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December 31, 2017
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Buffalo County promotes expanded broadband service Winona Daily News
Buffalo County has a new broadband advisory group that formed earlier in the year to go after grants and promote high-speed internet access projects through cooperative ventures by public and private sectors. County supervisors said broadband providers were responsible for putting together project …

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Aereo founder’s broadband startup raises millions in new funding Boston Business Journal
Starry Inc., the internet service startup launched by Aereo founder Chet Kanojia, has raised $31 million in new funding, according to a regulatory filing last week. The startup — based out of Boston and New York — raised the money from a total of 13 investors, the Dec. 22 filing said, and is looking to …

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Rosemount City Council approves Dakota Broadband fiber network Rosemount Town Pages
Eagan uses AccessEagan and is further along in the broadband process and already holds a fiber network structure in place. Fiber consultant Craig Ebeling spoke during the council meeting about how the new broadband technology will be an improvement for Rosemount, its residents and current and …

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2018 tech forecast: Expect more angst about privacy and net neutrality Yahoo Finance
For that to change, we have to streamline rules and norms that slow down building out new broadband networks—the kind of burdensome regulations that founders of new high-speed services actually complain about. The FCC’s Pai has said many of the right things on that issue, but he, like earlier FCC …

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Ortel to move broadband business to new entity Indiantelevision.com
MUMBAI: Multi-system operator Ortel Communications Ltd plans to incorporate a new wholly owned subsidiary, Ortel Broadband Ltd, in order to operate the broadband business separately. In a release to the Bombay Stock Exchange today, Ortel Communications stated that the board of directors had …

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EDITORIAL: Six Reasons Why FINTEL’s New Cabling Services Is Good for Us Vanua Levu Will … Fiji Sun Online
Discussions between the World Bank and Government commenced in 2016, for this new broadband subsea cable linking Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. Vanua Levu will soon enjoy the same standard of ICT access and services as Viti Levu. It comes after FINTEL, successfully negotiated for the Samoa to …

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CEO of UK Full Fibre ISP Hyperoptic Gets CBE in New Year Honours ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
Congratulations to the CEO of urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Tobak, who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the digital economy. Back in 2005 she also co-founded Be Unlimited, which was one of the first unbundled ISPs to offer ADSL2+.

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Deutsche Telekom looks to accelerate broadband upgrades in 2018 Telecompaper
Telekom brought its VDSL services to more than 2.5 million new households last year, and said it marketed over 1 million new broadband connections during the year. It also increased LTE population coverage to over 93 percent. In 2018, the company will focus on expanding VDSL vectoring in areas …

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NBN cut-off date looms for almost 100000 premises Nine
"Like so many other matters, getting a telco to line up a new broadband connection over the Christmas holiday period could be tough," said Kidman. "If you’re planning a staycation and you’ve yet to switch to the NBN within 18 months of your home being ready to connect, it could be a long summer …

NBN Cut-Off Date Is Just Around The Corner & Could Leave You Without Internet All SummerHit 107
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NBN rollout still causing grief in Hunter Newcastle Herald
‘CONTINUOUS BLOODY DEBACLE’: Gail Henderson at her Marks Point home on Wednesday. She has been without an internet and landline connection for the past 10 days. Picture: Jonathan Carroll. More than 18 months after NBN Co apologised for the botched rollout of new broadband services in …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

December 26, 2017
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A Hawaiian Lawmaker Plans to Introduce a Bill to Explore Public Broadband Futurism
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may have voted to repeal net neutrality, but the fight for a fair and open internet is far from over. Joining that fight is a Hawaii state lawmaker, who says he plans to introduce a bill to establish public broadband networks. Hawaii state representative …

Ralph Norman: It’s Time To Put Open Internet Protections Into LawFITSNews
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Location intelligence powers next generation emergency response GCN.com
… Atlantic hurricane season, and the third costliest in United States history. Sandy also provided an object lesson for cities whose first responders and other public safety departments had been increasingly reliant on cellular and internet broadband infrastructure for communications during major events.

