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Solveforce Expands Their Network by Bringing High Speed Internet for ...
Connection Speed / DigitalJournal.com / 7/30/14
The companies offering these services are mostly comprised of cable based television operators offering high speed network access, data carriers, wireless networking companies, companies providing High Speed Internet for Business in San Francisco, CA (http://bandwidthinternet.net/) and telecommunications companies. A considerable number of information ... Service providing companies go a long way in ensuring that end users have access to the World Wide Web. By enlisting their services, end users are ...

DRC capital awaits high speed internet
Connection Speed / Biztech Africa / 7/30/14
Back in March this year, ICT technicians were seen connecting hundreds of metres of underground cables in the suburbs of Limete, Kasa-Vubu and Lingwala, among others, to make the dream of high-speed internet a reality – as the government put it – but so far it looks like people appear to be waiting in vain. “There is nothing I can do to help you because I'm offering you guys what the internet service provider is giving me,” an internet café attendant told a complaining customer in the suburb of Kasa-Vubu.

AT&T to Provide Faster Internet Service in San Antonio
Connection Speed / Maine News / 7/30/14
AT&T is all set to improve internet speed in the San Antonio area. The service will boost the economy around the city, said Mayor Ivy Taylor on Tuesday. According to the company, the internet service it is going to provide in the city will be 100 times faster than ...

Super-fast broadband for R12 000 a month
Connection Speed / Legalbrief (subscription) / 7/30/14
According to a report on the Fin24.com site, Internet service provider Cybersmart last week announced the launch of Lightspeed, a 100mbps (megabits per second) uncapped fibre service. The report notes that at that speed, the service allows companies to ...

Alabama is growing high-tech entrepreneurs, but is high-speed Internet the key ...
Connection Speed / al.com / 7/29/14
But he's attracted by what the technology symbolizes, and that's an intangible Huntsville might consider as it debates expanding high-speed Internet service across Madison County. AL.com has been covering the issue since it ranked high with participants in ...

AT&T Brings Gigabyte Internet to Nashville
Connection Speed / Gadget Gestures / 7/29/14
Google Fiber seems to have provided strong incentives for other internet providers to start taking consumers seriously. Nashville will soon benefit from an astounding internet speed, as AT&T brings Gigabyte internet to the city. Earlier this month Acatel-Lucent ...

Nashville Will Soon Have AT&T Gigabit Internet Service
Connection Speed / Headlines & Global News / 7/29/14
Residents will be able to use the fiber-based network to access symmetrical upload and download Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, according to PC Magazine. Additional TV services will be provided, such as the ability to watch and record five HD ...

AT&T brings ultra-fast GigaPower Internet to Nashville
Connection Speed / The Tennessean / 7/28/14
AT&T is officially bringing its high-speed fiber network – pitched as a competitor to Google Fiber – to Nashville. The network will offer AT&T's U-verse service and GigaPower service, which provides broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, or 100 times ...

Xplornet Announces Plan to Deliver 25 Mbps Broadband Internet to 100% of ...
Connection Speed / Canada NewsWire (press release) / 7/28/14
Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading rural broadband service provider, announced today that it will be the first telecommunications company in Canada to provide homes and businesses with internet download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the rural population. It's a true ... "We have heard for years that getting fast, affordable high-speed Internet to 100% of the country isn't possible – that the technology and dollars just are not there," said Allison Lenehan, President of Woodstock, NB based Xplornet.

Study: US Bests Europe in Internet Access Speed, Scope, Coverage. Sometimes.
Connection Speed / Techzone360 / 7/28/14
Rarely, if ever, has the United States actually ranked at the top of international metrics for Internet access speed or some other measures of telecommunications adoption. Among the reasons, it has been argued, is that any particular service created in the ...

Xplornet pledges fast internet for rural, remote areas
Connection Speed / CBC.ca / 7/28/14
Xplornet is an internet service provider that provides wireless high-speed internet and high-speed satellite internet service across Canada. Satellite service gives access to remote areas including Canada's far North. "We have heard for years that getting fast, ...

Working to connect rural Canadians to high-speed internet
Connection Speed / Energeticcity.ca / 7/28/14
The project, first announced in the 2014 Capital Budget, aims to expand affordable internet to 280,000 Canadians who live in communities under served by internet service providers. “Our government has listened to Canadians' concerns about the need to ...

