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Google Alert – new broadband

May 26, 2015
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3News NZ

New Zealand’s Weird Idea To Tax Broadband To Provide Broadband Forbes
But that is what New Zealand has been doing for some years now. … coverage) in order to provide more broadband and mobile phone coverage.

Rural Broadband extension securedScoop.co.nz (press release)
Govt issues $100m broadband pledge following Telco Levy Bill passingComputerworld New Zealand
Telco Levy… Another new tax, another broken promise?Computerworld New Zealand
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BBC News

New ultrafast broadband trial starts in Swansea BBC News
About 100 homes and businesses in Swansea are to receive new ultrafast broadband as part of a cutting-edge trial by BT. The telecommunications …

Trial of new ‘ultrafast’ broadband begins in SwanseaSouth Wales Evening Post
Swansea firms to get ultra fast broadband in trial revealed at major innovation summit at the city’s WalesOnline
New BT lab to continue ultrafast broadband trials in SwanseaCable.co.uk
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New York Business Journal

City’s CTO touts newBroadband Task Force’ as solution to high cost of Internet New York Business Journal
Even New York City’s new chief technical officer has had just about enough of … Last month de Blasio and Tantoco formed a “Broadband Task Force” …

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New broadband tax more wasteful spending Scoop.co.nz (press release)
An extra $150 million is being pumped into a $300 million government rural broadband scheme despite officials admitting today they have no idea …

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Edgar Zukauskas wins constable race in New Marlborough; broadband bill OK’d Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
NEW MARLBOROUGH >> Edgar Zukauskas defeated John Pshenishny 130-67 for constable in the only election on the annual town ballot. A total of …

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Lifehacker Australia

Telstra Is Bundling Stan And Presto For New Home Broadband Customers Lifehacker Australia
Bundling streaming TV services is 2015’s most common strategy by telcos to try and attract new customers. The latest version? Telstra is offering a …

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Daily Herald

Digis changes to Rise Broadband Daily Herald
“Our new name, Rise Broadband, represents our unwavering dedication to connect customers with the people and things they value most — whether …

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Compound Semiconductor

Qorvo’s New SOI Components Enhance High-Performance Broadband Communications Systems Nasdaq
"These new SOI components feature the broadband performance our customers expect from Qorvo’s products," said Sumit Tomar, general manager of …

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Drogheda in line for new fast broadband Drogheda Independent
Drogheda and Dundalk have been listed amongst the 50 towns chosen for Phase 1 of a new project to deliver super fast broadband in Ireland with …

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iDigitalTimes.com

New Zealand’s Broadband is Not State of the Art iDigitalTimes.com
Kiwi gaming developer Dean Hall’s decision to move his project out of New Zealand has led to several questions arising about the quality of …

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Ultra-broadband gives New Zealand a competitive edge Alcatel-Lucent
New Zealand, a nation of 4.5 million in the South Pacific, certainly punches above its weight. It boasts a world-leading fresh produce export sector, …

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Achieving the great Aussie way of life nbn
A new report, Towards a Super Connected Australia, coins the term GenNBN as Australia’s newest and most connected generation, and examines …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 26, 2015
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New York Times

Altice’s Deal to Buy Suddenlink May Be Prelude to Pursuit of Time Warner Cable New York Times
The maneuvering is likely to continue, potentially reshaping the television and broadband infrastructure in the United States. For an entrepreneur like …

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Utah Policy

Utah Launches Nation’s First Comprehensive Econ Dev Map Utah Policy
The tool allows users to explore the state’s broadband availability, utility … highly-educated workforce and the advanced broadband infrastructure available … speeds in the country and the fastest speeds in the Western United States, …

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Digital News Asia

11th Malaysia Plan: Broadband gets some love Digital News Asia
Under two new infrastructure initiatives, households in state capitals and … The 10MP (2011-2015), unveiled in 2010, allocated RM230 billion (US$64 … High-speed broadband is critical for economic growth, the 11MP report states.

