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Will New York State broadband plan boost FiOS build-out?

New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities? Read More »

New York Public Library distributing free Wi-Fi hotspots

The New York Public Library will help to bridge the digital divide by allocating 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income families. Read More »

CenturyLink, too, eyeing over-the-top video

CenturyLink CFO Stewart Ewing told a conference that his company was looking to expand both its standard Prism IPTV, and over-the-top video service. Read More »

Wheeler tells CES what he really thinks of net neutrality

This week, Tom Wheeler “strongly hinted” to the Vegas Consumer Electronics Show that his proposed net neutrality rules would reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

Broadband = 25Mbps>, says Wheeler

According to several sources, the FCC is proposing to redefine broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up – a significant raise from the last 2010 definition. Read More »

As net neutrality vote looms, Google looks to take advantage

As net neutrality rules head for late February vote, Google wants to take advantage of any Title II reclassification. Read More »

School iPads not much use to students without home Internet

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide. Read More »

FCC moves closer to equalizing Internet video and cable

The FCC moved toward giving Internet video streaming services access to cable companies' affiliated programming on equal rates, terms, and conditions. Read More »

Cable price rise is less where competition exists

According to a new FCC report on cable charges, "The price per channel is 14.7 percent lower in effective competition communities than in communities without a finding of effective competition... ” Read More »

A federal bill to close the digital divide for students

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities. Read More »

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