications Banking on Broadband...
In early 2013, LRG reported that the rate of subscriber growth among telephone companies was not even close to the cable subscriber growth. Fast-forward to third-quarter 2013 where Frontier Communications ended the third-quarter 2013 with 1.84 million broadband customers - with almost 30,000 new customers added in this quarter.
FTTH Broadband Fiber fiber-optic Fiber-to-the-h...
A Report from Fiber-To-The-Home Council Americas Reports a 13% Increase in the Number of Fiber Connected Homes in the United States
Gigabit Cities Growing in Popularity
The notion of building networks capable of speeds faster than what many have any idea to do with became popular with Google's challenge to communities across the United States.
ITIF Report Cites Global Broadband Metrics
A recently released report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation points to several global metrics which put the United States ahead of many other nations.
FCC: Gigabit Communities in Every State by 2015
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced an initiative calling for at least one gigabit broadband network in each state by 2015.
AT&T Focuses on Emerging Devices Sector
While other broadband providers have been focused on research and development surrounding manufacturing devices which push the limits of existing broadband technology, AT&T has been investing heavily in the development of emerging devices which exploit the capacity and speeds of the fastest broadband networks.
Google Gigabit Community Debut in Kansas City
Google Gigabit Community Debut in Kansas City
AT&T 4G/LTE Network Reaches 300 Million...
After $140 billion in wireless and wireline infrastructure, AT&T's 4G/LTE network now reaches over 300 million Americans.
Benefits of Broadband
An article describing the benefits of broadband in all sectors of public and private industry.
Gigabit Cities: Google's Advice to Hopefuls
As the success of Google's campaign to deploy gigabit networks in major American cities continues to be assessed, a Google executive offers advice to municipalities.
Verizon's Aggressive Home Broadband Strategy
Verizon's business strategy of investing heavily into FiOS and 4G/LTE wireless broadband has been evident over the past two years.
Google Fiber Deployments Encourage Competition
In addition to improving economic prosperity for Google fiber communities, the company is also spurring competitors to accelerate deployment plans.
Broadband and Economic Impact
Numerous studies by economic and telecommunications analysts study the correlation between broadband access and the economic impact of broadband.
FCC: 70% of Fixed Broadband Connections Meet...
According the FCC's most recent Internet Access Services report, the number of broadband connections and overall subscribership are rising.
NTIA Report: 1500 MHz of Spectrum Will Be...
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San Antonio Next Stop for Google Fiber
With projects well underway in Kansas City, Provo and Austin, Google is planning its largest gigabit deployment ever in San Antonio, Texas.
FCC Connect America Fund Decisions Reveal...
Broadband providers who have accepted or declined FCC CAF funding have revealed their overall rural broadband strategy.
Broadband is Transforming Our Way of Life
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What Does the Net Neutrality Mean for You?
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T-Mobile Seeks \$2B for US Wireless Spectrum
T-Mobile, the fourth largest U.S. mobile broadband provider, announced plans to sell 66.15 million common shares to buy airwaves to boost wireless data capacity.
Verizon: Copper to FiOS Migration Accelerated...
While Verizon continues to draw criticism for abandoning coppper network upgrades in rural areas, company execs pledged to replace infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sandy with fiber.
Verizon to Only Offer Bundled DSL Service with...
Telecommunications provider Verizon is Moving Closer to Abandoning DSL Service and Replacing With 4G/LTE
Google's Strategy for Broadband Deployment in...
Google's fiber to the home strategy is more than just broadband deployment. It is about demonstrating value and demand - and spurring competition.
FCC Connect America Fund Auction for Broadband...
The FCC announced it will conduct a reverse auction for the CAF funding declined by Verizon earlier this year.
AT&T & GM Partner to Provide 4G/LTE in 2015...
AT&T and General Motors, are partnering to deliver wireless 4G/LTE service to cars and trucks. Beginning in late 2014, GM will embed 4G LTE mobile broadband in most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models in the U.S. and Canadian market.
AT&T Project VIP Includes \$14 Billion...
At&T announced an ambitious plan to invest $14 billion to provide broadband connectivity to over 300 million people by the end of 2014.
FCC Advances Use of White Space for Broadband
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RNCOS Report: Telemedicine Market to Grow 18.5%...
