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Google Alert – “new broadband”

December 25, 2016
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Aereo founder’s new broadband startup raises $30M Boston Business Journal
Starry, a startup helmed by the founder of now-defunct TV-over-the-web startup Aereo, has raised $30 million to execute on its mission of bringing …

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Sky launches ‘UK’s cheapest fibre broadband’ and new customer support uSwitch.com (Tech)
Sky believes the launch of the new Broadband Tech Team will build on the company’s "leading customer service, as rated Number 1 by Ofcom for the …

Sky has just launched the UK’s lowest-priced fibre broadbandTechRadar
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Canadian Government Makes 50 Mbps the New Broadband Standard DSL Reports
Canadian regulators have declared that all Canadian consumers should have access to uncapped broadband service at a minimum speed of 50 …

Open thread for night owls: Canada declares internet access a basic right for allDaily Kos
CRTC Sets New World-Leading Broadband Basic Telecommunications Service ObjectiveLexology (registration)
Canada Broadband Universal Service: 50 Mbps Speed Target, Up to $750 Million New FundingTelecompetitor (blog)
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FCC Announces $50M In New Subsidies For Rural Broadband Law360 (subscription)
The additional funding is expected to bring new broadband service to 800,000 people in rural, high-cost areas, according to the order made public on …

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Aereo founder Chet Kanojia’s new broadband startup raises $30 million in Series B, totaling $63 … India New England
BOSTON–Starry, a startup led by the founder of now-defunct TV-over-the-web startup Aereo, has raised $30 million to execute on its mission of …

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EchoStar 19 High-Speed Internet Satellite Launching Today: Watch It Live Space.com
An unmanned Atlas V rocket will launch a powerful new broadband internet satellite into orbit from Florida today (Dec 18) and you can watch the …

Atlas V Successfully Lofts EchoStar XIX Satellite Into OrbitInverse
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‘All of Sweden’ to get fast broadband by 2025 The Local Sweden
"I think that this is a rather important day," Eriksson said as the government presented its new broadband strategy at Rosenbad in Stockholm.

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Sky launches ‘cheapest’ fibre broadband in UK Computer Business Review
To support the broadband services, Sky is also introducing a new broadband tech support team which has been specially trained to resolve …

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Airtel V-Fiber broadband launched in Mumbai with speeds up to 100Mbps, 3 months unlimited … BGR India
With the new V-Fiber broadband technology, the company aims to offer internet speed of up to 100Mbps to its existing and new broadband customers.

Airtel introduces 'V-Fiber' broadband technology in MumbaiThe Mobile Indian
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Vardah effect: Why broadband services are taking so long to be restored in Chennai Hindu Business Line
… but offer slower speeds), the new broadband companies straightaway started using fibre cables that enabled high-speed broadband at lower rates.

BSNL Offers 0.75% Discount on Cashless Bill Payments; Airtel Offers 3 Month Free Broadband …Trak.in (blog)
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The rollout of the nbn™ network is planned in this area nbn
Disclaimer. Network rollout information is updated weekly. Rollout areas and boundaries are subject to change as construction planning is finalised.

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Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-496 crtc.gc.ca
While the current amount of funding for the local voice service subsidy is an appropriate starting point for the Commission’s new broadband funding …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

December 20, 2016
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ December 20, 2016
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Moody’s: Wireline providers are underinvesting in broadband FierceTelecom
U.S. telecom industry has not kept pace with cable in terms of broadband. … network infrastructure and maintaining strong international leadership.”.

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Senator Capito Calls on the Next Administration to Pay Better Attention to Rural Broadband CED
The need for intensive infrastructure improvements in the United States was something Donald Trump repeatedly referenced during the campaign …

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

December 18, 2016
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Our View: Broadband investment key to rural growth Press Herald
… $5 billion in infrastructure development; with every percentage point increase in new broadband distribution, employment expands by 300,000 jobs.

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Broadband choice for the Bay Area San Francisco Examiner
The ordinance would be great for residents and for business — leveling the playing field for small and new broadband providers to have a fighting …

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Brits are spending £300 more on broadband than they need to because they are too LAZY to … The Sun
Yet three-quarters of customers said they would take up a new broadband deal now in exchange for £300. Dan Howdle, Director of Communications …

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Branstad seeks $2 million for broadband Business Record
Gov. Terry Branstad today said he hopes a new broadband initiative will attract $2 million in public and private support. About one-third of Iowa has …

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Broadband Forum embraces business end of NFV, SDN and cloud RCR Wireless News
The organization noted SDN and NFV are a big part of its Broadband 20/20 initiative, which “focuses on specific new broadband home and business …

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EU pledges €500 million for rural broadband in 20 countries Computer Business Review
The European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching a new broadband infrastructure fund to roll out connectivity to poorly …

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Rural landowners call for details on government’s ‘legal right to broadband’ plan uSwitch.com (Tech)
Ministers have pledged to implement a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) that ensures everyone in Britain has a legal right to …

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Middle East – Fixed Broadband Market PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Many countries from the Middle Eastern region are aware that fixed broadband infrastructure is important …

