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.
Qatar Telecom Begins Fiber-to-the-Home Roll Out
August 31st, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Qatar Telecom announced that it has begun its fiber-to-the-home network.
New Mexico to Receive $74.4 Million in Broadband Grants
Broadband Stimulus, Education, Fiber, Health, NTIA, Public Safety, Rural Utilities Service, States, Tribal Broadband
August 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 16, 2010- New Mexico entities received a $10.6 million broadband stimulus grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and support for a $63.8 million project from the Rural Utilities Service of the Department of Agriculture.
The NTIA grant will be given to North Central New Mexico Economic Development District to deploy a middle-mile project across three counties and five tribal areas. The project will directly serve 123 community anchor institutions, 19,227 homes and 1,332 businesses. “Middle mile” projects aim to expand the availability of broadband interconnections to companies and organizations that offer service to end-users.
China Telecom to Expand Its Fiber-to-the-Home Network
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International
June 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Xinhua News Agency is reporting that China Telecom is going to expand its fiber-to- the-home network to include over 18 million connections.
Verizon Executive Outlines Company’s Message at Dallas Summit
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
April 27th, 2010
DALLAS, April 27, 2010 – Special Correspondent Leonard Grace sits down with a busy Eric Cevis, a vice president with Verizon, the official corporate host of the Broadband Properties MAG Summit, an event focusing on fiber-to-the-home and next-generation access technologies for buildings, communities and municipalities. They discussed what Cevis sees as the conference’s main messages.
Google Shakes Up Broadband Landscape With Fiber Build Initiative
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
February 10th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2010 – Google shook up the broadband world on Wednesday with the announcement, on its blog, that it plans to offer super-fast broadband, at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, to up to 500,000 homes.
Google framed its entrance into the marketplace to deploy fiber-optic services as a “testbed” to understand more about the way that consumers and businesses use internet applications when truly high-speed services are available.
“We’ll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections,” said Minnie Ingersoll and James Kelly, project managers at Google. “We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.”
Fiber to the Library Gets Momentum with Google, NATOA Endorsements
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
October 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 1, 2009 – Libraries could serve as platforms for successful use of stimulus funds if existing broadband infrastructure is upgraded to next-generation standards, the Fiber to the Library initiative said Wednesday. The project said that it had received endorsements from Google, the Fiber to the Home project and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.