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 cripple innovation on the web, Tom Wheeler, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Broadband, Will state seek money back from voided contract?

It’s one of the many legal issues surrounding the defunct statewide broadband system. And it’s one many state officials don’t want to talk about.

iiNet fined for fine print in broadband advertising

iiNet has been hit with a AU$204,000 fine from Australia’s consumer regulator for advertising its Naked Broadband 250GB Plan without properly …

Bansat Exec Enthusiastic about Ka-band Broadband in Colombia

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Less than three years ago, Bansat, a relatively new company in Latin America, started offering satellite broadband as a way …

GOP lawmakers: Challenge FCC ruling on broadband in Tenn.

(AP) – The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but ..

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation equipment in 2014, according to Infonetics …

What We Know About AT&T/DirecTV’s Proposed Wireless Broadband Service

For some rural consumers, satellite broadband has been one of the few options for getting online. But satellite service has traditionally been expensive

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