Frontier Communications Working To Repair Internet Outage
Connection Speed / NorthEscambia.com / 7/28/14
Technicians from Frontier Communications have worked throughout the night to repair a high speed internet outage. Frontier customers in the Walnut Hill, Bratt, Molino and Atmore areas lost their internet service from the company late Sunday afternoon.

Xplornet plans 'unprecedented' expansion of high-speed Internet to all of rural ...
Connection Speed / The Globe and Mail / 7/28/14
The Woodstock, N.B.-based company, which sells Internet to close to 250,000 households in rural and northern communities, said it can deliver the high-speed service using a combination of capacity it recently purchased on two new satellites as well as an ...

Comporium to roll out gigabit internet service to York, Lancaster homes
Connection Speed / News Talk 94.3 WRHI / 7/28/14
The service, which initially went live for a handful of business in downtown Rock Hill, consists of an all fiber-optic network providing speeds nearing 85 times the speed of the company's traditional cable internet service. Earlier this month, Comporium ...

Telcos must deliver promised internet speed for 80% usage time: TRAI
Connection Speed / Hindustan Times / 7/27/14
Telecom operators have reported to TRAI that minimum download speed delivered on their most high speed 3G service is in the range of 399 kbps (less than minimum broadband speed is 512 kbps) to 2.48 mbps. The regulator had shared its view earlier that ...

Internet back to normal in Vietnam as damaged sea cables fixed
Connection Speed / Thanh Nien Daily / 7/27/14
International internet services such as web-browsing, email, and online telephone apps had been disrupted, while local Internet service continued to operate at its usual speed. FPT, which shares the system with three other major local Internet providers ...

Telecom companies to meet internet speed
Connection Speed / Deccan Chronicle / 7/27/14
New Delhi: Telecom operators offering mobile internet services have to ensure that the minimum download speed specified in their data plans is available to subscribers for not less than 80 per cent of usage time from August 23. “Every service provider shall, ...

Broadband council likely can't pay for expansion
Connection Speed / Charleston Gazette / 7/27/14
A project designed to create a state-owned fiber-optic network and bolster high-speed Internet service in Pocahontas and Randolph counties was in jeopardy late last week, after the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council learned that it likely doesn't ...

Internet service providers talk shop at Broadband Summit
Connection Speed / Beckley Register-Herald / 7/26/14
West Virginia's Internet service providers, with the help of Mike Holstine, explained how end-users in homes and businesses get the Internet, how and why they use it and the benefits of having high-speed Internet for everybody. Holstine, the business ...

Milicom Launches 4G in Bolivia, Brings High-Speed Mobile Internet for 10.5 ...
Connection Speed / PCC Mobile Broadband / 7/26/14
Milicom, a Luxembourg-based international telecommunications and media company with extensive presence across Latin American and Africa is launching 4G services in Bolivia via its subsidiary, Tigo. The 4G high-speed internet service provides ...

Cities seek freedom to sell Internet service
Connection Speed / Philly.com / 7/26/14
Chattanooga, Tenn., is asking federal regulators to overrule a state law preventing the sale of the city's high-speed Internet service in neighboring areas served by AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications Inc. Chattanooga's Electric Power Board, which sells ...

FCC Warns ISPs Not to Lie About Broadband Speed
Connection Speed / In The Capital / 7/24/14
The FCC decided to remind Internet Service Providers on Wednesday that they have to share their broadband connectivity speeds and services and with consumers and they can't just make up the numbers. It's part of the Open Internet Transparency Rule, ...

Cogeco Cable Canada Enhances its High Speed Internet Service in Cornwall
Connection Speed / SYS-CON Media (press release) / 7/24/14
"We always strive to offer our customers more flexibility, speed and bandwidth and I am happy our Cornwall customers can benefit from our enhancements to our High Speed Internet service. Now, the whole family can use the Internet at the same time for ...

Council approves high-speed Internet agreements
Connection Speed / The Courier-Journal / 7/24/14
Louisville is a step closer to bringing the much-coveted gigabit-speed Internet service to customers here. The Louisville Metro Council voted on Thursday to approve 20-year franchise agreements with three companies that want to run high-speed fiber optic ...

