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  • 100Mbps broadband-via-sewer system halted

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Work on the Fibrecity project, which would have seen the residents of Bournemouth and Dundee given 100Mbps broadband via a fibre network in the sewer systems, has stalled.
  • Web 'more important than gas and water' for firms

    Posted October 15, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Small businesses think broadband is more important than gas and water supplies, says XLN Telecom.
  • Carrier pigeon faster than rural broadband

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Carrier pigeons proved to be faster than rural broadband, in a race held by business ISP, Timico.
  • Most U.S. states seek Google's fiber network help

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Communities in every U.S. state but three -- Delaware, Florida and South Dakota -- have applied to become test markets for Google's planned high-speed broadband network.
  • FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:38 am

    The commission clears the way for mobile broadband on the controversial 2.3GHz spectrum.
  • Testing the Benefits of High-Speed Internet Access

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Case Western Reserve University pilots a program to prove that high-speed Internet access leads to a better standard of living.
  • What you need to know about the FCC's broadband plan

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    So is Federal Communications Commission really going to place common carrier restrictions on Internet service providers? Well, yes, but not too many of them.
  • FCC statement on "Third Way" for broadband policy

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    The FCC issues a statement on its broadband policy proposal in the wake of the Comcast decision
  • And the state with the fastest broadband is … Delaware

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Delaware might be one of the smallest states geographically, but it comes up big when it comes to broadband speeds. According to CDN vendor Akamai's latest data, Delaware leads the United States in broadband connection speeds.
  • FCC mobile network plan could revolutionize health care

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:25 am

    The FCC broadband plan includes a proposal to set aside a radio frequency band for body area networks that would be used by patents to wirelessly monitor health problems.
  • Broadband plan gives FCC wider cybersecurity role

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    The National Broadband Plan released by the Federal Communications Commission this week contains several recommendations that are designed to boost the preparedness of communications networks to deal with cyberthreats.
  • National broadband plan: What’s in it for businesses?

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    We've heard a lot about how the Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan aims to provide 100 million U.S. households with 100Mbps broadband connections so far, but precious little on how it will affect enterprise users.
  • President Clinton talks about the iPhone, newspapers, broadband

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    In a forum today marking the 25th anniversary of the first .com registration, former President Bill Clinton talked about his favorite digital devices, offered a grim outlook for newspapers and said Internet access should be improved in the U.S.
  • Tech-Savvy Supporters Key to Broadband Plan's Passage

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Are you ready to get behind the National Broadband Plan? You better be, because if tech savvy broadband users don't push it through, there is little chance we'll see 100mbps Internet connections for 100 million or bridge the digital divide that today denies broadband to almost that same number of people.
  • FCC broadband plan calls for 'minimal' public safety fee for all broadband users

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    The FCC's National Broadband Plan, released today, calls for a new "minimal" fee on all U.S. broadband users to help pay for a new $16 billion nationwide emergency response wireless network.
  • Who else wants national broadband?

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Let's say that the Federal Communications Commission's $15.5 billion broadband deployment plan helps produce the fastest nationwide broadband network in the modern world -- is there any guarantee that more people will use it?
  • Unveiling the FCC National Broadband Plan

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Drum roll please. After months of hype and speculation, the time has finally come for the FCC to present its National Broadband Plan to Congress. Over the past few weeks FCC chairman Julius Genachowski and other FCC members have hinted at some initiatives in the plan, building some support, but also drawing fire from both sides.
  • FCC broadband test greeted by skepticism

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Broadband Test is drawing criticism from skeptics who are calling it too simplistic and inaccurate to yield useful data.
  • Why the National Broadband Plan Should Include Public Wi-Fi

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    As the FCC prepares to release its National Broadband Plan next week, I hope it will address expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.
  • Google Fiber Draws Another Bid

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Sarasota has entered the Google Fiber race for super-high-speed Internet by renaming City Island "Google Island."
  • FCC wants existing phone subsidies to go to broadband

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose to phase out funding for a US$4.6 billion-a-year program that subsidizes telephone service to rural areas and shift the money to broadband deployment, agency staff members said Friday.
  • Google throws down the broadband gauntlet

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    You have to give Google points for great timing — and an entertaining sense of mischief. Just as the telcos are gearing up for battle with the FCC over the feasibility of widespread broadband, Google rolls out an audacious new plan to deliver gigabit/sec residential connectivity to some 500,000 users.
  • FCC's broadband plan critiqued as overly broad, unfeasible

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:37 am

    The National Broadband Plan that will be submitted to Congress March 17 already appears be impossibly broad and technologically difficult to roll out, based on what's known about it so far, several analysts said.
  • FCC says 93M in U.S. lack broadband; digital divide grows

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    A survey by the FCC shows that cost and lack of digital skills are the main reasons one-third of Americans do not get high-speed Internet connections at home.
  • Google's gigabit experiment a welcome prod in the side

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:20 am

    What changes when bandwidth is virtually unlimited? That's what Google is hoping to find out with its recently announced plans to deliver 1Gbps to up to 500,000 homes in an ultra-high speed Fiber to the Home (FTTH) experiment.
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