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Windstream Buys BOB

Another fixed wireless network operator was bought yesterday, the second in two days to make the news. Windstream has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, a deal I had heard might be in the works. … [visit site to read more]

New Home Owners Should Pay For Their NBN Connections: Report

The Vertigan panel has handed down its final report into the National Broadband Network this week, and some of the recommendations are grim. Alongside the recommendation to split up NBN Co’s business units and have them compete against...Show More Summary

AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!

(This information is from "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net".) If you live in any one of these 22 states, this story is about your broadband, Internet, phone and cable service from AT&T, as well...Show More Summary

AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!

(This information is from "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net".) If you live in any one of these 22 states, this story is about your broadband, Internet, phone and cable service from AT&T, as well...Show More Summary

MTN Broadband Coverage Expanding

After launching its Terrestrial Broadband Network (TBN) just more than one year ago, MTN Communications (MTN) announces the number of TBN-connected cruise ships

Akamai: Broadband Speeds Tip 4 Mbps Globally; DDoS Attacks Down 15%

Internet speeds, fuelled by the growth of cellular networks and low-cost smartphones and tablets, are on the rise, and this last quarter the world finally reached a tipping point. Globally we have finally passed average connection speeds of 4 megabits per second — the threshold for global “broadband” connectivity. The figures come from Akamai, which provides quarterly… Read More

GVTC lights over 40,000 San Antonio-area homes with fiber broadband service

GVTC continues to make progress with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout, announcing that it has connected over 40,000 homes to its network with plans to extend service to another 2,600 homes in select residential neighborhoods.

Incredible Images Of Wall Street Trading Before The Bloomberg Terminal

Today's traders are spoiled by their online discount brokerage accounts and their Bloomberg terminals. Before broadband fired live quotes and analysis at the speed of light to our smartphones, people used read bid-ask spreads off of chalkboards and historical data off of miles of ticker tape. Show More Summary

Miriah Olzweski: Tax Dollars Being Squandered On Rural Broadband

At the expense of the American taxpayer, the Rural Utility Service (RUS) has a nearly $7 billion budget. RUS is a government funded program with a goal that includes over 550 projects that would provide broadband access to American country sides.  RUS received their largest grant in September of 2010 with terms to complete their...

Half of Earth to Have Broadband by 2017

News this week included worldwide broadband reach, public-private funding in Massachusetts, a 5G deadline and detecting drivers who are texting.

Gigaom: Mobile ISP Karma plans a move into home broadband

Karma's pocketable mobile hotspot is already used by 100,000 people looking for connectivity on the go. But Karma wants its mobile broadband service to become its customer's primary source of internet access.

Allow Municipalities the Chance to Build Broadband Networks

Behind every Internet connection is a network -- a great expanse of fiber-optics and copper, routers and servers. Building and maintaining these networks is expensive -- we're talking billions, if not trillions, of dollars -- which is why the U.S. Show More Summary

What It Was Like to Be Online During the 80s

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Before Google Fiber, before broadband, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very pointy and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. Read more...

BT achieves 1 Gig rates with G.Fast copper trial, creates new broadband lab

BT revealed that during its trial of G.FAST, a technology that allows service providers to gain higher speeds over existing copper on short loop lengths using a fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, it achieved combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

how the broadband sausage does or does not get made

The Vermont Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2014 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory policy and recommendations for future action. Show More Summary

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