21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS: Brazil Has To Pause Adoption Of Broadband Usage Caps After Consumers Revolt.
Prompted by AT&T, Missouri passed a state law in 1997 that hamstrings towns and cities looking to build local networks to shore up broadband coverage gaps. Since then, AT&T has made repeated attempts to expand those restrictions further,...Show More Summary
BT Group said it is spending billions of dollars on upgrading the U.K.’s high-speed Internet broadband and wireless networks as well as slashing costs of its recently relaunched mobile business, as the telecommunications firm’s quarterly profit rose.
In its first set of financial results since it absorbed EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, BT has made a fresh commitment to improving broadband and 4G connectivity across Britain. After seeing profits rise more than nine percentShow More Summary
The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux Research. “IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will... Show More Summary
The news many football fans feared was confirmed yesterday: you will have to sign up to Optus to watch the English Premier League from next season. It’ll cost $15 a month for Optus postpaid mobile and broadband customers, or free for subscribers who spend more than $85 a month on a plan. More »
It appears to have only taken the better part of the last decade, but we finally appear to be reaching the point where people have finally realized that broadband caps aren't about managing congestion, they're about turf protection.Show More Summary
Missouri "traffic citation" bill adds strict limits on city broadband networks.
When your Wi-Fi stops working, you can usually plan on spending the next five minutes cycling the power to your broadband modem, router and/or access point off and back on again and hoping that does the trick. ResetPlug is designed to...Show More Summary
The government-owned company responsible for building the National Broadband Network receives its final piece of the initial allocation of its $29.5 billion in public funding in this year’s Budget, but any further cost over-runs might require more money from the taxpayer purse if private investment cannot be found. More »
Comcast enhanced the value position of its broadband subscriptions by increasing the monthly data allowance to 1 Terrabyte (1000 Gigabytes). See http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/28/technology/comcast-data-cap/. As an independent, unsponsored researcher, I can say “Thank You Comcast” without adverse consequences and only a bit of irony. Show More Summary
BT has announced wide ranging price increases. The latest changes – which will take effect from 3 July – mean BT customers will see landline and broadband prices rise by up to 10%, with standard line rental increasing £1 per month to £18.99 and standard and unlimited broadband customers being asked to pay £2 more […]
Here’s some great news for streaming addicts: Optus has extended its unlimited data plans to all broadband bundles including ADSL 2+, cable and NBN. The new plans are available to new and recontracting customers across a range of plans. More »
Other cable services from AT&T, Comcast use data caps for broadband.
The FCC has modernized and reformed its Lifeline program to help low-income consumers afford Internet access.
We've long noted how ISPs have convinced (read: paid) more than twenty states to pass protectionist broadband laws that prohibit towns and cities from improving their own broadband infrastructure. The bills not only saddle communityShow More Summary