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Verizon Walks Away From $550M+ In Federal Broadband Money

Verizon today became the only major U.S. telecommunications company to turn down federal funding to build broadband in unserved, primarily rural, communities, leaving many residents in eight states and the District of Columbia without access to vital communications options. The company was offered $568 million over six years by the Federal government to bring broadband to 270,000 locations. Read More »

Comcast claims it will bring gigabit to entire footprint in two years

The DOCSIS 3.1 technology can support speeds of 10 Gbps, but Comcast's claims to bring new technology to customers have in the past been overstated. Read More »

FCC map illustrates connections between broadband and health

The interactive map, which provides a high-level overview of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity, and health, is already showing some interesting findings, including relationships between illness and information. Read More »

CenturyLink tests 100 Mbps over copper network in Salt Lake City

Delivering service by using vectoring and bonding technology on an existing copper network is an alternative to building new fiber networks. Read More »

New York Attorney General, consumer groups call for investigation of Verizon, NY telecom industry

In a letter to the NYPSC, Schneiderman explained that reports and public hearings aren't enough. A formal proceeding in front of an administrative judge is required "to fully understand the impact of deregulation on consumers and businesses." Read More »

FairPoint accepts $37.4 million per year in Connect America funding

The money will help the carrier expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to 105,000 locations in 14 states over the next six years. Read More »

Should Facebook pay its users?

Although Facebook currently uses users’ data for targeted advertising, the company is predicting that in an increasingly digital world users’ personal information is valuable in itself. Given Facebook’s high market cap, Wall Street seems to be betting on it. Read More »

Study: 360,000 new broadband subscriptions in 2Q 2015

A Leichtman Research Group study found that in the second quarter of 2015 the country’s largest cable and telephone companies added 360,000 new high-speed Internet subscriptions. The total broadband subscriptions is now almost 88.9 million. Read More »

FCC denies DISH’s auction scam

The agency's decision to deny the company $3.3 billion in small business credits that it won by manipulating FCC rules was the right one. It’s a step toward ensuring fair, diverse, and competitive spectrum auctions in the future. Read More »

Frontier commits to “aggressive” broadband buildout

The company plans to bring high-speed Internet to 750,000 additional households over the next five years, an expansion that would increase Frontier’s broadband deployment by more than 50 percent. Read More »

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