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Grand Canyon North Rim quake

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred shortly after noon today on the north side of Grand Canyon. The USGS placed the epicenter about 19 miles northwest of Grand Canyon Village, but Dr. Jeri Young who runs the Arizona Broadband Seismic Network here at AZGS, places it further northeast. Show More Summary

My Conversation with Business Insider about Net Neutrality

10 hours agoMedia / New Media : Blog Maverick

Hey Mark, A few things that stood out from your recent string of Tweets: Yes, broadband speed and quality have gotten better. But it’s still behind the most of the developed world. We pay a lot more on average for slower speeds on average. The overarching problem is that there is no competition among ISPs....

Fixing The Broadband Market And Protecting Net Neutrality By Prying Open Incumbent Networks To Meaningful Competition

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While Title II is the best net neutrality option available in the face of a lumbering broadband duopoly, it still doesn't fix the fact that the vast majority of customers only have the choice of one or two broadband options. It's this...Show More Summary

F.C.C. Chairman Says Agency Will Not Rush Net Neutrality Rules

13 hours agoTechnology : Bits

The chairman, Tom Wheeler, said he had not spoken with President Obama since the president publicly urged the F.C.C. to reclassify broadband Internet access as a utility.

LinkNYC Aims to Bring Free Wi-Fi to the Five Boroughs

With increasing concern from consumers and municipalities about the power of big broadband monopolies, this year has seen several initiatives that would improve broadband access around the U.S. New York is planning to replace its phone...Show More Summary

For Time Warner Cable, How Significant Can Business Services Be?

Broadband plays an important role for businesses as it connects them to the global marketplace. More information can be transferred at faster speeds using a broadband connection and it can be less expensive due to unlimited usage and competitive pricing depending upon the location. Show More Summary

It’s 2014! So why do landlines keep getting pricier?

Let’s be honest. Who still uses landlines? Granted, lots of us have them because they’re necessary for most kinds of broadband, but these days they seem more of a conduit for spam calls than anything actually useful.  And yet according to uSwitch, the price of renting a landline has risen by 29% over the past three years, and it’s set to... Show More Summary

Stern words for AT&T's tantrum over broadband regulation

If AT&T can't get its way, it'll just take its toys and go home.

Torrents Good For a Third of all Internet Traffic in Asia-Pacific

New data published by the Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that BitTorrent can be credited for one-third of all Internet traffic in the Asia-Pacific region during peak hours. That's an increase of more than 50% compared to the previous year. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

It’s 2014, is there any need to have a landline anymore?

It’s the year 2014, mobile technology has been around for decades and it’s advanced to the point that where it’s possible to get mobile internet that is faster (and sometimes cheaper) than a bog-standard broadband connection. So my question...Show More Summary

Vodafone to enter residential TV and broadband market

Vodafone has announced that it will launch TV and broadband services from spring 2015, following in the footsteps of EE, TalkTalk and Virgin. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said that the company would use its own 21,000km fibre optic ‘backbone’ network, acquired for £1bn with Cable & Wireless two years ago, along with BT’s Openreach network. […]

Close the Broadband Gap

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools. Although...Show More Summary

Telecommunications Service of T &T is on way towards 95% 4G coverage

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT) has established LTE-based wireless broadband coverage under the Blink Broadband banner on Chacachacare Island as part of its mobile and fixed-wireless broadband expansion programme to reach 95% of Trinidad and Tobago with high speed wireless services, reports local newspaper Newsday. Show More Summary

Score! with Friends is about to become the favorite app of sports fans everywhere

The proliferation of mobile, and by that I mean smartphones and wireless broadband, has changed how we communicate. No longer are our calls we tethered to a home or office phone, no longer are our emails and chats relegated to our PC, home or office. Show More Summary

Digicel Chairman O’Brien calls on internet giants to help pay for broadband in developing world

Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien has challenged Google, Facebook and other internet companies to contribute to the cost of making broadband available in the developing world. The Digicel chairman has accused the internet giants of lobbying heavily to ensure they did not have to pay for expanding internet access globally. Show More Summary

Comedian John Hodgman: Feds should lay down ‘broadband like Eisenhower laid down interstates’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Comedian John Hodgman told fans Monday night during a discussion on net neutrality that the government was considering the exactly wrong action on the Internet. Hodgman, who played “PC” in the famous Apple computer ads, said during a question-and-answer session on his Tumblr page that...

Google Inc (GOOGL) And Facebook Inc (FB) Marching On the Broadband Front: David Faber

While the topic of the latest AWS-3 auction looms in the telecom space nowadays, the question whether giants like Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) should be diving in this business has also been coming under the discussion. On CNBC, Jim Cramer and David Faber shed some light on this possibility in the future. […]

New Zealand's UFB network boasts 55,000 users, ups build target to 80%

New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) fiber network service is now being used by over 10 percent of the country's households where the services are available.

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