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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 »

Cable giants still adding new broadband users

In 2014, 3 million new broadband users signed up: 2.7 million with cable firms and the rest with AT&T and Verizon. Read More »

Googling is a bit uneven in Kansas City

As Andrew Schwartzman, long-time public interest media advocate, points out in his daily blog post, Google’s Kansas City project only benefited some. Read More »

Advanced age + low income and lack of education = offline

Two Benton Foundation authors combined 2014 Pew Internet survey data on age, income and education to closely examine Internet use among seniors. Read More »

Millions Of Facebook Users Have No Idea They’re Using The Internet

From The Daily Item: Andrew Jay Schwartzman gives you just one thing you might have missed. Read More »

CenturyLink pushing 1 Gbps business service into southern Utah

Recently, CenturyLink announced that it was extending its 1 Gbps service from Salt Lake City and suburbs to southern Utah – but specifically for businesses. Read More »

AT&T new high-speed Internet option expands to 7 more cities

AT&T is adding seven new cities to its 75 Mbps service, using existing copper wire broadband networks. Read More »

Wheeler formally announces Title II drive for broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject. Read More »

FCC raises broadband benchmark

CWA commended the FCC for raising the definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps for downloads, and 1Mbps to 3Mbps for uploads. Read More »

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