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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.

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 / / 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 ...

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 / / 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 / (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 / / 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 / / 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 ...

Minimum broadband speed raised from 256kbps to 512kbps
Connection Speed / Digit / 7/7/14
... a minimum download speed for mobile Internet as well. The regulator has sought a minimum download speed for wireless data services, which will be based on the data on minimum download speed reported by service providers in the last three quarters.

Solveforce Now Offers Unlimited 24 Hour Support For Atlanta Fiber Optic Internet ...
Connection Speed / Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) / 7/7/14
Companies that are going to send and receive data must make sure that it can be done with the desired speed. This is why Atlanta Fiber Optic Internet Service ( is the best option because without good speed, it will be difficult to be efficient ...

Cogeco Cable Canada Now Offering Unlimited Bandwidth High Speed Internet ...
Connection Speed / mediacaster / 7/7/14
Cogeco Cable Canada announced the launch of two new High Speed Internet (HSI) packages with unlimited data transfer capacity for its Quebec(i) and Ontario(i) customers: Ultimate 55 Unlimited and Ultimate 120 Unlimited. The packages ... Cogeco Cable Canada ( groups together the Canadian cable operations of Cogeco Cable Inc. Cogeco Cable Canada is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Quebec in terms of the number of Basic Cable service customers served. Its two-way ...

Google rates internet service providers' video streaming quality
Connection Speed / / 7/7/14
In June, Netflix Inc sent its customers messages that Verizon Inc and other internet providers were to blame for slow speeds. The company also ranks internet service providers based on their streaming speed. It began adding Canada to the rankings in April.

Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m
Connection Speed / The Guardian / 7/6/14
Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m. Commuters into London from Brighton, Kent and ... Commuters on a South West Trains service: it is thought the speedier connections should be available within three or four years. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive. Tens of millions of ... The transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said: "We all know how frustrating it can be to have our phone calls and internet use constantly disrupted by poor signal while travelling on trains. At the moment it happens too often.

Fidelity Brings High Speed Internet to El Dorado Springs
Connection Speed / Consumer Electronics Net / 7/6/14
Truly high speed Internet has finally arrived in El Dorado Springs. Fidelity Communications began offering Internet service, with speeds up to 100 Megabits per second, on July 1. Fidelity began rebuilding and upgrading the El Dorado TV system after ...

Fast Internet, up to 100 Meg, is introduced in Missouri town for first time
Connection Speed / 7thSpace Interactive (press release) / 7/5/14
“Fidelity prides itself on being the Internet speed leader in all the areas we serve,” said Missy Poje, Director of Marketing. “We are so happy to finally bring truly fast Internet speeds to the people of Eldorado Springs, and we hope our new Internet service will ...

Telikom launches ADSL2+ internet service in Gerehu
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/4/14
Papua New Guinea operator Telikom has introduced ADSL2+ technology to increase broadband internet speed in Gerehu in Port Moresby, the National reported. The service can reach up to 24 Mbps for downloads and up to 6 Mbps for uploads. Customers ...

Broadband Speed in United States is Up, But Still Lags Behind World Leaders
Connection Speed / The Escapist / 7/3/14
Broadband speeds in the United States are up about 33 percent year-over-year, with the average broadband connection clocking in at 10.5 Mbps. That kind of connection is a standard offering at every cable Internet service provider in North America now, so the figure isn't all that surprising. However, 10.5 ... The report is chock full of other useful information, including broadband penetration numbers, and which U.S. states rule the broadband speed roost (spoiler: Virginia, Delaware, and Massachusetts are the tops).

Fidelity adds high speed internet in El Dorado Springs
Connection Speed / El Dorado Springs Sun / 7/3/14
“Fidelity prides itself on being the Internet speed leader in all the areas we serve,” said Missy Poje, director of Marketing. “We are so happy to finally bring truly fast Internet speeds to the people of El Dorado Springs, and we hope our new Internet service will ...

Sprint taps into Internet service
Connection Speed / Stowe Today / 7/3/14
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday in Hardwick, VTel announced a new service that taps Sprint's broadband spectrum and purchasing power to deliver high-speed Internet service through the air — as opposed to conventional distribution through copper ...

US broadband speeds are improving, but still far behind global leaders
Connection Speed / BGR / 7/3/14
Average global Internet service speeds grew an impressive 24% annually to 3.9Mbps in the first quarter of 2014, according to the recently released “State of the Internet Report” from Akamai. The United States showed solid improvements as well in ... The East Coast actually managed to secure each of the top 5 spots in the country, as Virginia was followed by Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington D.C. in Akamai's average speed rankings. “On a year-over-year basis, all of the states in the top 10 ...

