Biznet to Invest in High Speed Broadband Services

Indonesian telecommunications and multimedia company Biznet Networks plans to spend $70 million to build Biznet WiFi, a service that provides fast Internet access at up to 100 Mbps, specifically for smartphone and tablet users. Biznet Networks has signed up 70,000 WiFi users since it started service in February 2015. The company expects to increase the number of users to two…

714 Million Fixed Broadband Subscribers at the End of 2014

Point Topic reveals that there were 714 million fixed-line broadband subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2014. The analyst reported 1.1 percent growth between October and December from 706 million at the end of Q3 2014. The US recorded the newest broadband subscribers during Q4 2014, followed by China, Russia, the Philippines, the UK, Brazil, and France. Point Topic noted that…

Broadband and Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 22

Fibre-to-the-home prices: Vodacom vs Telkom Vodacom recently started offering its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to residential customers in Equestria Estate in the east of Pretoria. Vodacom’s … EPB attracts 45 percent of homes with telecom services Two men man the EPB Fiber Optic control room. … for gaining more than 10,000 customers a year since it started offering fiber-optics services in…

Broadband Market Digest 2015 March 17

Lawmakers consider issuing bonds for broadband expansion The Billings Democrat’s measure, House Bill 14, would fund up to one-half or $2.5 million of any project to install the broadband framework, specifically … German minister Dobrindt pledges billions for broadband Transport Minister Alexander Dorbindt has announced a major public-private plan to invest in broadband infrastructure in Germany, saying fast … Telecom…

Broadband Market News 2015 March 14

Idaho broadband vendors file for $6 million in unpaid bills BOISE, Idaho — The two vendors for Idaho’s failed broadband program are seeking more than $6 million in unpaid bills from the time its contract with … Wicker chides feds for scrapping the broadband project WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi rebuked federal telecommunications officials this week for…

Broadband News 2015 March 13

Broadband contractors file multi-million-dollar claim against state The Idaho Education Network’s contractors have filed tort claims with the state, demanding back payments on the voided broadband contract … School board awards the broadband contract to Time Warner A contract for broadband services the Guilford County Board of Education awarded this week beat the next lowest bid by $8,341. Average broadband…