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2015 in cable TV: Not pretty

For cable TV, 2015 will be remembered as a watershed year, and not in a good way.<p>Seven of the top 10 basic-cable networks saw prime time audience declines, especially among younger viewers. And worries about "cord-cutting" are growing, even though losses in cable subscribers moderated this year, …

This time it's true: We're out of IPv4 addresses

North America has run out of Internet addresses, or at least IPv4 internet addresses, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), …

BT hasn’t put the money into broadband because it hasn’t been forced to

Lack of competition leaves rural Britain beyond the reach of fibre-optic delivery<p>Before we moved, we filled boxes. “Why are you packing those CDs?” asked my wife, eyeing them. “You’ve put them all on a hard disk, and with streaming services you can get what you want.”<p>I opened my mouth to offer a …

How can we fix America's broken telecommunications industry?

On a Wednesday afternoon in late April, two days after Comcast repaired my residential Internet service, the phone service suddenly and inexplicably …

Government-Supported Broadband: Pro and Con

Potential advantages of government-supported broadband tend to win the battle of media against opponents, but a case against it deserves a look.

A Milestone in Expanding Broadband to Rural America

Author: Carol MatteyDeputy Chief, Wireline Competition BureauYesterday, the FCC reached a major milestone in its mission to connect rural America to …

Mayor hires Baltimore's first 'Broadband Coordinator'

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday hired Jason Hardebeck, a veteran technology executive, to become the city's first Broadband …

Baltimore Broadband Coordinator Hardebeck: Municipal broadband a 'distinct possibility' - Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore City could eventually offer municipal Internet service as it seeks to expand high-speed access, its first broadband coordinator said …

Kentucky Unveils Plan to Implement Broadband Statewide

On Monday, Aug. 31, Kentucky leaders kicked off their plans to roll out broadband Internet service throughout the state as part of a three-year …

Want 10Gbps Internet? Move to this city

Salisbury, North Carolina–home to 33,000—announced on Thursday that it is offering residents 10 gigabit per second broadband Internet service.<p>The …

City-run ISP makes 10Gbps available to all residents and businesses

We're not sure who needs 10 gigs, but it's available in Salisbury, NC.<p>A municipal Internet service provider in Salisbury, North Carolina, announced …

North Carolina City Is First To Offer Internet Service That’s 10 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

(Courtesy: Fibrant)<p>While Google is in the process of deploying high-speed gigabit Internet service in North Carolina’s major metro areas of Charlotte …

The First US City With 10 GB Internet Is ... Salisbury

Ever heard of Salisbury, North Carolina? Well, it's now on the map as the first in the nation to offer 10 gigabit-per-second-internet connections to …

FCC's Sohn Urges Cities to Build Own Broadband

Gigi Sohn, top counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urged a group of government officials in San Diego this week to start building out the …

San Diego May Get Google Fiber

Google Fiber has agreed to consider San Diego for its super high-speed broadband internet service, the company announced Thursday.<p>By bringing …

North Carolina now has the fastest broadband in America

Salisbury, North Carolina is a town that’s big on historical preservation. That doesn’t mean local residents are stuck in the past, however. Far from …

FCC's Sohn: Forget Incumbents, Build Your Own Broadband Networks

FCC's Sohn: Forget Incumbents, Build Your Own Broadband Networks<p>Don't wait for incumbent ISPs to build networks in uncompetitive areas, build your <b>own</b> …

10 New Municipalities Launch Fiber Networks With Calix

SAN DIEGO, CA, Sep 08, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Calix, Inc. CALX, +0.00% the world leader in gigabit fiber deployments, today announced 10 …