Archive for April, 2013

Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

April 30, 2013
News 1 new result for united states broadband infrastructure
Want to be the next gigabit city? Here’s how
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
”We really have no choice but to push forward on not just a competitive broadband infrastructure in the U.S., but a world-leading one,” he said. “We need more gigabit communities in the United States.” Genachowski’s statements were followed by a day
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Google Alert – new broadband

April 30, 2013
News 10 new results for new broadband
New broadband policy for SA: industry responds
MyBroadband
The Department of Communications (DoC) recently published the draft of a new national broadband policy for public comment, which has received a mixed response from industry. Telecommunications industry players welcomed the general goal of the policy
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MyBroadband
Lowenstein’s View: Dish-Sprint could usher in a new broadband, content era
FierceWireless
The picture is not as rosy in the fixed broadband market. The U.S. is in the middle of the pack compared with other OECD countries. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, only 46 percent of broadband subscribers have average connection speeds of
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New Combo Broadband Offer From Airtel And Microsoft
Techtree.com
Airtel and Microsoft have announced a combined offer for both new and existing Xbox and Airtel Broadband owners. As per the official press release, this offer is valid only till 30th June 2013, and is available for residents of Delhi-NCR, Bangalore
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New report finds city’s broadband market sub-par
Lawrence Journal World (blog)
Well, this is a report card of sorts, and "costlier, slower, more limited" is the key phrase in a new study of the city’s Internet broadband market. A consulting team hired by Lawrence City Hall found that the current broadband offerings in Lawrence
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Virgin Media speed doubling boosts 58% onto superfast tier: UK broadband
Recombu
Read more about Recombu Digital’s UK Broadband Customer League TableThe first three months of 2013 saw 337,900 more Virgin Media customers on over-30Mbps connections, with 37,400 completely new broadband customers. The latest figures secure
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Australian broadband speeds slow: Akamai Report
ZDNet
Frankly, it’s an embarrassment: The latest Akamai State of the Internet Report (just released, but for Q4, 2012) shows Australia with average broadband speeds of just 4.2Mbps. Out of all 34 OECD countries, only New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Chile, Mexico
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New legislation aims for subsidized broadband in low-income homes
SlashGear
Lifeline is funded by the “Universal Service” system, which helps low-income Americans pay for their landline phone, but this new bill would see Universal Services also helping pay for broadband internet access. In addition to subsidizing services, the
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SlashGear
UK broadband competition reaches new milestone
Stock Market Wire
Fibre deployment and investment is expected to increase rapidly over the coming months. Virgin’s network already provides superfast broadband services to more than 2m households, while BT’s roll-out of fibre broadband is passing 100,000 new premises
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UK broadband competition reaches new milestone, says regulator
Your Money
Competition is also taking hold in the new market for ‘superfast’ broadband, which is most often delivered over fibre optic cables to the street cabinet, and from there to the premises over copper. Ofcom says that investment in this market is expected
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Your Money
UK prepares for white space broadband rollout in 2014
GigaOM
The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced an industry pilot of the long-range broadband and M2M technology later this year, in order to make sure everything works properly ahead of a likely national deployment next year. whitespace. photo: Flickr
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GigaOM
Web 4 new results for new broadband
Ofcom | UK broadband competition reaches new milestone
Competition is also taking hold in the new market for ‘superfast’ broadband, which is most often delivered over fibre optic cables to the street cabinet, and from
media.ofcom.org.uk/…/uk-broadband-competition-reaches-ne…
Mobile broadband demand pushes Ericsson Brazil – Yahoo! News
News: By Sérgio Spagnuolo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Strong demand for mobile broadband equipment in Latin America will keep Ericsson’s plant in Brazil
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New broadband policy for SA: industry responds – MyBroadband Tech
New broadband policy for SA: industry responds Network operators and Internet service providers weigh in on the newly proposed national broadband policy.
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Smithsonian to share with world through new broadband initiative
Through a new initiative announced last week with Internet2, the Smithsonian now will be able to share historical and cultural collections, access remote
wraltechwire.com/high-speed-broadband-shares…/12389209/

Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

April 23, 2013
News 1 new result for united states broadband infrastructure
US Fibre Projects: Go-Aheads Omit the Major Telcos – CircleID
CircleID
It has been thus with the US’s broadband infrastructure for years. A number of states have legislated against community broadband networks, often resulting from the lobbying efforts of the main telcos affected. State Legislatures commonly pass bills
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Web 1 new result for united states broadband infrastructure
Broadband Infrastructure Falls Short of Demand in the US
If schools are going to take advantage of all that digital learning has to offer, they need a broadband infrastructure to support it.
www.educationnews.org/…/broadband-infrastructure-falls-sho…

Google Alert – new broadband

April 23, 2013
News 10 new results for new broadband
Chorus signs new broadband contracts
Radio New Zealand
Chorus has signed new contracts worth $1 billion with its existing ultra-fast broadband (UFB) partners which it says should help mitigate the costs and risks of connecting households to the network. Earlier this year the listed telecommunications
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EU: new homes must be ready for high-speed broadband
PC Pro
The European Commission has proposed that all new buildings constructed in the EU must be ready for high-speed fibre broadband. In a draft proposal published today, the Commission suggested that both newly-constructed buildings and those undergoing
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PC Pro
HIgh-speed broadband comes to Weymouth
Dorset Echo
The new high-speed system is now available in 9,000 homes and businesses in Weymouth and BT, which is rolling-out the scheme, has said this will be increased to 19,000 as engineers complete the work in the next few weeks. The new Weymouth
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Dorset Echo
Buy a gadget and we’ll chuck in your broadband, says John Lewis
TechRadar UK
John Lewis, favoured by the kinds of people who buy Nigella Lawson-branded kitchenware and can afford to drop £100 on a toaster, is promising better customer service for its new broadband customers, with Adam Brown, tablets and telecoms buyer at JL,
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TechRadar UK
Gujarat inks pact to bring broadband to all villages
Hindu Business Line
The State Government on Friday announced the signing of a tripartite MoU with the Department of Telecommunications and Bharat Broadband Network Ltd in New Delhi to establish an optical fibre-based network that will provide broadband connectivity to all
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Compulsory fibre points in new homes, telco equipment in buildings
AsiaOne
Following the deployment of the Next Gen NBN to over 95% of households in June 2012, homeowners can subscribe to fibre broadband services when they move into their new homes. To facilitate the ease of access for new homes, COPIF 2013 will require
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AsiaOne
New Grant Award for Broadband Service in Norwich and Thetford – VTDigger
vtdigger.org
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) has announced a broadband grant to ECFiber of $167,569. The award will help the company build fiber-optic facilities and offer broadband Internet services to locations currently without
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New state office could give Austin’s hunt for broadband steam
Austin Herald
Vision 2020 organizers could get a boost from a new state office dedicated to spreading broadband Internet access throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a jobs, commerce and housing bill last week which would provide $1
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VDSL2 on steroids takes off as broadband over copper declines for first time
Network World
IDG News Service – Broadband based on VDSL2 helped by a technology called vectoring is taking off, while older members of the DSL family are getting less popular as users around the works crave more bandwidth. [BACKGROUND: Vendors closing in on
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Broadband council forbidden to talk about project
Charleston Gazette
Last week, council member Lee Fisher asked whether the governor-appointed group could have a "meaningful discussion" at today’s meeting about how broadband providers will access the state’s new high-speed Internet network — a project paid for with
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Web 5 new results for new broadband
Locals Test Out New Broadband Technology – Whag
FREDERICK COUNTY , VA- Frederick County ‘s Broadband Project is now in its demo phase, and wireless providers from across the region are displaying their
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Cosmos TV launches new broadband plan at 7Mbps – Telecompaper
Cosmos TV launches new broadband plan at 7Mbps. Monday 22 April 2013 | 16 59 CET | News. Belarusian ISP Cosmos TV will launch its new fixed broadband
www.telecompaper.com/…/cosmos-tv-launches-new-broadban…
Broadband Coming to Almost All of Lansing | News
Within two years most Lansing households will have access to high speed broadband internet service Until now about 330 homes and businesses have been
www.lansingstar.com/…/9500-broadband-coming-to-almost-al…
Buy a gadget and we’ll chuck in your broadband, says John Lewis
Buy a gadget and we’ll chuck in your broadband, says John Lewis – If you’re between broadband contracts and planning on buying a Kindle, phone, tablet,
www.techradar.com/…/buy-a-gadget-and-we-ll-chuck-in-your…
State broadband availability sparse along county borders – News
The new broadband legislation, which Tomblin is expected to sign into law, also allows the council to distribute funds statewide for broadband marketing
www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/201304170131

Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

April 16, 2013
News 1 new result for united states broadband infrastructure
Brazil needs US$ 63 bn more for broadband
Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)
The minister cited the United States and Australia as landmark countries regarding actions to be taken in return for State investment in broadband infrastructure. “France, by the way, has just announced a plan to invest € 20 billion in infrastructure
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Google Alert – new broadband

April 16, 2013
News 8 new results for new broadband
No batteries required in new broadband plan
The Australian
No batteries required in new broadband plan. by: Fran Foo; From: The Australian; April 11, 2013 12:00AM. Increase Text Size · Decrease Text Size · Print · Email · Share · Add to Digg · Add to del.icio.us · Add to Facebook · Add to Kwoff · Add to
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Business not ready for NBN: survey
Sydney Morning Herald
And while many companies think the national high-speed broadband network will provide new business opportunities and allow staff to work from home, only a quarter feel ready to handle the staff and organisational changes that would be needed to
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KVH Introduces New TracPhone V3IP for mini-VSAT Broadband Service
Space Daily
As part of its commitment to bringing reliable, fast, affordable broadband connections to mariners, KVH Industries introduced the TracPhone V3IP terminal for its mini-VSAT Broadband service. The world’s smallest maritime VSAT antenna now comes with the
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DA wants broadband plan
News24
Johannesburg – The communications department should present its new plan for the proposed wireless broadband roll-out to Parliament, the DA said on Wednesday. Business Day Live reported on Wednesday that the National Treasury had advised state
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UPC brings entry-level broadband speed to 50Mbps – launches new iOS apps
Siliconrepublic.com
Cable operator UPC has raised the competitive stakes in the Irish broadband market with news that it will transition all of its broadband customers to an entry-level speed of 50Mbps. In addition, the company has rolled out the first of its interactive
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BSNL to boost broadband connectivity in Pune circle
Times of India
There are about 1.24 lakh broadband connections and 3.5 lakh landline connections in the Pune circle. Nearly 5,000 new broadband connections were added in the last year. Jain said that BSNL is constantly in touch with the Pune and PimpriChinchwad
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Menatelecom’s broadband plan
Gulf Daily News
MANAMA: Menatelecom, an investment subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain, has launched an all new 12-day promotion for its residential broadband and telephony services. The promotional offer, which is valid from today until April 25, presents
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NBN debate ignores new era for apps, ideas
Sydney Morning Herald
However, there are many more apps and services still to be invented and developed for Australia’s broadband-connected homes. These homes will present an opportunity for Australian developers to build apps for the new environment. Australia’s reputation
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Web 5 new results for new broadband
Wisconsin is 22nd in broadband speed | News – Channel3000.com
The state’s economic development agency says Wisconsin ranks 22nd among states in average broadband speed.
www.channel3000.com/news/Wisconsin…/-/index.html
Village pays for new broadband – ITV News
Read Village pays for new broadband latest on ITV News. All the Sunday 14th April 2013 news.
www.itv.com/news/central/…/village-pays-for-new-broadband/
Comcast to IPv6-enable commercial broadband service – Network
Trial expected to start in May in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco areas.
www.networkworld.com/…/041013-comcast-ipv6-268545.ht…
50 Million New Broadband Subs in 2012, FTTx Has the Momentum
Broadband subscriptions worldwide grew 8.7% over the past year according to research conducted for the Broadband Forum by Point Topic.
www.telecompetitor.com/50-million-new-broadband-subs-in-…
DA pressures SA parliament to reveal new broadband plan | News
South African opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) is putting pressure on the government to complete the National Development Plan, following its
www.humanipo.com/…/DA-pressures-SA-parliament-to-reveal…

