Broadband Roundup: Caution on E-Rate, Merger Review Teams at FCC, and a New Akamai Internet Speed Report
Broadband Data, Broadband Roundup, FCC, Universal Service
July 8th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 – Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly supports modernizing the E-Rate program, but not if it means increasing the “ever growing strain on [the average American's] pocketbook,” he wrote in a blog post Monday. The solution to increasing the program size, O’Rielly said, is to cut spending to outdated technologies, like long […]
Netflix and Akamai Reports Show Sustained Broadband Speeds Falter in U.S.
Broadband Mapping, International
February 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 7, 2011 – Online content providers Netflix and Akamai released data recently indicating that U.S. internet service providers meet expectations for promised peak broadband speeds, but fall short when it comes to sustained speeds.
CWA Publishes State-by-State Download Speeds. How About Carrier-by-Carrier Speeds?
August 15th, 2008
August 15 – The Communications Workers of America’s Speed Matters blog this week published its state-by-state report on download speeds in the United States. According to the report, the median download speed for the nation was 2.3 Megabits per second, and the report provides state-by-state totals.
Hawaii Broadband Task Force Aims to Tackle Problems of Speed, Competition
August 11th, 2008
August 9 – In an attempt to increase speeds, lower prices and enhance consumer choices, the Hawaii legislature last year created a Hawaiian Broadband Task Force to study problems associated with high-speed internet access.