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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Task force created to improve broadband internet in Idaho  KLEW

The Idaho Broadband Task Force is trying to ensure Idahoans have access to quality broadband. The group is charged with coming up with recommendations ...

Bills would improve broadband internet mapping, expand access  Smart Cities Dive

Four U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill to improve the accuracy of broadband internet coverage maps and bolster the data collected by the Federal ...

Here’s the technology behind SpaceX’s plan for fast internet service  MarketWatch

Only 56% of the world's population has internet access. SpaceX's Starlink aims to narrow the gap.

Affordable Broadband Internet for Everyone in Alaska  Nanalyze

Affordable broadband for everyone in Alaska is an aspiration right now because it doesn't exist. We talked to an Alaskan company that fixing the problem.

Rural areas in Crawford County have issues accessing broadband internet  KSNF/KODE -

Having access to broadband internet has been a ongoing issue in Crawford County, especially in rural areas.

Broadband Internet Looms Large in County Commission Election  Government Technology

(TNS) — Five Snyder County, Pa., commissioner candidates will vie for two spots on the Republican ticket in the May primary as the two Democrats are mostly ...

The Limitations of Poor Broadband Internet Access for Telemedicine Use in Rural America: An Observational Study  Annals of Internal Medicine

Background: Fewer than 10% of U.S. physicians practice in rural communities, where 25% of Americans live (1). Yet, rural Americans may need more health ...

Washington will create a statewide broadband office to expand internet access  GeekWire

The digital divide should not limit any Washingtonian's ability to learn, innovate or connect through robust internet access, whether it is students researching ...

‘We Do Not Have Coverage Here:’ Texans Take On Federal Broadband Maps  Houston Public Media

1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Hundreds of millions of federal dollars could become available, but the ...

Working together to bring broadband to rural Veterans  Microsoft

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy works with over 400 partners to help fill the technology gap with highly skilled Veterans. Our nation's Veterans have ...

Broadband internet access lags in Greeley, badly, and the city is well aware  Greeley Tribune

When it comes to access to broadband internet connectivity, Greeley and Weld County lag behind the rest of Colorado, and adoption rates here are among the ...

Hutchinson Announces Plan to Expand Broadband Internet Access

By 2022, the number of communities in the state of Arkansas that have high-speed internet will be increasing if Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets his way.

SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit. Their mission: global internet coverage  Vail Daily News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet ...

Elon Musk Wants Global Broadband Internet. Here's His First Step  Popular Mechanics

SpaceX's Starlink satellite network will have its first launch on Wednesday.

Use fund for broadband internet - Opinion  Citizens Voice

Just about every plan for a major national infrastructure program includes making broadband internet access available in rural areas. That is a sound priority.

Letter: Broadband Internet Isn't 'Free stuff' -  State College News

I wonder if Fred Keller knows anything about what the district he wants to represent really needs. He answered a recent TV debate question about the critical ...

The Need for High Speed: Betsie Valley Elementary Getting Broadband Internet  9&10 News

Betsie Valley Elementary School and the future community center in Thompsonville are about to get a much needed burst of speed. The elementary school is ...

60 mini satellites launched into space toward goal of global internet coverage  St George News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet ...

Rep. Kilmer re-introduces Broadband for All Act  KXRO Newsradio

Washington, DC – Representative Derek Kilmer announced on Thursday that he, along with Elise Stefanik (NY-21), has reintroduced the Broadband for All Act.

Broadband Data Usage Report: Internet-only Homes Use Almost Twice as Much Data as Bundled Homes  Telecompetitor

Internet-only homes, defined as those that don't subscribe to traditional pay-TV, use almost twice as much data as homes that have traditional pay-TV, according ...

Bill seeks to expand broadband internet access in rural areas  Dothan First

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama Lawmakers believe there are communities within the state living in the dark ages when it comes to broadband ...

Rural broadband internet expanding faster than scheduled  KFVS

SEMO Electric fiber internet expands faster than planned.

Small, rural town of Merrill has some of the fastest Internet in Oregon  KDRV

Fewer than a thousand people live in Merrill in Klamath County but Governor Brown signed a bill that allowed them to have some of the fastest internet speeds ...

Waiting to connect: Access to broadband is a critical service -  Indian Country Today Media Network

Cronkite News “Just Google it.” Carroll Onsae says it's a joke among Hopi, who have broadband internet in only some pockets of the reservation. And even there ...

Delaware ranks third in nation in broadband internet speed

Delaware ranks third in average Internet speeds, according to a company that monitors broadband performance. The ranking came from ...

Union County Commissioner hopefuls address broadband internet, taxes  Sunbury Daily Item

Four Republicans and five Democratic candidates compete May 21 for their party's nominations in the primary election for Union County Commissioner.

Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet  Klamath Falls News

Salem, Ore. – House Bill 3061 was signed by Governor Brown on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls). House ...

Broadband expansion bill gets final passage  Trussvilletribune

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News. MONTGOMERY — A bill to allow electric utility companies to offer high-speed internet to rural communities by way of their ...

Reps. Cunningham, Spanberger, Sherrill, Torres Small: Rural Americans need high-speed internet, too  Fox News

It has been more than 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which began a global financial crisis and an economic recession – a period of time that ...

Town of Highlands making broadband progress  Smoky Mountain News

The town of Highlands is making major headway when it comes to providing broadband internet services to its rural residents, and Mayor Patrick Taylor wants ...

Martins Food Center Internet Speed  KDRV

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Governor's Address: The Plan for Broadband

This week, I released the details of the Arkansas State Broadband Plan. This is the plan that will expand high-speed broadband internet to the rural areas of ...

Thin on broadband: Tribal areas still struggle with lagging technology  Cronkite News

Broadband internet access to homes and businesses in tribal areas is lower than elsewhere in the country, where the density of customers makes broadband ...

Bill to connect rural areas to high-speed internet a “priority”  WTOC

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton of Colorado says connecting more rural residents to high-speed broadband internet has been a priority on Capitol Hill.

SnoCo working to get broadband to access internet  Marysville Globe

Access to high speed broadband internet has become increasingly important in today's world. From commerce to communication, so much of our lives depend ...

A High-Speed Internet Boondoggle Is Now a Campaign Issue in Kentucky  ProPublica

Governor Matt Bevin's opponents on both sides of the aisle are coming after him for failing to address KentuckyWired delays.

State budget proposal would fund computer science coordinator, broadband expansion  EdSource

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing $15 million to expand broadband internet to more schools and an additional $1 million to hire a state computer science ...

Poor broadband access in rural areas limits telemedicine use: study  FierceHealthcare

Telemedicine is frequently touted as a technology tool that can help improve healthcare access for rural populations, especially in areas with physician ...

'You're Doing This To Allow Your Communities To Survive:' Rural Electric Co-ops On Broadband  Texas Standard

From Texas Public Radio: The internet has become a necessity, and access is lacking in rural Texas. At least 1.8 million Texans don't have broadband internet ...

Bill targets expanding broadband internet in rural areas

State lawmakers say there are areas in Alabama still living in the dark ages when it comes to broadband internet access.

VA, Microsoft join forces to bring broadband to rural vets  Health Data Management

The tech giant will help the agency identify veteran communities in need and work with internet *service* providers nationwide.

5G is at the center of America's beef with Huawei — here's why it's such a big deal  CNBC

Talk about 5G is everywhere right now, from the trade war with China to the ban on Huawei. Here's what 5G is and why it matters.

Public-private partnerships for internet solutions in rural Pa.  WHYY

Private providers said expanding broadband to rural areas is too costly, but there's potential in exploring technological alternatives in delivering internet access.

19 million people don’t have internet access. Will Congress spend billions to fix that?  Fresno Bee

More than half a million South Carolinians don't have access to a reliable internet connection — forcing students to drive to parking lots of fast food restaurants to ...

Telecom group launches survey to gauge Mainers' broadband priorities  Press Herald

The Telecommunications Association of Maine has teamed up with Consolidated Communications and the Island Institute to conduct a statewide survey to better ...

Texas legislature approves Rep. Four Price’s bill to create council on broadband internet access  KFDA

AUSTIN, Texas (KFDA) - Legislation by District 87 Representative Four Price is on its way to the governor's desk. Both houses of the Texas Legislature ...

VA Partners with Microsoft to Improve how Rural Veterans Access VA's Online Services and Benefits  Sierra Sun Times

May 26, 2019 - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Microsoft Corp., recently formed a partnership that aims to improve how ...

North Carolina awards $9.8M in grants to boost rural Internet speeds  WRAL Tech Wire

RALEIGH - North Carolina is looking to boost Internet speeds in 19 rural counties with nearly $10 million in matching grants. The grants are to assist 14.

SpaceX will launch its first 60 satellites to deliver internet from space  CNN

New York (CNN Business) SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband internet all over the planet. It's gearing up for the first crucial step toward making that a ...

Closing the digital divide | 2019-05-24

Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Just a few decades ago, the internet did not exist. Now, it's nearly impossible for modern people to ...

Opinion: Flawed Data Keeps Rural America on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide  Successful Farming

Take a drive through Hamilton County, Kansas, population 2,500, and you know you are in the heart of rural America. Hamilton County has an abundance of ...

