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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
The FCC wants low-income households to have Internet access as an added feature of the agency’s Lifeline program.
Internet May 30, 2015
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 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
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 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's game plan keeps revenue strong and customers committed. But analyst warns competitor trends may bring change.
Money July 22, 2014
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
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 buys satellite imagery firm, looks to improve maps and Internet access. Price for Skybox a reported $500 million.
Internet June 11, 2014
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
The definition of broadband Internet is currently a download speed of 4 Mbps and an upload speed of 1 Mbps.
Internet May 31, 2014
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