Tag: Broadband Internet

Verizon Looking To Replace Wi-Fi With 5G Residential Broadband Services In 5 Cities Next Year

Verizon officially announced plans to deploy 5G residential broadband services in the United States by the end of 2018. The rollout will begin in the second half of the year, starting with Sacramento.

Internet November 30, 2017

Massive Internet Outage Hits Major US Cities Affecting Comcast Xfinity Users

Most Comcast Xfinity internet subscribers in major U.S. cities suffered from outages on Nov. 6, reporting either slow or no connections at all. Comcast confirmed the issue rooted from a configuration error and says it’s now fixed.

Internet November 7, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

Internet July 11, 2017

Google Fiber To Go Wireless? Underground Fiber Optic Cables Proving Too Expensive And Time-Consuming

The cost and time associated with installing underground fiber optic cables for Google Fiber have been slowing down the business. The service is now investigating wireless solutions to the problem.

Google August 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wants High-Speed Broadband Internet For Everyone In US By 2020

Hillary Clinton has set ambitious goals for the United States. She aims to have broadband internet speeds in all 50 American states, but that might be a tall order based on a report on the country's connection speeds.

Internet July 2, 2016

Streaming Services Defeat Internet Providers In Appeals Court On Net Neutrality: Here’s How The Case Played Out

The FCC, Obama Administration and streaming services beat broadband internet providers in Appeals Court on Tuesday, June 14, when the judges upheld the net neutrality ruling.

Business Tech June 15, 2016

BT Pledging £6 Billion To Push Ultrafast Broadband To 12 Million UK Homes By 2020

BT Group announced that a £6 billion investment is in tow over the next three years. The holding said it will expand its broadband network and mobile 4G coverage in the UK, but not everyone jumped for joy.

Internet May 6, 2016

Here’s How Startup ISP Starry Plans To Overthrow Comcast And Other Traditional Broadband Providers

Starry is a startup ISP, and it's about to rock the broadband Internet industry. Here's the technology that the company will use and how it'll give traditional broadband providers such as Comcast a run for their money.

Internet January 28, 2016

AT&T Brings 1Gbps Broadband Internet To LA, Detroit And 36 Other Cities

AT&T is giving its customers in 38 cities in the United States an early Christmas present: its fiber optic-based service GigaPower. This broadband service touts a speed of up to one gigabit per second, which lets you download an HD movie in less than 36 seconds.

Internet December 8, 2015

Gigaclear Starts Testing UK's First 5Gbps Broadband, But It Doesn't Come Cheap

Gigaclear announced that it is testing a 5 Gbps broadband network system for both home and business subscribers. The company confirmed that it will provide outstanding services for all customers starting early 2016 - with the right price.

Internet November 18, 2015

Internet Too Slow? Here Are Some Tips To Improve Your Broadband Speed

Slow broadband speeds at home are caused by a number of factors, including where the router is located. Users are advised to place routers away from electrical devices such as speakers and lamps that interfere with the router's signal and cause poor Internet connection.

Internet November 10, 2015

Here's The FCC's Plan To Narrow 'Digital Divide' For Better Internet Access

The FCC wants low-income households to have Internet access as an added feature of the agency’s Lifeline program.

Internet May 30, 2015

State of the Union Address: Obama Pushes for Broadband Internet Access, Defends Net Neutrality

Amid concerns over the economy, health care, and national security, President Barack Obama touches on broadband and net neutrality issues in his State of the Union address.

Society January 21, 2015

Google Fiber Gigabit Internet Service in Austin Will Cost Only $70 a Month

Google Fiber just announced its pricing plans for Google Fiber Austin. Customers in the area can sign up for 1-Gigabit Internet for $70 a month.

Internet November 25, 2014

FCC mulls 'hybrid' net neutrality plan: Here's why it's not popular

The FCC is proposing a 'hybrid' net neutrality plan that would regulate only a portion of the business of broadband Internet providers. The move does not impress advocates of equal access.

Internet November 1, 2014

Verizon to FCC: We aren't the only ones throttling traffic, you know

Verizon recently announced 5 percent of its heaviest data users on unlimited data plans would be subject to data throttling during periods of cell tower congestion, even on its more efficient 4G LTE network. The FCC's hackles are raised over this, and it has asked Verizon to show cause for this policy.

Business Tech August 5, 2014

Verizon enjoys double-digit operating income growth, cites network investments as key factor

Verizon's game plan keeps revenue strong and customers committed. But analyst warns competitor trends may bring change.

Money July 22, 2014

Calix taps new board member, helps drives high-speed service forward

Calix upgrades a Texas-based telecom network with high-speed data rates of 1 Gbps. On the same day, it welcomes a 25-year veteran of the telecommunications field to its board of directors.

Internet July 8, 2014

Shame is FCC's strategy to get ISP speeds speedier

The latest FCC report on the quality of broadband service from leading Internet service providers finds most ISPs are meeting or slightly exceeding advertised speeds. But there are still some laggards, and the quality of the at-home connection can often be the problem.

Internet June 19, 2014

Google spends $500M for digital imaging player Skybox

Google buys satellite imagery firm, looks to improve maps and Internet access. Price for Skybox a reported $500 million.

Internet June 11, 2014

Is the moon the next Wi-Fi hotspot for Earth?

NASA, MIT successfully test broadband connections between the Earth and the moon. The data rate achieved with lasers beats any Wi-Fi on Earth.

Space June 3, 2014

FCC wants to redefine broadband: 10Mbps downstream, 2.9Mbps upstream

The definition of broadband Internet is currently a download speed of 4 Mbps and an upload speed of 1 Mbps.

Internet May 31, 2014

'Give us broadband speed guaranteed:' Which? consumer group demands

Internet service providers that deliver promised broadband speeds are rare finds. They are so rare that a consumer group in the UK has waged war against them.

Internet March 22, 2014

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