Comparing Speedtest's reports on fixed broadband and mobile internet access speeds in Canada and the US produces some interesting results. Mobile internet access is much faster in Canada. Average fixed broadband speed is faster in the US but the Canadian fixed broadband provider with the fastest download speed blows it's US competition out of the water.
You'll recall that ISPs (and the lobbyists, think tanks, politicians, and consultants paid to love them) argued incessantly that if we passed net neutrality rules, investment in broadband infrastructure would grind to a halt, leaving us all weeping gently over our clogged tubes. Show More Summary
F or most Americans, it’s hard to imagine going even one day without using the internet to find information, play games, or work. But for residents of rural areas with marginal or no internet access, the simplest task becomes a major chore. Show More Summary
One of Alphabet's most ambitious projects isn't a literal "moonshot," but it's close. Project Loon, a part of the Google X research division, aims to spread broadband internet access with high-flying balloons. Now it's got a new leader...Show More Summary
The U.S. Pay TV market is not only extremely competitive but also mature, with TV present in almost 95% of households and Pay-TV penetration at over 85%. With the recent sluggishness in the housing market, booming broadband and the growing trend of cord cutting (generally in favor of online streaming), many Pay TV operators have been losing subscribers. However, […]
For some time, the U.S. has lagged behind when it comes to high speed internet, ranking 20th in fixed broadband speed globally. Sadly, recent news out of Washington D.C. and Mountain View, Calif. could squash two of the most promising chances for the nation to catch our international peers. A Bad [...]
This article was authored by Lachlan Colquhoun, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. It’s easy to be cynical about Australia’s National Broadband Network, and I have to admit that yes I have been an unbeliever.... [visit site to read more]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “The [Pennsylvania Turnpike] commission is in the early stages of creating a public-private partnership that will result in a private company installing a broadband system along the 550-mile turnpike at no cost to the agency. Show More Summary
5G, virtual reality, and broadband grants make the news this week.
BT is trialling technology in the Outer Hebrides that could deliver broadband speeds of 10 Mbit/s to rural homes over traditional copper lines. The technology, called Long Reach VDSL, is designed to boost speeds over lines that stretch more than two miles from roadside cabinets to remote properties. Homes linked by a long telephone line […]
Even though the United States has the highest number of fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions (375 and 100 million respectively) among all OECD countries, it lags far behind other developed nations in terms of connection speeds. Many initiatives have been launched to improve the situation, such as Google Fiber. While [...]
With ISPs like AT&T now charging broadband customers a steep premium just to protect their own privacy, the FCC has begun looking at some relatively basic new privacy protections for broadband. This has, as you might expect, resulted in a notable bump in histrionics from the industry. Show More Summary
Inmarsat is extending Fleet Xpress in Northern Europe, demonstrating a new market-specific commitment for the high-speed broadband service that is revolutionising maritime connectivity.
When Google Fiber jumped into the broadband market in 2011, the company knew full well that disruption of an entrenched telecom monopoly would be a slow, expensive, monumental task. And five years into the project that's certainly been...Show More Summary