Google Alert – new broadband

April 9, 2013
News 10 new results for new broadband
New broadband network launched in Otis, will serve central and western Mass.
WWLP.com
video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 4, 2013. Some students in the Berkshire County town of Otis are now connecting to the internet and using new technology. That’s because they now have access to broadband technology.
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Coalition boosts commitment to broadband network
ABC Online
The Coalition has significantly boosted its commitment to a national broadband network, promising to spend nearly $30 billion to build a scheme within the next seven years. It represents a stark difference from the Opposition’s policy at the 2010
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Australia’s coalition launches new broadband policy
Register
In Sydney’s Fox Sports broadcast facility, a building supporting multi-gigabit connectivity, immediately following a demonstration of 3D television capabilities, and on the same day that the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced year-on-year
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Schools will tap into broadband network
The Augusta Chronicle
Pending approval from the board of education, the county’s schools soon will be wired into Columbia County’s new broadband utility, as will several other customers approved Tuesday. Commissioners approved the end of a 10-year, $652,800 contract with
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Rural carriers complain about broadband obstacles
Computerworld
IDG News Service – Rural telecom and broadband providers in the U.S. face big challenges in connecting their most remote customers, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission transitions away from old telephone subsidies, a group of providers told
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New TracPhone V3-IP Launched by KVH for mini-VSAT Broadband Service
AZoSensors
The new TracPhone V3-IP will provide coverage throughout the extensive Ku-band mini-VSAT Broadband global coverage offering, with Iridium OpenPort service extending that to remote regions including the polar areas. "This integrated solution offers
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Sky broadband deals: exclusive Tyne and Wear offers launched
uSwitch.com (Tech)
Sky news. Sky has launched new broadband deals exclusively for customers in the Tyne and Wear region, which it hopes will boost the number of people signing up to the company’s TV, home phone and broadband packages. Customers in areas such as
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New SA broadband policy: more talking about talking
MyBroadband
Minister of Communications Dina Pule gazetted her draft National Broadband Policy on Wednesday (3 April 2013) for public comment, giving those interested 30 working days within which to provide feedback. The phrase “open access networks” appears a
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MyBroadband
BT boss says TalkTalk’s ‘copper Luddites’ are hindering UK economy
TechRadar UK
BT has hit back at TalkTalk’s claims it is building a government-funded fibre broadband monopoly, saying the rival provider is ‘hobbling’ the UK economy by not backing the new technology. CEO Sir Ian Livingstone said those opposing the company’s
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TechRadar UK
Leeds and Sheffield to get double-speed 4G broadband
Yorkshire Post
Olaf Swantee, EE’s chief executive officer, said headline speeds would reach more than 80Mbps and the benefits would be brought in for both new and current subscribers. “We are ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of the digital revolution
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Yorkshire Post
Web 5 new results for new broadband
Cable Angry About Higher 6 Mbps FCC Broadband Definition – We
News: Cable Angry About Higher 6 Mbps FCC Broadband Definition – We Like Our DSL Competitors Slow and Cash-Strapped, Thanks.
www.dslreports.com/…/Cable-Angry-About-Higher-6-Mbps-F…
New broadband network launched – Local News – Springfield, MA
That’s because they now have access to broadband technology.Governor School to light the first segment of the new 1200 mile Mass Broadband 123 network.
www.nbcnews.com/id/…/new-broadband-network-launched/
EU wants to knock down broadband barriers | News | TechRadar
EU wants to knock down broadband barriers – European Commission proposes change in installation regulations Buying advice from the leading technology
www.techradar.com/…/eu-wants-to-knock-down-broadband-b…
New Broadband Connection
I signed up for a new broadband/phone connection with Telecom on Thursday, and received a confirmation of connection for next Tuesday. Yesterday I received
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Kvh introduces new tracphone v3-ip for mini-vsat – NASDAQ.com
SINGAPORE, April 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of its commitment to bringing reliable, fast, affordable broadband connections to mariners, KVH
www.nasdaq.com/…/kvh-introduces-new-tracphone-v3-ip-for-…

