Posts tagged as: Broadband

Webpass Rebrands As Google Fiber Webpass

  Today, Webpass announced in a blog post they are officially becoming Google Fiber Webpass in all 8 cities they serve cities — from Seattle to Miami! They are using the following tag line with customers “New name, different look, same awesome service.” Google Says the branding is another step in bringing together the best […]

Grange’s Comments On FCC’s TV White Space Vote

  National Grange President Betsy Huber issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finalized (PDF) the Unlicensed Reconsideration and Database Accuracy proceedings on Wednesday, both of which help remove regulatory uncertainty in the TV white spaces technology market: “There are few challenges facing rural America as great as the rural broadband gap, […]

Seamless Air Alliance Is Formed To Bring Easy To Use Broadband to the Flying Public

A handful of companies have banded together with the goal of bringing real broadband to airplane passengers. The founding members of the Seamless Air Alliance include Sprint, Delta, Airbus, OneWeb, and Airtel. The idea is to let carriers “extend their services into airline cabins” so passengers have immediate access to high-speed internet while in the […]

FCC’s Findings Clears Line Between Mobile and Fixed Broadband

The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed. To start, the agency will continue to define “broadband” as connections that supply speeds of at least 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has flirted with the idea of downgrading […]

The Court Has Reinstated FTC on AT&T Data Throttling

The FTC will get another chance to prove AT&T illegally throttled customers’ data speeds. An appeals court has reinstated the FTC’s case against AT&T this.  The court originally dismissed last summer on grounds that the FTC didn’t have jurisdiction over internet providers due to their common carrier status. The reversal, if successfully argued by the FTC, […]

FCC Changes Rules for Broadband Deployment and Price Regulation BDS

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to close two dockets and opening two more, all focused on broadband infrastructure deployment. The Commission voted on two items. First, an Order on Reconsideration will allow providers to fully recover their investment in deploying broadband to high-cost rural areas from the Connect America Fund. Second, a Report and […]

Senate Uses the Congressional Review Act Gut FCC Broadband Privacy Rules

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act to gut the FCC’s broadband privacy rules that prevent Internet Service Providers like Comcast and Verizon from selling their customer’s personal information to advertisers without permission. ACLU Legislative Counsel Neema Singh Guliani issued the following statement: “It is extremely disappointing that the Senate voted […]

New Law Makes China’s Great Firewall Stronger

Per Bloomberg, Chinese lawmakers have approved what is known as the Cyber Security Law. It goes into effect in June, and gives China far-reaching power to crack down on Web access and invade Internet users’ privacy. According to Human Rights Watch, the legislation’s most objectionable provisions include making it easier to censor content and limit users’ […]

Google Fiber Halts Expansion and Plans Lays Offs

Google has announced that its Fiber division would lay off employees and stop expanding into new cities, hobbling the search giant’s six-year-old experiment in becoming an Internet service provider. In a blog post, the head of Alphabet’s Access division, Craig Barrat, confirmed that he will step aside as the group, which includes Google Fiber, pauses its […]

Comcast Introduces 1TB Xfinity Data Plans

Comcast announced that its 1TB data plans are now available inside of the United States. Although this may sound attractive, these data plans are actually somewhat bittersweet. Over the years, data caps on home internet services have become increasingly common. Although the cap limits your ability to use the internet service, it has been somewhat […]

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