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Macquarie Telecom warns against TPG-iiNet deal

Telco tells competition regulator deal would cause collapse of wholesale broadband.

High-Speed Broadband Is Coming To Brooklyn And Queens Start-Ups

The NYC Economic Development Corporation announced yesterday that $5.3 million in high-speed broadband internet is headed for the "Industrial Business Zones" in Long Island City, North and Southwest Brooklyn, and Greenpoint-Williamsburg. [ more › ]

SBA: Broadband choices should be preserved for small businesses

As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.

22 Towns in Massachusetts Are Building Their Own Gigabit Fiber Network

Large swaths of rural Western Massachusetts are about to get gigabit fiber internet after residents in 22 separate towns decided to join a government cooperative designed to bring high speed broadband to places where traditional cable companies refuse to offer service. Show More Summary

How States Are Fighting To Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to ease the way for cities to become Internet service providers. So-called municipal broadband is already a reality in a few towns, often providing Internet access and faster service to rural communities that cable companies don't serve. Show More Summary

Vivint Becomes First Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) to Offer Fiber-Fast Speeds Through the Air 

Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, today announced Vivint Internet, a pioneering broadband service that offers residential customers high-speed Internet access through the air. The service is a fast and affordable alternative to the high-speed services offered by competing Internet service providers. Show More Summary

Will the FCC Ignore Our Complaint? Did AT&T Commit Perjury, Claiming it had Covered 100 Percent of 21 States with Broadband?

Rumors are flying that the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger is a done deal. And yet, it appears that the FCC ignored our complaint, which outlined that AT&T may have committed perjury during the previous AT&T-BellSouth merger. In 2008, AT&T...Show More Summary

Transactions, not people, drive the need for fibre

As the economic value of better broadband comes to the fore all roads do eventually lead to full-fibre networks.

Seattle City Council Member Urges Grass Roots Broadband Revolution After Ten Years Of Failing To Fix Broken Broadband Duopoly

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For most of the last decade Seattle, like many U.S. cities, has been painfully unhappy with its broadband options. If they're "lucky," Seattle residents have the choice of apathetic telco CenturyLink (formerly Qwest), or everybody's favorite dysfunction monolith, Comcast. Show More Summary

A Truly Bold Plan for New York City's Broadband Future

Summer Reading: "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net" This article is an excerpt from a proposal to NYC. Every city, in every state, should be contemplating similar actions. =============================...Show More Summary

Audit Reveals Verizon Tried To Corner NYC Broadband Market By Striking Exclusive Landlord Deals

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we recently noted, New York City only just woke up to the fact that the lucrative 2008 Verizon franchise deal the city thought would bring fiber broadband to 100% of all five boroughs, has only resulted in Verizon cherry picking about half of the city's residents. Show More Summary

Broadband installers say accurate data improves the customer experience

As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the same can be said when a technician is installing a broadband connection at a customer's location.

City will bring high-speed broadband to digital deserts in Brooklyn and Queens

City Hall may be stalled so far in its fight with Verizon over its FiOS deployment, but it is making progress on another front in its campaign for universal broadband access. The city Economic... To view the full story, click the title link.

iPhone 6s report: Same as iPhone 6 on the outside, faster LTE chip inside

Leaks about Apple's next handset are starting to flow and as you'd expect an "iPhone 6s" would likely look like the current model. Faster broadband inside is just one potential update.

Alstom and Huawei complete first LTE 4G project for metros

Alstom and Huawei have completed a pilot project to develop a 4G long-term evolution (LTE) multi-service, broadband radio networking technology for metros.

Telstra launches nationwide Wi-Fi network

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on Australia's Telstra has commercially launched its nationwide Wi-Fi network, Telstra Air, and is now allowing broadband customers to join up to the service.... [visit site to read more]

Jim Beam (yes, the whiskey maker) says we need broadband competition

What does a centuries-old whiskey company have to do with the Internet?A lot, it turns out. You don't often see bourbon makers rubbing elbows with telecom regulators, but Jim Beam made an exception this week when it sent a letter toShow More Summary

AT&T incites broadband challenge against Comcast with Miami-area 1 Gbps launch

AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.

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