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How the US can avoid becoming a 'third-world country' in broadband
Network World / 2/7/14
Since a federal court decision last month determined that the FCC cannot enforce net neutrality regulations on internet service providers (ISPs), many have warned that a de-regulated internet could result in slowed broadband speeds for high-bandwidth internet ... "If you tried to swap out your wireless connection or use your wireless connection instead of a cable connection for let's say, watching online video — so the average user of a wired high-speed Internet connection uses 50 gigabytes of data a month — if you ...
Major cable merger foreshadows rise of Internet television in the US
Buenos Aires Herald / 2/5/14
Charter Communications Inc.'s US$38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service. As people use more mobile devices, watch more online video and connect everything ... These high-speed Internet services represent the fastest growing and most profitable line of business for cable companies. Last year, providing Internet access was 12 percent more profitable for Time Warner ...
The FCC's Plan to Make Internet Faster in Schools
National Journal / 2/5/14
E-Rate was created in 1996 to subsidize Internet connections for schools and libraries with funds from fees on telephone bills through the Universal Service Fund. But E-Rate has lagged behind the pace of technology and is frequently criticized for being wasteful and inefficient. According to Wheeler, 80 percent of schools participating in E-Rate say their Internet speed is too slow to carry out their educational goals and only 50 percent of E-Rate's funds are spent on broadband connectivity. The FCC announced ...
Obama secures USD 750 mln in pledges for internet in schools
Telecompaper (subscription) / 2/5/14
AT&T and Sprint are offering free internet service through their wireless networks and Verizon is contributing USD 100 million in cash and in-kind contributions. Microsoft is making its Windows software available at discounted prices and offering twelve million free copies of Microsoft ... The average school has the same internet speed as an average home, but serves 200 times as many people, Obama said. The initiative builds on Obama's focus for 2014 to help more people join and stay in the middle class during ...
Obama, Better Internet Service Needed for Schools
Kansas City infoZine / 2/5/14
By Kritika Gadhvi - President Barack Obama said Tuesday he will help schools and students with new technology and high-speed Internet for better understanding and learning. Video: President Obama Speaks on ConnectED. Adelphi, MD - infoZine - Scripps ...
US cable merger foreshadows Internet TV's rise
New Zealand Herald / 2/4/14
LOS ANGELES (AP) Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service. As people use more mobile devices, watch more online video and connect ... These high-speed Internet services represent the fastest growing and most profitable line of business for cable companies. Last year, providing Internet access was 12 percent more profitable for Time ...
Obama's Internet Plan for Schools Speeds Up
Wall Street Journal / 2/4/14
President Barack Obama's push to provide classrooms with high-speed Internet connections will get a boost Tuesday with the announcement of public and private funds that will give more students access to educational technology and the next generation of broadband and wireless networks. A middle school in Maryland will serve as the backdrop ... Internet connections in schools and libraries. That will double the FCC's current annual spending on connecting students with broadband service, an FCC official said.
Schools must be wary of Internet expansion
Daily Trojan Online / 2/4/14
In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama emphasized the importance of providing high-speed Internet access to more than 20 million U.S. students in 15,000 schools, according to The New York Times. To achieve this goal, the president announced his ConnectED initiative, which has pledged $750 ... And AT&T and Sprint have pledged to contribute free Internet service through their wireless networks. “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our ...
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