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Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband service providers, CAF II, FCC, reports and studies, rural America, USTelecom news
While broadband is widely deployed across the United States, availability continues to lag in rural areas compared to urban and suburban areas, according to the most current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband deployment data. As of mid-2016, 86 percent of rural households had access to wired broadband at any speed compared to 99...
Posted In: broadband deployment, business broadband, industry news, reports and studies, USTelecom news
More Americans have choices between broadband service providers at faster speeds than four years ago, according to a new USTelecom / CensusNBM analysis of the most current Federal Communications Commission broadband deployment data. Nearly half of U.S. households now have access to download speeds of 25 Mbps from two or more wired broadband...
Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, reports and studies
About 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband option by mid-2016 and 84 percent had two options, according to a new analysis of Federal Communications Commission data by USTelecom and consultant Telcodata CensusNBM. In a new report, “U.S. Broadband Availability Mid 2016,” USTelecom Vice President of Industry...
Posted In: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, digital, National Broadband Plan
In his first remarks as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai declared his highest priority: making sure every American who wants internet access can get it. Since that day, he has consistently taken steps toward that goal. A key component of the strategy to get there is fostering broadband infrastructure investment. He formed the Broadband Deployment...
Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, net neutrality, open internet, Open Internet rules
One of the talking points repeated by advocates of heavy-handed utility-style regulation on broadband internet service is that internet service providers say one thing to Wall Street and something else to Washington. Like other arguments made by some of these advocates, that suggestion is both simplistic and incorrect. Broadband providers have...
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Reliable...
Posted In: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, Connect America Fund, FCC, FCC Open Meeting , universal service
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Public Notice for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award up to $198 million annually over 10 years to service providers for providing fixed voice and broadband service in high-cost areas. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter...
Posted In: broadband access, broadband deployment, broadband investment, consumers, universal service
Every morning across the U.S., Americans reach for their phones, tablets or laptops and start tapping out the first text message of the day, or check the feed on their favorite social media network. Internet access has become a fabric woven into the daily lives of most Americans. Since 1996, internet service providers have invested $1.5...
Posted In: broadband deployment, broadband investment, FCC, Internet, Internet regulation, open internet, Open Internet rules
For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines. The protest consists mostly of prominently displayed “spinning wheels of doom”—the universally reviled data...