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Are zero-rating video plans pro-consumer or do they violate net neutrality?

This disruption of the cable bundle is prompting important questions about the future of video services: are these plans precursors of new models for financing network investment and what will it all mean for consumer choice? Read More »

Study: 645,000 new broadband subscriptions in 3Q 2015

A Leichtman Research Group study found that in the third quarter of 2015 the country’s largest cable and telephone companies added 645,000 new high-speed Internet subscriptions. The total broadband subscriptions is now more than 89 million. Read More »

T-Mobile tests net neutrality rules, raises prices on consumers

T-Mobile is introducing a new video plan to allow “unlimited” streaming of selected video service. But consumer advocates say the plan may violate the FCC's new net neutrality rules. Read More »

20th globally, average US broadband speed 11.7 Mbps

Akamai Technologies’ Second Quarter 2015 State of the Internet Report found that the average broadband speed across the United States is 11.7 Mbps, making the US the 20th in the world. Read More »

Which cities are the country’s worst-connected?

Relying on data from the 2014 American Community Survey, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance released rankings for the 25 cities with the most households without Internet access. Read More »

AT&T, CenturyLink accept more than $900 million in CAF money

The money will help the carriers expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to a combined 3.4 million homes and businesses in rural locations across 36 states. 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 »

It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

Fiber expansion at CenturyLink

CenturyLink plans to expand its fiber network service from its present locations in Omaha, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to metro areas around the West and Mid-West. Read More »

Google Fiber: Killer Rabbit or Tiny Bunny?

Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.” Read More »

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