City Seeks US Override to Expand Internet on AT&T Turf
Connection Speed / Bloomberg / 7/24/14
Chattanooga, Tennessee, asked federal regulators to overrule a state law preventing the sale of the city's high-speed Internet service in neighboring areas served by AT&T Inc. (T) and Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR). Chattanooga's Electric Power Board ...

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric ...
Connection Speed / The Chattanoogan / 7/24/14
However, a territorial restriction prohibits EPB from using the same fiber optic communications network to provide advanced services such as high-speed Internet outside of its electric power service territory. "Because of the importance of broadband Internet to ...

EPB petitions FCC to expand fiber optic Internet to surrounding communities
Connection Speed / Nooga.com / 7/24/14
EPB announced Thursday that they have filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission in an effort to override a Tennessee law that prohibits fiber optic, high-speed Internet availability to neighboring communities. "At EPB, we believe that high-speed Internet is the critical infrastructure for the ... But beyond that, there's a "digital desert," where citizens and businesses have little or no broadband Internet service, according to a news release. For years, EPB leaders have gotten regular requests to provide ...

FCC Reminding ISPs: Disclose Broadband Speeds
Connection Speed / WKEF ABC 22 / 7/24/14
Thursday, July 24 2014, 01:56 PM EDT. FCC Reminding ISPs: Disclose Broadband Speeds. WASHINGTON -- The FCC issued an advisory today reminding Internet service providers that they must disclose accurate information about connectivity speeds and services for home and mobile broadband, USA Today is reporting. ... USA Today also said the FCC provides a Mobile Broadband Speed test app for Android and iOS devices. Find it here.FCC Reminding ISPs: Disclose Broadband Speeds. Washington Times.

US to ISPs: We are watching you internet speed
Connection Speed / Times of India / 7/24/14
WASHINGTON: US communications regulators on Wednesday reminded internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties. In an advisory, the Federal Communications ...

EPB Petitions FCC to Enable Local Broadband Choice
Connection Speed / SYS-CON Media (press release) / 7/24/14
Today EPB announced that it has filed a petition to the FCC in an effort to respond to neighboring communities' requests for access to the company's gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service. EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and ...

Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers
Connection Speed / Los Angeles Times / 7/23/14
s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service. The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for losing 144,000 homes with ...

FCC warns Internet providers about false speed promises
Connection Speed / Columbus Dispatch / 7/23/14
WASHINGTON — U.S. communications regulators reminded Internet service providers yesterday to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they deliver, or face penalties. In an advisory, the Federal Communications Commission urged ...

McIver promises high-speed Internet for rural Alberta
Connection Speed / Calgary Herald / 7/23/14
PC leadership candidate Ric McIver has committed to investing $20 million of taxpayers' dollars into high-speed Internet infrastructure for rural Alberta communities if he becomes premier this fall. The former provincial infrastructure minister announced ...

3 companies angling to provide faster Internet lines
Connection Speed / The Courier-Journal / 7/23/14
... agreements with three companies that plan to install more fiber optic cable to upgrade service to coveted gigabit levels. The council will likely vote Thursday night to approve agreements with three companies that plan to expand high-speed Internet service.

Canada launches plan to extend high-speed Internet to remote areas
Connection Speed / The Star Online / 7/23/14
TORONTO: The Canadian government on Tuesday invited remote communities across the country that lack high-speed Internet access to make a claim to get some of the C$305mil (RM902.06mil) it plans to spend over the next three years to upgrade access.

Harper Government launches program to bring high-speed Internet to an ...
Connection Speed / FierceTelecom / 7/23/14
Industry Minister James Moore today announced the launch of Connecting Canadians—the Government of Canada's plan to bring high-speed Internet to 280,000 Canadian households currently without Internet or with slower access. Between now and 2017, the Government ... mainly in rural and remote communities. In the weeks ahead, Canadians and Internet service providers (ISP) are invited to visit the new Connecting Canadians website to offer their input on communities that could be eligible to receive funding.

Norvado completes gigabit speed Internet fiber system with Madeline Island ...
Connection Speed / Ashland DAily Press / 7/23/14
Since the beginning of the Internet era, advances in technology have meant increasing speed and bandwidth for Internet users. From old 2,400 bit per second dial-up modems that would take many minutes to download a single photo, most Internet users have ...