In rural areas of the country, telemedicine is about a doctor providing remote health care, or a pharmacy electronically filling a prescription.
Broadband Providers Accept Over \$1.5 Billion...
The FCC announced nearly $1.5B in annual support subsidies was accepted by ten broadband providers to expand rural broadband access.
United Nations Report Delivers Key Infrastructu...
A UN Report Titled Broadband: A Platform for Progress Dedicates a Section on Infrastructure Strategies
Is Copper DSL for Broadband Dead?
Broadband providers in the United States are reevaluating plans to utilize copper DSL networks for deployment of broadband infrastructure. Although DSL is limited and expensive to repair and maintain, newer innovations such as IP DSLAM devices and vectoring are breathing new life into copper networks.
Pew: Internet of Things will Thrive by 2025
According to a recently released report from the Pew Research Internet Project the Internet will continue to thrive, but negative implications exist.
Netlix Leads Internet Traffic Consumption
According to Sandvine's newest Global Internet Phenomena Report, more than 30% of all Internet traffic is generated by Netflix.
White Space for Broadband Debuts in Wilmington
Using white space for broadband is now being used in Wilmington, North Carolina and Hanover County.
Google Divests Itself From Clearwire
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Low-cost Broadband Finally Becomes Part of...
The FCC now considers subsidies for broadband service as an eligible expense for Lifeline.
FCC Tackles Broadband Speeds
Once again the FCC is considering raising the minimum speed threshold for defining broadband access in America.
Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband...
Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband Deployment and Spur High Speed Access
Internet Enabled Television Viewing Continues...
A rising number of television viewers are turning to the Internet to watch favorite shows and movies.
Unique Ways of Delivering Broadband Being...
As broadband deployment continues to be a prominent policy goal for government, telecommunication providers will continue exploring innovative ways to provide service to remote areas.
Cities Getting Into the Broadband Deployment...
Two major U.S. cities announced major initiatives related to broadband deployment and the use of technology to improve the lives of its citizens.
Google Writes the Playbook Regarding Public...
Google's fiber to the home strategy includes public private partnership playbook.
Windstream to Offer Gigabit Service in Select...
Windstream is getting into the gigabit broadband business by announcing it will be deploying the high-speed service in select markets.
Definition of Broadband
FCC Delivers National Broadband Plan: All Eyes...
An article describing some of the major broadband initiatives contained in the National Broadband Plan, and an analysis of probably Congressional action on the plan.
How Are ARRA Broadband Grant Recipients Doing?
How Are ARRA Broadband Grant Recipients Doing? ARRA Broadband Grants BTOP RUS Broadband Grants
Google May Explore Offering Video With High...
Google May Explore Offering Video With Broadband Service
Net Neutrality Explained
FCC Net Neutrality. Broadband.
Broadband Experts Agree Broadband is a...
Broadband Experts Agree Broadband is a Significant Economic Accelerator: Do Increased Speeds Boost Benefits Further?
Broadband Continues to Demonstrate Economic...
There is little debate that increasing broadband access spurs economic development, but can this be quantified?
Infonetics: 40% of Broadband Providers will...
According to Infonetics, nearly half of broadband providers plan on dramatically increasing available speeds to meet customer demand.
FCC: Google Fiber Playbook Could Serve as...
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler acknowledged Google's FTTH city checklist as a model the agency could adopt during Congressional testimony.
FCC: Most Significant Policy Step Ever Taken to...
The FCC recently announced a major overhaul to the existing federal Universal Service Fund ( USF ), shifting funding from telephone subsidies to programs which support broadband services. The program, entitled the Connect America Fund, will focus on providing broadband to unserved Americans, primarily in rural areas.
Verizon: 4G/LTE Wireless Network "Substantially...
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AT&T Announces Plan to Deploy FTTH in...
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson outlined the company's broadband strategy at an industry conference in March 2014.
Cisco: Video to Consume 79% of all Internet...
A report from Cisco emphasizes the prevalence of online video, with almost 80% of all Internet use coming from video streaming by 2018,
Government Reliance on Broadband Raises...
Governments must accept significant security risks when relying on broadband to manage critical infrastructure.
Google Formalizes Request for Municipality...
After experiencing success and national interest, Google published a 29-page fiber readiness checklist for municipalities to become fiber-ready.
