OneWeb's 50Mbps Internet with 30ms latency could hit remotest areas by 2019.
So (for good reason), we keep noting that if you want to see how the American broadband market really works, you should take a close look at West Virginia. As in most states, a lack of competition keeps broadband prices high and speeds slow, with far too many consumers forced to pay a tidy sum for DSL speeds circa 2002. Show More Summary
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is widely considered to be failing Australians, but it isn’t failing them equally. The project was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it's not looking good. More »
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character. CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a broadband service for locally-focused businesses. The regulatory paradigm included both a large swathe...… Continue Reading
Back when Verizon first began expressing interest in pivoting from broadband duopolist to media and advertising, you might recall that it launched a short-lived technology blog named Sugarstring. Sugarstring quickly made headlines for...Show More Summary
If you're looking for a new mobile broadband plan and don't mind piggybacking onto the Vodafone network, Kogan has just reopened their offerings - and the prices aren't too bad. More »
Kogan Mobile just announced its expansion into mobile broadband, using Vodafone's 4G network. The monthly plans range from 8GB for $29.90 to 30GB for $49.90. More »
The digital divide is, unfortunately, alive and well in the US. It’s already understood that rural Americans have a harder time accessing the internet — and have to deal with slower speeds where it is available — than those living in cities. Show More Summary
In addition to high costs and the slow pace of digging up streets, one of the reasons Google Fiber is contemplating a pivot from fiber to next-gen wireless broadband is the boring old utility pole. As it stands now, new market competitors often have to navigate an archaic, elaborate and expensive process to attach fiber to poles. Show More Summary
State law could protect customers' browsing history, but FCC rule is still dead.
Whether it's rolling back already agreed upon merger conditions, killing net neutrality, or eliminating broadband privacy protections, giant ISP lobbyists are having a field day under the Trump administration, slowly but surely stripping away oversight of one of the least competitive -- and most anti-competitive -- sectors in American industry. Show More Summary
West Virginia's U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and Upshur … Click to Continue »