Broadband Internet Information

Broadband - Will it Affect Your Online Marketing Future?

The coming age of general Broadband use bearing down upon us, minute by minute, is going to leave many changes in its wake. Some will be welcome; others will demand all we can do, just to keep up!

A Cheap Alternative To Broadband?

Are you a dial-up user looking for a faster connection, but don't like Broadband prices? If so, you should take a look at a new service called OnSpeed, which has received rave reviews in Internet technology publications.

Ka Band -Affordable Satellite Internet On The Way!

Ka Band VSAT* satellite internet technology has enormous possibilities for telecommuters, rural locations and eventually for Motor Home users around the U.S. - if it works! Ka Band satellite internet is an all new approach to sending and receiving internet traffic from space (satellites used for internet are at least 23,000 miles from Earth). *Very small aperture terminal.

DSL Internet is a Simple and Easy Way to Get Fast Internet Service

DSL ? which stands for Digital Subscriber Line ? is a great way to get high-speed internet service, without having to get a cable modem, or live in an area that has cable lines. DSL providers have very fast and comparatively cheap internet connectivity.

The Coming Television Revolution

The revolution is just getting started and will be begin to make its mark this year. By 2010, it will begin to take off. By 2025, it will be the standard for all TV viewing. It's called Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV for short. IPTV works with a set-top box connected to any broadband interface and to a TV. It will allow users to choose among thousands (and eventually hundreds of thousands) of hours of programming, including movies, sports, classic TV, etc., and download their selections from the internet to the hard drive of the set-top box.

Wi-Fi Hotspot Security

You've set up your Boingo account, you're hanging out at the Home Turf sports bar in LAX and you figure you'll do a little business or check your e-mail while sipping a Chardonnay. Well, that's the point of Wi-Fi hotspots; being able to take care of a few things while in a relaxing atmosphere.

Broadband is State-of-the-Art Internet Access: How Can a Broadband Cable Benefit You?

We are now well ensconced in a time when the Web is riddled with graphics, animations, sounds, and videos, bringing about a necessity for superior internet access such as that which broadband can provide. The fact is that anything less than the speed supplied by a broadband cable has become inadequate for today?s Web users.

Remotely Connecting by Satellite To the Hospital - 2005

Hospital?s and the Medical Professionals associated with them across America have discovered during the last few years that a great deal of efficiency can be accomplished by utilizing the World Wide Web to connect Doctors, Surgeons, Medical Transcribers and remote or mobile Clinics together. A specialist can instantly review an X-Ray or medical chart half way around the world or from a very remote area. Although most of this connectivity is accomplished utilizing high speed terrestrial internet connections like a T1, Cable or DSL connections, there are many areas in the U.S. where this type of internet connection isn?t available.

Time to Redefine Telecom

Telecommunication, according to Wikipedia, is the extension of communication over a distance. In practice, it also recognizes that something may be lost in the process; hence the term 'telecommunication' covers all forms of distance and/or conversion of the original communications, including radio, telegraphy, television, telephony, data communication and computer networking.

What are Your Internet Connection Solutions?

Of primary concern to all internet users is their actual connection to the internet.

3 Tips to Fix Unreliable Wireless Connections

Generally speaking, wireless computer connections are reliable. However, nothing is perfect, and sometimes you may lose your connection or experience a weak signal. There are many factors that impact the reliability of your wireless connection.

Why You Should Switch To A Fast Internet Connection

With high-speed Internet access becoming available in more and more areas, perhaps it is now available in your neck of the woods. If it is, you might be wondering if it makes sense to upgrade from dialup. For most people, the answer is probably yes! Here are a few reasons why:

Business Satellite Internet Products Compared - 2005

There are a number of options available for Business Class Satellite Internet connectivity in the U.S. today. New offerings seem to launch every week in 2005 and it is becoming a bit confusing for the business owner who can?t obtain traditional high speed internet or can?t afford the expense of running a T1 line to a location off the beaten path. I?ve outlined below several options for business with the positive aspects as well as negative where applicable. Each company and heavy individual user has different needs, so no one platform is a ?one size fits all?. I will outline them and you decide:

Google Brings Millions of Hard-to-Find Library Books to Your Fingertips

Millions of hard-to-find books from five major libraries will soon be a lot easier to access: Google has made plans to scan and digitize them, making the books available on their widely used Internet search engine.

Wifi Hotspot Locations for that a Good Thing?

Recent companies have been advertising wifi hotspot locations that are 'turnkey' (they can run themselves), and only cost between $13,000 and $20,000 to start. Is that good?

