Broadband

Millions could save £180 a year on broadband by chasing deals

Service providers put out their best tariffs at set times of the year, but many users are failing to take advantage of them, says comparison site<p>Broadband providers put out their best deals at the end of the month or every three months when they want to push up their subscriber numbers, it has been …

Technology

FCC drops idiotic plans to downgrade entire nation's internet speeds

<b>Analysis</b> America's favorite government watchdog – the Federal Communications Commission – has backtracked on plans to downgrade the entire country's …

Net Neutrality

FCC Democrats Criticize Broadband Report, Want Higher Standards

The Federal Communications Commission's two Democrats are criticizing the agency's plan to conclude that broadband is being deployed on a reasonable …

Mignon Clyburn

FCC blocks two cheapskate tactics Internet service providers wanted to use

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has blocked two tactics Internet service providers had hoped to use to reduce the expense needed to meet their broadband service obligations …<p>Broadband definition changes rejected<p>The FCC requires ISPs to provide broadband service across the areas they …

Technology

Indian call centre closure sees TalkTalk top broadband complaints league

TalkTalk's attempts to repair its poor reputation for customer service have suffered a blow after it topped the telecoms watchdog's table of broadband complaints between July and September last year.<p>Complaints about the company's broadband service reached the highest level in 18 months as it shut …

Telecoms

Your City Wants To Be In The Broadband Business: We Asked Three Economists For Their Advice

Graphic by Daniel Kleinman, Forbes Staff<p>Broadband has been in the news a lot lately. Last week, President Trump traveled to Tennessee to announce an executive action on rural broadband; earlier this week bipartisan legislation to “dig once” was introduced; and just yesterday a group of House …

Telecoms

Ofcom reveals the mobile and broadband providers with most complaints

<b>TalkTalk and Vodafone have the dubious honour of topping Ofcom’s table of the most complained about broadband and mobile providers in the third</b> …

Telecoms

NBN top speeds only available to one in four customers

The National Broadband Network has admitted only one in four customers will be able access its top download speed. It comes as pressure mounts on the …

Tech media love to be hard-hitting except when it comes to muni broadband

There are many tech-savvy media that publish compelling stories about technology and its implications. They ask probing questions and delve into technical details on a panoply of tech topics whether electronics, games, or cryptocurrencies. But that rigor disappears when it comes to the pros and …

Opinion

FCC Chairman Admits Cell Phone Data Is Not the Same as Broadband Internet

Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement and fact sheet Thursday ahead of his 2018 Broadband Deployment Report.<p>It took nearly six months, but the Federal Communications Commission has finally conceded that having a smartphone with a data plan is not the same thing as having high-speed internet at …

Net Neutrality

FCC keeps broadband speed definition, won't merge mobile with fixed broadband when measuring quality of connections, proposes $500M to expand rural broadband

Mobile

FCC admits mobile can’t replace home Internet, won’t lower speed standard | Ars Technica

Pai offers no data for claim that Title II repeal boosts broadband construction.<p>The Federal Communications Commission is making its latest …

Net Neutrality

Banks Raked In $6.4 Billion in Overdraft Fees in 2017. Where's the Public Outrage?

We're talking about the world's most bloated financial giants growing even fatter and richer off the backs of people who are already broke, by …

Ryan Zinke

Collins, Reed offer proposals to boost rural broadband

WASHINGTON -- Western New York's two Republican House members Tuesday announced separate efforts to address a pressing issue facing their largely …

Lawmakers Blast FCC's Mobile Broadband Proposal

A proposal to treat mobile broadband as a substitute for wireline service will harm rural communities, two lawmakers warn the Federal Communications …

Net Neutrality

Shocker: Community-owned broadband is cheaper and better than Big Cable

This is another one of those pieces of news you’re going to need to take sitting down: Big cable companies are not, in fact, Good. For all of the …

Internet

FCC chairman proposes $500 million for rural broadband access

Rural digital divide: The additional funding would go to cooperatives and small rural carriers for broadband deployment.<p>FCC chairman Ajit Pai on …

Internet

NBN's fibre-to-the-node connections won't provide top speeds to all consumers, figures show

A former executive at the National Broadband Network has predicted that many of the copper wires laid down in the NBN rollout will have to be ripped …

Internet

Australia won't prescribe its national broadband network a high-fibre diet

Australia's federal government yesterday tabled its response to recommendations put by the parliamentary committee on the National Broadband Network, …

Government Ignores NBN Committee Recommendations, Says FTTN Is Totally Fine

Image: iStock<p>In September 2017, the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network released a comprehensive report detailing the issues …

NBN copper purchase total sits at 16,600 kilometres

Over the five months since its last updated number, NBN has purchased a further 1,600km of copper.<p>The company responsible for deploying Australia's …

Internet

Government says no: Rejects call to mandate NBN switch to FTTC

The government has rejected a parliamentary inquiry’s recommendation that NBN be directed to complete as much as possible of the remaining fixed-line …

Technology (Australia)

NBN fibre increase: Government says no

The government has not supported many recommendations by the joint standing committee on the NBN, including to increase fibre to the premises and …

Internet

Quiz: How does your broadband stack up?

Quiz: How does your broadband stack up? sponsored<p>Knowing more about your broadband could mean it is easier to communicate with friends and …

New Zealand News

Telstra CIO: Customer experience leads the digital transformation

Telstra's AU$2 billion digitisation effort has seen five customer experience-led initiatives crop up so far, with the CIO explaining that it is more …

Customer Experience

Net Neutrality and Government-Run Internet: The Left’s New Excuse for an Awful Old Idea

The Left’s cavalcade of lies continues unabated about…everything.<p>The examples are nigh endless – but for our purposes here let us focus on the latest …

Conservative View

Municipal Broadband PDX fighting for Portland to make internet a public utility

A group rallied outside Portland City Hall Sunday to push for municipal broadband internet.<p>The idea is to treat internet like a basic …

Portland, OR

The National Broadband Network promised to deliver the future of the internet. Here's why it hasn't.

'It is hard to claim NBN is future-proofing Australian internet speeds.'<p>Take Mr Rudd’s comments from an October interview with the <i>ABC’s</i> 7.30 Report, …

Internet

With slow approach, Erie may move on broadband initiative

After months of cautious queries and citizen outreach, Erie may soon embark on a path of its own to townwide broadband both similar and different to …

Boulder

A new bill would ban the US government from using Huawei and ZTE phones

US Lawmakers have long worried about alleged connections between the companies and the Chinese government<p>US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike …

Technology