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 19, 2015
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Huffington Post

Obama’s Broadband Legacy Huffington Post
Today, too few Americans have affordable and competitive broadband … everywhere to take the lead in building a broadband infrastructure that can be … These are among the reasons that President Obama has urged America to …

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BBC News

China reveals ambitious broadband plan BBC News
He added that "speeding up the construction of information infrastructure will boost … This compares with about 75% of people in the United States.

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eWeek

Net Neutrality Foes Ask an Appeals Court to Halt Key New Rule eWeek
The FCC’s new Title II rules will impact investment in new broadband infrastructure, impeding the growth and innovation that has that taken us this far.".

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UTStarcom Partner aioTV Secures Key US Patent for Metadata Normalization and Video Playback MarketWatch
The patent is listed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the … UTStarcom UTSI, +6.84% is a global telecom infrastructure provider … The company’s end-to-end broadband product portfolio, enhanced through …

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WRAL Tech Wire

FCC: E-Rate reboot paying off for schools and libraries WRAL Tech Wire
E-Rate, the largest educational technology subsidy program in America, now has … The 1996 Telecommunications Act directed U.S. telecommunications … the deployment of broadband infrastructure to schools and libraries through …

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Google Alert – new broadband

May 19, 2015
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Irish Times

First 10 towns on new superfast broadband plan announced Irish Times
Dubbed Siro, the new company – which will employ around 60 people – will run fibre broadband cables over ESB electricity lines as part of an …

New fibre broadband venture to create 260 jobsIrish Independent
A beginner’s guide to the new fibre broadband service SiroIrish Independent
ESB/Vodafone joint venture to create 60 permanent jobs, 200 temporary positionsRTE.ie
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Business Wire (press release)

Rise Broadband: The New Name for Nation’s Leading Fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider Business Wire (press release)
Formerly operating as Digis, Rhino Communications, Skybeam, Prairie iNet and T6, the Rise brand solidifies and unifies the company’s commitment of …

JAB rolls five brands into Rise Broadband, plows $30 million into networkThe Denver Post
JAB Wireless rebrands as Rise Broadband9NEWS.com
DIGIS changes to Rise BroadbandElko Daily Free Press
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Scottish Daily Record

Is yours one of the new communities to receive Superfast Broadband? Scottish Daily Record
When complete, delivery of Digital Scotland’s Superfast Broadband will extend to every corner of Scotland, serving around 95 per cent of households …

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Huffington Post

Obama’s Broadband Legacy Huffington Post
It is in the city and region that Obama sees hope for the nation’s future, and it’s broadband that he sees as a vital first step toward a whole new

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Kiwi broadband struggles to keep up with Netflix TVNZ
If you’ve noticed your broadband’s been slower than usual lately – you’re not … New Zealand’s biggest broadband provider, Spark, is also increasing …

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IPTV News

Only 1 in 10 Britons could live without broadband, according to new study XLN Telecom
Only one in ten UK broadband users say they could live without access to the internet, according to 2,000 respondents surveyed by broadband, …

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New partnership agreement will see pioneering copper technology mBond® enhance broadband RealWire (press release)
Providing enterprise broadband is a new market application for mBond®, which was initially developed to deliver macrocell backhaul for mobile …

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Computerworld New Zealand

Kacific seals US$78 million BigNet Indonesian broadband deal Computerworld New Zealand
In this plan, Patouraux says new broadband internet satellite operators like Kacific will play a key role to enable connectivity in secondary cities and …

Indonesia turns to satellite internet to fix broadband holesTech in Asia
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Siliconrepublic.com

Eircom proves broadband is helping to slow its revenue decline – appoints new CFO and CIO Siliconrepublic.com
Eircom’s investment in next generation infrastructure is paying off and the company has reported a lower rate of revenue decline to €311m – down 1pc …