Viet Nam has second slowest Internet connection in Asia
Connection Speed / VietNamNet Bridge / 7/3/14
The Akamai report states that the average Internet connection speed in Viet Nam is 2 Mbps while the global average Internet speeds have reached 3.9Mbps, and the highest average peak connection speed was 21.2Mbps. "The global ... The expert, employed by a local Internet Service Provider (ISP), and speaking on condition of anonymity, said although new subscribers in Viet Nam have increased rapidly, they rarely have international access, so the average bandwidth measured by Akamai has been decreasing.

ProCom Now Installing High Speed Internet to West Virginia Businesses
Connection Speed / / 7/2/14
To avoid the frustrations of a lagging internet service that constantly goes in and out, ProCom is pleased to announce they are now installing high speed internet to businesses throughout the state of West Virginia. If a situation arises, and a client or customer ...

FCC plan would provide Internet service to 3200 state schools, libraries
Connection Speed / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / 7/2/14
More than 3,200 Wisconsin schools and libraries could get wireless Internet service under a proposal to fund Wi-Fi access over the next five years, the Federal Communications Commission says. The boost in Wi-Fi would cover nearly 851,000 students in the state, the FCC said in a proposal to spend $2 billion nationwide to get high-speed Internet to all classrooms and libraries by 2019. Money for the E-Rate program comes from a fee that's charged on consumers' phone bills and is placed in what is called the ...

Salisbury: Fibrant signs up first customer for gigabit internet speeds
Connection Speed / Salisbury Post / 7/2/14
“Generally, when an internet service provider gives a speed, it represents bandwidth, or a theoretical 'best effort' speed, not the 'throughput,' or actual speed,” Gibson said. “My speed tests are consistently above 900 (megabits per second).” A network ...

Faster, cheaper, better broadband in Baltimore [Commentary]
Connection Speed / Baltimore Sun / 7/1/14
And the fastest Internet speed offered by Comcast in Baltimore is only one-third of what is currently available in Annapolis and most of the state. We pay more for less in Baltimore because fast fiber optic technology — often ... and because Comcast does not operate in a competitive environment in the city. Extending FTTP and allowing alternative Internet service providers the opportunity to compete in the city is why 14 communities in north Baltimore have partnered to create the Baltimore Broadband Campaign.

Solveforce Now Offers High Speed Internet for Business in Chicago
Connection Speed / IT Business Net / 7/1/14
When searching for a good High Speed Internet for Business in Chicago ( service, there are a couple of things that are important to keep in mind. First of all, you should focus on the speed of the connection. Do not give in to the ...

Some roads in Putney to get fiber optic broadband
Connection Speed / Brattleboro Reformer / 7/1/14
VTA said it will use about $1.4 million to help pay for fiber optic projects in six Vermont communities that are currently unable to receive high-speed Internet service. About 10.5 miles of fiber will be hung along portions of West Hill Road, Tavern Hill Road, ...

Speed test ranks UK broadband providers
Connection Speed / Computer Business Review / 7/1/14
Figures from speed testing service Ookla found Virgin Media achieved average download speeds of 52.98MBps during June 2014, up from 49.26MBps during the previous month and more than double the 25.27MBps average achieved by its main rival BT. Zen Internet came in third in the chart with 21.67Mbps, ahead of Plusnet (20.83MBps) and Eclipse Internet (15.77MBps). Some of the more established ISPs fared poorly, with TalkTalk (13.40 MBps), EE (13.32 MBps) and Sky (13.28 MBps) lagging ...

Phone service getting worse? Internet too slow? Mayor Miner joins coalition ...
Connection Speed / The Post-Standard / 7/1/14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Several dozen politicians, including Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, have joined forces with consumer groups to demand that state regulators address the "deterioration'' of telephone service and the spotty rollout of high-speed Internet in ...

High-speed broadband network unlikely to cover every corner of Finland
Connection Speed / Helsinki Times / 7/1/14
Finland will be unable to reach its objective of extending high-speed broadband access to virtually every rural household due to the insufficiency of the funds allocated for the Broadband 2015 project. “Internet service providers have filed more applications for ...

US Senate committee hears need for open Internet
Connection Speed / Worcester Telegram / 7/1/14
A proposal being considered by the Federal Communications Commission that would allow Internet service providers to pay more to ensure a fast lane could hurt everything from job seekers at local libraries to Vermont businesses that rely on high-speed ...

Brainstorm Internet, a Company, Offers 100M Fiber Service ...
Connection Speed / / 6/30/14
Brainstorm Internet announces its plans to expand its service offerings to include landline and hosted PBX phone service along with its fast 100MB service. Brainstorm Internet current customers receive full speed at 100M upload and download and can add ...

Yacht Owners Demand High Speed Internet - iSeaglobal Provides 25 Mbps for ...
Connection Speed / PR Newswire (press release) / 6/30/14
iSeaglobal is proud to announce a new upgraded ku band network to supply up to 25 Mbps speed in the Mediterranean. This service, especially tailored to provide internet access on mega yachts, is designed on a 5 satellite constellation which allows an ...

