Finland Declares Broadband Access a Right
International, Universal Service
July 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON July 1, 2010- In an amendment to the Communications Market Act broadband access was added as a right for all citizens and business. The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) will ensure that all citizens have access to broadband connection with a minimum down speed of 1Mbps. This service will be provided via universal service requirements.
Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks Achieve 100Mbps LTE Connection Over 75km
June 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications firm and Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens has achieved a 100mbps down speed on its LTE network over a record breaking distance of 75Kilometers.
TeliaSonera to Launch Nation Wide LTE Networks in Sweden and Norway
June 18th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – Swedish Telecom firm TeliaSonera has announced that by the end of the year it will have deployed LTE to over 25 cities covering most of the nation and the four largest municipalities in Norway currently it already offers service in Oslo.
European Countries Leave U.S. Trailing in Race for Universal Broadband
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
March 11th, 2010
LONDON, March 11, 2010 – European countries are adopting measures to reach 100 percent broadband penetration – and they’re going to reach that goal well before the United States.
AeA Urges U.S. to Step Up Math and Science, R&D Tax Credit
July 1st, 2008
WASHINGTON, June 30 – The information technology industry continues to add jobs at good wages, even as the national economy verges on an slowdown, according to a report released last week by the electronics association AeA.