Broadband Roundup: Modernizing the E-Rate, Upgrading the FCC, Apple Tapping into Internet of Things
June 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 – A group of more than 40 members of Congress have urged the Federal Communications Commission to modernize the E-Rate program of connectivity for schools and libraries. More specifically, the group is calling for ”100 [Megabits per second] of bandwith or more for every 1,000 students and staff workers today, and […]
Experts Cast Doubt Over UK Consumer Group’s IP Address Shortage Claims
Broadband's Impact, International
July 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – A British consumer group claimed Monday that nearly four out of ten of the nation’s 20.9 million broadband users worry about increasingly limited Internet access, though experts in the field called into question the findings, pointing to the impending implementation of the next generation of Internet Protocol addresses.
With the world population set to approach 7 billion people this year, according to the United Nations, there is concern that the world is running out of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are unique online identifiers that act like phone numbers for individual computers.