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Four pueblos team up to bring broadband to more residents Albuquerque Business First
The program aims to make broadband available to public schools and libraries around the United States, allocating nearly $4 billion each year to do so. Native American communities are working with AMERIND Risk’s Critical Infrastructure team to get a cut of that funding. The project’s cost totals $4.2 …

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BOOM: American Companies Rain Down Cash On Employees In Response To Trump Tax Cuts The Daily Caller
Roberts also announced that the Company expects to spend well in excess of $50 billion over the next five years investing in infrastructure to radically improve and extend our broadband plant and capacity, and our television, film and theme park offerings. With these investments, we expect to add …

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US FTTH deployments set record: Fiber Broadband Association LightWave Online
… set a record for new fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments between September 2016 and September 2017, according to the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the FTTH Council North America) and its research partner, RVA, LLC. Canadian carriers also aggressively rolled out FTTH infrastructure

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More Tax Winning: Comcast Announces Employee Bonuses, $50 Billion in Investment Breitbart News
Based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC’s action on broadband, Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast NBCUniversal, … Several other American corporations announced that they will also invest in their employees, giving their workers bonuses, wage hikes, and invest in America.

Comcast and AT&T announce fresh investment planTelecom Lead (blog)
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Google Alert – “new broadband”

December 24, 2017
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New broadband and voice service guarantees welcomed in the bush ABC Online
Consumers can expect a better experience when they move to the National Broadband Network under new rules introduced by the Federal Government. Telecommunication companies will be forced to provide a better customer experience with their new broadband, or consumer can switch back to the …

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Ortel launches new broadband plans starting Rs 99 Odisha Television Ltd.
Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: In order to tackle competition from telecom players providing cable television and broadband services, Ortel Communications Limited (Ortel) has launched all new unlimited data plans starting from Rs 99 per month. According sources, Ortel has unveiled a range of new

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Connecticut agrees to join wireless broadband network for first responders New Haven Register
Connecticut has joined 34 other states that have agreed to opt into a national plan to deliver a broadband communication network designed exclusively for first responders. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his decision Friday to have the state become part of the FirstNet wireless broadband network.

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Frontier Communications Continues to Deploy Rural Broadband Ahead of Schedule, Reaching … Business Wire (press release)
"The combination of CAF and Frontier’s investments have enabled new broadband connections that are vital to closing the digital divide. Every day we see our customers benefiting from the significant economic and educational benefits of broadband connectivity." Through its partnership with the FCC, …

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Ortel takes on competition with new broadband plans Indiantelevision.com
MUMBAI: Taking a big step towards recovery, battered cable television and broadband services company Ortel Communications Limited (Ortel) has unveiled its new unlimited data plans starting from Rs 99 per month. Ortel, with its operations focused in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana …

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Three broadband towers to be built in Mesa County KKCO-TV
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)– Three new broadband internet towers are coming to Mesa County. Adaptive Communications will own and operate the towers. It’s a jump start business partnering with Mesa County. County commissioners are only granting the land for use. The goal is to make …

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CenturyLink to expand service to parts of Dent, Phelps counties The Salem News
CenturyLink previously installed fiber optic cables to all of its Missouri communities, which allowed its customers to select guaranteed broadband speeds. They are now reportedly in the final stages of enabling upgraded or new broadband services to 1,280 homes and businesses in and around Salem, …

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AT&T, Comcast say GOP tax bill will mean $1000 bonuses for employees Washington Post
A wave of new broadband spending next year could increase the industry’s overall investment numbers, giving ammunition to industry and FCC officials who predicted that the deregulation would accelerate upgrades to the nation’s Internet infrastructure. The bonuses also come as a number of Internet …

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Frontier exceeds 2017 CAF II build-out schedule in 8 additional states FierceTelecom
"The combination of CAF and Frontier’s investments have enabled new broadband connections that are vital to closing the digital divide." In 2015, Frontier accepted $283 million in annual CAF II support from the FCC that it says will enable it to build out broadband service to over 650,000 rural locations …

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Ideal Image Introduces New Broadband Light “Forever Young” BBL™ Therapy to Over 110 … NB Herard
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 18, 2017 — Ideal Image, the largest retailer of MedSpas in North America, is yet again leading the way in cutting-edge treatments by introducing BBL™ BroadBand Light Therapy across their 110+ corporate locations in the US and Canada. The light-based treatment is clinically proven …

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Optimise your connection for very happy holidays! nbn
When Australia takes a break for the holiday season, we look for entertainment in the form of music, movies and TV shows. This leads to a huge jump in the use of online data. This summer, many of us will be streaming our favourite songs, catching up on the shows we’ve missed during the year, and …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

