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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 »

Google admits, we’re not all that diverse

Google became one of the few Silicon Valley tech companies to release its internal diversity data -- and the results aren't looking very good. Read More »

At House hearing, both parties dubious about Comcast merger

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, in which Democrats, Republicans and industry executives all questioned the legality, the necessity and the probity of such a move. 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 »

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 »

On 2 fronts, Senator Franken fights Comcast-Time Warner merger

In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

The shape of a Comcast world

According to Free Press, if their merger with Time Warner goes through, Comcast will control half of the high-speed U.S. Internet market. With a series of infographics, Free Press shows what will happen. Read More »

Many seniors still struggle with technology

According to the new Pew report, “... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life – 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.” Read More »

Failing Fiber One

With only 7.7 percent of the U.S. wired for broadband fiber, some people are moving across the country to get high-speed, affordable fiber connections. Read More »

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