Lots of available, fast internet puts Raleigh on top of cord-cutters list  WRAL Tech Wire

In a report on "The State of Cordcutting," using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, TiVo's Annual Survey and Leichtman Research Group, Raleigh's widely ...

Bill allowing electric utilities to offer high-speed internet to rural areas passes  Tuscaloosa News

MONTGOMERY — A bill to allow electric utility companies to offer high-speed internet to rural communities by way of their existing power networks cleared the ...

Washington invests $6 million in rural broadband access, clean energy infrastructure  KIRO Seattle

Washington state announced a $6 million investment Monday in rural broadband internet and clean energy infrastructure in six counties.

Huawei fight is a threat to rural internet  Lincoln Journal Star

In swaths of rural America, along roads where there are just a few farms or homes within a mile-long stretch, customers are so few that the likes of AT&T and.

Poor broadband penetration in rural areas limits telemedicine  Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and ...

It’s Microsoft vs. Comcast in infrastructure push to expand rural broadband  MarketWatch

As the Trump administration and Democratic lawmakers talk up their preliminary agreement on infrastructure, each side says it will include money to improve...

Mullin, Peterson introduce bill to expand rural access to broadband  Mcalester News Capital

WASHINGTON — Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced the Rural Broadband Network Advancement (RBNA) Act, ...

Sprint and T-Mobile deal in line for FCC approval, with 5G the clincher  NBC News

The U.S. government is giving the green light to T-Mobile's $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, a deal that will combine the country's third- and fourth-biggest ...

Ontario to invest $12.1 million in broadband internet in Wellington County  MobileSyrup

The Ontario government will help fund a pilot project that aims to build broadband internet infrastructure in Wellington County.

West Virginia foots the bill for broadband grant failures  Parkersburg News

CHARLESTON — Another part of Monday's special session involved the state paying for a mistake made nearly a decade earlier during the flawed ...

Texas Legislature Poised For Biggest Broadband Push In State History But Still Catching Up  Texas Public Radio

1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Studies from the U.S. chamber and others have shown the massive.

Funding for rural internet access gets boost from Empower Rural Iowa program  The Gazette

A statewide program aimed at addressing rural broadband needs across Iowa could help provide access to federal grant opportunities for internet expansion ...

Grab a great free gift with these choice Bank Holiday broadband deals  TechRadar

Shop vouchers, smart speakers, pre-paid credit cards and more - the bank holiday sales are looking like the perfect time to sort your broadband deal.

State pays for broadband grant failures | News, Sports, Jobs  The Inter-Mountain

CHARLESTON — Another part of Monday's special session involved the state paying for a mistake made nearly a decade earlier during the flawed ...

An Update on Broadband Bills in the 116th Congress  Benton Foundation

Analysis of top communications policy stories of the week. This week we look at broadband-related bills to keep an eye on in the 116th Congres.

Jim Lees: Passing the torch to the next generation  Charleston Gazette-Mail

In case you missed it U.S. News & World Report came out with its Best States Rankings for all 50 American States recently using thousands of data points to ...

View from the Senate: Broadband Access in Under-Served Areas

The goal of the new Arkansas State Broadband Plan, announced by the governor, is to make high-speed Internet access available to all communities of more ...

Jefferson, Dodge counties link for broadband push | News  Daily Union

JEFFERSON — Plans for developing broadband internet in the more remote rural areas of Jefferson and Dodge counties is moving swiftly ahead, with ...

Broadband-Only Customers Use Twice the Data of Bundle Subscribers

As households cut the cord and stream more of their video entertainment, data use is growing at a fast rate. 4.2% of homes are dubbed 'power users.'

FCC plans broadband expansion to over 100,000 rural homes and businesses  Engadget

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it will expand broadband internet services to more than 106000 rural homes and businesses ...

Every citizen in Alabama deserves high-speed broadband  Yellowhammer News

Alabama's economy is booming with record low unemployment, wages on the rise and new industries continuing to choose our state to expand their businesses.

Missouri legislators bring rural broadband closer to reality  Buffalo Reflex

The Missouri legislature has taken another step toward making broadband Internet accessible to all Missourians. In early May, the legislature finalized the ...

Rural Counties Get $10M for Broadband from N.C. Legislature  Government Technology

The state annually ranks counties by greatest need. This year, it is giving out $10 million to 19 rural counties to help them boost their efforts to bring high-speed ...

Getting connected: Experts, residents talk internet access in Leander and Cedar Park  Community Impact Newspaper

Leander and Cedar Park still have dark areas when it comes to internet access. While some may have access to three or four wired providers, others are limited ...