December 19, 2017
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Net neutrality isn’t the only way to keep the internet fair. It’s just the only way in America. Vox
Opponents say it discourages internet infrastructure investment and limits ISP innovation. But one reason why net neutrality is such a big deal is that competition among broadband providers is more limited in the United States than it perhaps has to be. An estimated 46.1 million households are in areas …

Watch FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Powerful, Doomed Defense of Net NeutralityPopular Mechanics
Read the Republican FCC members’ statements for repealing net neutralityRecode
Net neutrality repeal – what it means for NZNew Zealand Herald
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The Observer view on net neutrality The Guardian
This is because the structure of our broadband market – while more competitive than the very low bar set by the US – provides too few incentives for long-term investment. While government has historically under-invested in the UK’s physical infrastructure, the problem is even worse for our digital …

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Net Neutrality Won’t Save the Internet. Competition Will Tom’s Guide
The quest for net neutrality is a well-intentioned distraction, a palliative half-measure aimed at preventing the stagnant U.S. broadband market from …. There are no such exclusivity rights for broadband, but the costs to build out a competing last-mile broadband network infrastructure are enormous, which …

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Net Neutrality Was Never Enough The Atlantic
A federal appointee charged for stewardship of public communications infrastructure comes off as insolent. Even so, there’s something …. It’s also possible that small-scale, start-up innovation in broadband access is impossible in America absent a threat to the internet. In the wake of the FCC’s vote, Vice …

What may happen to the internet in AmericaThe Economist (blog)
FCC Bids Adieu to Net Neutrality – Legal Battle LoomsYahoo News
FCC repeals net neutralityMesa Press
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A wireless broadband problem is plaguing our state Santa Fe New Mexican
It’s imperative that we invest in our local wireless broadband, not just to meet current demand but prepare us for the future. … The Wireless Consumer Advanced Infrastructure Investment Act would streamline and standardize rules regarding small cells, mini antennas that can be placed on existing …

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Will the government-funded broadband model invade mobile markets? American Enterprise Institute
… any collaboration or network sharing on 5G infrastructure, it would be more efficient for the operators themselves to work out some network sharing arrangements rather than allowing Chorus — or the government — to call the shots. One has to hope that the same pragmatic rationale prevails in the US

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Spectrum Solar Plus Storage Project with EnSync Energy Commissioned and Operational in Hawaii Markets Insider
Spectrum, the consumer brand of Charter Communications, offers a suite of advanced broadband services and is the second largest cable operator in the United States. The project is sited on a headend operations facility, which handles the processing and distributing of broadband data. EnSync Energy …

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Net Neutrality Failure in US Will Hurt All Internet Users Scoop.co.nz (press release)
"Fortunately New Zealand doesn’t have the market problems that make network neutrality such a pressing issue in the U.S. In particular the fact Chorus, provider of most broadband Internet infrastructure, does not offer retail ISP service and has no deals with content providers gives a layer of security to …

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December 17, 2017
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Zain KSA Initiates 3 New Broadband Projects for Remote Areas Asharq Al-awsat English
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah al-Sawah with CITC Governor Abdulaziz bin Salem al-Ruwais and Chairman of Zain Saudi Arabia Prince Nayef bin Sultan. (Asharq Al-Awsat). Riyadh – Shujaa al-Baqmi. Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) …

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Arris launches new broadband gateways Digital TV Europe
Broadband technology outfit Arris has launched two new broadband gateway devices, the NVG578 and NVG558, targeting the Passive Optical Network (PON) and fixed-wireless markets. The NVG578 is a PON gateway platform that provides a range of options to delivery today’s GPON speeds, as well …

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AT&T picks Georgia to test ‘gigabit’ internet over power lines Atlanta Journal Constitution
Deployment costs for new broadband service could be greatly reduced compared to the cost of deploying expensive new towers and cable infrastructure. The technology, if proven commercially viable, could help expand broadband internet access to under-served areas. AT&T said there’s no timeline …

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McAuliffe, rural Bland County celebrate arrival of high-speed internet Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Virginia’s governor Terry McAuliffe turns on the internet and cuts the ribbon at the new broadband tower to celebrate the arrival of high speed broadband internet in rural Bland County, Va. The governor along with local officials had a meeting Thursday afternoon to make the announcement at the …

