New Tools to Measure Home Broadband Connections Now Available
July 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 – Consumers now have a new way to capture and record actual data about the speeds and quality of their broadband service.
Representatives from New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (OTI), Google and Georgia Institute of Technology proclaimed the arrival Tuesday of Broadband Internet Service BenchMark (BISMark). BISMark is a project of M-Lab, a private sector-academia open-source technology collaboration. The technology uses consumer grade commercial wireless routers to capture data on a user’s broadband speed, and stores it on a Google database for the user to analyze. Users can apply for a router through a link on ProjectBismark.com.
Four out of Five Americans Don’t Know the Speeds of Their Internet Connections
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Four out of five Americans do not know the speeds of their high-speed Internet connections, according to data released today from the Federal Communications Commission. However, most Americans say they are satisfied with their speed.
Broadband Investment Spurs Business Growth and Job Creation, Studies Find
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
July 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – Broadband investment, deployment and adoption in the United States will bring significant benefits to the economy, and facilitate business growth and job creation, according to a study commission by the Internet Innovation Alliance, and other groups.
Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content
June 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.