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The FCC made it clear that towns should have the freedom to build their own broadband services, and one cooperative group is determined to take advantage of that liberty. WiredWest has gained the support of 22 Massachusetts towns for a municipal broadband effort that will give them all fiber optic...

July 2nd 2015 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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Mobile phone coverage in some of the UK's most rural areas is often patchy and unreliable. While the major networks are quick to promote the latest 4G speeds in densely populated cities, their ability to cater for people in the countryside is no less important. Today, EE unveiled a new "micro netw...

December 1st 2014 at 7:01pm 0 Comments
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At long last, the FCC can move forward with reforming its rural connection subsidies for the broadband era. A federal appeals court has upheld the agency's Connect America Fund after challenges from smaller carriers, which were worried that the shift from subsidizing phone calls to fast internet a...

May 24th 2014 at 6:16pm 0 Comments
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Numerous regional US carriers have called for AT&T to support their 700MHz bands, which would give them the LTE devices and roaming coverage they need to compete with national rivals. These networks may soon get their wish: as part of an FCC-led deal, AT&T has agreed to support LTE on the...

September 11th 2013 at 1:40am 0 Comments
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Despite receiving hundreds of millions of pounds in government subsidies, the effort to bring high-speed internet to rural parts of the UK seems to be running seriously behind schedule. The National Audit Office (NAO) says the original goal of providing 90 percent of Brits with access to at least...

July 5th 2013 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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While Verizon wasn't quick to start selling 700MHz blocks to live up to the terms of its AWS purchase, it's clearly willing to up the tempo. The carrier says it just finished deals this week to sell lower B-block 700MHz airwaves in Texas to already announced customer Nortex Communications as well...

February 15th 2013 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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On the same day that Dish's new satellite broadband service kicks off, partner Hughes is upgrading its own offering with even faster speeds. HughesNet Gen4 offers downloads of up to 15 Mbps to the 19 million (or so) Americans who can't get high-speed fixed-line broadband services. $50 a month will...

October 1st 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments