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Softbank Said to Ready Broadband Pitch Amid Merger Doubt
SoftBank Corp. (9984) President Masayoshi Son is reframing his argument for consolidation in the U.S. mobile-phone market, heading to Washington this week to advocate for wireless broadband as an alternative to cable.
Broadband Internet: Challenges remain to connecting rural Iowa
BROADBAND IN IOWA: Progress in getting rural connected to high-speed Internet has been slow so far, despite Gov. Terry Branstad's push for legislation this year that would answer the clamor for better connectivity from small towns. Internet service providers and lawmakers question whether Branstad's plan offers enough incentives to spur new investments and wider access in underserved areas ...
Broadband Pricing Key In Comcast Deal
Comcast has opened the door to regulatory scrutiny of the highly charged issue of consumption-based pricing for broadband services by pushing for the acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Federal regulators ...
Fast broadband now considered vital by increasing numbers of homebuyers
Houses without a connection or slow download speeds can be worth up to 20% less, say estate agents Houses without broadband could be worth as much as 20% less than comparable properties with a good connection, according to experts who say superfast speeds are increasingly important to prospective homebuyers. With soaring numbers going online to perform everyday tasks or to work from home, a ...
Slow broadband 'damaging education'
A survey suggests that school children could be missing out because of poor home broadband connections.
Federal government programs to promote broadband rollout
The federal government has focused more attention on speeding up the rollout of broadband to the millions of people who are unserved, most of them in rural America.
Broadband: how to improve your service
Complaints are rising, with rural areas poorly served by fast broadband, but there are ways to try improving your service The digital age has changed the way we shop, bank and play but a rising number of consumers report being stuck with slow broadband and unable to leave costly contracts. A home broadband service costs up to £35 a month, with consumers typically tied into 12-month contracts ...
Active Broadband Networks to Demonstrate Software-Defined Networking Solution for Integrated Broadband Access and ...
Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of software-defined networking solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced that it will demonstrate at the upcoming Open Networking Summit ...
China Unicom's Profit Soars 47% On 3G And Broadband
China Unicom's net profit soared 47% year-over-year (y-o-y) to RMB 10.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in 2013 on solid sales growth in 3G as well as fixed-line broadband services. 3G service revenues grew about 50% on account of rapid subscriber growth, even as average revenue per user saw double-digit declines. Subsidy costs declined as a percentage of 3G revenues to 8.7% as the carrier benefited ...
Comcast Extends National Broadband Adoption Program for Low-Income Families
Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David L. Cohen today announced the company will continue Internet Essentials indefinitely — beyond its initial three-year commitment. Internet Essentials is Comcast’s acclaimed national broadband adoption program for low-income families.
Poor broadband connection is damaging some children's education, according to a new report. The study by insurance firm NFU Mutual found parents in rural areas had to make more phone calls because poor broadband connections.
Promoting Broadband Competition: Will Consumers Opt for Mobile-Only Broadband?
This week, the Senate Judiciary committee is holding an important hearing on the wireless industry. Rather than focusing narrowly on policies that promote wireless competition, Congress—as well as the Federal Communications Commission ()—should focus instead on promoting broadband competition: With the right strokes, wireless broadband could be poised to impose real competitive discipline on ...
LA-RICS Selects Motorola Solutions to Develop Public Safety Broadband Network for the Los Angeles Region
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority has selected Motorola Solutions, Inc. to develop a wireless Public Safety Broadband Netw
Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC Report Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013
MEDIACOM BROADBAND LLC AND MEDIACOM LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Mediacom Communications Corporation, today each reported unaudited financial and operating highlights for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013.
Comcast Indefinitely Extends Low-Cost Broadband for Poor Families
Comcast, which is preparing to ask federal regulators to approve its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, said Tuesday it would continue a program that gives low-cost broadband service and computers to poor families and give $1 million in neighborhood grants to support digital literacy.
I got my village on the broadband fast lane
TOM HORTON was so fed up with people moving out of his area in search of faster broadband that he became determined to do something about it.
Superfast broadband switch on at Skylon Park
First superfast broadband cabinets go live on Hereford Enterprise Zone
Extra £12m for superfast broadband
An extra £12m to expand superfast broadband will help create jobs and let businesses expand in remote parts of Wales, the UK government claims.
Bits Blog: Comcast Indefinitely Extends Low-Cost Broadband for Poor Families
Comcast, which is seeking approval of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, said it would continue a program that gives low-cost broadband service and computers to poor families.
TiVo Selected by Vyve Broadband to Provide Exclusive Next-Generation Advanced Television Experience
TiVo Inc. , a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Vyve Broadband, LLC today announced that Vyve has selected TiVo to develop advanced capabilities for its subscribers using Digital ...
Additional Cable and Broadband Companies to Test 4Cable RF2F Technology
4Cable TV International, Inc. , a global manufacturer of outdoor transmission equipment for cable and broadband providers, is pleased to announce that several additional Cable and Broadband companies have ...
Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance® to demonstrate Wi-Fi® roaming at WBA Carrier Wi-Fi Summit at Mobile ...
Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance® will co-host a demonstration of Wi-Fi® roaming at Mobile World Congress next week in association with the WBA Carrier Wi-Fi Summit hosted onsite. Visitors to the demonstration will be able to experience seamless network authentication where a number of the latest Passpoint devices will be made available for attendees to roam on to the demonstration ...
Rural broadband: Who gets what
South Yorkshire to benefit from government cash
Delay BT broadband cash bid - MPs
A group of MPs say BT should get no more government money for rural broadband until it is clear how it is spending the £1.2bn already awarded to it.
Is Slow Broadband Making Kids Perform Worse At School?
Children's education is being hit by poor broadband connections in rural areas, according to a new report. One in five families reliant on the internet for children's schoolwork said they could not access online resources, a study by insurance firm NFU Mutual showed. The survey of 1,600 adults, mainly from rural areas, revealed that many make more phone calls because of poor broadband ...
Broadband a big factor for Shropshire buyers
Slow broadband speeds can play a major role in house sales, with the lack of superfast connectivity a potential dealbreaker, property experts have said.
Government must drive SMEs to take up broadband
The Broadband Stakeholder Group claims SMEs are missing out on the technological benefits faster broadband can bring and calls on the government to encourage more companies to go digital
Broadband speed becomes key factor in UK home purchases, says Rightmove
In the UK, a slow broadband connection could drive would-be buyers away from purchasing a new property, reports TechWeek Europe, citing a survey conducted by Rightmove, an online property portal.
How does broadband speed affect your property's value?
Super-fast broadband can help the sale of your rural property, but if BT is dragging its heels, try cutting out the middle man
UPDATE BSG Claim UK Businesses Failing to Capitalise on Faster Broadband
A new report from the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), which is a sometimes controversial think-tank for the Government on matters of broadband policy, has warned that Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the United Kingdom are failing to unlock the “commercial potential” of faster broadband connectivity. The Capitalising On Connectivity report, which references previous […]