Digital Rights Management
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AT&T's Request to Deregulate Special Access...
AT&T and Windstream scored a win in the fight to deregulate 'special access service' pricing in San Francisco, California and San Antonio, Texas. Special access refers to the back end network infrastructure which connects large telecommunications lines and commercial buildings.
Obama: 99% of Schools Will Have 100Mbps...
One of the critical success factors for implementing education reform across America is use of technology and robust broadband networks to deliver dynamic curriculum, rich media content, and support distance learning initiatives.
IDC Health Insights: Top Ten Health IT...
IDC Health Insights published a list of Health IT predictions for 2015. The predictions point to substantially increased bandwidth requirements.
Affordability as a Barrier to Broadband Adoption
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Broadband Spotlight - Smart Grid Technology
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The Evolution of Net Neutrality
While net neutrality has emerged as one of the most important issues affecting broadband, the FCC has been dealing with the issue for almost a decade.
Google Closer to Making Kansas City a High...
The Google Fiber to the Home Project Kansas City is Making Significant Progress
Forbes: Broadband CAPEX Decrease Due to FCC Net...
An article written by Hal Singer for Forbes links the dramatic decrease in broadband capex to the recently enacted FCC Net Neutrality regulations
Obama Administration Focuses on Wireless...
The Obama Administration has been consistent in its support of a focused strategy to discover and allocate wireless spectrum for broadband deployment in the United States.
FCC will Preempt State Laws Banning Community...
The FCC approved an order to preempt state laws that limit municipal broadband networks on the same day as they voted to regulate broadband.
FCC ERate Program to Focus on Connecting Rural...
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler noted the huge disparity between urban and rural schools, and the lack of adequate fiber to support educational requirements.
Cable Industry Opposes Increasing Broadband...
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Global Broadband Internet Speed Rankings
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White Space for Broadband
White Space for Broadband
ARRA Broadband Grant Programs
Article describing the Broadband grant programs contained in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Verizon's Limits its "Unlimited" Data Plan -...
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FCC Considering Raising Minimum Broadband Speeds
The FCC's consideration of raising broadband speed thresholds will have a significant impact on measuring broadband access in the United States.
The Growing Importance of Broadband for...
With rapidly increasing costs and a shortage of health care providers broadband facilitates a more efficient and less costly form of healthcare.
Who Could Oppose Increased Broadband Speeds?
Despite the compelling case for the FCC to increase broadband speed thresholds, many broadband providers are opposed to doing so.
Google's Project Loon Nearly Ready to Launch
As universal broadband deployment remains an important policy goal providers continue exploring innovative ways to provide service to remote areas.
New Technology Provides Options for Mobile...
XG Technology, a Florida based wireless communications company and the developer of a portfolio of wireless communications technologies is marketing a suite of products which they claim will fill a void in the rural mobile broadband market.
FCC Net Neutrality Rules - Consumers vs....
The FCC net neutrality regulations are rallying support in both corners - providers have filed suit against them, while consumers are embracing them.
AT&T Changes Course - Might Upgrade Rural...
AT&T Changes Course - Will Upgrade Rural Broadband Infrastructure
AT&T Signals Reconsideration of DSL Service for...
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Google Expanding Gigabit Networks to Other...
After reporting considerable progress in building a broadband network capable of reaching speeds of over 1 gigabit, the company announced plans to build additional networks in other cities.
President Obama Previews Broadband Agenda for...
A series of actions by the White House in the weeks preceding President Obama's SOTU address signal the administration's broadband priorities in 2015.
Cisco: The Internet of Everything and Online...
A recently published report from Cisco emphasizes the momentum of the Internet of Everything, and the prevalence of online video.
FCC Connect America Fund Provides Funding for...
The FCC announced nearly $1.7B in CAF subsidies being offered to ten broadband providers to expand rural access to over 8.5 million Americans.
Which Broadband Providers Rank Highest in...
J.D. Power Ranks Broadband Service Providers in 2013 - which broadband provider has the best customer experience?
Verizon's Broadband Business Strategy in New...
Verizon Communications, the second largest telecommunications company in America is continuing to focus on expanding broadband access in New York City.
Comcast will Acquire Time Warner Cable for \$45...
Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, in a deal which will create a huge force in the United States cable and broadband markets.
Measuring Economic Impact of Broadband: Does...
A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit in the UK challenges the popular assertion that ultrafast broadband speeds deliver increased economic benefits.
Minnesota Uses Broadband Cooperative Model to...
Amid a risky regulatory environment and increasing competition, states are using a variety of approaches to increase broadband access.
IMS Research Report: Broadband Public Safety...
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Google's Successful Broadband Deployment Strategy
Some broadband providers have been studying Google's playbook to duplicate their successful marketing and deployment strategy.
States Taking Different Approaches to Broadband...
Several efforts announced in states around the country illustrate how varied broadband deployment efforts really are.
Ohio Claims to be First Gigabit State
Agile Network Builders completed a project to install network equipment on radio towers throughout the state of Ohio to deliver high-speed broadband.
Competition for 4G Service and Devices Heating Up
Competition for 4G Service and Devices Heating Up
FCC Chairman: U.S. Needs Faster Broadband...
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Broadband for Low-Income Americans
In May 2015, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler proposed restructuring the FCC's Lifeline Program to include broadband and increased competition.
What is Digital Rights Management?
Describes copyright issues related to digital media. Description of How Digital Rights Management Technology Works and a discussion of the Fair Use Doctrine, as it applies to digital media.
FCC Votes to Subsidize Broadband for Low-Income...
The FCC recently voted along party lines to subsidize broadband for low-income Americans through the Universal Service Funding mechanism.
Gigabit Squared and Gig U Offer \$200 Million...
Gigabit Squared and Gig U Offer $200 Million in Broadband Development Funding
Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 to Improve...
Two U.S. Senators introduced the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 as a way to improve broadband access and close what they call an education gap for all students.
Original Intent of the FCC Universal Service Fund
One of the major broadband policy goals of the Obama administration was a complete overhaul of the Universal Service Fund (USF). Why was USF reform necessary, and what was the primary purpose of the original Universal Service Fund?
Our Reliance on Digital Media for Entertainment
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As Interest in Telemedicine Grows, Bandwidth...
As the medical community continues to transform the delivery of healthcare services with broadband enabled technology, bandwidth demand increases.
FCC Connect America Fund and Smart Grid
While the FCC looks at new ideas to expand broadband availability in rural areas, electric coops are expressing interest in using existing Connect America Funding for both broadband and smart grid deployment.
Latest Research Emphasizes Importance of Mobile...
While broadband adoption rates continue to remain fairly steady, use of smartphones to access the Internet have been climbing.
Gigabit Squared Chooses Seattle for its Gigabit...
Gigabit Squared announced its commitment to build an ultra-fast broadband network in Seattle Washington.
Public Broadband Investment Drives Need to...
As public broadband investments continue to increase, there has been a corresponding rise is ways in methods and formulas to quantify impact.
FCC: Increase Speed to 25 Mbps, Declare...
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New Pew Internet Report: 66% of Americans Have...
New Pew Internet Report: 66% of Americans Have Broadband at Home
FCC: Broadband not being deployed to Americans...
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Google Advice to Cities: Facilitate Broadband...
Google VP Milo Medin repeated advice Google executives previously offered to municipalities regarding facilitated broadband deployment.
Gigabit Broadband Networks In Every Community?
Gigabit broadband networks are becoming a regular part of the broadband access debate. How commonplace will broadband networks in the gigabit speeds ranges be?
Rural Telecommunication Providers Rally Against...
One of the major broadband policy goals of the Obama administration was a complete overhaul of the Universal Service Fund. After announcing massive changes to the USF, rural telecommunication carriers expressed concern over the new rules, and a federal lawsuit threatens implementation of the new rules.
Missouri Electric Companies Expand Using...
Missouri Electric Companies Expand Using Broadband
The National Importance of Broadband
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Sandvine: Netflix Largest Source of Internet...
According to Sandvine's newest Global Internet Phenomena Report, more than 30% of all peak downstream content is generated by Netflix.
FCC Approval Comes With Conditions
The FCC approved a spectrum acquisition plan which the Communications Workers of America (CWA) strongly opposed.
Rural Broadband Adoption
The National Agriculture & Rural Development Policy Center reports on broadband availability and the economic benefits rural communities receive.
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