UK Site Compares Home Broadband Packages
Check for your available providers and broadband speed.
From Top 10 Broadband, July 17, 2008
British Telecom Unveils $3B FTTx Plan
After years of deflecting questions about building a nationwide fiber access network, BT Group plc has today announced a planned £1.5 billion (US$3 billion) investment in new fixed broadband infrastructure, including fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP).
From LightReading Europe, July 17, 2008
BT Announces "Fiber To The Press Release"
The majority of BT customers will still be on copper unless the government ponies up subsidies and passes the laws BT wants.
From Broadband Reports, July 17, 2008
How Realistic Is BT’s Fiber Broadband Plan?
Unless you’re using Enron math, BT’s new plan to connect 10 million homes — roughly 40 percent of the United Kingdom — with fiber networks at a cost of £1.5 billion doesn’t quite add up.
From GigaOM, July 17, 2008
BroadbandCensus.com Compares Local Availability
Internet users benefit by being able to measure and understand information about the availability, competition, speeds and prices of broadband within their areas.
From BroadbandCensus.com, July 17, 2008
Canada: Urged to Spend Spectrum Dollars on Broadband
With the auction of cellphone airwaves having raised more than $4.2 billion and nearing its end, an increasing chorus of voices is calling on the government to invest in broadband internet access to prevent Canada from falling behind the rest of the world.
From CBCNews.ca, July 17, 2008
Connected Nation, Coalition Urges Broadband Legislation
A broad coalition of telecommunications and cable providers, business, labor, rural, and public interest organizations have joined forces to encourage federal leaders to commit to broadband legislation that will support broadband build out and meaningful programs to increase adoption.
From PR Web, July 17, 2008
Can’t Find a Parking Spot? Check Smartphone
Drivers searching for curbside parking are responsible for as much of 30 percent of the traffic in central business districts. This fall, San Francisco will test 6,000 of its 24,000 metered parking spaces in the nation’s most ambitious trial of a wireless sensor network that will announce which of the spaces are free at any moment.
From The New York Times, July 17, 2008
Broadband Wireless Continues to Grow, but Where's the WiMAX?
Despite all of the product announcements, carrier commitments and general hype, mobile WiMAX is off to a slow start, with just 193,000 subscribers — most of them on Korea Telecom's WiBro network — according to new research from Maravedis.
From Telephony Online, July 17, 2008
ECI to Build Nationwide WiMAX Network in Denmark
ECI Telecom said that it has signed a three-year framework agreement with Danish utilities company Elro for the deployment of a nationwide WiMAX network in Denmark, which is expected to be completed by 2010.
From CED, July 17, 2008