Comcast profit jumps 15%, fueled by Internet service growth
Connection Speed / Los Angeles Times / 7/22/14
Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet and phone service. The Philadelphia cable giant generated net income of $1.99 billion, or 76 cents a share, compared to $1.73 billion, or 65 cents ...

House Republicans Fight to Stop City-Owned Internet Providers
Connection Speed / AllGov / 7/22/14
States should be able to block cities from offering their own high-speed Internet service, as far as Republicans in Congress are concerned. Cities such as Chattanooga, Tennessee, have become groundbreaking examples of what local governments can do to ...

Verizon pushes FiOS internet upload speeds to match download speed
Connection Speed / TweakTown / 7/22/14
... internet connectivity, Verizon has some good news about an upgrade you may like to hear. Verizon has announced that it is boosting the upload speeds of its FiOS service for almost all of the connections on the FiOS network to match the download speed.

Ultra High-Speed Internet Plan Headed to Louisville Metro Council
Connection Speed / WFPL / 7/22/14
A Louisville Metro Council committee Tuesday voted to award three franchise agreements to companies to install the infrastructure needed for ultra high-speed internet access in the city. The measure ... Will work to install a community wide residential service.

Stringer Pushes for Better Internet Service For Low-Income NY'ers
Connection Speed / Brooklyn Reader / 7/21/14
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is urging the state to require better Internet service, particularly for low-income New Yorkers, in exchange for its approval of a Comcast-Time Warner merger, reports Capital New York. While Stringer does not ... its broadband service. “While the aim of the program is laudatory, its slow speed, limited eligibility and inadequate outreach have kept high-quality connectivity beyond the reach of millions of low-income Americans,” Stringer writes in a five-page draft provided to Capital.

Cox to increase Internet speeds for some customers
Connection Speed / Sierra Vista Herald / 7/21/14
Cox Communications has announced it will continue its commitment to customers by doubling the speeds on two of its most popular packages of Internet service for all customers this year. These speed increases will make multiple devices running ...

Verizon Boosts FiOS Internet Speeds Which Cable Can't Match
Connection Speed / TheStreet.com / 7/21/14
Companies rely on Verizon to be their Internet service providers too. So, with all this speed boosting capabilities you would think Verizon would be universally hailed as technological heroes. But the battle over whether Verizon offers super-fast connections to ...

nTelos and Dish expand pilot program for high speed Internet in Central Virginia
Connection Speed / The Daily Progress / 7/20/14
“We have always wanted to have a bundled offering that was satellite TV with broadband Internet because we see a good complement between the two,” he said. When bundled with a qualifying package of Dish TV service, the high-speed Internet is $29.99 ...

Vietnam has second slowest Internet connection in Asia: report
Connection Speed / GlobalPost / 7/18/14
HO CHI MINH CITY, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam continues to lag behind in broadband adoption and it has the second slowest Internet speed in Asia, local Vietnam News daily reported Friday, quoting sources from the latest report by the content delivery network Akamai. Accordingly ... Experts from a local Internet Service Provider (ISP) said that although new subscribers in Vietnam have increased rapidly, they rarely have international access, so the average bandwidth measured by Akamai has been decreasing.

Socket customers in Hallsville left without Internet service
Connection Speed / Columbia Missourian / 7/18/14
COLUMBIA — About 20 Hallsville customers still lack high-speed Internet access from Socket after the service went down earlier this week. The loss of service for Socket Telecom customers occurred when CenturyLink, the company that owns the telephone ...

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming
Connection Speed / The Verge / 7/18/14
He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with buffering and low-definition pictures. So Nederkoorn decided to measure the speed of his connection. What he found was ...

A feasibility study found Vision 2020's high-speed fiber network — a projected ...
Connection Speed / Austin Herald / 7/18/14
Vision 2020′s Community Wide Technology committee released the results of a feasibility study Friday that shows a high-speed fiber network throughout the city of Austin is not only possible but sustaining. That high-speed data network ... The next step, according to Vision 2020′s Director of Vision Creation Laura Helle, is a survey to find how many Austin residents would pay for the higher Internet service, which she said is proposed as comparable in price to area Internet providers. That survey will be done in ...

