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Frontier Communications Caught (Again) Ripping Off West Virginia Taxpayers

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So (for good reason), we keep noting that if you want to see how the American broadband market really works, you should take a close look at West Virginia. As in most states, a lack of competition keeps broadband prices high and speeds slow, with far too many consumers forced to pay a tidy sum for DSL speeds circa 2002. Show More Summary

The NBN Has An Inequality Problem

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is widely considered to be failing Australians, but it isn’t failing them equally. The project was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it's not looking good. More »      

Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a broadband service for locally-focused businesses.  The regulatory paradigm included both a large swathe...… Continue Reading

Tumblr Goes Radio Silent On Net Neutrality After Verizon Acquisition

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back when Verizon first began expressing interest in pivoting from broadband duopolist to media and advertising, you might recall that it launched a short-lived technology blog named Sugarstring. Sugarstring quickly made headlines for...Show More Summary

Kogan Gets Into Mobile Broadband, Starts From 8GB/$29.90 A Month

If you're looking for a new mobile broadband plan and don't mind piggybacking onto the Vodafone network, Kogan has just reopened their offerings - and the prices aren't too bad. More »      

Kogan Has Mobile Broadband Now

Kogan Mobile just announced its expansion into mobile broadband, using Vodafone's 4G network. The monthly plans range from 8GB for $29.90 to 30GB for $49.90. More »      

Nearly 25% of city-dwelling Americans aren’t connected to broadband internet

The digital divide is, unfortunately, alive and well in the US. It’s already understood that rural Americans have a harder time accessing the internet — and have to deal with slower speeds where it is available — than those living in cities. Show More Summary

Verizon Bucks AT&T And Comcast, Supports Utility Pole Reform For Faster Fiber Deployment

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In addition to high costs and the slow pace of digging up streets, one of the reasons Google Fiber is contemplating a pivot from fiber to next-gen wireless broadband is the boring old utility pole. As it stands now, new market competitors often have to navigate an archaic, elaborate and expensive process to attach fiber to poles. Show More Summary

Cable Lobbyists Try To Scuttle State Inquiries Into Shitty Broadband Service, Slow Speeds

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Whether it's rolling back already agreed upon merger conditions, killing net neutrality, or eliminating broadband privacy protections, giant ISP lobbyists are having a field day under the Trump administration, slowly but surely stripping away oversight of one of the least competitive -- and most anti-competitive -- sectors in American industry. Show More Summary

$3M federal funding for West Virginia broadband

West Virginia's U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and Upshur … Click to Continue »

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