Viasat Has the Markets, Pricing and the Margins for Success  NBC 7 San Diego

Revenue for Viasat Inc., the Carlsbad-based broadband internet *service* provider and government contractor, has shot up over the past decade like the ...

Congress Can End the Digital Divide or Replace It with a Speed Chasm with Its Broadband Infrastructure Bill  EFF

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on a major infrastructure bill called the “Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's (LIFT) America ...

Global Market Forecast for Internet Access Services (Broadband & Residential) 2020-2025 -  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Cattaraugus County's long push for high-speed Internet about to pay off soon  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — The long push for expanded broadband Internet *service* in rural areas of Cattaraugus County should pay off over the next year or so.

Where Beto O'Rourke stands on climate change  Axios

2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has outlined a highly detailed strategy for tackling climate change. At the crux of his $5 trillion proposal is the goal to ...

Brazil farmers struggle for internet signal as tech floods sector  Reuters

Brazil's lack of reliable internet accessibility in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for its farmers, as more agricultural equipment arriving on the market ...

It's important to have access to high speed broadband internet  North County Outlook

Access to high speed broadband internet has become increasingly important in today's dynamic and changing world. From commerce to communication, ...

Comcast’s broadband customers are using more of their monthly data than ever before  The Verge

Comcast has long said that a minority of its customers approach the limits of their 1TB data caps in their home internet plans, but that number is growing.

2019 promising year for rural broadband in Missouri

Access to rural broadband internet should become easier in the next year with the passage of a Missouri law and the awarding of federal grants from the Federal ...

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's Starlink plans for 'space internet'  TechRadar

Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to make a huge commitment to the internet. Not in the form of one of its “whoop whoop yeah!”-style web casts that always ...

Rural Broadband - Electric Cooperatives Given the Power to Move Rural Areas Out of the Digital Dark  Delta Business Journal

By Becky Gillette. Mississippi recently adopted legislation that would allow electric cooperatives in the state, which have an estimated 1.8 million customers, ...

In policy switch, Spectrum and AT&T say if you cancel early, they’re keeping your cash  Los Angeles Times

The most-hated businesses in the country, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, are pay-TV companies and internet *service* providers, which ...

Carroll expanding broadband service in county  The Carroll News

Carroll County, in partnership with the Wired Road Authority, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) and private sector partner ...

Iowa Program Could Provide Access to Federal Broadband Funds  Government Technology

(TNS) — A statewide program aimed at addressing rural broadband needs across Iowa could help provide access to federal grant opportunities for internet ...

FCC's Investment In Rural Broadband Could Be A “Game-Changer” For Southeast Missourians  KRCU

SEMO Electric Cooperative is in their second year of a three-year buildout to expand fiber connections in southeast Missouri. It's part of a move by the.

Texas House Advances Rural Broadband Bills  Reform Austin

The Texas House of Representatives has voted to advance two bills that aim to rectify the technological chasm in rural communities. The bills came as a result of ...

EarthLink Expands to Offer Internet Connectivity to 19 Million More Households  Telecompetitor

May 21, 2019 — ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today EarthLink, provider of internet and other online services, expands its network reach by 19 million ...

New space race to bring satellite internet to the world

Anxiety has set in across the space industry ever since the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, revealed Project Kuiper: a plan to put 3236 satellites in orbit to ...

National Bill Would Create New Broadband Growth Office  Government Technology

The proposed legislation, introduced by a Republican and Democrat, establishes the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth at the National ...

House Commerce Democrats Propose $40 Billion for Broadband Buildout In Newest Version of Infrastructure Bill  Benton Foundation

Analysis of top communications policy stories of the week. This week, we take a look at the LIFT America Act, which includes $40 billion for expanding ...

In surprise sale, NY firm acquires company that runs part of Maine's broadband network  Press Herald

In a surprise move, the operator of Maine's statewide fiber-optic network that connects rural communities to the internet's core infrastructure has been acquired ...

Like highways, internet is a necessity for communities  San Antonio Express-News

The highways that had transformed America sparked progress but created a system of haves and have nots based on who had access to a nearby exit ramp.

'What is Google Fiber?': Everything you need to know about Google's high-speed internet service  Business Insider

Google Fiber is a high-speed internet *service* that Google is currently deploying in 18 cities across the US. Here's what you need to know about it.

Clyburn pushing for rural broadband; congressman wants internet in infrastructure bill  The Times and Democrat

COLUMBIA – Congressman Jim Clyburn said he has become highly passionate about taking broadband to rural South Carolina.

47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill “dead on arrival”  Ars Technica

Forty-seven Democratic members of Congress are calling for a net neutrality compromise with Republicans, who have refused to support a full restoration of the ...

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