TDS Telecom Launches 1Gig High-speed Internet Service in New London, N.H.
Connection Speed / Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) / 7/17/14
TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces 1Gig high-speed Internet service is now available in New London, New Hampshire. This follows the recent introduction of TDS TV availability in New London. New London becomes the second city in New Hampshire where ...

Written by CHRYSTALL KANYUCK
Connection Speed / BVI Beacon / 7/17/14
Many residents took to Facebook this week to vent frustrations with home Internet service that they said was slower than the speed of the Internet on their mobile phones. While LIME didn't weigh in on the recent Facebook discussion, the company did post an ...

Metro Council Slows Efforts To Bring Ultra High-Speed Internet to Louisville
Connection Speed / WFPL / 7/17/14
Efforts to begin installing ultra high-speed internet service in Louisville hit a snag at a Metro Council committee meeting this week. The council's Public Works, Bridges and Transportation committee declined to vote Wednesday on awarding three franchise ...

Hon Hai wades into fiber optic Internet service
Connection Speed / China Post / 7/17/14
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A joint venture by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密) and Tai Tung Communication Co. (台通光電), is expected to roll out high-speed fiber optic Internet service later this year, capable of running VoIP communication technology.

TDS launches 1Gig internet service in New London, NH
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/17/14
New London becomes the second city in New Hampshire where TDS is rolling out its fastest speed, 1 Gbps, and is available for less than USD 100 per month with a bundle. TDS' 1Gig Internet service includes a free subscription to Remote PC Support, which ...

DISH and nTelos Wireless Offer Fixed Internet Service To Customers in Virginia
Connection Speed / Broadway World / 7/16/14
WAYNESBORO, Va. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DISH (DISH) and nTelos Wireless (NTLS) are now offering a new high-speed Internet service to residents in Virginia including parts of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, ...

Morpeth, Thornton voice internet speed woes
Connection Speed / The Maitland Mercury / 7/16/14
Morpeth, Thornton voice internet speed woes ... In a letter to the Mercury, Mr Titmuss said there was a waiting list of residents who wanted an internet connection in Golden Wattle Crescent because there were no available ADSL ports that connected to the exchange at Tarro. “We have a situation where many houses in Somerset Park estate ... upgrade anything,” he said. “They have told me that the only way for me to get the service is for someone to move out of the area and free up an ADSL port from that street box.

Cox Communications upgrades high-speed Internet in Arizona
Connection Speed / azcentral.com / 7/16/14
Cox Communications customers who use high-speed Internet services can expect to download movies or games faster. That's because the company is doubling the Internet speeds on two of its service plans starting Monday in Arizona. Customers, who have ...

Building a faster network: fiber optic internet to spur economic innovation and ...
Connection Speed / N.C. State University Technician Online / 7/16/14
In April, the Raleigh City Council approved an agreement with AT&T that would allow the company to begin distributing its ultra-high-speed Internet service in Raleigh. The network is part of a nationwide consortium to bring high-speed fiberoptic Internet to ...

DEN Networks Launches Ultra-Broadband Service Over Cable Network with ...
Connection Speed / PCC Mobile Broadband / 7/16/14
DEN has since adopted DOCSIS 3.0, which promises speeds of up to 300 Mbps per subscriber to offer ultra-high-speed broadband service in one of its biggest markets and its home base, Delhi, and intends to expand the offering to other cities. The DOCSIS 3.0 specification significantly increases transmission speeds (this time both upstream and downstream) and introduces support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), promising a seamless online experience with no buffering, lightning-fast downloads and ...

Internet Speed And Big Money
Connection Speed / News Radio Wood / 7/16/14
Those of us who use the internet on a regular basis are concerned about the speed of the internet. The FCC is considering a proposal which would allow Internet service providers to create so-called "fast lanes" for companies that can afford the extra fees.

House Votes to Save Bans on City Internet Service
Connection Speed / National Journal / 7/16/14
The vote is a warning shot at the Federal Communications Commission, which has been mulling taking action against states that restrict municipal broadband service. ... Chattanooga, Tenn., has rolled out a high-speed fiber Internet network for its residents.

