Cloud Immigrants, 3D Telepresence and Immersive Reality Chart New Era for Education and Health, Says Pew Report on Gigabit Apps
October 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 – Three-dimensional holograms, immersive virtual reality environments, instant face-to-face meetings that match physical meetings and inch closer to a real-life virtual hug.
These are among the technologies made available by Gigabit Networks, according to “Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age,” a report released last week by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.
“What is striking about the answers in the report is that technologists are way ahead of current reality,” said Lee Rainie, the Director of the Internet Project, in an interview.
The report surveyed more than 1,400 experts from academia, tech firms and the industry about their thoughts on the report’s two titular topics: apps and connectivity in 2025.
FTTH Council Petitions FCC to Enact Gigabit Program
July 23rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 — The Fiber to the Home Council Americas will propose a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program to the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to complement the commission’s recent decision to modernize the E-Rate program. The purpose of the proposal is to spur the development of ultra-high speed broadband networks […]
Senate-Passed Version of Farm Bill Includes Leahy Amendment Promoting Gigabit Broadband in Rural Areas
Congress, Gigabit Networks, Senate
June 17th, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 – With Senate passage of the final version of the farm bill on June 10, the debate turns to the House’s schedule for consideration of and potential passage of the measure. The final text of the bill as passed the Senate is available here. From the perspective of broadband deployment, several […]
Breakfast Club Video: ‘Gigabit and Ultra-High-Speed Networks: Where They Stand Now and How They Are Building the Future’
Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, The Innovation Economy
May 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 – Emphasizing the developing nature of broadband networks in the United States, speakers at the May 21 Broadband Breakfast Club event said that the recent achievement of ultra-high speed broadband networks has been a critical factor seeding transformative developments for organizations, individuals and communities. These developments, panelists said, were simply not […]
Gigabit Fever Spreads from the Heartland Across the Nation; Giving Gigabit Credit Where Credit is Due
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, The Innovation Economy
May 3rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 – It’s springtime across the country, the flowers are blooming, and Gigabit fever must be in the air. Within the past month, several major companies and communities have announced plans for Gigabit-level deployments within their communities. Several major conferences have featured the Gigabit theme, including the Schools, Health and Library Broadband […]
Expert Opinion: Broadband Adventures in Wunderland: The (Expensive) Myth of Competition
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
June 15th, 2011
The National Broadband Plan won’t do jack until more folks in Wunderland acknowledge and aggressively address one stark truth – broadband competition is mostly a myth, expensively maintained through lobbyists, think tanks and easily-influenced politicians. Until we get meaningful competition, a significant part – though mercifully not all – of Wunderland’s policies will result in dabbling around the edges rather than a meaningful advancement of broadband in the U.S.
Case in point: the misguided attempt by some of Wisconsin’s state legislators to prevent their state universities from using federal stimulus money to advance broadband is purely about AT&T clawing to maintain its near monopolistic hold over broadband there. In this and other states’ legislatures we see cable and telco duopolies roadblocking federal and local efforts to get communities the broadband they want and need.
Google To Launch Ultra High-Speed Broadband Pilot Program in Kansas City, Kansas
Broadband's Impact, Education, Health
March 30th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – Google announced Wednesday that it would launch a ultra high-speed network – which is capable of speeds more than 100 times faster than typical residential broadband – in Kansas City, Kansas, with service expected to begin sometime in 2012.
Broadband.com Unveils Broadband Map With Business Pricing Information; Residential Information To Follow
Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping
March 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON March 23, 2011- Broadband voice company, Bandwidth.com, unveiled Monday a nationwide map that displays availability and pricing data for business broadband connections, building on information from the National Telecommunications Information Administration’s national broadband map.
Verizon Successfully Tests Gigabit Network
August 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 16, 2010- Verizon has completed its filed trials of their GPON network which will provide users 2.4 Gbps downstream and 1.2 Gbps upstream.