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  • The FCC May Decide Not To Regulate Broadband
    By on May 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    This morning the Washington Post reported that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is leaning toward letting the telecomms have their way — not asserting greater authority to regulate the Internet by reclassifying broadband as a Title II service. The blogs are atwitter (HuffPo, StopTheCap) that not voting to apply Title II regulation to Internet carriers is tantamount to giving up on net neutrality — which has been a centerpiece of the Obama (more…)

  • 150,000 Take FCC Broadband Speed Test in First Week
    By on March 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The FCC, determined to get good broadband data for the first time in its history, has rolled out Web, iPhone, and Android speed test apps, and it is contracting for a 10,000-home hardware measurement as well. Preliminary (and unscientific) results inside. The results?


  • Why Broadband In North America Is Not That Slow
    By on March 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The Globe & Mail has an article written in response to a recent study done by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard about how far behind the rest of the world the US and Canada are with regard to broadband internet. The refutation basically tears apart Harvard’s analysis and shows why the US and Canada are actually far ahead of most European countries. ‘Canada has a true broadband penetration rate of close (more…)

  • FCC Wants More Time To Craft Broadband Plan
    By on January 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    adeelarshad82 writes “Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission Chairman, has sent out a letter to Congress requesting more time for the commission to deliver its national broadband plan. According to the stimulus bill passed in early 2009, the FCC was to come up with a plan to provide all citizens with access to broadband services and deliver it to the committee by February 17, 2010. Even though an outline of the plan was released last (more…)

  • Broadband Carriers Clamor for Stimulus Funds
    By on August 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The federal government has received 2,200 Broadband Stimulus Applications, agencies say.