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FCC may redefine broadband

The FCC is soliciting comments on whether to raise the definition of broadband from 4Mbps downstream/1 up to 10 Mbps down/1 up, or even higher. Read More »

Mississippi company jumps into 1 Gbps fiber race

Mississippi-based C Spire began installing fiber optic cable in a Jackson suburb, aiming to offer 1 Gbps service to subscribers in certain neighborhoods in nine cities throughout the state. Read More »

Federal appeals court OK’s FCC rural telephone plan

The Tenth Federal Circuit Court in Denver upheld the FCC’s right to use its $4.5 billion Connect America Fund to subsidize rural broadband. Read More »

A fair and open spectrum auction for rural America

To expand rural mobile broadband, said former House Telecommunications Chair Rick Boucher, “Don’t restrict the auction by cutting out companies that currently serve rural America and want to expand their presence there.” Read More »

E-rate modernization workshop

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be “the single most important issue this agency deals with." Read More »

CenturyLink Plans Gigabit Fiber to Apartment Buildings in Portland

CenturyLink has offered to wire 15 apartment buildings in Portland, Oregon with gigabit fiber. Read More »

Internet, an open or shut case?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will support allowing commercial fast lanes for video Internet providers, but said this move "does not change the underlying goals of transparency, no blocking of lawful content, and no unreasonable discrimination..." Read More »

Connect America Fund to extend broadband to 5 million rural homes

The FCC moved to use its Connect America Fund to expand broadband to 5 million Americans in rural areas. Read More »

New Jersey accedes to Verizon’s FiOS demands

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) unanimously decided that Verizon no longer has to live up to its commitment to build out high-speed Internet to all state residents. Read More »

CWA on AT&T U-verse statement, This is What Fast Means

CWA praised AT&T's announcement that it was expanding its U-verse broadband service nationwide, saying 'This is what fast means.' Read More »

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