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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 »

Landlines. Accept no Substitutes.

“Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,” wrote NTCA. Read More »

Breaking the Cable Bundle

Mark Cooper of the Consumer Federation of America urged the FCC to give online video providers the same programming access as MVPDs. Read More »

FCC adopts Open Internet rules, reclassifies broadband Internet access as Title II

After many months of heated, contentious debate, the FCC adopted new Open Internet rules on a 3-2 vote, but the debate over net neutrality is not over. Read More »

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