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Growth In Broadband And Infrastructure To Offset Decline In Broadcom's Wireless Revenue In Q2 2014

By Trefis: Leading semiconductor provider for wired and wireless communications Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) will announce its Q2 2014 earnings on July 22. Despite a marginal decline (4% sequential and 1% annual) in its Q1 2014 revenue, we believe the company performed well in a seasonally down quarter. Show More Summary

Report: Google Fiber eyeing UK as next broadband stop, poses challenge to BT

Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph.

Verizon FiOS gives customers a boost on upload speeds

16 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Verizon will upgrade its fiber-to-the-home service to symmetrical broadband connections at no extra charge for customers. That means customers get the same speeds when uploading data as they do downloading data (So my colleague Kevin Tofel’s speeds up above should soon match up.) Verizon says this […]

Verizon makes all of its FiOS broadband tiers symmetrical, upgrades new, existing users for free

Verizon Communications is giving its FiOS data customers another reason to smile about their experience by upgrading all of its existing data tiers to symmetrical speeds.

Upload an HD YouTube video in 4 seconds with Verizon’s new FiOS speed upgrades

Good news for Verizon customers: the company is rolling out symmetrical broadband speeds for its FiOS subscribers. That means your upload speeds and download speeds will now be equal. Getting the same speeds in both directions will help you put larger files into your cloud storage locker, for example, or upload high-quality videos on YouTube […]

Mr. Wheeler, tear down these walls: The economic case for removing barriers to muni broadband

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

The FCC has been gently pushing for the end of state laws that make it difficult to build out municipal broadband networks. It should push harder.

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

(Filed as comments in the Net Neutrality proceedings) Verizon New York, cable franchise, 2005 While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation...Show More Summary

Making the switch to satellite Internet – latency and reliability

A month and a half ago, I switched to a satellite Internet service from the tower-based wireless broadband service I've been using since 2009, and which I would still be using were it not for reliability issues. Here are my early-days...Show More Summary

Mayor Of Arizona Town Publicly Shames Lousy Broadband Service Provider With Apology Letter To Hotel Guests

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's probably no better way to announce that the broadband service you're providing is inadequate than the mayor of a town feeling compelled to write an apologetic letter to tourists, apologizing in advance for the lousy connection (or the complete lack of one). Show More Summary

Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.

Ubiquiti Networks: A Brilliant CEO And His Unique Business Model Augur Substantial Gains For Shareholders

By Gino Verza: Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) provides services providers and enterprises with networking gear for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul, routing, enterprise WiFi, video surveillance, and machine to machine communication components. Show More Summary

Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Verizon has taken the latest stab at the FCC's Open Internet rulemaking proceeding by calling the regulator out on its option to "reclassify" broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carriage telecommunications service...

TDS adds New London, N.H., to its 1 Gig fiber-based broadband list

TDS Telecom has named New London, N.H., as the latest town where it will take its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, the second of two towns in the state to get the new service. The earlier deployment was in Hollis in May.

One-vendor broadband contract represents sweetheart deal

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Sweetheart deals don’t get any better than this. A 10-year contract with no competition gets a two-year extension, even before the contract expires. Mississippi’s broadband contract with AT&T is structured in such a fashion. The worst of it is state and federal taxpayers could be paying more for state...

Congress Agrees To Make It Harder To Get Competitive High Speed Broadband

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier we wrote about Rep. Marsha Blackburn adding a terrible amendment to a House appropriations bill that would block the FCC from preempting anti-competitive bans on municipal broadband. Unfortunately, despite some noise about it, the amendment it was approved 223 - 200 in the House. Show More Summary

NBN Review Recommends Greater Oversight For Australia's Competition Watchdog

Who watches the watchmen? That’s the question being posed by the Vertigan review into the National Broadband Network, which has recommended greater oversight of the government’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. More »      

Congressman Who Was Against Protecting Net Neutrality Flips Sides After Realizing The Harm Broadband Giants Can Cause

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last few weeks we've seen a number of politicians come out on one side or another concerning the FCC's net neutrality plans, but most of them were pretty much expected. It actually was nice to see some net neutrality supporters...Show More Summary

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