Archive for March, 2013

Google Alert – new broadband

March 26, 2013
News 10 new results for new broadband
Europe seeks to spur building of fast broadband networks
Yahoo! News (blog)
The draft regulations issued on Tuesday, which Reuters reported in early February, requires new and renovated housing to be broadband ready, calls for ducts and other infrastructure to be shared among telcos on fair and reasonable terms and shortens
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£146m broadband installation announced for Highlands and Islands
stv.tv
It will include around 800km of high-speed fibre broadband cables underground and 400km of subsea cables, with 19 crossings to remote areas of the Highlands and Islands. When complete, it is said 84% of the region will be connected to the network by
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New electricity grid must provide for broadband – Naughten
Leitrim Observer
“The planned roll-out of a new high voltage electricity network throughout the country by Eirgrid provides an ideal opportunity to expand the reach of the State-controlled fibre backbone which can provide high speed broadband to many parts of rural
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BT broadband deals boosted by £50 Sainsbury’s gift voucher
uSwitch.com (Tech)
BT has boosted the appeal of its broadband packages with a new £50 Sainsbury’s voucher offer. The gift certificate is available to new customers taking out a range of BT’s broadband and calls deals, taken with or without TV services. New customers
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Fibre broadband roll out announced
Shetland News
“(Fibre broadband) offers opportunities for new ways of working, innovation, enhanced public services, access to international markets and provides the infrastructure needed by business sectors like energy, life sciences, tourism and business services
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Podlaskie region contracts out new broadband infrastructure
Telecompaper (subscription)
Sunday 24 March 2013 | 14:13 CET | News. The Podlaskie region has contracted a number of companies to deploy a passive broadband infrastructure as part of the regional broadband project, reports Rpkom.pl. Spanish company Aldesa Construcciones will
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Broadband Network Deployments Spur Brazilian Telecommunications Services
PR Newswire UK (press release)
SAO PAULO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Brazilian telecommunications services market is poised for rapid growth owing to a healthy economy, increasing competition and the expansion of broadband networks in the country. This wider coverage
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Hyperoptic to challenge broadband market leaders
Digital Spy UK
New broadband operator Hyperoptic is posing a challenge to the UK’s leading providers by offering home connections at one gigabit per second. The start-up’s top speed service is said to be 10 times faster than rival packages from BT and Virgin Media
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New Telkom Mobile broadband deals
MyBroadband
Telkom Mobile has unveiled a new range of data promotions, which include a revamped 20GB per month (10GB +10GB Night Surfer) data contract with a Huawei router for R398 per month. 8ta’s Internet 5 Promo, which offers 10GB of data at R199 per month,
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TalkTalk CEO Wants BT’s Fiber Broadband Network Regulated
Fox Business
In 2010, Ofcom set out rules to "promote investment and competition in the superfast broadband market by allowing competitors to deliver services over BT’s new fiber network," a spokesman for the regulator said. "We’ve now begun a fresh, comprehensive
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Google Alert – new broadband

March 19, 2013
News 7 new results for new broadband
AT&T begins new broadband promo
Communications, Engineering & Design Magazine
AT&T has begun a promotion in which it will give away a free entertainment device to new broadband subscribers. New customers signing up for U-verse High-Speed Internet are eligible to get one of the following Wi-Fi-enabled products: an Xbox 360, Sonos
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More households get high-speed broadband
Shields Gazette
Coun Ed Malcolm, South Tyneside Council’s lead member for resources and innovation, said: “Superfast broadband is vital for our businesses to compete effectively and create new jobs in the borough’s fast emerging hi-tech economy. “It’s great to see the
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Shields Gazette
Three New Companies Join the Broadband Forum Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)
Broadcom’s Technical Director, Lowell D. Lamb, Deutsche Telekom’s International Standardization Expert, Manuel Paul, and Huawei’s Director of Access Standards, Les Brown, have been elected to the Broadband Forum’s Board of Directors during the
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Stevens to Host Public Videoconference on New West African Broadband
PR Web (press release)
On April 18, 2013 at 9 a.m., Stevens Institute of Technology will host a videoconference featuring an international alliance of eminent scientists who will detail new broadband Internet capabilities that provide opportunities to enhance basic human
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PR Web (press release)
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Seeks to Break New Broadband Ground with
BroadbandBreakfast.com
March 17, 2013 – How a music festival connects to their audience is paramount to having a successful event. In recent years, several festivals – including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – have turned to aggressive viral campaigns to keep people
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Huge new superfast broadband deal for Lincolnshire
This is Grimsby
Major international businesses will come to Lincolnshire and thousands of jobs will be created thanks to a £48 million investment in superfast broadband. The huge countywide scheme has been described as Lincolnshire’s “single biggest infrastructure
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Batelco announces new Broadband VIP Support Service
AME Info (press release)
Additionally, the low cost Broadband VIP Support service offers extra benefits including 24/7 on-site support, faster fault resolution times , router configuration, WiFi and wiring support as well as speedy support for all the minor issues that may
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Web 1 new result for new broadband
UN Broadband Commission sets new gender target: getting more
The new target mandates ‘gender equality in broadband access by the year 2020 ‘. At present, ITU figures confirm that in the developing world, women are much
www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2013/08.aspx