State awards $500K in grants to expand rural internet access
Connection Speed / Price County Daily / 7/15/14
... Wisconsin Public Service Commission is awarding $500,000 in grants to help rural parts of the state get better Internet access. The round of grants is part of more than $4 million set aside in the state budget to spur Internet providers to expand higher-speed ...

Northwoods Internet Providers Receive State Grants to Expand Coverage
Connection Speed / Wjjq / 7/15/14
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has provided $250,000 in grant money to help expand high speed internet in the Northwoods. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch was in the northwoods yesterday as part of that announcement. The Public Service ...

Preference for English language websites to blame for PH's slow Internet speed ...
Connection Speed / InterAksyon / 7/15/14
MANILA - Filipinos' fluency with the English language is partly to blame for the country's slow Internet speed, if we are to believe the Philippines' largest telecom company. In a statement, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) said ... In a separate statement, Ayala-led Globe said an Internet exchange, such as the Philippine Open Internet Exchange (PHOpenIX), allows the exchange of Internet traffic among Internet service providers (ISPs). The Department of Science and Technology operates the PHOpenIX ...

Kleefisch presents broadband matching grant in Rhinelander
Connection Speed / WSAU / 7/15/14
State officials say this will add high speed service to around 1,200 businesses and homes. The dollars were awarded as matching grants to ChoiceTEL, CenturyLink, and SonicNet. Kleefisch says the expansion of high speed internet is important to public ...

Seeking better broadband: Kandiyohi County lags behind area counties in high ...
Connection Speed / West Central Tribune / 7/15/14
According to the data from Connect Minnesota, a nonprofit organization that works with the state to identify broadband coverage gaps, about 13 percent of the households in Kandiyohi County have the kind of high-speed Internet service the state classifies as ...

Kent commissioners hear Internet service criticism
Connection Speed / Cecil Whig / 7/15/14
Hanscom said many small municipalities provide utilities such as electrical service to their residents. He said the county could develop high-speed Internet service and hand it off to some private business. He said Internet access was “very important to us,” and ...

Rural Broadband Internet Service Growing in Wisconsin
Connection Speed / Government Technology / 7/15/14
Eau Claire received about $135,000 in state funding for the project to expand service in more than 50 square miles in rural eastern Eau Claire County where there is little Internet and cell signal reception. The grant money was matched by various public and ...

Netflix: Virgin broadband rocks, TalkTalk sucks in new broadband speed ratings
Connection Speed / Expert Reviews / 7/15/14
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a monthly update on which internet service provider is fastest, with Virgin consistently topping the rankings in the UK. Netflix measures the average performance of peak-hours streams on Netflix, before working out the average ...

FCC to Decide on Internet Speeds
Connection Speed / KTRH / 7/14/14
The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to keep the Internet a level playing field by preventing service providers from charging more fees for more speed. Internet attorney Travis Crabtree says it is possible the feds could decide to do nothing ...

Canadian telecom services generally competitive, but some costs for broadband ...
Connection Speed / Cartt.ca (subscription) / 7/14/14
GATINEAU – Canadian prices for wireline, wireless and Internet services are generally competitive when compared to other G7 countries and Australia, with the exception of entry level mobile wireless service and high-speed Internet, according to an annual ...

Grants Bring Faster Internet To Oneida, Vilas Counties
Connection Speed / WXPR / 7/14/14
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Broadband Director Tithi Chattopadhyay presented three Northwoods high speed internet providers with grants to expand broadband fiber and wirless coverage. During the last ...

Bell Labs Sets New Record for Internet Over Copper
Connection Speed / IEEE Spectrum / 7/14/14
For the past few years, Alcatel-Lucent has also been working on other ways to improve the speed of fast Internet over copper. Another nagging issue they've been wrestling with is the cross talk that can leak between customers' copper wires. Alcatel-Lucent ...

Bigger fines for poor mobile phone, slow Internet services in Philippines
Connection Speed / Mindanao Examiner / 7/13/14
“We are pushing for universal broadband service. Government's goal should be to ensure that all citizens have access to high-speed Internet service at a fair price,” he said, stressing the need to renew the telecommunications laws to make them highly ...

P50-M fine pushed for erring Internet service providers
Connection Speed / ABS CBN News / 7/13/14
In a statement released on Sunday, Ty said broadband and high-speed Internet access should now be classified as a "basic service," similar to voice calls and text messaging. “We are pushing for universal broadband service. Government's goal should be to ...