NBN final rollouts on Christmas week 2016 in 153K premisesInternational Business Times AU
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Switching broadband could save you £300/yr moneyfacts.co.uk
… could save around £300 a year by switching their broadband deal, and perhaps unsurprisingly, three-quarters would take up a new broadband deal …

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EC, EIB Launch Connecting Europe Broadband Fund Light Reading
BRUSSELS — The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announce today their plans to launch a fund for broadband …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

December 13, 2016
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ December 13, 2016
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Connected Nation Exchange Launches North America Broadband Partnership with Macquarie … BroadbandBreakfast.com
The collaboration offers Public-Private Partnership (P3) solutions for cities and states seeking to expand their broadband infrastructure by providing …

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No to bridges to nowhere, yes to nuclear, a faster Internet, and R & D National Review Online
It’s that American infrastructure in key areas — such as transportation, the … fixed and mobile broadband network, with the focus on results and time. 4.

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

December 11, 2016
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Goshen County economic Development Corporation announces new broadband options Scottsbluff Star Herald
TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Goshen County economic Development Corporation announced Monday that county businesses and residents will have …

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Vocus building new high-speed broadband cable between Australia and Singapore The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia will finally get a new high-speed broadband cable to Asia after Vocus Group announced it would build a link between Singapore, Jakarta …

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FCC’s New Broadband Privacy Rules Stirs Up Opponents and Advocates JD Supra (press release)
Under controversial new rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission, consumers may choose how internet service providers use and …

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CenturyLink says OTT could replace IPTV platform over time FierceTelecom
While Consolidated has not revealed any specific OTT plans, the service provider sees OTT as being a driver for new broadband growth.

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Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband ABC Online
Therefore, to realise the potential gains, NBN Co needs to support investment in development and adoption of new broadband technologies that can …

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Citizens Advice slams ‘unfair’ broadband compensation scheme The Register
Suppliers are typically paid compensation by Openreach for each day that there is a delay fixing a landline fault or setting up a new broadband or …

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VMware joins the Broadband Forum Networks Asia
“Looking into the future, III fully supports the Forum’s new Broadband 20/20 vision and we are fully confident that its realization will be the next big …

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Cornish town chosen by BT Openreach to pilot UK’s fastest broadband at 10 times national average Cornwall Live
People living in St Austell will be among the first in the UK to benefit from a new broadband service that is more than 10 times the national average …

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FCC Republicans Aim To Repeal Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules MediaPost Communications
In the same speech, O’Rielly also criticized the FCC’s new broadband privacy rules as "inconsistent with the Federal Trade Commission regime that …

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Remote Yorkshire Dales community unites to improve internet access Darlington and Stockton Times
“The working farms and variety of other businesses and families with children at local schools who are all benefitting from the new broadband system …

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

December 4, 2016
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New broadband plan to cover 12.8% of Balochistan The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoIT) would provide modern broadband facilities to 196,177 …

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Teleste Launches a New Broadband Amplifier That Allows Remote Hardware Upgrades PR Newswire (press release)
Teleste ACE2 is the first amplifier on the market that allows operators to upgrade their broadband networks to higher frequencies without laborous field …

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Autumn Statement: Philip Hammond to pledge £1bn for better broadband Telegraph.co.uk
Under the new broadband package£400million will be spent on a new Digital Investment Fund to encourage emerging fibre providers to “scale up” …

UK government expected to throw £1bn at fibre broadband and 5GInquirer
The digital economy and the Autumn Statement: Good start, please do moreComputerWeekly.com (blog)
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FCC Adopts New Broadband Privacy Rules And Begins Process To Eliminate Mandatory … Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Among other extensive obligations, the new rules require broadband Internet service providers to notify customers about the information they collect …

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Baicells Chooses Sequans’ LTE-Advanced Chipset for New Broadband Wireless Access Devices Business Wire (press release)
PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) announced that Baicells Technologies, maker of …

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Ofcom runs out of patience with BT’s grip on UK broadband CNET
"Lessons can be taken from the US, where new broadband market entrants such as Google and Facebook are turning to fibre alternatives." …

U.K. Regulator Orders a Openreach/BT SplitCED
BT to split from Openreach: Industry reaction and analysisITProPortal
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Optimum piloting $15 broadband service in Norwalk Danbury News Times
The new broadband package would feature download speeds of up to 30 megabits per second, a free wireless router and free access to some 1.5 …

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The top 12 wireline providers in Q3 2016: AT&T and Verizon see broadband gains, but cable … FierceTelecom
… on its copper network—to provide up to 100 Mbps and higher—and tightening its credit policies, it can also drive new broadband subscriber growth.

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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue Light Reading
Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage …

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Altice USA Debuts Low-Cost Broadband Light Reading
NEW YORK — Altice USA today announced the availability of ‘Economy Internet,’ a new low-cost home broadband service from Optimum providing …

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Baicells Chooses Sequans’ LTE-Advanced Chipset for New Broadband Wireless Access Devices Sequans Communications
PARIS, France – November 30, 2016 – LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that Baicells Technologies, maker …

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Kansas Partners with Education Nonprofit for New Broadband Initiative Center for Digital Education
Kansas Partners with Education Nonprofit for New Broadband Initiative. The Kansas Connect and Learn Initiative is based on a partnership between …

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