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Thirty-six Senate and House Democrats join Obama in calling for true net neutrality

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and 34 other Senate and House Democrats have released a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, calling for broadband internet access to be reclassified under Title II of the Communications Act II in order to ensure true net neutrality. In July, Sen. Show More Summary

Longtime Domain Registrar Tucows Buys A Small ISP, Wants To Refocus Broadband Industry On Giving A Damn About The Consumer

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we've been noting, Google's arrival into the broadband space has resulted in a flood of other companies proclaiming that they too will soon be offering 1 Gbps services over fiber. While some of these announcements (particularly from...Show More Summary

Why Broadcom Will Benefit From The Digitization Drive In India

The Indian government’s initiative to connect every village with broadband and the digitization of analog cable TV provides significant growth opportunities for Broadcom. The company derives over 20% of its revenue from its Home Entertainment & Broadband business. Show More Summary

Senator Ron Wyden Calls 'Baloney' On Claim That Title II Will Increase Taxes On Your Internet Bill: 'I Wrote The Law'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently wrote about a very questionable study that argued that if the FCC does, in fact, reclassify broadband under Title II, it would lead to "$15 billion in new taxes" on your broadband bill. That number was bullshit. It conflated...Show More Summary

NBN Co Will Start Offering Cable Broadband In 2016

A key element of the multi-technology mix (MTM) approach to the National Broadband Network is making use of the existing pay TV cable (HFC) network. With the agreements to acquire those networks from Telstra and Optus finalised earlier this week, NBN Co has now set a somewhat firmer timetable for when it will start offering services on that network. More »      

Techdirt Podcast Episode 5: The Internet From Space!

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week's episode of Techdirt Podcast is all about thinking outside the box (and the atmosphere) on the subjects of broadband and global connectivity. There have been many attempts to build practical satellite-based internet access...Show More Summary

Gov’t Report: True High-Speed Broadband Competition In The U.S. Remains Largely Nonexistent

You know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. We know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. The FCC knows broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. Heck, even Comcast kinda sorta knows that broadband competition is mostly terrible. And so the findings of a recent major government report, which … [More]

AT&T serves up 75 Mbps U-verse broadband speed tier

AT&T may have created a lot of buzz with its 1 Gbps deployments in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., but the launch of its 75 Mbps U-verse tier illustrates that it's just as motivated to expand its existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service base.

46 Connecticut towns join push to be first US “gigabit state”

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Dozens of Connecticut municipalities, representing half the state's population, have signed on to a project that aims to dramatically increase broadband speeds to businesses and consumers through a series of public-private partnerships,…

Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Half of Connecticut's population could someday be wired for high-speed, fiber-optic Internet, thanks to a state effort to attract Internet providers. Forty-six Connecticut towns said Thursday that they'd like to work with broadband companies...Show More Summary

Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

Half of Connecticut's population could someday be wired for high-speed, fiber-optic Internet, thanks to a state effort to attract Internet providers. Forty-six Connecticut towns said Thursday that they'd like to work with broadband companies...Show More Summary

Why broadband execs are telling Washington and Wall Street different things on net neutrality

In the past week, I've written a bit about how broadband industry execs are telling Washington one thing about strict net neutrality while suggesting something else to Wall Street. The companies are telling investors that they'll keep making their networks better, just like always — even if federal regulators adopt aggressive Internet rules. Show More Summary

Frontier's Abernathy: We can meet the FCC's aggressive CAF-II timeline

Frontier Communications acknowledges that while there are clearly going to be challenges in meeting the FCC's new requirement to deliver 10 Mbps of broadband service in rural areas under Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF), the service provider is confident it can meet the challenge.

Time Warner Cable, Boingo turn on Hotspot 2.0

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Time Warner Cable and wireless ISP Boingo signed a roaming deal in June, which allows TWC’s broadband customers to use Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots at airports and convention centers and Boingo subscribers to tap…

3 Mbps home broadband speeds can't support consumers' content appetite, says report

Consumer demand for a growing array of third-party over-the-top (OTT) content won't be satisfied by a 3 Mbps connection, says a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

Beehive Broadband brings Gigabit service to Salt Lake City nonprofit

Beehive Broadband, a competitive fiber provider, is donating its Gigabit-based fiber service to Church & State, a nonprofit entrepreneurial resource center located in downtown Salt Lake City.

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