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European OTT Providers: Poor Broadband, Exclusive Access to Content Are Main Barriers

Earlier this week Vindicia (a leading enterprise subscription billing company) and Ooyala (a video streaming company) released the results of a study on the digital content and over-the-top (OTT) market in Europe through 2017. The commissioned...Show More Summary

The Slow Death Of The USB Mobile Broadband Dongle

Roy Morgan’s recent report on the popularity of mobile broadband in Australia has a few interesting findings. While just as many people continue to use Wi-Fi hotspots like Vodafone’s Pocket WiFi 4G, the use of USB dongles is dying out rapidly across Australia. More »      

Why The NBN Still Isn't Helping Rural Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week: More »      

Colorado Voters Approve Broadband Ballot Measure

By Lucas Nelsen on November 26, 2014 - 12:04pm While many of us were celebrating the end of campaign ads after the election, voters in 7 Colorado counties were instead celebrating a victory for access to what has become an essential service: broadband internet. Show More Summary

OPEC's Prisoner's Dilemma

In the middle of November, the CEO of Vodafone Vittorio Colao warned of a "prisoner's dilemma" in the efforts to offer bundled television and broadband services. It makes sense for a company to seek unique content to differentiate it from others. Show More Summary

Verizon Pinky-Swears It Won’t Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality (If It Doesn’t Reclassify Broadband)

A few weeks after Verizon made it clear that it would sue to block the FCC’s attempt to enact strong net neutrality rules, and only days after FCC Chair Tom Wheeler shrugged that a lawsuit seems inevitable no matter what he does, the telecom titan is now saying it may not go the legal route if the Commission … [More]

AT&T told by NAD to modify U-verse broadband speed claims

AT&T has been told by the National Advertising Division (NAD) to modify the way it compares its Internet speeds with those offered by its cable rival Comcast.

CenturyLink: We Lobby For Protectionist State Laws Because You Didn't Want Faster Fiber Anyway

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we've noted, the very first place to start if we're seriously interested in fixing U.S. broadband competition problems is the protectionist laws ISPs paid to have passed in nearly two-dozen states. These laws hinder or outright ban...Show More Summary

The best TV of 2014: ‘Americans,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and more

It’s been a fantastic year for TV watchers and an exhausting year for DVRs and broadband routers. Some shows that I’ve loved all along got even better, while some new surprises (“Fargo,” “Transparent”) bumped some older favorites off the list (such as “Veep”). Let’s get right to it — here are my top 10 shows for 2014: Read full article >>

A simple new circuit design could double cellular and WiFi bandwidth

A new radio design from the University of Texas may have found a way to transmit and receive data simultaneously, without the need for specialized software networks. Could this new technology transform cellular broadband and WiFi data speeds?

BT's Wireless Strategy Could Be About Americanising The UK's Media Landscape

If British Telecom (BT) bought a major mobile phone operator it would create a far more powerful communications giant with a serious hand in phone lines, broadband, digital TV, and wireless carrier networks. With all four sectors inShow More Summary

Italian EU Presidency Puts Net Neutrality On Hold

The net neutrality debate is heating up, with U.S. President Barack Obama saying broadband Internet should be considered a public utility. In the EU, the Italian Presidency could substantially weaken proposed rules in the contentious area.

End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile

Computer scientists are investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G.

North America PON revenue outpaces DSL declines in Q3, says Infonetics

PON equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, growing 1 percent sequentially due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality: Are You For or Against?

President Obama took a stand on net neutrality recently, fully supporting a proposal to classify broadband Internet service as a Title II utility. The White House added a page to its website describing President Obama’s plan and telling us what he believes. The President's stance appears to have thrown gasoline on an already burning fire.

Telecom Firms Call For Change To BT's Business Broadband 'monopoly'

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly. The UK Competitive...Show More Summary

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

Do you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. RELATED: Time Warner Cable...Show More Summary

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

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....

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