Posts Tagged ‘OFCOM’

BBC’s Project Canvas Faces Sharp Criticism

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 10th, 2010

LONDON, September 10, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s BBC-led internet television initiative known as Project Canvas is facing complaints and challenges from vested interests threatened by open access to premium video content and others.

U.K. Regulator Ofcom Moves to Allay Broadband Dissatisfaction

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International August 10th, 2010

LONDON, August 10, 2010 – U.K. regulator Ofcom has stepped up its efforts to close the gap between headline speeds advertised by the country’s internet service providers and real performance delivered.
A new survey from ISPreview, an independent online source of broadband service information, revealed that dissatisfaction among U.K. subscribers is rising despite improvements in performance.

Ofcom to Investigate Network Neutrality

FCC, International, Net Neutrality June 25th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – Britain’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) has begun a request of information about network neutrality. The office specifically citied the Comcast case and the actions being taken by the Federal Communication Commission as a contributing factor as to why they believe they must inquire about the issue.

Small European ISPs Struggle as Large Firms Expand Infrastructure

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International May 11th, 2010

LONDON, May 11, 2010 – Bandwidth capping has been a contentious issue for internet service providers, but lifting the limits has also proved controversial in the United Kingdom, where it is allowing big operators to flex their network muscles.

Connecting America, Chapter 4: ‘Broadband Competition and Innovation Policy’

Copyright, FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Privacy, Transparency, Universal Service, Wireless April 2nd, 2010

Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web did not exist. Very few Americans had even seen a mobile phone, and broadband networks were available only to a few businesses and research institutions.

Today, innovations such as broadband and others like it drive the creation of a wide variety of products and services. The competitive forces that sparked these breakthroughs need to be nurtured so that the United States can continue to reap the benefits of its unrivaled culture of innovation.

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