India has slowest Internet speed in Asia Pacific: Akamai report
Connection Speed / Digit / 6/30/14
India has slowest Internet speed in Asia Pacific: Akamai report. The Akamai State of the Internet Report reveals India has the slowest Internet speed in the region at 1.7Mbps whereas the global average speed is 3.9Mbps. By Kul BhushanKul Bhushan01 ... The latest Akmai report is certainly a wake up call for the service providers as well as the new government, which has an ambitious plan to set up 'broadband highway' in the country. That said, the number of Internet users in India is growing. According to a report by ...

Internet speed-up accelerates
Connection Speed / The Press / 6/30/14
Internet speed-up accelerates ... Its current residential products were 30 megabits a second (Mbps) and 100Mbps, but a new 200Mbps residential service will be launched in the coming months. Fuller said that in the past 12 months Enable had received more ...

UNL Computer Network Upgrade To Double Internet Speed
Connection Speed / WOWT / 6/28/14
UNL Computer Network Upgrade To Double Internet Speed. By: The Associated Press Email. Posted: Sat 3:35 PM, ... Internet service at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will soon become faster and more reliable. The university is preparing for the largest ...

Data Point: US Ranks Behind Latvia in Offering Top-Speed Broadband ...
Connection Speed / Wall Street Journal (blog) / 6/27/14
Why do Americans' ears perk up when they hear Google is testing a super-fast Internet service. The U.S. ranks behind Latvia, the Netherlands and other countries in offering the greatest adoption of high-speed Internet connections. According to Akamai's ...

SaskTel improves internet access, speed in Saskatechwan
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 6/27/14
SaskTel has announced it has launched its internet service in Paynton. SaskTel's High Speed Basic (Level 2) Internet service offers download speeds of up to 5 Mbps and its High Speed Advanced Internet service provides download speeds of up to 10 Mbps.

ICE suspends fair use policy for mobile internet
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 6/26/14
Costa Rica operator ICE has suspended a measure reducing the internet speed to 128 Kbps when customers exceed the monthly average download limit, known as fair use. ICE began implementing the measure in April, reports El Financiero. According to ...

FCC Issues Snapshot of US Internet Service
Connection Speed / New York Times (blog) / 6/26/14
Amelia C. Warden/Associated PressFigures from the Federal Communications Commission show a stubbornly persistent digital divide in this country, between those households that do and don't subscribe to Internet service. ... In its semiannual report on Internet Access Services, the Federal Communications Commission found that as of June 30, 2013, roughly 70 percent of households had fixed Internet connections of at least 0.2 megabits per second, a rather slow speed but generally faster than dial-up.

My Image Studios deploys Verizon FiOS Internet service
Connection Speed / Telecompaper (subscription) / 6/26/14
Verizon has announced that it is providing its 300 Mbps FiOS Quantum Internet service to My Image Studios, a community-based entertainment complex in Harlem. The service ... The company and MIST plan to upgrade the speed to 500 Mbps in the future.

High-Speed Broadband: The Public-Private Debate
Connection Speed / Long Island Exchange / 6/24/14
Nearly 400 communities nationwide have some form of publicly-owned Internet service. In New York, residents of Ontario County in the Finger Lakes region benefit from local high-speed Internet. Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband ...

ViaSat's Exede Service Tops FCC Measuring Broadband Report for Second Year
Connection Speed / Satellite Today / 6/24/14
[Via Satellite 06-24-2014] ViaSat's Exede high-speed satellite Internet service ranked first in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) “2014 Measuring Broadband America” report for the second consecutive year. The report evaluates and compares ...

High-speed internet coming soon
Connection Speed / The Daily News / 6/24/14
Her service is through the company. She has the highest DSL service available through Red River Communications. She said there are certain times the service is slower, so having high-speed internet at home will stop this lag time. “This will be even better,” ...

Using radio signals, Internet startup takes on the cable giants
Connection Speed / Boston Globe / 6/23/14
They started the company in 2010 on the assumption that consumers in the Boston area were hungry for low-cost, high-speed Internet service, without long-term contracts or the confusing bundles offered by the big providers. For all of Boston's acclaim as a ...

Using radio signals, an Internet startup takes on the cable giants
Connection Speed / Boston Globe / 6/23/14
To. Add a message. Your e-mail. Print; Reprints · NetBlazr Inc. offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service, competing with. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff. NetBlazr Inc. offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service, competing with giants Comcast and Verizon.

Five things Alabama law says about municipal high-speed Internet
Connection Speed / / 6/23/14
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Publicly owned high-speed Internet, cable and telephone service is an idea growing in popularity in Madison County, if recent forums, petitions and AL.Com polls are an indication. City leaders are interested, too. The Huntsville City ...

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