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How Much Speed Do You Need? A Thorough...
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8 Tips to Keeping Your Broadband Company Honest
Broadband Speed Test Measuring Broadband Speeds
Not All Broadband is Created Equal
WiMax FTTH Fiber Wireless Broadband Satellite Broadband Connection
Which Broadband Providers Do Customers Rate...
J.D. Power Ranks Broadband Service Providers - which broadband provider has the best customer experience?
Is Your Broadband Speed Fast Enough?
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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.
Verizon Offers LTE for Home Broadband
Verizon Offers LTE for Home Broadband
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.
Frontier Offering 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.
Broadband Providers Continue to Battle for...
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 with Windstream reported third-quarter net income of $31 million, which was down 34% from the same quarter in 2012. The company did report incremental gains in overall revenue.
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.
Net Neutrality in 2014
Net neutrality remains an important broadband policy issue in 2014 as the U.S. Court of Appeals delivers a setback to the FCC.
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.
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?
Verizon: Fiber Upgrades for Hurricane Damaged...
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.
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
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.
FCC Report: Advertised Broadband Speeds Pretty...
FCC Report: Advertised Broadband Speeds Pretty Close to Actuals?
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.
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.
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.
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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Benefits of Broadband
An article describing the benefits of broadband in all sectors of public and private industry.
Google Gigabit Community Debut in Kansas City
Google Gigabit Community Debut in Kansas City
GAO: Outcomes and Effectiveness of Broadband...
The GAO issued a report on the effectiveness of federal broadband adoption programs, and concluded that most program outcomes are unclear.
Broadband as an Economic Driver
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States Advancing Gigabit Broadband Deployments
As States work to expand access for homes and businesses, announcements regarding the deployment of gigabit networks are becoming more common
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.
Google Exploring Using Balloons to Deliver...
Companies such as Google and Titan Aerospace are developing innovative solutions to deploy broadband in rural areas.
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.
Net Neutrality Explained
Net Neutrality Pros and Cons. Broadband. Page 2.
FCC's Lifeline Program and Important Policy...
With millions of Americans unable to subscribe to broadband service, the need for the FCC's Lifeline program is greater than ever.
FCC Considers Lifeline Reforms
The importance of broadband was emphasized in the FCC's recent order requesting comment on Lifeline reform.
Broadband Experts Agree Broadband is a...
Broadband Experts Agree Broadband is a Significant Economic Accelerator: Do Increased Speeds Boost Benefits Further?
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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.
DVRs and Broadband
Broadband Digital Video Recorders and Broadband Technology.
Broadband is Transforming Our Way of Life
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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.
FCC Seeking Input on Lifeline Reform
The FCC announced that it was seeking comment on restructuring the Lifeline program to better support 21st Century communications while curbing abuse.
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.
Mobile Wireless to Increase Broadband Adoption?
FreedomPop, a company backed by the founders of Skype is offering a low-cost home broadband alternative to low income citizens in select areas of the United States.
Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband...
Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband Deployment and Spur High Speed Access
White Space for Broadband Being Explored by...
A number of major telecommunication companies, including Google, Microsoft and Facebook are exploring use of “Wi-FAR” for rural broadband.
United Nations Report Delivers Key Infrastructu...
A UN Report Titled Broadband: A Platform for Progress Dedicates a Section on Infrastructure Strategies
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.
Google Closer to Making Kansas City a High...
The Google Fiber to the Home Project Kansas City is Making Significant Progress
White Space for Broadband
White Space for Broadband
Verizon to Only Offer Bundled DSL Service with...
Verizon Will Only Offer DSL Service When Bundled With Voice Service In May 2012
Cisco: Demand for Broadband Rapidly Increasing
According to Cisco global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic has increased 500% over the past five years and is expected to continue rising.
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
Which Broadband Providers Rank Highest in...
J.D. Power Ranks Broadband Service Providers in 2013 - which broadband provider has the best customer experience?
Broadband Continues to Demonstrate Economic...
There is little debate that increasing broadband access spurs economic development, but can this be quantified?
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.
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 Passes Net Neutrality Regulations
FCC Passes net Neutrality Regulations Open Internet
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.
Verizon's Fiber Broadband Strategy
A series of moves by the second largest telecommunications provider in America emphasizes the company's commitment to deploying fiber, and moving further and further away from its copper based networks.
New Mexico Governor Seeks Funding for...
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is asking the State Legislature to approve $600,000 in grant funding to help healthcare facilities install and utilize telemedicine equipment.
AT&T Expands Broadband Market Demand
AT&T announced plans to deploy new gigabit broadband networks, expand availability of U-verse and add new cities for Digital Life services.
