France to Require Apartments to Come Wired
The French government said Thursday that it planned to require builders to install fiber-optic cables in new apartment buildings to increase the introduction of fast broadband Internet.
From International Herald Tribune, May 01, 2008
Palm Beach County Cities Find Free Wireless Elusive
In 2005, Boynton Beach became the first city in the county to offer free wireless to some residents. But that success was short-lived. The city dropped its wireless provider March 31 after the company failed to maintain the system and make sure it worked properly.
From Orlando Sun-Sentinel, April 29, 2008
Kerry Fights for Broadband in Western Massachusetts
Citing areas like Western Massachusetts, U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry told a congressional panel today that federal action is needed to bring broadband service to regions without access to the Internet, in order to even the odds of competing in a global market.
From MassLive.com, April 24, 2008
Norway: 99.8 Percent Broadband Connected
According to a new report, 99.8 percent of the Norwegian population will have broadband access by the end of 2008, which is considered to be "a condition for a complete electronic service to all of the citizens of this land... a key to a society in which everyone can participate," said Minister of Government Administration and Reform Heidi Grande Røys.
From Aftenposten, April 24, 2008
Broadband Study: Slow Going in Southwest Virginia
The households in 25 Virginia counties that make up the Roanoke/Lynchburg designated market area ended last in a ranking of 79 U.S. markets for broadband use, according to New York-based Scarborough Research.
From The Roanoke Times, April 24, 2008
Vermont Telecom Authority Awarding Broadband Grants
he Vermont Legislature has funded the Broadband Grant Program for four years. Last year it was funded with a $200,000 allocation. The goal of the Program is to create demonstration projects to test viable models for providing broadband to all Vermonters.
From Burlington Free Press, April 24, 2008
W. Virginia Governor Signs Internet Law (600 Kbps)
Gov. Joe Manchin has signed legislation designed to move West Virginia closer to meeting his goal of obtaining statewide high-speed Internet access by 2010.
From Charleston Daily Mail, April 24, 2008
AT&T: Internet to Hit Full Capacity by 2010
An AT&T executive has claimed that, without investment, the Internet's current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010.
From ZDNet, April 22, 2008
AT&T Creates Its Own Browser
According to the company, Pogo is based on Mozilla and with 3D technology from Vizible, AT&T.
From The Inquirer, April 22, 2008
Fiber-Optic Broadband Service Outpaces ADSL in Japan
The percentage of fiber-optic service subscribers in Japan’s broadband population surpassed that of asymmetric digital subscriber line users for the first time last year, the government said Friday.
From Japan Today, April 22, 2008