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FCC updates 911 emergency call protocols

The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls. Read More »

Google Fiber expansion continues

Google Fiber, the search giantís all-fiber Internet service, has announced deployment plans in four southern metro areas: Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Nashville. Read More »

Verizon calls an end to FiOS build-out… again.

Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway. Read More »

Cable industry says you donít need fast Internet

In an FCC filing, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association opposed the FCC action to raise the speeds in its definition of broadband on the grounds that consumers don't need it. Read More »

Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only service

Cablevision is launching Freewheel, a new metropolitan New York-based Wi-Fi mobile phone service that operates on available Wi-Fi links -- not through a cellular network. Read More »

Republican Internet plans hit interference in Congress

This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

Response to spectrum auction off the charts

In GigaOm, Peter Rysavy writes that the most recent auction of AWS (advanced wireless services) spectrum changed the way the industry values spectrum. Read More »

New chip may allow big jump in cable speeds… but

Wireless company Broadcom announced at CES it would sell the new DOCSIS 3.1 chip -- enabling cable to use higher speeds over existing lines. Read More »

Municipal networks will not wire U.S. for broadband

All communities need high-speed networks, but whatís a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work. Read More »

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 »

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