Posts Tagged ‘British Telecom’

U.K. Government Raids BBC Money to Finance Rural Super-Fast Broadband

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, Fiber, International October 25th, 2010

LONDON, October 25, 2010 – The U.K. government has decided to tap into the BBC’s income to help pay the estimated $1.35 billion cost of deploying super fast broadband to some rural parts of the country over the next seven years.

U.K. Compels Utilities to Open Up to ISPs for Fiber Deployment

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Fiber, International June 17th, 2010

LONDON, June 17, 2010 – The recently elected U.K. government plans to extent the scope of fiber unbundling by compelling gas, electricity and water utilities as well as the incumbent operator BT to open up their ducts to ISPs for fiber-to-the-home deployment.

Broadband Escapes Europe’s Spending Ax

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless May 27th, 2010

LONDON, May 27, 2010 – A new era of austerity may be dawning in Europe in the wake of the Greek debt crisis and its cascading effect on other countries in the region, but broadband is set to escape the swinging spending cuts afflicting other sectors.

Small European ISPs Struggle as Large Firms Expand Infrastructure

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International May 11th, 2010

LONDON, May 11, 2010 – Bandwidth capping has been a contentious issue for internet service providers, but lifting the limits has also proved controversial in the United Kingdom, where it is allowing big operators to flex their network muscles.

U.K. Government Report Highlights Need for Digital Economy Bill

Broadband Updates, International December 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2009 – The U.K. government released an assessment this week of proposed legislation to implement a wide-reaching technology bill inspired by a white paper published in June 2009.

Open Access Rules Touted as Prescription For Low U.S. Broadband Rank

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality November 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The United States has lost a lot of ground concerning internet expansion, adoption and affordability – ranking below the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Korea – according to experts at a telecom conference on Thursday.

Additionally, said Debra Lathen, board member of British Telecom, the U.S. is plagued by battles over efforts to intrude upon network neutrality. That is not the case in the United Kingdom, she said. Such a problem does not exist in England.

What the Smart Grid and Telecommuting Mean for the Environment, at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact November 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2009 – Broadband Census News LLC on Thursday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on November 10, 2009: “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: The Environment and Telecommuting.”

Widespread Telecommuting Could Save Consumers $228 Billion, Businesses $260 Billion

Broadband's Impact March 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – Working from home could save United States consumers $228 billion, add $260 billion to companies’ bottom line, and save the government another $14 billion, according to a study by Undress4success.com.

Aspen Dispatch: Next Generation Policy Outlook

Expert Opinion August 19th, 2008

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 – Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell and a panel of experts from the communications technologies industry addressed crucial issues arising for operators and users of next generation networks today at the Aspen Summit, hosted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation.

Panelists Debate Success of U.S. Deregulation in Broadband

Broadband's Impact June 9th, 2008

Experts on both sides of the Atlantic squared off on Monday about whether the United States’ broadband policies were a success.

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