Russia’s Telecom Regulator Changes Policy on Wi-Max Frequencies
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
July 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2010 – Russia’s telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor this week reversed its longstanding policy requiring that frequencies allocated for Wimax not be used in the development of other technology. This move comes as Russian Wimax operator Scartel and Russian national operator Rostelecom announce their plans to invest in super-speedy LTE (long-term evolution) technology using old radio frequencies, a plan which Roskomnadzor had previously squashed.
Connecting America, Chapter 3: ‘Current State of the Ecosystem’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Official Broadband Plan Document, Transparency, Universal Service, Wireless
March 30th, 2010
To see how broadband is transforming American life, walk down a busy street or pay a visit to any school, business or airport. Parents on business trips use their smartphones to check e-mail or watch short videos of their children playing soccer, hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. Americans work together in real time on complex documents from different desks in the same office, and workers in different offices around the world collaborate via videoconferencing technology. Sales and field maintenance personnel use mobile devices to access inventory information in their businesses, place orders and update records, increasing efficiency and productivity. Students draw on the richness of the Internet to research historical events or watch simulations of challenging math problems. People are using broadband in ways they could not imagine even a few years ago.
National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 3
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
March 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2010 – The third chapter in the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan focuses on the current state of the broadband ecosystem. It sets out to show that the actual state of the broadband network is not about availability and the physical network but also consumer choice and usage.