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Deal would expand broadband internet access in Albemarle  The Daily Progress

Albemarle County has entered into an agreement that will provide county members of the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative with broadband internet access ...

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named  BBC News

A village street in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, has been named as the slowest for broadband internet, according to an annual survey. The study said homes on ...

Ferguson addresses broadband - Valley Times-News  Valley Times-News

For residents living inside city limits, fast, reliable internet can often be taken for granted. However, in rural parts of the county and Georgia, that same internet ...

U.S. internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year  Recode

Finally some good news: The internet is getting faster, especially fixed broadband internet. Broadband download speeds in the U.S. rose 35.8 percent and ...

162 Million Americans Lack Regular Access To Broadband Internet, Study Finds  WBUR

A new study by Microsoft says 162 million Americans do not have access to broadband internet. That far exceeds the federal government's estimate. Advocates ...

Fredericksburg, Va., OKs Broadband Internet Expansion  Government Technology

(TNS) — The city council took more steps last week toward its goal of providing Fredericksburg with the fastest broadband Internet in Virginia. It unanimously ...

FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs  Engadget

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet *service* ...

Who has broadband internet?  amNewYork

Three of the five New York City boroughs have rates of broadband internet subscriptions that are higher than the state and national average, according to ...

County board opens the door to broadband  Watertown Daily Times

JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors' approval Tuesday of an ordinance related to broadband internet is expected to open doors to rural ...

CEMC considers broadband internet for nearly 99,000 households  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Cumberland Electric Membership Corp., better known as CEMC, is exploring the idea of bringing broadband internet *service* to its nearly 99,000 members ...

Rural broadband gets potential boost as Congress passes farm bill  CNET

The bill, which provides billions in subsidies to American farmers, will also pave the way for more-coordinated efforts among federal agencies to deploy ...

Internet speeds lag in Oregon’s rural areas  Bend Bulletin

Portland residents enjoy some of the nation's fastest internet speeds, but newly released Census data shows rural parts of the state continue to lag way behind.

Can Microsoft’s Airband Initiative close broadband gap for 25M Americans?  Digital Trends

A new report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that 25 million Americans do not have access to broadband internet -- more than 19 ...

Sprint may tackle market for in-home broadband internet  FierceWireless

Over the past year, Sprint executives have repeatedly said the company does not have any plans to use 5G technology to get into the market for in-home ...

Broadband internet choices limited in Knox area, but options are growing  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Lenoir City Utilities Board will soon decide whether to open up its 83-mile fiber-optic loop to residential broadband internet *service*.

Almost half of US residents don't use broadband internet: study | TheHill  The Hill

Almost half the U.S. population does not use broadband internet, according to a new study from Microsoft researchers.

Official Calls for Fiber Partnership in Blue Earth County  Government Technology

Though most Internet *service* in the Minnesota county meets state goals, Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg said *service* will need to keep improving if the ...

Internet speeds up in Oregon cities, but rural areas still lag

Superfast fiber-optics are delivering fast internet *service* throughout most of the Portland area -- but fiber's reach is poor in some rural parts of the state.

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says  The New York Times

New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.

Microsoft expands broadband initiative to bring internet to 3 million people in rural communities  GeekWire In metropolises like Seattle, it's hard to imagine a day without internet. Urbanites are used to getting online for just about ...

Branigan Library offers new communication service for deaf  Las Cruces Sun-News

The video relay *service* caller uses a video display, broadband internet and a qualified sign-language interpreter to communicate over the phone.

Green light for Petersham broadband network  Athol Daily News

By SARAH ROBERTSONStaff WriterPETERSHAM — Residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ballot measure giving the final green light for a town wide ...

Comcast offers discounted Internet to town in Massachusetts; town says no

Comcast offered to bring widely-available cable broadband Internet access to a tiny Massachusetts town at, a discount. The town said no, thanks.

Microsoft Bringing Rural Broadband Effort to Indiana  Inside INdiana Business

Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to expand the Microsoft Airband Initiative to several new states next year, including Indiana. The effort, in which the ...

Henderson Co. cities want input on expanding broadband internet service

Three Henderson Co. municipalities are seeking public input about the need for expanded broadband internet *service*, according to Hendersonville ...

The Rural Broadband Gap: After a Year of Progress, Challenges Remain  PrecisionAg

Nobody ever said farming was easy, but 2018 was a particularly difficult year for many in agriculture: trade tensions, uncooperative weather during harvest, and ...

Opinion: U.S. must stop bickering and close the broadband gap  The Mercury News

Broadband, sometimes called the “Fifth Utility,” has become a critical part of 21st century life – equal in importance to electricity, natural gas, water, and ...

