• Groups recommend rules for broadband grants

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Broadband advocacy groups call for the U.S. government to spend broadband stimulus money on high speeds and on competition.
  • Unwrapping the broadband stimulus package

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 4:50 pm

    I like presents, even when they're bought with my own money. So you can imagine my delight over the broadband stimulus package. If we're spending my money, at least it's going toward my industry. That's a good thing, right? Having carefully studied the stimulus package -- or "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," as it's formally known -- the answer is a qualified "maybe." Here's the rundown:
  • Report calls for US policies to encourage faster broadband

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 4:11 pm

    A new report calls for U.S. government policy to encourage broadband speeds of more than 50Mbps across the country.
  • US agencies face broadband stimulus challenges

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 5:59 pm

    Broadband experts say U.S. agencies will have difficulty allocating broadband money in the recent U.S. economic stimulus package.
  • Alcatel-Lucent CEO: Stimulate broadband

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 10:31 am

    Stimulus packages that are being put in place in response to the global financial crisis are overly focused on physical infrastructure, and not the digital agenda, said Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, during his keynote at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, on Tuesday.
  • Lawmaker questions gov't money for broadband roll out

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    Even though she has constituents in her congressional district who want broadband but can't get it, Representative Marsha Blackburn suggested Thursday that government should have little to no role in stimulating broadband deployment.
  • IBM uses BPL to extend broadband coverage to rural areas

    Posted February 19, 2009 - 10:46 am

    IBM has started building out broadband over powerline networks that the company says could provide broadband connectivity to 200,000 people living in rural areas.
  • US House passes final version of stimulus package

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the final version of a huge economic stimulus package, including money for broadband deployment and health IT.
  • Critics question effectiveness of broadband stimulus

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Several groups praised the U.S. Congress for including billions of dollars for broadband deployment in a huge economic stimulus package, but critics questioned whether the broadband provisions will create jobs and bring high-speed Internet access to a significant number of U.S. residents.
  • British to Crack Down on Broadband Piracy

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    It's a bit cliche, but the message still holds true: when the President of the United States speaks, the world listens. Such was the case when President Obama laid out his recent economic stimulus plan with the desire to invest billions of dollars towards the expansion of broadband access across America.
  • Google, partners release net neutrality tools

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Google and a group of partners have released a set of tools designed to help broadband customers and researchers measure performance of Internet connections.
  • US House passes $819 billion stimulus package

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    The House of Representatives has passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package, with money for broadband deployment, health IT and a national electric smart grid included.
  • AT&T revenue up, but net income down for quarter

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 10:31 am

    AT&T posted revenue increases, but a drop in net income, for the fourth quarter.
  • Verizon reports growth in Fios, wireless

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Verizon Communications posted net income of $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, up slightly from the fourth quarter of 2007, with growth in wireless and broadband services buoying the company.
  • Obama details recovery plan but short on broadband goals

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 10:45 am

    President Barack Obama has outlined more details of his recovery plan but came up short on specific goals for broadband expansion.
  • Stimulus package runs into House opposition

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Parts of a huge economic stimulus package being pushed by U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are running into opposition, including so-called open access requirements tacked onto a fund intended to spur broadband deployment.
  • House panel moves forward with broadband stimulus

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    A House of Representatives committee took the first step toward including more than $37 billion of technology-related spending in a massive economic stimulus bill by approving a new program aimed at bringing broadband to rural and other underserved areas.
  • FCC questions Comcast's treatment of competing VoIP

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Officials at the FCC have questioned why Comcast, the largest provider of cable-modem broadband service in the U.S., exempts its own VoIP from traffic congestion slowdowns, but doesn't offer the same protections to competing VoIP services running over its network.
  • House committee recommends $6 billion in broadband grants

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    A congressional committee recommends $6 billion in broadband grants and $20 billion in health IT spending as part of an economic stimulus package.
  • Billions for broadband in stimulus bill appear likely

    Posted January 14, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    Groups pushing for broadband money in the U.S. economic stimulus package say they're likely to get $30 billion or more.
  • Obama includes broadband, smart grid in stimulus package

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 4:58 pm

    President-elect Barack Obama laid out his plan for a huge economic stimulus package, with broadband rollout, an Internet-based smart energy grid and computers for schools as part of the plan.
  • US investment in IT would create jobs, group says

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 6:03 pm

    A $30 billion investment by the U.S. government in broadband, health IT and smart energy grids would create or retain nearly a million jobs, according to a new report from a Washington, D.C., think tank.
  • Comcast confirms new network management practices

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 5:34 pm

    Comcast, the second largest broadband provider in the U.S., has stopped network-management practices that focus on slowing the BitTorrent peer-to-peer application, the company said.
  • Comcast Has Begun Throttling the Bandwidth Hogs

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Use too much bandwidth and pay the price. That's the word from Comcast, which has launched a broadband throttling system to prevent power users from hogging its network.
  • India postpones auction of 3G spectrum

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:28 pm

    India has postponed to Jan. 30, 2009, the auction of 3G spectrum to give potential bidders more time to study bid documents and rules for the auction, a government agency said Tuesday.
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