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Cable MSOs Retain Hold in US Broadband Services Market Zacks.com
According to the LRG report, in 2014, cable MSOs contributed nearly 90% to new broadband subscriber additions and now command about 60% of …

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Broadband Unlimited Spring Offer 2015 BT.com
1. The Offer is available from 18th May until 30th June 2015 to new customers who are purchasing a BT Business Broadband product (as defined in …

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John Cook on Twitter: "Municipal broadband in Seattle? New group lobbies city for public Internet twitter.com
… Blocked Unblock Pending Cancel. John Cook ‏@johnhcook May 14. Municipal broadband in Seattle? New group lobbies city for public Internet …

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Comcast, TWC account for 74% of cable broadband adds in Q1 Ooyala
The top seven telcos, meanwhile, added just 162,000 new broadband subs, underlining again why the FCC and Justice Department opposed the …

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Google Alert – new broadband

May 12, 2015
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Finding a New Broadband Connection New York Times
Q. How do you find a broadband connection other than the cable company? It’s really expensive and the only other option I can find here in my area is …

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New York Times

Google, Dominant in Search, Tries Disruptor Role in Wireless and Broadband New York Times
“I’m delighted that Google is doing this,” said Scott Hemphill, visiting professor of antitrust and intellectual property at New York University School of …

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Forbes

FCC Contemplates Subsidized Broadband Services (Because Its Subsidized Telephone Service Forbes
The Federal Communications Commission is contemplating a new universal service program that would subsidize broadband services for low-income …

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seattlepi.com

Mayor Murray should bring universal broadband service to Seattle The Seattle Times
ONE of the next topics for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to address is whether taxpayers in Software City should support a new broadband network. Murray …

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DirectorsTalk Interviews

CompaniesBT adds record new broadband customers in Q4 Financial Times
BT has rung up a pleasing set of quarterly numbers, as the rate at which it is acquiring new broadband internet customers increased. Releasing …

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TechRadar

From snooping to broadband: 8 ways the new Conservative Party will change tech TechRadar
As the Conservatives stride back into 10 Downing Street this morning, we can’t help but glance at our smartwatches and wonder what it all means for …

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City A.M.

Sky broadband gains 100000 new subscribers Broadbandchoices News
Sky enjoyed a successful latest quarter as it secured 100,000 new broadband customers – its best performance for 11 years. The provider attributed …

BT Group hails broadband gainsBBC News
BT year earnings top forecasts helped by fibre broadbandYahooXtra Blogs (blog)
BT boasts of broadband success, with 3 million customers now on fibreITProPortal
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Nashville Business Journal

Comcast to offer new broadband service Rockford Register Star
ROCKFORD — Comcast recently announced it will offer residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 2.4-million customers across several …

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Stuff.co.nz

Farmers offered new broadband service Stuff.co.nz
Qualifying customers will receive additional free data on their satellite broadband and RBI (rural broadband initiative) fixed wireless connections.

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CNET

Feds to cable industry: Embrace broadband competition, or else CNET
In this new era, cable operators don’t have a lot of competition for their services, … Broadband providers shouldn’t be allowed to block or slow down …

Wheeler urges INTX to make broadband more competitive; cable titans call his remarks ‘baffling’FierceCable
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Focus on ICT skills as Kigali hosts Africa broadband meet The New Times
More than 50 delegates from 15 countries across the globe convened in Kigali, yesterday, as the Africa edition of broadband forum opened to share …

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8. Broadband, Ultra-fast and Rural—Progress New Zealand Parliament
KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI (National) to the Minister for Communications : What progress can she report on the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband

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Reading Connected Nation
Microsoft’s new $1.1 billion data center is changing the broadband landscape in West Des Moines, Iowa. This is the second such data center in the …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 12, 2015
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CenturyLink delivers on its promise to bring 1 gigabit per second Internet speeds to Utah customers MarketWatch
"Having this world-class network infrastructure here helps us tell the story of … One of the tools that made this possible is our state’s broadband infrastructure. … The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT …

