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Digital Economy Bill passed

In one of the last pieces of legislation passed by this Parliament, the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) received Royal Assent this week. The DEB contains a number of reforms, including the broadband USO, which will give consumers a guaranteed universal right to a decent broadband connection; a provision to ensure that on-demand television is accessible […]

Google is running a high-speed wireless technology test using racecars at NASCAR events (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's wireless broadband team has a new target market: NASCAR racecars. The company is seeking permission from the FCC for an experimental radio license to test "the transmission of broadband data from racecars to transportable/fixed...Show More Summary

West Virginia targets broadband growth, flood protection

Newly signed laws are intended to extend broadband internet service to parts of West Virginia lacking it and help the state better prepare for major flooding. The broadband measure says … Click to Continue »

The Main Argument For Rolling Back Net Neutrality Is Pretty Shaky

FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s central argument for eliminating net neutrality rules, which he introduced this week with a plan to “reverse the mistake” of the Obama-era regulations, is that doing so will fire up investment in broadband networks. Show More Summary

This Program Gets Rural Schools Online. Will It Survive Trump’s FCC?

Earlier this year, Arizona officials announced a plan they say could harness more than $100 million in federal funds to bring broadband internet connections to schools and libraries across the state. Arizona’s unique geography, which...Show More Summary

The future of television advertising (continued)

A little over 2 years ago, I wrote a post about the future of television advertising.  While I have always been bullish about broadband video advertising, I have never believed that the $60b television advertising industry would disappear...Show More Summary

What Happens When Broadband Companies "Self Regulate"

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and one drum that FCC chairman Ajit Pai keeps beating is the idea that without government intervention, broadband companies like your internet service provider and wireless carrier will regulate themselves. Let’s see what history has to say about that. Read more...

FCC Public Notice Seeks 411 on Broadband for Health IT

Imagine if all Americans had seamless remote access to doctors and hospitals throughout the country, if an individual in Angle Inlet, MN (total population of 60) could consult with a doctor in Minneapolis without ever having to leave the comfort of his own home, or if a surgeon in Washington, DC, could perform an operation … Continue Reading

AT&T Unveils A Fake 5G Network In The Hopes You'll Ignore T-Mobile Is Kicking Its Ass

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

To be clear: fifth generation (5G) wireless should be really impressive when it actually arrives, providing significantly faster mobile broadband speeds at lower latencies. The catch: the 5G standard hasn't even been created yet, and any real deployment of the ultra-fast technology isn't expected to even seriously begin until 2020. Show More Summary

English aristocrat blocks broadband plan, villagers fight back

Nothing exudes the countryside flair of good ol' England like this tale of a village rising up against its master. More or less.  Once upon a time there was a wealthy nobleman, the 5th Earl of Iddesleigh, who owned (and still owns) about...Show More Summary

At Last, Silicon Valley May Have Found A Trump Proposal To Like: His Tax Plan

After grappling with the Trump administration over the travel ban, climate change, and the rollback of broadband privacy rules, Silicon Valley may have finally had reason to cheer the White House today. The White House’s one-page outline...Show More Summary

Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai unveils his plan to kill Net Neutrality

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Ajit Pai, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump, today announced his plans to undo government oversight of broadband ISPs, and destroy Net Neutrality. (more…)

MNC's plans for Trump-linked developments, broadband

Hary Tanoesoedibjo, MNC Group, talks about the resorts he will be developing in Indonesia in collaboration with the Trump brand, and fixed broadband roll out.

One hurdle to a true wireless revolution – ease of use

It is pretty clear that Scott McNealy’s pitch years ago that the "Network is the Computer" is finally coming into fruition with broadband penetration at 50% and wireless data speeds getting faster and faster every year.  Having aShow More Summary

The FCC wants to repeal net neutrality, and it just made its opening move

FCC blames the rules for keeping broadband out of poor neighborhoods. Net neutrality supporters say they protect a free Internet. A feisty comment period is likely.        

FCC’s Moves to Increase Broadband Infrastructure Investment

The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, announced today that the agency intends to repeal the 1930’s-era regulations known as “Title II” that have been imposed on...

FCC Chairman To Propose Reversing 'Net Neutrality' Rules

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving...Show More Summary

Trump’s FCC Chief Ajit Pai Just Launched His Attack Against Net Neutrality

Critics say the former Verizon lawyer is doing the bidding of the broadband industry.

US regulator vows to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

A top US regulatory official on Wednesday unveiled plans to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules that require broadband firms to treat all online traffic equally. The announcement by Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit...Show More Summary

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