Lawmaker wants telcos fined P50M for bad Internet service
Connection Speed / GMA News / 7/13/14
Telecommunications companies may be forced to pay up to P50 million for poor Internet service if a new piece of legislation being pushed at the House of Representatives becomes a law. House Deputy Minority Leader and LPGMA party-list Rep. ... in service areas with high concentrations of broadband users. According to an infographic posted by ASEAN DNA last April, Internet speed in the Philippines is the slowest in the whole Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at 3.6 megabytes per second (Mbps).

Huge investments needed to upgrade networks for high-speed internet
Connection Speed / The Nation / 7/13/14
The mobile broadband users in Pakistan increasingly demand high-speed internet service with significantly improved network coverage across the country, which indicates the greater need for investing in 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks by cellular ...

Your ordinary telephone cable may soon give you Internet speed of up to 10Gbps
Connection Speed / Emirates 24/7 / 7/13/14
Service providers promise you internet speed of 10 to 20 Mbps per second. But try downloading a file and you end up reaching a maximum download speed much lesser compared to what is promised. Ask any service provider, and they'll blame it on the last ...

High-speed option: Wireless Internet providers
Connection Speed / Press Herald / 7/12/14
Even though cable and telephone companies provide most of the high-speed Internet service in the country – 93 percent of all subscribers deal with the 17 largest cable and phone companies – there are other options. Wireless Internet providers, usually ...

BAD INTERNET SERVICE? | Congressman proposes P50 million fine on slow ...
Connection Speed / InterAksyon / 7/12/14
MANILA - Amid widespread consumer complaints of slow "high-speed" Internet access as well as recurring blocked or dropped mobile phone voice calls, House Deputy Minority Leader and LPG-MA Rep. Arnel Ty is batting for an administrative fine ... with directives to improve their services. “We are pushing for new legislation that will revise and update the financial punishment that regulators may impose on telcos that are unable to live up to mandatory quality of service standards,” Ty said in a news release Sunday.

BAD INTERNET SERVICE? Congressman proposes P50-million fine on slow ...
Connection Speed / InterAksyon / 7/12/14
Meanwhile, Ty favors the classification of broadband or high-speed Internet access as a “basic service,” along with voice calls and text messaging. “We are pushing for universal broadband service. Government's goal should be to ensure that all citizens have ...

DEN selects Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 technology for broadband
Connection Speed / Indiantelevision.com / 7/11/14
NEW DELHI: After multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom launched DOCSIS 3.0 technology in October 2013, it is now DEN Networks that has selected Cisco's DOCSIS 3.0 technology for its newly launched broadband service in India.

New Internet speed record is 10 times faster than Google Fiber
Connection Speed / Tech Times / 7/11/14
... service in existence at 1 gigabit per second. The prototype technology, called XG-Fast, also represents a significant improvement to traditional broadband speeds. According to a recent survey from software testing company Ookla, the fastest Internet speed ...

XG-FAST: New Internet speed record by Bell Labs blows past Google Fiber
Connection Speed / WPTV / 7/11/14
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Bell Labs researchers just broke the broadband Internet speed record. ... all the data that customers demand, companies like Comcast and AT&T have increased the amount of fiber they use in their networks -- but they still use old-fashioned telephone lines and copper wires to bring Internet, TV and phone service to their customers' homes and offices. ... So if there is a fiber connection on the street, it would be sufficient to deliver lightning-fast Internet over a home's existing landline wires.

Older Nebraskans' Internet service use rises
Connection Speed / Gothenburg Times / 7/10/14
LINCOLN—Nearly 70% of older Nebraskans have Internet service in their homes—higher than the national average but still lower than other demographic groups, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted for the Nebraska Broadband Initiative, is part of efforts ... had Internet service, with 59% having broadband service available. That compares to a national survey by the Pew Research Center than found 59% of seniors are Internet users and only 47% have high-speed broadband available in their homes.

Bell Labs sets new Internet speed record
Connection Speed / Delhi Daily News / 7/10/14
With speeds reaching 10 gigabits per second, the technology developed by Bell Labs is 1,000 times faster than traditional broadband speeds. This speed is 10 times faster than Google Fiber, which claims to offer the fastest broadband available to consumers.

