FCC Releases Latest Report on Measuring Broadband; Gap Between Actual and Advertised Speeds is Closing
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Wireless
June 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 – Most internet service providers are delivering upload and download broadband speeds as advertised, according to the Federal Communications Commission, although there is room for improvement in consistency of speed. In its “Measuring Broadband America” report released Thursday, the FCC said that, on average, ISPs are delivering 101 percent of advertised […]
FCC Approves Qwest-CenturyLink Merger
March 21st, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 -The Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of telecommunications carrier, Qwest Communications, and internet service provider, CenturyLink.
Following the completion of the merger, Qwest will become a subsidiary of CenturyLink.
Qwest Debuts New “Heavy Duty Internet”
July 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2010 – Yesterday, Qwest internet announced its intention to create a new brand of internet service called “heavy duty” internet, so named for its fast speed. The program’s advertising campaign declares it to be a “new kind of internet that doesn’t cut out while streaming your favorite movie, or during an all-out gaming marathon.”
FCC Tweets, Free Press Class Big Firms Twits
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content
August 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The Federal Communica¬tions Commission is making good on its efforts to be transparent and timely – this time in 140 characters or less. The agency has joined the thousands of Twitterers by launching its tweets at http://www.twitter.com/fccdotgov. The FCC’s tweets include news about the agency and progress reports on the national broadband plan.
Expert: Telemedicine Could Save $197 Billion, But Only With 'Smart Networks'
October 24th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 24 – Broadband-enabled improvements to health care could save $197 billion over 25 years, but only if carriers had the incentives and freedom to deploy so-called “smart networks,” according a study financed by AT&T.
Task Force to Debate Whether A Gigabit Per Second is Too Fast for Minnesota
August 5th, 2008
August 5 – When it comes to articulating a state broadband policy, many in Minnesota are aiming high – or at least very, very fast.
CWA Wants Better Broadband Data, As Does Internet for Everyone
July 17th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 17 – Communications Workers of America this past week teamed up with a group of telecommunications companies, cable operators and non-profit groups to push for Congress to pass broadband data legislation. Internet for Everyone also wants better broadband.
Industry and Consumers Clash at FCC Over Cell Phone Fees
June 13th, 2008
June 12 – Industry and consumer groups butted heads at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday over early termination fees, or charges imposed on the customers of communications services prior to the expiration of their contract.