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How big telcos are smothering city-run broadband services

For more than a decade, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable Inc., and CenturyLink Inc. have spent millions of dollars to lobby state legislatures, influence state elections and buy research to try to stop the spread of public Internet services that often offer faster speeds at cheaper rates.

Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends

12 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The move would let Europe catch up with the U.S. on using 700MHz spectrum for broadband rather than TV broadcasts and wireless microphones. Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Leila Abboud, Pamela Barbaglia and Stephen Jewkes PARIS/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry. Show More Summary

The case for net neutrality reclassification gets stronger

Another voice for net neutrality. The drumbeat for the Federal Communications Commission to solve the threat to net neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a public utility has been gaining steam. That now includes a letter from Sen. Show More Summary

Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency’s powers

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Small cities want the federal government's help in sweeping aside state laws that prevent them from offering better internet service. The dispute has triggered a broader debate about the FCC's power under the Constitution. Can the FCC...Show More Summary

A Quick Look at the GS5 LTE-A Subpixel Layout

While it was easy to make an educated guess that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A Broadband had a PenTile subpixel layout to support the higher pixel density, I didn't get visual confirmation of this until now. While this picture is rather boring,...Show More Summary

Smartphone Shipments Spike

This week in tech news, Amazon announces acquisition of Twitch, smartphone shipments increase, largest broadband trial ever is announced.

Telemar to Supply Broadband for Herm. Dauelsberg

Telemar GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Telemar Group, closed an agreement with Herm. Dauelsberg for the supply of a complete “turn-key solution” for their fleet of 18 vessels.

13 Ways to Boost Broadband Speed

When your broadband speed drops, the first entity to blame is your broadband service provider. But it’s not always their fault.  There are other factors like outdated hardware, problems with your wireless modem, or software glitches ...Show More Summary

NBN's Mixed Technology Is Creating Mixed Messages

NBN Co’s latest annual report shows more Australians can access its broadband services than ever before — but not all the numbers are so impressive, as Matthew Sorell from the University of Adelaide explains. More »      

Comcast Can Do Whatever It Wants

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With the current vacuum of regulation, the biggest broadband Internet provider can legally censor content. Also: Why Gaza needs a war crimes trial, journalism struggles with prejudice, and the NFL gets serious about spousal abuse.

China Telecom Reports Modest Interim 2014 Results On Slowing 3G Subscriber Growth

The carrier’s operating revenues grew 5.3% y-o-y to about RMB 166 billion ($27 billion) on account of increasing 3G service revenues and consistent growth in fixed broadband. Revenues from 3G service increased as the carrier added about 20 million new 3G users in the preceding one year period, taking its total 3G subscriber base to 107 million by the end of June 2014.

How Municipal Broadband Dies

Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal “power” to “preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband.” In response to that assertion, House Republican worked legislatively to curb the… Read More

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

AT&T, Comcast, TWC use statehouses to curb public Internet service.

Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue

The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu, the progressive candidate for New York lieutenant governor, in its editorial pages. The newspaper argues that the Columbia University law professor deserves the job despite his lack of political experience — largely due to Wu's promise to fight for consumers on access to broadband and other tech issues. […]

Net neutrality champion Tim Wu earns New York Times endorsement in push for elected office

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Open internet advocate Tim Wu's campaign to be lieutenant governor of New York gained more momentum on Thursday. A Wu wins could lead to increased attention to broadband issues. Net neutrality champion Tim Wu earns New York Times endorsement in push for elected office originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Vivendi picks Telefonica in GVT fight

By Leila Abboud and Lisa Jucca PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi said it would enter into exclusive talks with Telefonica over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, choosing the Spanish group over a rival bid from Telecom Italia. Show More Summary

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