Morgan Stanley is serious about investing in outer space and just had its first conference about it  CNBC

Morgan Stanley hosted its first "Space Summit" in New York City on Tuesday, as the firm is telling clients to pay attention to space companies.

In Comcast’s hometown, the chasm between internet haves and have-nots looks intractable, new census data shows

Nicetown-Tioga Library manager Debra E. Johnson sees daily the lack of computers and high-speed internet access in her impoverished corner of Philadelphia: ...

County embraces “dig once” policy for broadband  Mountain Democrat

In an effort to streamline installation of broadband internet, El Dorado County Supervisors nodded to the idiom, “kill two birds with one stone” at their meeting ...

Census data: Minnesota beats Wisconsin on high-speed internet access, too  Appleton Post Crescent

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau also show that poor, rural and non-white families in Wisconsin have a lower rate of fast web *service*.

Microsoft Plans to Bring Broadband Internet to 3 Million Rural Americans  Cord Cutters News, LLC

Do you live in a rural area with limited internet options? Yesterday Microsoft announced plans to expand their wireless internet *service* to 3 million rural ...

Latta legislation included in farm bill  The Courier

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta's Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act has been included in farm bill legislation agreed to by a congressional conference committee.

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC  The Register

Analysis ISPs should be paid to provide slower internet speeds to poor people. That's the extraordinary upshot of a meeting between an ISP industry group and ...

Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet  NPR

Just over half of Native Americans living on American Indian reservations or other tribal lands with a computer have access to high-speed internet *service*, ...

Here's How Internet Speeds Fared For The World's Fastest And Largest Countries In 2018  Forbes

World-wide speeds are increasing while the gap between the fastest and slowest is decreasing.

Fiber-Optic Broadband Internet Service Starts In Nicasio  SFGate

Households and businesses at 80 locations in the west Marin County village of Nicasio are enjoying fiber-optic access to the internet for the first time thanks to a ...

New Innovations Bringing Broadband to Native American and Rural Populations  Flathead Beacon

Nowhere is the lack of broadband Internet more pervasive than on our nation's Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Federal ...

Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space  Digital Trends

Nobody has ever accused SpaceX of thinking small. The FCC this week unanimously approved the company's plan to launch 7518 satellites into a low-Earth ...

Rural and Lower-Income Counties Lag Nation in Internet Subscriptions  Daily Yonder

Rural Americans and low-income counties significantly lag the rest of the nation in broadband access, according to new findings from the U.S. Census.

CAEC to offer broadband internet to customers - The Clanton Advertiser  Clanton Advertiser

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor. Over the last two years, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative has been researching the feasibility of offering high-speed broadband ...

Meeker County to invest in broadband expansion over next decade  Crow River Media

With its most recent initiative to spread internet access throughout the region, Meeker County is setting the vision for broadband expansion over the next five to ...

County considers broadband grant, approves government building roof replacement  Staunton News Leader

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors approved a local match for a broadband internet grant. It could bring more access to Middlebrook and Deerfield.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Plans Chugging Along  Redmond Channel Partner

Microsoft President Brad Smith recently described the company's progress with its plan to improve broadband Internet access in underserved and rural areas of ...

Commission signs for grant to study broadband internet  Williamson Daily News

The Mingo County Commission approved a grant of $75000 for a study to improve broadband and internet *service* in the Gilbert area at its regular meeting ...

Slog PM: Amazon Go Might Expand Into Airports, Theresa May Is Still in Power, Washington Has Fast Broadband?

Three school lockdowns because of gun: There were reports of a gun on Issaquah High School's campus. Three schools locked down in response.

Latta's precision ag measure included in farm bill  The Bryan Times

A Bob Latta-authored provision included in the recently passed $867 billion allocating farm bill will soon create a panel tasked with keeping Ohio's agriculture ...

Unlocking the potential of digital health care  American Medical Association

Ever-evolving health care technologies are a classic example of a double-edged sword. On one side, they hold the promise of simultaneously improving patient ...

Broadband access, improvement to infrastructure important to expand workforce  Crow River Media

About 90 percent of Minnesota has broadband coverage, but in Meeker County, only about 67.3 percent of users have access to speeds of up to 25 megabits ...

AT&T launches ultra-fast internet in Beaumont area  Beaumont Enterprise

AT&T has launched ultra-fast internet in 12 new metro areas, including Beaumont, where it joins Spectrum in providing fiber-optic internet *service* to city ...

Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures  The Register

Just how much do you hate Comcast? Enough to spend $1m of your own money to escape its clutches? That was the question facing the small town of ...

