Archive for December, 2012

AT&T’s ‘Mobile Share’ and Verizon’s ‘Share Everything’ Plan Open New Doors for Family iPhone Usage

Broadband Data, Wireless December 26th, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, December 26, 2012 – Many families would like to get an iPhone for their whole family, but the problem is the price. There are lots of families that have kids with iPods (which cost the same price as iPhones, excluding service plans) and lots of parents with phones. Many times, kids also have […]

Cable Industry Group Criticizes Sen. Ron Wyden’s Data Cap Integrity Measure

Broadband Data, FCC, Net Neutrality, Spectrum December 21st, 2012

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2012 – The Nation Cable and Telecommunications Association, the trade group representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s households, on Friday released a statement criticizing the Data Cap Integrity Act introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. “Regrettably, this ill-conceived legislation ignores the substantial pro-consumer benefits of usage-based pricing,” according to the NCTA […]

Public Knowledge Weighs in on Sen. Ron Wyden and Broadband Data Caps

Broadband Data, Net Neutrality, Spectrum December 20th, 2012

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2012 – On Thursday Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore. proposed a data caps bill that encourages transparency for customers so they can further understand their data usage and to ensure that innovation is not hampered by a cap on data. The non-profit organization Public Knowledge has championed public attention on, and further investigation of, data caps. They support […]

2013 Telecom Predictions from Analysys Mason: LTE Limited, Social Media Shakeup of Instant Messaging, Slower Smartphone Growth

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, International, Press Releases December 19th, 2012

LONDON, December 19, 2012 – In 2013, roll-out of LTE services will have limited immediate economic impact, social media giants look set to stir up IP-based messaging services and smartphone penetration growth rates will slow considerably, according to Analysys Mason’s top telecoms predictions for the next 12 months. The technology, media and telecommunications consulting and […]

The Year in Broadband, 2012: BroadbandBreakfast’s Guide to the Top 10 Events

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Wireless December 18th, 2012

December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy developments, or through technologies advancing the rate of internet speeds, the business case for making use of those higher speeds is also progressing in a meaningful way. It’s almost as if the presidential and other […]

A Broadband Infographic on the State of Global Internet Usage

Broadband's Impact, International December 16th, 2012

Great infographic on broadband around the globe: Infographic by- Beijing Web Designers

Sen. John Kerry Issues Statement on International Telecommunications Union Negotiations

International December 14th, 2012

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2012 – Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., today issued the following statement on the outcome of negotiations that took place during the recent meeting of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). “The result of this week’s ITU negotiations sends the wrong message about government’s role in Internet governance. Rather than a discussion of government […]

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