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FCC: Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps, or ISPs Can’t Call It Broadband

FCC: Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps, or ISPs Can’t Call It Broadband

By Josh Wolford January 29, 2015

If your ISP doesn’t provide download speeds of 25Mbps, it can no longer tell you you’re getting broadband internet. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to change the definition of “broadband”, raising the minimum download speed from 4Mbps to …

Global Internet Speeds Have Increased Again Global Internet Speeds Have Increased Again

Every quarter, Akamai puts out a report called “The State of the Internet.” By utilizing the Akamai Intelligent Platform, it’s able to look at a number of metrics, including global average Internet speeds, attack traffic and browser popularity. It’s an …

Congresswoman Proposes Broadband Internet Subsidies Congresswoman Proposes Broadband Internet Subsidies

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Once a year, with no specific schedule in mind, the FCC offers up a report on broadband quality in America. It’s part of the Commission’s National Broadband Plan that seeks to study broadband growth in the U.S. and ways to …

Help Fund Rural Access To Broadband Wi-Fi Help Fund Rural Access To Broadband Wi-Fi

The Internet is universally important to all Americans, and that’s especially true to rural Americans who are denied access to broadband Internet. The ISPs say it will cost too much to extend service to backroad homes and hard to reach …

AT&T to Spend $14 Billion Expanding Broadband AT&T to Spend $14 Billion Expanding Broadband
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AT&T today announced that it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to “expand and enhance” its wireless and wireline broadband networks. The company is calling its investment plan “Project Velocity IP” (VIP), and claims that the expansion …

Dish Network Offering Satellite Broadband Next Month Dish Network Offering Satellite Broadband Next Month
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Dish Network made waves at CES when they announced that they would be entering the broadband business. The company’s market penetration, especially in rural areas that don’t have access to broadband, puts them in a great position to become of …

Comcast Begins Capping Data in the U.S. Comcast Begins Capping Data in the U.S.
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Comcast has begun testing data caps on its internet service in the U.S. Ars Technica points out that Comcast implemented a 300GB per month data cap in Nashville, Tennessee on August 1st, and will begin capping customers in Tucson, Arizona …

19 Million Americans Still Without Broadband 19 Million Americans Still Without Broadband
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There was a sign of hope earlier this month. A sign that maybe, just maybe, access to fast and affordable Internet was increasing across the country. It’s true that developed areas are getting access to faster and cheaper Internet, but …

The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster
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With the advent of Google Fiber in Kansas City, we’re all now wanting a world with faster Internet. The traditional ISPs in the U.S. are slowly expanding their services, but some may think that they’re not moving fast enough. There’s …

You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet

It’s a sad fact that Americans pay more for Internet than other developed nations. There are multiple reasons as to why we pay too much for Internet and we went into a few of those reasons over the weekend. A …

$200 Million Raised for Gigabit-Per-Second Broadband $200 Million Raised for Gigabit-Per-Second Broadband

A startup in Ohio called Gigabit Squared has raised roughly $200 million to fund a gigabit-per-second broadband initiative involving six universities across the U.S. Gigabit Squared has called upon the the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U), which consists …

FCC Chairman Supports Usage-Based Broadband Pricing FCC Chairman Supports Usage-Based Broadband Pricing

You probably remember the early days of the internet’s growth and popularity in the 1990s, when more and more people were getting computers with dial-up modems and people were still figuring out the etiquette of email. Back then, a lot …

NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections
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Back in 2010, it was reported that the FCC and Google had been working with moving forward with white spaces, which are unused television bands that can be used for ultra-fast wifi connections. The National Association of Broadcasters had objected …

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Soon after Google ranked South Korea as having the second-fastest desktop internet and the fastest mobile internet in the world, a new study has been released that corroborates those accolades. Akamai, a cloud platform enterprise that keeps a close eye …

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NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service

United Online Inc. will offer wireless broadband service under its brand NetZero. They’re the ones who first offered free dial-up in the late nineties, only this plan won’t come with a lot of advertisements to balance the price tag. But …