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FairPoint launches gigabit service in Portsmouth, NH

FairPoint Communications launches its first gigabit fiber-to-the-premise service in Portsmouth, NH, with both upload and download speeds up to 1 Gbps, seven years after FairPoint purchased the lines from Verizon. Read More »

Verizon won’t bring FiOS to Boston

Boston wants FiOS, but Verizon told the City Council last week that it had no intention of building out its all-fiber service to the city. Read More »

Consumers, elected officials, union members call on Verizon to stop stalling at NYC Council hearing

Pressure grows on Verizon as NYC Council examines Verizonís broken promise to build-out high-speed FiOS network. Read More »

AT&T expands, upgrades U-verse with GigaPower service in ten cities

AT&Tís service with Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second just launched in parts of San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX; Orlando, FL; as well as Gary, Hammond, and Crown Point, IN Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

20th globally, average US broadband speed 11.7 Mbps

Akamai Technologiesí 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 countryís 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 »

Google explores bringing fiber service to three new cities

Google is exploring the possibility of bringing its Google Fiber service to Irvine, CA.; Louisville, KY.; and San Diego, CA. Read More »

AT&T to expand gigabit service to seven more metro areas

AT&T plans to expand its U-verse with GigaPower to more than 24 cities in seven major metro areas. The service can provide Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and is available in a growing number of areas across the country since 2013. Read More »

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