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THE HILL: Why a power grid attack is a nightmare scenario. Stores are closed. Cell service is fa…

THE HILL: Why a power grid attack is a nightmare scenario. Stores are closed. Cell service is failing. Broadband Internet is gone. Hospitals are operating on generators, but rapidly running out of fuel. Garbage is rotting in the streets, and clean water is scarce as people boil water stored in bathtubs to stop the spread […]

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Speed Up to 5x With One Quick Fix

Are you tired of suffering a slow wireless connection? Maybe you’re paying for a 100 Mbps broadband plan but your actual speed comes out closer to 5 Mbps. Before you blame your ISP, you should check your settings. Not long ago, a user...Show More Summary

Just how affordable is Caribbean Internet broadband ?

Since May 2011, and following on from our most recent Snapshot of Internet speed and pricing, we have been regularly assessing the affordability of Internet broadband service across the Caribbean. Here, we update our findings on affordability, and discuss some of the changes that have occurred since the last exercise. Approach In our most recent...

Should broadband data hogs pay more? ISP economics say “no”

The idea has a certain logic—those who use more should pay more—but should it work IRL?

Huawei UBBS Kicks Off in Singapore for Southern Pacific Leg of World Tour

Regional industry partners affirm commitment towards development of broadband infrastructure and services Huawei today co-hosted the Ultra-Broadband Summit 2016 in Singapore with the Broadband Commission, a well-known regional telecom consultancies setup by the ITU and UNESCO. Show More Summary

#TheMovement: How Poor Internet Access is Holding Rural America Back

'In rural America, broadband internet infrastructure can be overpriced and difficult to access. It's not just an inconvenience — it's an issue of equality. Poor rural communities in America's South are falling behind in the digital age. But one man is trying to change that. Darnell Moore host of #TheMovement reports.' -- Mic

What will a broadband USO look like?

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, has clarified the Government’s position with regards to the proposed broadband universal service obligation (USO), stating that it would be similar to the landline USO in that it would be provided on request, as opposed to premises being connected with 10 Mbit/s as default. […]

House Budget Bill Guts Net Neutrality, Kills FCC Authority -- All Because The FCC Dared To Stand Up To Comcast & AT&T

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've noted a few times now that ever since the FCC passed net neutrality rules, loyal ISP politicians in the House and Senate have been engaged in a full-court press to punish the agency for daring to stand up to big broadband ISPs....Show More Summary

As Expected, Verizon's Attempt To Woo Millennials Is Falling Flat On Its Face

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years now Verizon has made it clear that it no longer wants to be in the fixed-line broadband business. Despite countless billions in taxpayer subsidies and numerous unfinished obligations, the company has all-but frozen serious fiber deployments. Show More Summary

Government plans to make switching easier

Plans to make switching providers quicker and easier across a range of sectors including telecoms An end to charges to unlock phones at the end of contracts across major mobile phone providers Consumers to be able to check broadband speeds at household level These are some of the Government’s objectives to strengthen the position of […]

AT&T's Broadband Caps Go Live This Week And Are The Opening Salvo In An All-Out War On Cord Cutters

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a company that just spent $69 billion on DirecTV to unlock "amazing synergies" across the TV, wireless and broadband sectors, AT&T's latest quarterly earnings subscriber tallies landed with a bit of a thud. The company actually posted...Show More Summary

Senator Stabenow's 'Smart' Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard

With the worst broadband coverage in the country, Detroit residents would be left in the dark when it comes to product ingredients A handful of multinational agribusiness and food companies have spent over $100 million over the past three years to fight Americans' right to know what is in the products they purchase and consume. Show More Summary

AT&T U-Verse Broadband Customers Now Face Monthly Data Caps

If you are an AT&T broadband user, get ready to face caps on your monthly data usage. The telecom giant began placing caps on its "U-verse" brand of broadband effective yesterday, May 23. The company informed its customers, which average 100GB per month, of the cap in a blog post on [...]

Mobile Broadband: A Game-Changer For Sustainable Development Goals

"Business recognizes we can make the world sustainable... and business can't sit back and wait for government to set the rules. Business must lead." There were the words of Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable...Show More Summary

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