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Arris debuts 2 gateways for PON and fixed wireless broadband FierceCable
Arris has introduced two new broadband gateway devices designed to support passive optical networking (PON) and fixed wireless broadband deployments. The NVG578 is a customizable PON gateway platform supporting GPON technologies. It can also work with XGS-PON and NG-PON2 platforms …

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What does net neutrality repeal mean for Massachusetts municipal internet providers — or towns … MassLive.com
"There may be some benefits for us," Howard said of Whip City Fiber’s ability to compete in the new broadband landscape. "The model that we present to our internet customers is substantially different than what most of the industry is using." Without net neutrality rules in place, internet service might …

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San Juan County’s broadband option sets state example Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County has become a leading example of how to provide high-speed internet access to a wide net of community members thanks to its co-op-backed Internet Service Provider. That and other local ISPs might also protect islanders from possible changes in federal regulations that could allow …

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FCC overturns current net neutrality rules amid commission, industry group protest FierceTelecom
Clyburn agreed and added that reclassification broadband under Title I will have a rippling effect on other programs within the FCC such as Lifeline and new broadband expansion efforts. “Reclassification of broadband will do more than wreak havoc on net neutrality,” Clyburn said. “It will also undermine …

FCC Votes to Dismantle Obama-Era Net Neutrality StandardsU.S. News & World Report
FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality RulesSeeker
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Arris Charges Into Enterprise Sector Light Reading
This new version of WiFi will bake in OFDMA capabilities and other notable features from cellular technology. Separately this morning, Arris announced the introduction of two new broadband gateway devices designed for PON and fixed wireless broadband deployments. The first device, known as the …

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Plusnet, EE, drive 500000 new BT broadband adds BroadbandDeals (press release) (blog)
The success of BT’s two brands Plusnet and EE has added half a million new broadband customers to the broadcaster’s books. The news came out of BT’s financial results for the second part of 2017. Plusnet, EE, drive 500,000 new BT broadband adds 1. While both companies started out as …

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December 12, 2017
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We have a trial date Vox
For a while now, the United States has allowed the owners of telecommunications infrastructure companies to also get into the content business. … The basic issue with broadband is that the first guy to build a broadband network in a given neighborhood bears enormous fixed construction costs but also …

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Buy 5 Communication Components Stocks with Robust Demand Nasdaq
One of the key attributes of the telecommunications industry is that it is a major infrastructure product for both emerging and developed nations. The telecommunications industry benefits from an improving global economy which makes the overall macro-outlook buoyant. Significant technological …

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When broadband is a core infrastructure, no one gets left behind Indianapolis Recorder
Meanwhile, Pew Research found that only 73 percent of U.S. households had broadband service — and just 54 percent of African-Americans have broadband at home. These are indicators that should be and can be 100 percent — with smart infrastructure. And we’re not just talking about smart cars, …

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Sprint: Altice deal lets us cut through red tape of small-cell deployments FierceWireless
… MVNO offering from Altice, the fourth-largest cable provider in the United States. The pact—which Sprint positioned as a “first of its kind agreement”—enables Altice to provide wireless services through Sprint’s wireless network, while Sprint will use Altice’s broadband infrastructure to densify its wireless …

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December 10, 2017
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Centennial’s new gigabit internet service that’s not Comcast breaks ground next week The Denver Post
Construction begins next week in Centennial on a service that will ultimately bring what many in Colorado have voted for: fast internet from someone other than the local cable TV or telephone provider. Ting Internet, based in Canada, has been working with the city for more than a year to study whether …

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New broadband, wireless infrastructure to enable Malaysia to be fully digital: Salleh The Sun Daily
KUALA LUMPUR: The roll-out of a new broadband and wireless infrastructure, once completed, will enable Malaysia to be fully digital with ubiquitous access to connectivity, according to Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the initiative would future-proof …

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Jefferson City seeks fast-track to broadband The Standard Banner
Meeting Monday afternoon, council members approved a resolution initiating a streamlined process for issuing permits related to broadband services and applying to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the new “Broadband Ready” designation approved recently by …

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Airtel broadband users can get 2000GB data at Rs 3299: Here’s how The Indian Express
Airtel Broadband users can get 2000GB data along with unlimited calls at Rs 3,299. People can choose to go with 16 Mbps, 24 Mbps or 40 Mbps speeds, depending on their usage. Validity for the plans remain 30 days. The new broadband plans were shown as an option to update from our existing plan.