United Nations Establishes Global Broadband...
The United Nations Broadband for Digital Development Establishes Global Broadband Targets
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.
Industry Opposition to Recent FCC Orders Mounting
Recent FCC orders will undoubtedly result in multiple court challenges on many fronts as broadband providers are weighing in with familiar threats.
Google Writes the Playbook Regarding Public...
Google's fiber to the home strategy includes public private partnership playbook.
Rural States Struggling with Universal Service...
With federal funding from the FCC's Universal Service Fund in jeopardy for many rural areas of the country, State's are now faced with either jeopardizing broadband availability for rural residents,or finding ways to fund the gap.
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.
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.
FCC Chair proposes sweeping changes to USF...
In May 2015, Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a series of actions to restructure the FCC's Lifeline Program to include broadband.
Google Deploying Gigabit Broadband Networks in...
Google is deploying Gigabit broadband networks in three American cities, after more than 1100 municipalities applied for the distinction.
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.
AT&T to FCC: Stop Consideration of AT&T/T-Mobil...
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Time Warner Aquisition - Take 2; Charter...
A month after the failed Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications makes a bid to purchase TWC for $55B.
Infonetics Report: Broadband in Automobiles...
According to an Infonetics Report, the connected automobile market will be worth $18B by 2018.
Verizon Increases Stakes in Broadband Speed Race
Verizon Increases the Stakes in Broadband Speed Race
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.
The National Importance of Broadband
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Yahoo, Google and Facebook Lobby Against Stop...
What is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and why are many broadband Internet companies against it?
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.
Broadband Dominating FCC Agenda in 2015
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Google Launches White Space Map to Accelerate...
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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.
United Nations Assumes Major Role in Broadband...
United Nations Assumes Major Role in Broadband Deployment
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.
UK Survey: Broadband Better for Economy than...
A survey for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) stated that 17% of respondents thought that building new airports would benefit the UK economy while 43% thought extending broadband to all households in the UK would boost economic development more.
FCC Eases Restrictions on In-Flight Broadband...
Recognizing that universal access to broadband has become an expectation of every American, the FCC paved the way for airlines to provide in-flight broadband services on domestic flights.
FCC Chairman: U.S. Needs Faster Broadband...
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Broadband Adoption
Broadband adoption refers to the number of individuals who subscribe to broadband Internet service. In the broadband industry this is referred to as the “take rate,” or “subscription rate.” In the United States, the issue of Broadband Adoption has been studied and researched since broadband has been available.
Broadband Report Card for Obama Administration
After fours years in office the Obama Administration issued a report card of sorts, measuring the success of the President's broadband policy initiatives.
Cisco: Internet of Everything Worth \$19 Trillion
Cisco CEO John Chambers estimated that $19 trillion would be realized by fully harnessing the power of the Internet.
ITIF Report: US Broadband is World Class
Citing global broadband rankings of the United States, the ITIF released a report emphasizing the world class broadband service received in the United States.
Acting on the National Broadband Plan
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. Page 2.
Connect America Fund - Not Reformed Enough?
With federal funding from the FCC's Universal Service Fund in jeopardy for many rural areas of the country, State's are now faced with either jeopardizing broadband availability for rural residents,or finding ways to fund the gap.
Google's Successful Broadband Deployment Strategy
Some broadband providers have been studying Google's playbook to duplicate their successful marketing and deployment strategy.
Google Divests Itself From Clearwire
Google Divests Itself From Clearwire
Utilities Telecom Council Supports Use of FCC...
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. The Utilities Telecom Council supports the use of FCC CAF funding for both smartgrid deployment and broadband access.
FCC Raises Broadband Speed Threshold to 25 Mbps
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Hurricane Sandy Damages Broadband Infrastructur...
Hurricane Sandy is estimated to have caused over $30 billion in damages, including damages to broadband infrastructure. Many customers in New York and New Jersey were left without Internet access.
Julius Genachowski's Assessment of US...
FCC Chairman Delivers a major broadband policy speech at VOX Media headquarters in Washington DC. While Chairman Genachowski cites U.S. leadership in the overall achievement of broadband expansion goals, he also says that significant challenges still remain.
New Pew Internet Report: 66% of Americans Have...
New Pew Internet Report: 66% of Americans Have Broadband at Home
National Broadband Map Data Called Into Question
National Broadband Map Data Called Into Question
Missouri Electric Companies Expand Using...
Missouri Electric Companies Expand Using Broadband
FCC: Increase Broadband Speeds, Stimulate...