Solveforce Introduces Atlanta to Faster High Speed Internet for Businesses
Connection Speed / Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) / 7/10/14
The need for faster internet along with high bandwidth is the kind of project that stock traders all over the world have been dreaming about. High speed internet for businesses in Atlanta enables one to reach out to other countries with lightning fast connectivity.

Rich's TV offers high-speed Internet with Exede service
Connection Speed / The Banner-Graphic / 7/10/14
Residents of Putnam, Parke and Clay counties and adjacent areas all have access to Exede by ViaSat, a high-speed satellite Internet service earning awards and recognition nationwide. The 12 Mbps baseline download speed offered by Exede Internet is ...

Keep Out Government and Service Will Improve
Connection Speed / New York Times / 7/10/14
First, the Federal Communications Commission is moving quickly to reconfigure the Universal Service Fund, supported by fees paid by all communications customers, from providing basic telephone service to subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer and ...

Quality Bainbridge hosts meeting next week on expanding Internet service
Connection Speed / Bainbridge Island Review / 7/10/14
"KPUD can work with neighborhoods, homeowner associations, business owners or other groups to finance and construct fiber optic or other effective service to neighborhoods not adequately served by high-speed internet," Peters said. Residents are invited ...

Core Broadband selects Tazca to support LTE deployment
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/10/14
Core Broadband has announced plans to deploy LTE using Tazca Connects LTE-as-a-Service in Muskoka Ontario to increase the speed and capacity of internet access for existing internet service providers, businesses, government, hospitals, schools and ...

Adams Fiber rolls out new high speed Internet option in Quincy
Connection Speed / Quincy Journal / 7/10/14
The company will pay the City a 5 percent franchise fee, just as Comcast pays to run its television and internet service in Quincy. Adams offers different pricing levels of pricing based on speed. Basic 10 megabits per second service will run $49.95 per month ...

Commissioners hear Internet service complaint
Connection Speed / My Eastern Shore / 7/9/14
Hanscom said many small municipalities provide utilities such as electrical service to their residents. He said the county could develop high-speed Internet service and “hand it off” to some private business. He said Internet access was “very important to us,” ...

Broadband Roundup: Caution on E-Rate, Merger Review Teams at FCC, and a ...
Connection Speed / BroadbandBreakfast.com / 7/9/14
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 – Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly supports modernizing the E-Rate program, but not if it means increasing the “ever growing strain on [the average American's] pocketbook,” he wrote in a blog post ...

New Jersey Residents Have Fast Internet, but Are They Smarter?
Connection Speed / 24/7 Wall St. / 7/8/14
If the argument is taken to one reasonable conclusion, people who have Internet delivered at particularly fast speeds should be better off, intellectually, than those who have access to slower service. ... The speed at which the Internet operates in Mississippi ranks 40th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia, according to research firm Ookla, at 19.52 Mbps. Arkansas ranks 44th at 17.21 Mbps. Kentucky is 49th at 15.28 Mbps. West Virginia ranks 42nd at 18.45 Mbps. Of course, most of these states are relatively ...

Trai Raises Minimum Broadband Speed to 512Kbps
Connection Speed / NDTV / 7/8/14
... that is able to support interactive services including internet access and has the capability of minimum download speed of 512 kbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service".

Solveforce Expands to Atlanta, GA, Offering Fastest Cable Internet Services ...
Connection Speed / Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) / 7/8/14
To conclude, there are many different uses of high-speed internet service. Take the time to make an informed decision as to what service provider to subscribe to. Just remember that the most important thing is speed and efficiency. At the end of the day, it is ...

Pennsylvania regulations deter competitive internet
Connection Speed / The Almanac / 7/8/14
Internet providers like Verizon and Comcast have maintained a stranglehold over high speed access to the web. Though a growing number ... Nearly 400 communities nationwide now have some form of publicly owned Internet service. Director of the Institute ...

Intertelecom introduces unlimited internet at night
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/7/14
Ukrainian mobile operator Intertelecom has introduced promotional wireless internet service at night. Unlimited internet is accessible from midnight to 08.00 hours under the promotion valid until 31 August. The services offer speed up to 3.1 Mbps for up to 30 ...


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