Bumper Airtel offer! You can get 1GB data at less than Rs 2; here’s how to avail benefitFinancial Express
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From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub New York Times
People here are already thinking that the new broadband lines could transform the local economy. The one general store, the Native Store, will be able to order new supplies more easily. The phone association has installed computer terminals at City Hall to provide free internet service to the public.

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Fairbanks Workshop Ponders Faster Internet Solutions Government Technology
“Right when they were trying to deploy new broadband they sustained 20 percent in cuts,” O’Connor said. More recently the telecoms shared in new funding streams, including the 10-year, $1.5 billion Alaska Plan. While some programs were cut this year, including Rural Health Care funding that …

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Satellite Solutions Worldwide lands European broadband deal with Viasat-Eutelsat venture Proactive Investors UK
It will specifically provide in-language/in-market sales, installation, billing, customer care and logistics services for the new broadband operation. Initially, the roll-out will begin in Poland and Norway followed shortly thereafter in Sweden and Finland – it is expected that the service will be the fastest …

Satellite-based Euro-broadband to roll outAdvanced Television
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Dutch broadband market improves to small growth in Q3, led by cable Telecompaper
Growth for fibre was lower in Q3 than in previous quarters, with 8,000 new broadband customers, but cable advanced to 17,000 connections. This is much more than in Q2 (+2,000) and Q1 (+9,000). The number of broadband via DSL (copper) connections continued to decline, but the small decrease of …

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Charter brags about big speed boost—after saying Title II stalled investment Ars Technica
Charter Communications is really excited to tell you about all its new broadband network investments. "Increasing Flagship Broadband Speeds; Giving Customers More For Less," is the title of the company’s latest announcement on this topic. The second-largest cable company in the US has increased …

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NBN launches training program ZDNet
The IT channel program will also provide a portal for information on new broadband products and technologies, and updates on the rollout; a dedicated contact centre for "support, channel management resources, and system architecture advice"; and access to retailers for pre-sales advice, …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

December 5, 2017
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Broadband cooperatives could be the overlooked solution to rural America’s internet woes StateScoop
Amid fears that the Federal Communication Commission’s support for big carriers like AT&T and Verizon could derail dependable internet service in rural communities, a new report has recommended local officials take broadband services into their own hands with fiber cooperatives. The call to action, …

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The FCC plans to kill the open internet; don’t count on the FTC to save it Quartz
Based on that record, the FCC concluded that rules were necessary to protect internet openness, which in turn promotes a “virtuous cycle,” which leads to more internet content, more innovation, better quality, and greater investment in broadband infrastructure. The DC Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld …

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To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet Motherboard
We must end our reliance​ on big telecom monopolies and build decentralized, affordable, locally owned internet infrastructure. … The Federal Communications Commission will announce a full repeal of net neutrality protections Wednesday, according to the New York Times and several other media …

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Guest column: Rural internet access is important ag infrastructure Farm Forum
These are the people who perhaps most need the internet – for telemedicine that can provide healthcare without difficult travel distances, for educational resources, for entrepreneurial opportunities, and of course, for precision agriculture – and yet, the current state of America’s broadband infrastructure

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This is the only solution to fixing America’s crumbling infrastructure The Hill
We have two choices: adopt a federal capital budget, or sit by and watch the American infrastructure crumble bridge by bridge, pipeline by pipeline, water main by water main, and watch us fall behind economically because of an inadequate electrical power grid and insufficient broadband. Even for …

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Air Force needs help bringing broadband to every US base FedScoop
The Air Force is looking to industry for help on how it can best bring broadband coverage to its installations across the U.S. in an efficient and effective … She called it an “opportunity to work with the commercial industry to bring infrastructure at industry cost if the Air Force can open up the process to …

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BCDA and DICT Philippines partnering with Facebook for high-speed Internet infrastructure project OpenGov Asia
Facebook will construct and operate a submarine cable system providing direct connections from Luzon to Internet hubs in the United States and Asia. … In line with that, this new broadband infrastructure is expected to significantly improve Internet speed and increase availability throughout the country …

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Verizon to Offer 5G Broadband Services in 5 Markets in 2018 Nasdaq
Verizon Communications IncVZ plans to launch next-generation 5G wireless residential broadband services in three to five U.S. markets in 2018. Consequently, shares of … trials in 11 U.S. cities. The company is focused on building a fiber and wireless infrastructure to deliver mobile video efficiently.

