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 […]
Verizon Field Tests 10Gbps Fiber Network
June 24th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 —Verizon currently maintains one of the few commercial fiber-to-the-home networks in America that achieves a top speed of 25mbps up and 25mbps down; however with increased competition by cable providers who have upgraded to DOCSIS3 which can achieve speeds of 50mbps down and 10mbps, Verizon is starting to feel the pressure.
Google Exec: Incumbent Telcos Welcome On Our Gigabit Network
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
April 22nd, 2010
LAFAYETTE, La., April 22, 2010 – Incumbent communications companies are welcome to set up shop on Google’s experimental super-high speed internet service once it’s up and running, one of the company’s executives said Wednesday during a discussion about rolling out fiber networks.
Connecting America, Chapter 4: ‘Broadband Competition and Innovation Policy’
Copyright, FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Privacy, Transparency, Universal Service, Wireless
April 2nd, 2010
Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web did not exist. Very few Americans had even seen a mobile phone, and broadband networks were available only to a few businesses and research institutions.
Today, innovations such as broadband and others like it drive the creation of a wide variety of products and services. The competitive forces that sparked these breakthroughs need to be nurtured so that the United States can continue to reap the benefits of its unrivaled culture of innovation.
Wireline Duopoly Losing its Bite As Comcast and Verizon Carve Up Broadband Terrain, Say Workshop Panelists
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 9, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission workshop on economic issues in broadband competition on October 9 brought together regulators and academics, who agreed that regulation of the broadband market would be difficult and different compared to old-style telecommunications.
Success of Fiber to the Home in Japan Spurs Envy Among Telecom Experts
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
September 26th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., September 26, 2009 – Fiber to the home has been touted by many as the next great leap in broadband connectivity, and in Japan has already become the leading method of broadband connectivity, with speeds reaching 1 Gigabit per second.
FCC National Plan Aims for Data-Driven Approach to Broadband
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2009 – Blair Levin, recently appointed to head up the national broadband strategy at the Federal Communications Commission, laid out the agency’s framework for this plan – due in 230 days – at Thursday’s open meeting.
Questions about Broadband Data Swirl at Broadband Policy Summit
June 15th, 2008
June 12 – Questions about the availability and detail of broadband data featured prominently in presentations and in discussions at Thursday’s sessions of Broadband Policy Summit IV.