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New GSMA Study Finds Thailand Can Increase GDP by US $23 Billion by 2020 Through Effective SYS-CON Media (press release)
This growth would lead to a cumulative GDP increase of US $23 billion (THB 730 billion), and the increased access to mobile broadband infrastructure

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Google Alert – new broadband

May 5, 2015
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Princeton to seek new broadband partner Worcester Telegram
PRINCETON — The Princeton Broadband Municipal Light Plant has terminated its contract negotiations with Matrix Design Group, ending a joint effort …

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Capital New York

De Blasio to allocate $70 M. towards broadband Capital New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that his upcoming executive budget will include $70 million toward the goal of universal broadband.

NYC mayor backs tech initiatives with big bucksCNET
NYC commits $70 million toward universal broadbandEngadget
NYC to invest USD 70 mln into broadband for allTelecompaper (subscription)
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Rapid News Network

Trade Groups Ask FCC To Stay New Broadband Regulations MediaPost Communications
The new rules reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service,” subject to some of the same regulations that telephone providers have long …

AT&T, US telecom groups seek to block new Internet rulesThe Star Online
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ZDNet

​NBN database quirk hitting broadband resellers ZDNet
A quirk in the system used by Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) builder to connect new services across the country is hitting NBN …

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New broadband for parts of rural Queenstown The Southland Times
Many residents on the outskirts of Queenstown will have access to faster broadband with the completion of new fibre-fed broadband cabinets on …

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ConsumerAffairs

Rural Broadband Gets A Push from $1.65B in New Funds Wireless Week
The Wireline Competition Bureau has come up with $1.65 billion in funding to build out broadband networks in rural areas. The new funding …

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Computerworld

Broadband is like a river (but not the way you think) Computerworld
But precisely what has been the economic impact of broadband? … And broadband supports the creation of new applications and services that also …

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Stuff.co.nz

Elderly forced to sign up to ultrafast broadband at new council flats Stuff.co.nz
But elderly and disabled residents of Wellington City Council flats are being forced to fork out extra money for ultrafast broadband they don’t need.

Elderly forced to pay for broadbandRadio New Zealand
Elderly forced to sign up to ultrafast broadbandStuff.co.nz
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Sacramento Bee

Dear Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio: Want Universal Broadband in NY? Get Billions Back Huffington Post
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make a $500 million broadband investment for high-speed Internet across the state…. The New York Broadband

Internet Customers Surpass Cable Subscribers at ComcastNew York Times
Comcast’s Broadband BoostABC News
Comcast’s Broad Appeal for InvestorsWall Street Journal
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Auburn Citizen (blog)

Eye on NY: How Cuomo’s broadband expansion program could help Cayuga County Auburn Citizen (blog)
According to the New York State Broadband Program Office, that’s how many Cayuga County residents — 56 percent of the county’s total population …

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The FCC Raises the Curtain on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service CommLawBlog
The band will now be home to the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Perhaps most importantly, the new users will share the spectrum …

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Ericsson on Twitter: "New #ConsumerLab: Mobile broadband creates new behaviors among urban twitter.com
New #ConsumerLab: Mobile broadband creates new behaviors among urban Indian smartphone users http://m.eric.sn/MdwYK pic.twitter.com/ …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 5, 2015
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Forbes

Frontier Communications Welcomes FCC Action on Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II MarketWatch
… FCC’s goal of increased broadband access for rural America. The FCC established the CAF in 2011 to facilitate broadband deployment to the millions of Americans living in rural areas without access to broadband infrastructure.

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Salon

America’s telecom nightmare is just beginning: What the failed Time Warner merger means for us all Salon
The two cable providers are nearly universally reviled in the United States, ranking along with Centurylink and … The company hasn’t heavily invested in maintaining broadband infrastructure, and it’s failed to live up to promises to …

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