Broadband News 2015 March 7

Dakota County pushes to expand broadband access Dakota County, which lags behind the rest of the metro area in broadband Internet access, is expanding its fiber network and trying to partner with … Italy’s €6bn broadband plan: Spread 100Mbps far and wide, fill in the rural notspots On Tuesday, the Italian government approved a plan to boost broadband connectivity in…

Broadband News 2015 March 5

Iowa Telecommunication Companies Discuss Broadband Accessibility The ICA’s annual convention covers a host of issues in the telecommunications industry across Iowa, but leaders say bringing broadband to the small … Branstad praises Charles City for broadband efforts Charles City has been working since May 2014 with Connect Iowa, a nonprofit that promotes broadband access, adoption and use, on the Connected…

Broadband News 2015 March 4

US watchdog chairman defends new broadband regulations (Reuters) – New rules to tighten regulation of U.S. broadband providers are not too invasive and are needed to defend consumers’ interests and openness on the internet, the chairman of the U.S. telecommunications industry watchdog said on Tuesday. Some telecom and cable companies exaggerated when they complained the moves would harm them or…

Broadband News 2015 March 3

State starts sending broadband money to schools State school districts will begin receiving $2,000 each from the Idaho State Department of Education soon as a down payment on the costs they are … The Most Important Decision the FCC Made Last Week Wasn’t on Net Neutrality In a party-line 3-2 ruling, the FCC pre-empted state laws in Tennessee and North…

Broadband News 2015 March 2

Italy government pushing for broadband solution The Italian government is pushing to speed up the roll-out of ultrafast broadband networks to help its ailing economy, fuelling … Telkom won’t foot bill for broadband Minority shareholders in Telkom will be relieved to learn that the company does not have to bear the burden of the entire bill for the R98bn national…

Broadband News 2015 March 1

Why the FCC’s Municipal-Broadband Ruling Matters, Too Currently, some twenty states ban or restrict municipal broadband. In certain states, these laws have been influenced by lobbying from traditional … 45000 homes in Dumfries and Galloway now high-speed broadband connectable More than 1.5 million households and businesses across Scotland can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband, BT announced this week FCC…