According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
A new broadband technology with roots in the U.S. space program will soon facilitate blazing fast Internet connections in your home.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to move ahead with a proposal to bring faster Internet to almost every school in the country.
The new Vancouver-based startup, dubbed OneGigabit, is offering fiber Internet at speeds of one gigabit per second, which is 60 times faster than the Canadian average.
Nokia has agreed to buy out Siemens’ 50 percent stake in their joint venture, in an effort to boost its cash reserves and turn Nokia’s struggling business around.
According to a report by Routehappy.com, 38 percent of U.S. flights now offer Internet connectivity. WiFi may soon be the norm on domestic and international flights.
The President issued a memorandum today to expand the availability of spectrum and bolster America’s leadership in wireless innovation. He mandated that Federal agencies free up a significant portion of wireless spectrum so that it can be used by individuals and businesses.
If only Fiber could be installed as quickly as it operates!
The movement toward “small cell” infrastructure requires wireless data networking tech like Fastback’s
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband Internet in schools.
The free wireless internet startup FreedomPop is targeting the likes of Comcast and Cablevision with its Hub Burst home router, which is now available for purchase.
FreedomPop’s dream of offering free wireless broadband to consumers has been a hit with its investors.
While Google Fiber has attracted a lot of hype for bringing insanely fast internet to Kansas City, most KC startups and small businesses won’t be impacted by it in the near future.
Fresh off rebranding his defunct MegaUpload service as a sparkling new file-sharing service called Me.ga — yes that’s Mega, but it’s also ME dot GA — Dotcom now wants to help build a new fat pipe to online content in the U.S.
China is notorious for its unreliable wifi, so it’s easy to forget that it’s a massive internet hub with 450 million people surfing the web.
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Satellite provider Dish Network might unveil a broadband satellite service and a new home DVR solution called the “Hopper” at CES Monday, according to leaked reports.
T-Mobile certainly won’t be lacking in suitors if AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition falls through. Dish Network is interested in partnering with T-Mobile for a wireless network of its own, if AT&T can’t seal the deal, Dish CEO Joseph Clayton said in an interview today.
Beginning Thursday, Verizon will no longer offer new customers an unlimited data plan for smartphones, the company confirmed to FierceWireless.
Comcast showed off its gigabit broadband service today.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said today he is hopeful that the government will be able to reallocate spectrum to satisfy the insatiable appetite for mobile broadband capacity.
Level 3 Communications said it will buy broadband services provider Global Crossing for $1.9 billion plus $1.1 billion in debt assumption. The aim is to create a global broadband network across three continents and reduce overall expenses.
Verizon’s wireline broadband network can now reach speeds of 150 megabits a second, or about 21 times the average broadband speed across the country.
The Federal Communications Commission is set to approve the merger of cable TV company Comcast with NBC Universal, clearing the way for the mega-merger to become a reality.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wants the U.S. to catch up with other countries in making sure a high percentage of the population has access to broadband communications. He believes the way to do that is to set aside more of the radio spectrum for mobile broadband services than is currently allotted. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Genachowski talked about how to maximize investment in broadband and how to get more people on the web.
Nokia has announced that it will develop mobile devices for billionaire Philip Falcone’s LightSquared — an ambitious 4G cellular network venture meant to compete with established carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, Bloomberg reports.
Every time AOL is expected to fade into obscurity, something crazy happens to make it relevant again. Today it’s the five-year extension of AOL’s contract with Google to provide search functions and a portion of ad revenue.
A big chunk of the new wireless broadband spectrum that President Obama wants to make available in the next five years would come from television broadcasters, who will be asked to give up radio spectrum slots for which they have fought and paid so that wireless data carriers can use them mostly for mobile Internet access instead.
Verizon is looking to end the expensive roll out its FiOS service — which delivers high-speed internet, television, and phone service to millions of subscribers across the East Coast. The company will finish up its FiOS expansion in certain major markets, but those that haven’t received it yet are most likely out of luck, according to the AP.
Today the FCC finally unveiled the National Broadband Plan, following months of speculation.
Virgin Media announced today that it would begin rolling out 100 megabit per second fiber broadband to 12.6 million homes in the United Kingdom. The news follows the UK government’s pledge to bring universal broadband to everyone in Britain by 2012, as well as plans from ISPs in the U.S. and elsewhere to push next-generation broadband speeds.