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As cable TV falters, broadband prices go up
As cable TV falters, broadband prices go up
Cable TV has been in decline for quite some time and there's no reason to believe that cord-cutting is slowing down any time soon. Netflix et ...... 20 Oct 2017 - 2 comments
Report: Many families rely on just mobile Internet, cut out home connections
Report: Many families rely on just mobile Internet, cut out home connections
According to a new survey, Americans are curring back on home wired Internet, with many (especially poorer) families opting for just mobile web. 22 Apr 2016 - 7 comments
FCC wants to subsidize broadband prices for low-income families
FCC wants to subsidize broadband prices for low-income families
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is working on a plan to subsidize broadband prices for low-income families, giving households $9.25 per month towards the cost of high-speed Internet. 10 Mar 2016 - 4 comments
FCC: U.S. Internet connection speeds have at least tripled since 2011
FCC: U.S. Internet connection speeds have at least tripled since 2011
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said this week that the average download speed for U.S. Internet connections has surged to 31 Mbps as of September 2014, up from 10 Mbps in March 2011. 03 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
The cable industry does not want to give Americans faster Internet
The cable industry does not want to give Americans faster Internet
The cable industry apparently does not want to give Americans faster Internet, with the industry's lobbying group opposing the FCC's wishes. 26 Jan 2015 - 18 comments
FCC to consider changing definition of broadband, raising download and upload speed requirements
FCC to consider changing definition of broadband, raising download and upload speed requirements
As of writing, to be defined as high-speed Internet (broadband), the connection had to have just a 4 Mb/s down stream. 01 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
Time Warner Cable: Consumers have no interest in data usage caps
Time Warner Cable: Consumers have no interest in data usage caps
Last year, Time Warner Cable began offering a data usage cap for some small markets, testing the waters with a voluntary option they call Essentials. 16 Mar 2014 - 18 comments
Apple, Microsoft, US carriers commit $750 million towards education
Apple, Microsoft, US carriers commit $750 million towards education
President Barack Obama has announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to help bring broadband Internet to more classrooms. 06 Feb 2014 - 6 comments
Verizon ready to raise prices, speeds for FiOS
Verizon ready to raise prices, speeds for FiOS
According to reports, Verizon is looking to raise speeds on their FiOS broadband network, but at a price. The speed bump will hit all four ...... 20 May 2012 - 2 comments
Google's pay TV plans take shape with IPTV filings in Kansas City
Google's pay TV plans take shape with IPTV filings in Kansas City
Google has submitted applications to offer IPTV service through their gigabit Internet network in the Kansas City metro area. 28 Feb 2012
Low Income families in US to get $10 Internet and $150 computers next year
Low Income families in US to get $10 Internet and $150 computers next year
The FCC is partnering with a coalition of private companies and non-profits to offer $10 per month broadband and $150 computers to poor Americans. 09 Nov 2011 - 29 comments
FCC chairman announces plan to increase broadband availability in US
FCC chairman announces plan to increase broadband availability in US
FCC Chairmain Julius Genachowski wants to make major changes to existing regulatory rules to expand broadband Internet coverage in rural areas 07 Oct 2011 - 7 comments
Controversial FCC net neutrality rules to take effect in November
Controversial FCC net neutrality rules to take effect in November
New FCC net neutrality rules for US broadband providers are set to go into effect on November 20. The rules were drafted last year, but have ...... 26 Sep 2011 - 18 comments
363 million allocated to England and Scotland for improved broadband networks
363 million allocated to England and Scotland for improved broadband networks
British Secretary of State for Culture Jeremy Hunt has announced a 363 million investment allocated to improve broadband networks in England and Scotland. ...... 16 Aug 2011
     

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