Comcast Launches Data Usage Meter To Address ‘Excessive Use’
National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – Comcast announced Tuesday the pilot market launch of a data usage meter the company plans to soon roll out nationally.
The meter is meant to help make customers aware of how much data they consume in a month, Jason Livingood, executive director of internet systems for Comcast, wrote on a company blog. Comcast has a company policy against excessive use of bandwidth or currently data usage above 250 Gigabytes per month per Comcast high-speed internet residential customer account.
Before October 27 Auction, a Q&A With Gregory Rose, Author of 'The WiMAX Band'
October 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 23, 2009 – Next Tuesday, October 27, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission is preparing to hold Auction 86, for the use of radio-frequencies being deployed through WiMAX technologies. The presence of two major carriers in the band – Clearwire and Sprint – makes this auction crucial for the success of WiMAX in the United States. Last week, BroadbandCensus.com began offering for sale a major report on “The ‘WiMAX Band’: Characteristics, Technology, Major Spectrum Holders in the BRS-EBS Service and Prospects for Auction 86.” BRS-EBS stands for Broadband Radio Service-Educational Broadband Service. Click here for further information about the report – including an extensive series of detailed and searchable auction tables in spreadsheets.
State and Local Regulators Say 'Relevance' Needed For Successful Broadband Adoption
April 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Making broadband applications more relevant in underserved and unserved communities could be a better use of stimulus funds than building infrastructure, a group of state and local regulatory officials Friday at a cable industry show here.