Google Alert – new broadband

March 12, 2013
News 6 new results for new broadband
Adk town to use new "white space" broadband tech
North Country Public Radio
Thurman, NY, Mar 11, 2013 — The North Country is in line to receive a big chunk of the $25 million that state officials are spending to bring broadband internet to more parts of rural New York. One of the projects in the Adirondacks will use a
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Smart Broadband postpaid base up 132% in 2012
GMA News
Smart Communications Inc.’s (Smart) broadband postpaid business increased by 132 percent last year due to high demand for new mobile Internet devices (MIDs) such as tablets. With this, the telecommunications firm is confident that it will exceed its
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BT’s broadband expansion to create 1000 new jobs
LightWave Online (press release)
BT is launching a major new recruitment drive as its £2.5 billion investment in fiber-optic broadband starts to accelerate. More than 1000 engineering jobs are being created at the company’s Openreach business, with most of the new recruits set to
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Eutelsat at CabSat Dubai: New space for vibrant broadcast and broadband
AME Info (press release)
The KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite is changing the paradigm for satellite broadband by driving down the per megabit cost of connectivity. At CabSat Dubai, Eutelsat will continue to unlock the potential of this powerful all Ka-band platform with new
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Africa INX fibre and wireless broadband launched
MyBroadband
Africa INX has launched a new range of broadband products aimed at competing in the higher-end business market. Africa INX’s new broadband products use fibre to the premise (FTTX) and wireless technologies as last mile access connections. “We offer
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Latin America – Fixed-line, Internet and Broadband Statistics (tables only)
PR Newswire (press release)
New entrants using VoIP, wireless technologies, or triple play solutions are attracting a growing number of subscribers, but their market share remains comparatively small. Almost invariably, the incumbents continue to dominate the fixed line industry.
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Blogs 2 new results for new broadband
New Broadband 101 Fact Sheet | Institute for Local Self-Reliance
By Lisa Gonzalez
ILSR’s new fact sheet is a reliable quick reference guide for policymakers and citizens. As discussion about the telecommunications landscape expands, language about broadband abounds. In order to make informed decisions without
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
£3.7 million superfast broadband project for Isles of Scilly (Wired UK)
By Philippa Warr
The Isles of Scilly are to receive a superfast broadband connection thanks to a £3.7m project which reuses undersea cables.
Wired.co.uk – News
Web 1 new result for new broadband
Sky claims it can handle new broadband traffic | KitGuru
Sky, the company that recently bought up the telecoms company that owned both O2 and Be Broadband’s technology and customers, has suggested that
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Google Alert – new broadband

March 5, 2013
News 3 new results for new broadband
Wireless Broadband arrives at Lake Brunner
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Vodafone’s Business Development Manager Jake Vargo says the new cell site brings greater options to the community, with households and businesses now having choice in broadband service. “Switching to wireless broadband can provide a consistent and
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School broadband plans announced
Belfast Telegraph
He committed to the integration of ICT/digital technology in teaching and learning across the curriculum, including as part of the new junior certificate from September 2014. Launching the latest stage at the Presentation Secondary School in
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10 Reasons To Be More Optimistic About Broadband Than Susan Crawford Is
Forbes
Facebook and Google might be strong enough to cut deals to stay in the “basic tier,” but new entrants will be shut out. So will cable TV alternatives like Netflix. Only regulating broadband like a public utility can avoid this dire future. Or better
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Web 1 new result for new broadband
Sky snaps up rival O2’s broadband business – Telegraph
The deal, which is worth up to £200m, will see BSkyB hoover up 500,000 new broadband subscribers from Telefonica, O2’s parent company, on top of the 4.2m
www.telegraph.co.uk/…/Sky-snaps-up-rival-O2s-broadband-b…