FCC proposes doubling speed requirement for rural broadband  The Verge

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise the minimum broadband speed standard to 25 Mbps, more than doubling the current requirement.

Penn State study says most of Pa. lacks access to high-speed broadband | News

(State College) -- Statewide research from Penn State finds that there's a severe lack of connectivity to high-speed broadband internet for much of Pennsylvania.

Broadband Internet Service Expanding in Avery County Through LightLeap Program  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. Avery County is getting Broadband Internet *Service* for many parts of its 247-square mile radius and many of its 17,797 residents with ongoing ...

Broadband access indicator of community health  Chronicle Telegram

Internet access has become a bellwether of wealth in the United States, a key for education and even a political issue for elected officials. Nationwide, from 2013 ...

CHAVERN: Recruitment ads need to be in print as well as online  jacksonprogress-argus

If the Department of Labor truly wants to support its mission to serve American job seekers, it should require both print and digital distribution of recruitment ads.

Innovations bring broadband to Native American, rural populations  Valleyjournal

Nowhere is the lack of broadband internet more pervasive than on our nation's Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Feder...

Bringing internet to the masses and investing in telecoms at Startup Battlefield Africa  TechCrunch

Despite a year-end goal of 30 percent broadband internet penetration in Nigeria, the country is unlikely to hit that target. As of 2017, internet penetration in ...

A Renamed BFR Could Be Key to SpaceX's Satellite Internet Dream  Yahoo News

It began with a tweet (as so many things do when Elon Musk is involved). On Nov. 17, the SpaceX CEO announced he's terminating efforts "to upgrade [the ...

FCC Rejects FOIA Requests for Net Neutrality Comment Logs  JD Supra

On December 3, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) denied reporters' Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests for web server log ...

Will municipal broadband ever arrive in New Hampshire?  Concord Monitor

Tiny Charlemont, Mass. (population 1,250 or so) has rejected an offer from Comcast to provide broadband in town and will instead pursue a $1.4 million ...

Government-owned broadband is costly — try these alternatives | TheHill  The Hill

It's understandable that people want better, faster and cheaper internet, but government does not do a good job operating these networks.

Telstra accuses NBN of charging too much for internet access  ABC News

Telstra slams the National Broadband Network for doubling the cost of internet access, but NBN Co rejects the allegations and points to improved services.

Internet project moving forward | News, Sports, Jobs  Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN — An ongoing project to improve broadband internet access to under served areas took a step forward on Thursday following action taken by the ...

Majority of EPS students lack adequate home internet  Enid News & Eagle

Some of the solutions EPS has implemented have been helpful, he said, but none of them measure up to the size of the larger problem, which is bigger by far.

North Carolina Communities Draw Up Internet Service Wishlist  Government Technology

A series of meetings is being hosted to flesh out what residents of Henderson County require when it comes to their high-speed Internet connections.

Behind the scenes of the broadband initiative  Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Nearly four years ago, voters told us they wanted to reclaim local authority to build a telecommunications infrastructure. In all the months since, the Town of Estes ...

Sending a text could cost California residents more following proposed tax  Alternative Press

Imagine having to pay a fee to send text messages from your phone, in addition to your regular phone bill. This might soon be a reality for California.

City Council approves broadband expansion in Fredericksburg

The City Council took more steps last week toward its goal of providing Fredericksburg with the fastest broadband internet in Virginia.

Sandler Partners Becomes Master Agent of Viasat's Business Internet Services

Sandler Partners Becomes Master Agent of Viasat's Business Internet Services, Stocks: NAS:VSAT, release date:Dec 11, 2018.

Approval of rural broadband plan held for review | News, Sports, Jobs  Daily Mining Gazette

ONTONAGON — The Village Council on Monday delayed a decision on a proposal from Northern Michigan University (NMU) to install wireless internet *service* ...

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement  The Durango Herald

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal ...

Native Network and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband Internet to rural communities in Montana and Washington  Char-Koosta News

The partnership will provide reliable Internet access to approximately 73,500 unserved people, including local tribal communities. From Microsoft. REDMOND ...

New County-wide Broadband Task Force holds inaugural meeting in Clarkfield  Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

The internet has become increasingly central to modern life. Everything from watching a movie to paying your bills to sharing family photos with friends relies on ...

Rural broadband and hospital access proposed by Georgia lawmakers  MyAJC

To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet *service*, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to ...

Telstra leads broadband internet speeds in Australia in October  Telecompaper

Australian operator Telstra has announced it remained at the top of the leaderboard for broadband speeds in October, for the ninth time in a row, according to a ...

