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FCC broadband deployment panel

San Jose mayor quits FCC committee on local internet, claiming Big Telecom runs the panel

January 26th, 2018

Last year, the new-look Federal Communications Commission under Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai founded an advisory committee to examine the deployment of high-speed internet access. The Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee was supposed to bring together ISPs, technology companies, and local communities to work out how to get everyone online cheaply. But according to San Jose’s mayor, …

Home internet service providers

Get ready for home internet prices to double

October 7th, 2017

Been enjoying your reasonably-priced home internet connection recently? Don’t get too comfortable. US cable companies, led by Comcast, are all set to start increasing broadband prices dramatically, with price hikes of double current rates expected in the future. That’s the conclusion of New Street Research and analyst Jonathan Chaplin, who released a new report that’s good news …

Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

October 23rd, 2014

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware …

American Broadband Pricing Study

Yet another study shows American broadband is ridiculously expensive

October 28th, 2013

No, you’re not hallucinating if you think you’re paying too much for your monthly broadband plan. A new study from the Google-sponsored New America Foundation shows that broadband prices in major American cities are much higher than prices in comparable cities overseas, despite the fact that the more expensive American plans don’t deliver any significant …

UK Broadband Pricing Regulations

How the British are rebelling against rising mobile prices

October 23rd, 2013

The British are giving their mobile carriers the Guy Fawkes treatment. Per Which?, the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced this week that it will let mobile customers ditch contracts without penalty if their carriers decide to jack up prices. An Ofcom representative said that the agency is “making it clear that any increase …