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FCC Sued Over Weakening of Business Broadband Price Caps

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A decision from the FCC several months ago removed the caps on business broadband pricing for many areas, but a new lawsuit could force it the reinstate the caps. Advocacy groups are scheduled to go before the courts to argue that the Federal Communications Commission failed to justify its change in policy, which could lead to substantial cost increases for small businesses. The big ISPs seem just fine with the new rules, though. In April ...

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SpaceX Satellite Broadband Network May Be Called ‘Starlink’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX has been using its Falcon 9 rocket to launch satellites for governments and companies around the world, but it might launch some of its own soon. The space firm headed by Elon Musk is working on plans for a satellite network that provides broadband internet access. This network may finally have a name: Starlink. The name comes from a trademark filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 21st. In it, ...

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Cable Lobby Claims US Is Just Bursting With Broadband Competition

Everyone’s favorite organization, the NCTA (now known as The Internet and Television Association), has released a report claiming an overwhelming number of people now have access to multiple internet service providers and plenty of competition in that market. This may come as a shock to anyone living in an area (like I do) where there’s exactly one internet provider. Not only do I have to use Comcast, the apartment complex I live in signed a deal with them, which means I’m stuck using a service I don’t want, period. Hurrah. So ...

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Microsoft unveils plan to bring broadband internet to rural U.S.

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop aimed at students Microsoft wants to bring broadband internet to rural Americans. The tech giant on Tuesday announced an initiative to bring broadband internet connectivity to the most remote areas of the U.S. The company intends to take advantage of unused spectrum typically reserved for TV channels, in addition to partnering with local telecom services. These spectrum can carry communications farther than traditional cellular bands. Related: Can Airbus bring cheap internet to the world? Thirty-four million people in the U.S. still don’t have broadband internet access ...

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GOP-led FCC releases Charter from requirement to bring broadband to underserved markets

When the FCC approved the Time Warner Cable / Charter merger last year, there were a number of requirements attached. One of them was that Charter was required to extend broadband service to an additional two million customers, one million of whom were served by one other broadband competitor. Now, the FCC has reversed course under the leadership of GOP-appointee Ajit Pai, who was critical of this requirement under Tom Wheeler. Under the new arrangement, as Reuters reports, Charter is still required to build out high-speed service to two million customers, ...

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Broadband boost for remotest parts of UK

The government has said £440m has been found so about 600,000 more premises can gain access to superfast broadband. The cash comes from “efficiency savings” and money returned by BT as part of the government’s flagship broadband rollout scheme. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said the funds would help to bring faster speeds to homes and businesses in some of the most remote parts of the UK. Experts said it was not all “new money” but would still be welcomed. The cash will be made up of £150m in cost savings ...

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As Turkey readies for 4G row brews over fiber broadband network

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – As Turkey prepares for the launch of high-speed 4G cellphone services next month a row is brewing over rivals wanting cheaper access to partly state-owned Turk Telekom’s fiber optic network, saying that otherwise they cannot compete in a market where fixed-line and mobile services are set to converge. Reuters: Technology News

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