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Date: 06.02.2017
As customers turn to smartphones to replace landline service, broadband service providers are seeing a demand for larger data packages that can provide enough connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and streaming video. Fixed networks are the backbone to all internet-supported devices, but old copper wire networks now connect less than...
Date: 04.17.2017
For some rural towns and counties, upgrading the broadband infrastructure is a question of balancing a deeply held commitment to a rural identity with the costs of being left behind by a digitally powered world.For example, just a mere 60 miles outside of the Beltway, scenic Rappahannock County, Virginia is confronting the challenges of bringing a...
Date: 01.05.2017
Eyeing the future, telecom giants are working on hotly competitive roadmaps to bring 5G wireless services to American consumers. 5G promises to dramatically speed up mobile broadband; it could make wireless competitive to cable and fiber for video and web access. It would also enable connected cars and dramatically enhance the internet of...
Date: 12.14.2016
Good news for broadband users: online speeds for the average consumer are increasing at a rapid pace and the actual speeds delivered by broadband providers meet or exceed the advertised rate. Those are the key conclusions of the sixth “Measuring Broadband America: Fixed Broadband Report” released by the FCC at the beginning of the...
Date: 06.28.2016
Background: Today, USTelecom will file comments in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) business data services proceeding revealing new survey data showing business customers benefit from much broader competition than the commission has characterized. The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “...
Date: 04.08.2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has at last lifted the curtain on certain aggregated data filed in its “special access” proceeding, which is examining the state of competition in business broadband and the effectiveness of the FCC’s current special access regulations. As expected, the data reveal there has been...
Posted In: fiber, wireless
Date: 01.05.2016