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…

Broadband News 2015 February 28

Ruling could ease path to rural broadband The local cable company has refused to extend broadband service to their home, said Brenda Thornton, who likes to trade securities and commodities … FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, moved to preempt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that limit the expansion of existing…

Broadband News 2015 February 27

FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, … FCC approves net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband plans State laws restricting city-run broadband overruled Wilson broadband…