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.
Ookla Unveils Revamped Speedtest.net
Broadband Data, Mobile Broadband, Transparency, Wireless
March 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 – Ookla, the company that owns and manages the connection testing website, Speedtest.net, relaunched the site Monday with an updated look and new functionality to better record consumer connection data.
Netflix and Akamai Reports Show Sustained Broadband Speeds Falter in U.S.
Broadband Mapping, International
February 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 7, 2011 – Online content providers Netflix and Akamai released data recently indicating that U.S. internet service providers meet expectations for promised peak broadband speeds, but fall short when it comes to sustained speeds.
Net Index Gives Public Global Broadband Speed and ISP Quality Ratings
July 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2010 – Ookla Net Metrics has made internet performance statistics available for countries, states, and localities available through its Net Index website.
Berkman Center Report on Next Generation Connectivity Criticizes U.S. Policy Choices
Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan
November 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 17, 2009 – The main purpose of the report by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission, was to examine global broadband policies and determine how the United States may adopt principles employed by the rest of the world as a means of expanding the current state of domestic broadband. Among nations, there seem to be two different overarching goals, ubiquity and capacity.
Many European nations seem to be reaching for a goal of ubiquity rather than capacity. While they do seek to obtain high-speed connections, their first goal has been to achieve mass adoption and availability of broadband. This ubiquity was a key portion of Japan’s early broadband planning, but now it has shifted toward higher-capacity connectivity.