Hawaii is the only state not awarded federal BUILD transportation grants in 2018  KITV Honolulu

The Trump administration Tuesday announced it is distributing more than a billion dollars in federal grant funding for transportation projects nationwide.

Accessible User Interfaces Deadline Approaching  Lexology

In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules requiring MVPDs to ensure, upon request of a subscriber, that navigation devices…

Door County EDC takes next steps in broadband solutions

By Terry Kovarik The Door County Economic Development Corporation is taking multiple steps toward bringing bro...

Microsoft, Native Network Team Up to Bring Broadband to Flathead Reservation  Flathead Beacon

Microsoft Corp. and Native Network, an organization that helps tribes connect with modern communications technology, are looking to provide broadband ...

Rural Broadband in SC  106.3 WORD

RENEE SEXTON (South Carolina Radio Network): Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture were in South Carolina Tuesday to discuss efforts ...

Feds stumble in extending internet to rural Canada  Clinton News Record

High-speed internet *service* has become a necessity for Canadians who want to be digitally connected and competitive, yet such a *service* continues to elude a ...

Internet connections remain hard to come by for rural Nevada  News & Observer

Like oxygen, the internet is both vital and easy to take for granted. Big city Nevadans — that's us — are sitting pretty with easy access. In fact, Las Vegas will be ...

Mobile broadband is faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries  The Verge

Generally, it's accepted that internet access originating from a Wi-Fi hot spot will be faster than a mobile broadband connection. Many of the most popular ...

The Costly Part of Government-Owned Broadband  Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Government-led broadband projects leave taxpayers on the hook.

Gigabit? More like, you can gigabet the US will fall behind on super-fast broadband access  The Register

America is going to fall drastically behind the rest of the world, particularly China, when it comes to high-speed broadband internet access, according to a new ...

Hoeven's support of broadband access bill for agriculture helps garner Senate passage  Ripon Advance

The U.S. Senate on Dec. 6 approved a bipartisan bill cosponsored by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) that would establish a federal task force to identify current ...

FCC kicks off investigation into broadband map accuracy  CNET

A preliminary review suggests the commission's rules may have been violated.

Live in the Knoxville area? Here are the broadband companies, their services and costs  Knoxville News Sentinel

Six major broadband providers serve parts of Knox or adjacent counties. The News Sentinel requested *service* area maps from all six, but only two provided ...

Business, education, health care at top of mind as rural broadband expansion inches forward  Peoria Journal Star

First of two partsWhen nearly 300 Americans submitted comments this summer on the USDA's pilot plan to bring high speed broadband internet to rural America, ...

Hughes Brings Satellite Internet Service to Ecuador  Via Satellite

Hughes Network Systems launched HughesNet, its high-speed satellite internet *service* for consumers and businesses, in Ecuador. Operating over the Hughes ...

Broadband Internet Market Increasing Demand and Future Potential of Market 2018-2023  Industry Research Now

India Broadband Internet Market 2018 Research Report represents an extensive analysis of India Broadband Internet industry by delivering evaluation of ...

Global Satellite Transponder Market 2018-2022 | Advent of Next Generation MBH to Boost Growth | Technavio  Business Wire

The global satellite transponder market is expected to post a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to Technavio.

A surprising number of people don't have internet access in the Lehigh Valley  Allentown Morning Call

The recent American Community Survey shows widespread disparity in internet access in the Lehigh Valley, with Easton, Bangor, Portland and Allentown ...

Opinion | CEMC may have missed boat on grants for broadband service  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Tennessee has been awarding grants for broadband rollout, and it may be too late for CEMC to sign up.

New Technology Lifted Pay, Especially for the Bosses  UCLA Anderson Review

Worry over a widening gap between America's rich and poor makes the issue of pay ratios a dicey problem for many companies. Laws in place since 2015 ...

Firm wins $1.8M grant to boost broadband in Camden  The Daily Advance

Monday, December 3, 2018. CAMDEN — A Virginia-based internet *service* provider has won a $1.8 million grant to bring faster internet to Camden County, ...

Phase3 Wins Broadband Internet Company of the Year Award  THISDAY Newspapers

Phase3 Telecom has won the Broadband Internet Company of the Year at the Nigeria Technology Awards 2018 which held in Lagos recently. The West African ...

Microsoft is teaming up with internet providers to bring connectivity to remote areas  Quartz

Many towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula don't have reliable internet—or any at all. An old technology could help change that.

Parks Associates: US Broadband Households Watch Five Hours of Internet Video Per Week on Their TVs  PRNewswire

DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from Parks Associates finds U.S. broadband households report watching an average of five hours of ...

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