Google Alert – new broadband

April 2, 2013
News 10 new results for new broadband
New broadband to be rolled out
Lancaster Today
The project will use public and private sector funds to deliver high-speed broadband to parts of the country not covered by commercial roll out plans and will see the total amount invested in this technology in Lancashire rise to around £130m
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Lancaster Today
Telecom Launches New Offering On Ultra Fast Broadband Network
Fox Business
Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Ltd. (TEL.NZ) is launching a new broadband offering that will use the new ultra fast broadband network currently being constructed by Chorus Ltd. (CNU.NZ), Telecom said in a statement Wednesday. The company said
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New Broadband regulation expected to deliver savings of €60 billion
sourcingfocus.com
New regulation proposed by Europe’s Digital Agenda Commissioner, designed to allow broadband to be delivered with fewer obstacles and at a cheaper rate. The European Commission has estimated that by cutting red tape to broadband delivery projects,
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Pole Fees Could Create NewBroadband Tax’ in Tennessee
Health Care News
According to the Chattanooga Times-Free-Press, the bill could create more than $20 million in new costs statewide. The Tennessee Cable Telecommunications Association told the newspaper fee increase would discourage broadband investment in the state
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Cape college raises bar with new broadband deal
Capecodonline
WEST BARNSTABLE — Comcast has announced a deal to provide Cape Cod Community College with high-speed Internet service, one of the first significant signs that a regional broadband project is sparking competition on Cape Cod. The deal with the
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Proposed broadband infrastructure sharing could save £50 billion, says EC
ComputerworldUK
The new regulation could save up to Euro 60 billion (£50.7 billion) on the overall cost of deploying fast broadband by cutting red tape and giving telcos better information about existing infrastructure, according to European Commission estimates
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New research shows big discrepancies between broadband speeds in Bristol area
This is Bristol
BRISTOL has the third largest discrepancy in the country between slowest and fastest broadband speeds, new research has revealed. The research from independent price comparison and switching service, uSwitch.com, shows that speeds plummet by 81
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This is Bristol
Telecom unveils ultra fast broadband pricing plans
TVNZ
Telecom, the country’s biggest internet provider, has revealed its pricing plans for ultra-fast broadband. Telecom is offering national pricing plans for households, small businesses and schools over Chorus’ fibre network and is still working on
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Letter from Rep. Petryk: Broadband expansion a must
Pierce County Herald
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission released, on March 20, 2013, a new broadband “Playbook” which lays out what Legislators, the public, economic development agencies and broadband providers are doing to expand the availability of broadband
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REVISED: TrueOnline is Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Thailand Broadband Service
NEWS.GNOM.ES
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 28, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — TrueOnline has been adjudged the 2013 Thailand Broadband Service Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan based on three key factors – Market Leadership by Revenues and Subscribers,
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Web 4 new results for new broadband
New Hampshire Has Better Broadband Than Japan: Scientific
The U.S. overall ranks 14th but sliced and diced by state, the U.S. dominates worldwide Internet speeds.
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new…has…
Pole Fees Could Create NewBroadband Tax’ in Tennessee
Matthew Glans (mglans@heartland.org) joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in November 2007… (read full bio) · EMAIL
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Cape college raises bar with new broadband deal – Cape Cod Times
Comcast has announced a deal to provide Cape Cod Community College with high-speed Internet service, one of the first significant signs that a regional
www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/…
New Hampshire Has Better Broadband Than Japan – Technology
Overall, U.S. broadband speeds place a dismal 14th among the country’s international peers, but broken down by state and district, a rosier picture emerges.
www.nbcnews.com/…/new-hampshire-has-better-broadband-ja…

Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

April 2, 2013
News 2 new results for united states broadband infrastructure
Building broadband past the saturation point
FierceTelecom
U.S. broadband has reached the end of its growth phase, and the industry is now shifting from building infrastructure and acquiring customers to creating sustainable business models. The U.S. fixed-line broadband market appears to have reached the
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Broadband tax’ will stifle investment in TN
The Tennessean
When we see a utility pole, most of us don’t give it much thought. However, those big pine poles are an essential part of our sophisticated communications network and, increasingly, our broadband infrastructure. Poles carry the necessary fiber-optic
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