Senate Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules
FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate
November 11th, 2011
WASHINGTON Friday November 10, 2011. Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted 52 – 46 to defeat S.J Res 6 which would have overturned the Federal Communication Commissions Open Internet Rules. The rules are now set to go into effect on Nov 20, but they still face challenges in the courts from companies like Metro PCS, Verizon that […]
Federal Court Dismisses Verizon, Metro PCS Net Neutrality Appeals
FCC, Net Neutrality, Wireless
April 5th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a suit Monday seeking to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s recent net neutrality rules, finding that the appellants in the case filed their appeal prematurely.
U.S. Slow to Catch On to LTE Technologies
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International
September 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 21, 2010 – The past few months have been filled with announcements from around the globe announcing the launch of long term evolution networks. The United States, however, is lagging in this realm.
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.
This Week in Mobile Broadband: June 21, 2009
Premium Content, Wireless
June 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2009 – In the latest installment of “This Week in Mobile Broadband,” BroadbandCensus.com Reporter Alex Tcherkassky discusses the domestic broadband aircard plans of the “big four” carriers, and a new entrant on the D.C. space.