Mignon Clyburn Expects FCC Universal Service Fund Proposals by Year-End
Broadband Data, FCC, Universal Service, Wireless
October 2nd, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va., October 2, 2010 – Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn emphasized the need for quality research in policy making, particularly with regard to reforming the universal service fund for telephone and internet connectivity.
Speaking at the Friday evening dinner session at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, a top telecom research conference here, Clyburn also said that she expected the FCC to propose changes to the USF system, and to propose funding for universal broadband, by the end of 2010.
AT&T Upgrades Undersea Cable
July 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 27, 2010- AT&T has announced that they will be upgrading the capacity of their undersea cable, APCN2, to Asia. Currently the cable has a capacity of 10 GB/s and will be upgraded to 40 GB/s.
United States Ranked 23rd in Broadband Development
Broadband's Impact, International
July 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – According to a study released last week by Strategy Analytics, the United States ranks 23rd in its development of broadband infrastructure. It places one spot beneath the United Kingdom, which recently pushed back its goal of universal access to 2015 citing funding concerns, with smaller countries such as Lithuania and Singapore ranking several spots above it.
Broadband Subscriber Rates Grow 13% in the Last 12 Months
Broadband Data, International
June 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Late last week at the CommunicAsia conference in Singapore, Broadband Forum in conjunction with data from Point Topic GBS released a report on the state of global broadband. According to the report there are currently 484 broadband lines globally. It is important to note that the firm does not specific what speeds it considers broadband but it does include all current forms of internet connectivity both wired and wireless including satellite.
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Talks Continue Amid Controversy Over Leaked Draft
November 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 4, 2009 – While representatives of countries were scheduled to begin meeting today in Seoul, South Korea, to negotiate a confidential international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, some public interest and consumer groups continue to press for more transparency of the negotiations. On November 3 a number of groups signed a letter addressed to President Obama and carbon copied to other key administration officials calling for greater transparency of the talks.