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has been signalling his intentions to spur broadband competition and raise the stakes in the broadband industry in 2014.
Broadband Strategy for the City of New York
New York City has been charting the course of its broadband strategy through a series of initiatives designed to close the digital divide and increase the number of residents who are able to access service.
ARRA Broadband Grant Programs
Article describing the Broadband grant programs contained in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Internet of Everything is Transformational
Cisco continues to emphasize issues surrounding the Internet of Everything culture, including the transformational power of an interconnected world.
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.
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.
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.
ITU: National Broadband Strategies Significantl...
According to research, conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Cisco, countries with a national broadband plan have broadband penetration rates which are 9 percent higher than countries without plans.
FCC Tackles Broadband Speeds
Once again the FCC is considering raising the minimum speed threshold for defining broadband access in America.
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?
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.
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?
White Space for Broadband Debuts in Wilmington
Using white space for broadband is now being used in Wilmington, North Carolina and Hanover County.
Kentucky Joins Other States in Proposing...
Kentucky Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers said Wednesday that high speed broadband service to rural and eastern Kentucky is important for economic development.
White Space for Broadband Still Being Tested
The use of white space for wireless broadband was hailed as an important step in making wireless spectrum available to broadband providers.
United Kingdom Government Confident of Meeting...
United Kingdom Government Confident of Meeting Broadband Goals
Broadband as an Economic Development Engine in...
Recent reports and Congressional testimony emphasize the impact broadband has an economic development in rural areas.
Bill Introduced in Georgia Limits Municipal...
Bill Introduced in Georgia Limits Municipal Broadband Networks
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.
FCC Explains Rationale Behind Recent Broadband...
Issues such as increasing broadband speeds, muni broadband, net neutrality, and Title II regulation dominate the FCC's 2015 agenda.
Protect IP Act Bill Sponsor Reconsiders...
Protect IP Act Bill Sponsor Reconsiders Legislation while SOPA and PIPA Legislation Faces Strong Opposition and Website Blackouts
AT&T Signals Reconsideration of DSL Service for...
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Verizon Will Compete with Netflix for Streaming...
Verizon Will Compete with Netflix for Streaming Video Content
Net Neutrality Continues to Dominate Internet...
Net neutrality remains an important issue being debated by Congress and the judicial system.
FCC Declares Broadband Not Being Deployed in a...
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Rapidly Changing Streaming Video Market Affects...
The introduction of new Internet connected devices and applications which make television viewing more flexible, and the ever-changing viewing habits of consumers directly affect the subscriber projects and revenue forecasts for one of the biggest players in the streaming video marketplace.
What is at Stake in the AT&T Acquisition of...
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Will White Spaces for Broadband Work for Rural...
With the FCC's recent approval of White Space technology for wireless broadband, will the new technology work to fill the gaps in rural areas?
FCC: Broadband not being deployed to Americans...
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Impact of the FCC Connect America Fund
The FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) was described as the most significant initiative ever to bridge the digital divide in America. In assessing the impact of the program almost three years later, some would say that the FCC fell short in meeting stated goals.
Bipartisan Senate Effort to Keep Access to the...
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune reintroduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act to ensure that Internet access remains tax free.
AT&T to Enhance Broadband Service in...
AT&T announced a number of new service enhancements, including GigaPower gigabit broadband speeds and expanded AT&T U-verse.
Obama Administration Backs Away from UN...
As the United Nations continues to increase involvment in global broadband policy, the US breaks rank with the global body and refuses to sign a policy designed to restrict access to the Internet in certain circumstances.
FCC Proposes Net Neutrality Regulations
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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.
UN Publishes Comprehensive Assessment of Global...
UN Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Global Broadband Achievements
NTIA Continues to Identify Wireless Spectrum...
NTIA Identifies Another 95 MHz of Wireless Spectrum for Broadband
FCC Advances Use of White Space for Broadband
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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.
AEI Report: Broadband in United States Stronger...
A new report counters claims made by New America in a 2013 report.
Pew Internet Home Broadband Report Broadband...
A Pew Internet and American Life Project report entitled Home Broadband 2013 reports that 70% of Americans have broadband access at home.
FCC Connect America Fund Still Struggling to...
FCC Connect America Fund Still Struggling to Find Solutions for Rural Broadband
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.
FCC Raises Broadband Speeds to 10Mbps
In December 2014 The FCC voted to raise the current broadband speed definition to 10Mbps down and 1 Mbps up.
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,
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.
FCC Authorizes Experiments to Measure Impact on...
The FCC launched a broad set of voluntary experiments meant to ensure that the nation’s communications networks continue to meet consumer needs.
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