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A Case is Made: Leverage Electric Co-op Network to Expand Rural Broadband! Nonprofit Quarterly
Indeed, in over 350 communities nationwide, rural broadband is already provided by co-ops, including, Shueh notes, in large swaths of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. According to Mitchell, “much of this infrastructure was built with small loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural …

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FCC to End Net Neutrality TidBITS
Further, Pai claims that eliminating net neutrality regulations — or, rather, “restoring Internet freedom” — is essential to spur investment in America’s broadband infrastructure. Pai cites studies claiming broadband investment fell in the two years since the Obama-era FCC enacted net neutrality regulations …

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December 3, 2017
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Digital Minister: New broadband fund on course to be spent quicker than money given to SNP in … Telegraph.co.uk
A fund to roll out fibre broadband unveiled in last week’s UK Budget is on course to be spent more quickly than money given to the SNP three years ago, the Digital Minister has said ahead of a showdown meeting with Scottish ministers. Matt Hancock said the £190 million unveiled by the Chancellor to …

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Leaping into a decision on a new broadband Universal Service Obligation would be a mistake City A.M.
The government is currently offering a £1.1bn package of measures to support the market delivery of digital networks underpinned by full fibre broadband. A key pillar of that plan, under the Digital Economy Act 2017, is to create a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), which is geared …

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County signs on to broadband coalition Blue Mountain Eagle
Coalition members would develop plans for how the new broadband network would be built and operated, he said. Frances Preston, who said she supported the coalition, asked why the Forest Service and Blue Mountain Hospital — major benefactors of increased internet access — were not members …

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Velcom to upgrade TV services in 2018, launch new broadband plans Telecompaper
Belarusian operator Velcom will start switching subscribers of its fixed services to a single platform for its digital TV service Voka from the beginning of 2018. Around 100 TV channels, including 18 in HD, as well as VoD services and 4K content will be available for customers over smart TVs. The Voka TV …

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Telstra lures high data using SMBs with new broadband offer iTWire
Telstra has launched an unlimited broadband data offer in a move which it says is designed to help alleviate the problems of data intensive activities by small businesses. The telco says for many SMBs businesses, backing-up data to the cloud, using high-definition video, running a Wi-Fi service or a …

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Comcast broadband slowed by pole work The Recorder
Comcast refers to homes with new broadband access as “passings activated,” because these households may or may not choose to become broadband subscribers. An area along South Shelburne Road and Lucy Fisk Road is ready for construction and would result in another 11 passings activated.

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The New Sewer Socialists Are Building an Equitable Internet The Nation.
Critics often point to the high cost of building new broadband infrastructure, which Chattanooga partly covered with a hefty federal stimulus grant. They further argue that this level of state intervention hurts competition in the Internet market, and could eventually result in poorly run public monopolies.

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Setting the record straight on broadband in Scotland SNP (press release)
Scottish Conservative MPs at Westminster have spent the past weeks spread misinformation on the facts of broadband in Scotland. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary responsible for digital connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, responded to their comments and set the record straight: Superfast …

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FCC Commissioner Clyburn takes down Chairman’s net neutrality doom and gloom TechCrunch
Back in 2015, then-Commissioner of the FCC Ajit Pai submitted a lengthy paper detailing his reasons for voting against the incoming net neutrality rules. He made a lot of predictions about harm those rules would cause — predictions that, as fellow Commissioner Clyburn points out today, pretty much all …

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Plum Lake board talks 2018 budget, local broadband discussion Lakeland Times
The Plum Lake Town Board finalized its spending plans for the new year and put off making a decision on a new broadband partnership with the Eagle River-based SonicNet Inc. on Tuesday. Early in the night, chairman Will Maines yielded the floor for public comments on how the officials had designed …

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nbn Policies Policies | nbn – Australia’s new broadband access network
nbn have an extensive suite of policies designed to enable managers and employees to make informed judgments and decisions in a wide range of situations.

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