Verizon Promises Massachusetts More DSL, FiOS
Though the company just received the regulatory approval it needs to sell its DSL lines in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Verizon apparently wants to keep the more profitable (and less rural) Massachusetts.
From Broadband Reports, March 03, 2008
WiMAX, Spectrum Opportunity Squandered in S. Carolina
All that's needed to create a statewide super-broadband system is a plan for converting the state's 67 ETV licenses, issued by the Federal Communications Commission, to WiMAX use.
From Myrtle Beach Online, March 03, 2008
Geographer Maps Salt Lake City's 1,739 Hotspots
With the aid of GPS, Torrens mapped 1739 unique access points among 500 000 data samples. His analysis shows access points clustering around dense areas of houses and offices, as well as around the dorms on the University of Utah campus.
From IEEE Spectrum Online, March 03, 2008
Lund, Sweden's 12th Largest City, Deploying 802.11n
The biggest difference between 802.11n and earlier standards is the increased capacity -- over 100M bps (bits per second) in real-world bandwidth -- opening doors for more demanding applications like video, IP (Internet Protocol) telephony and IPTV.
From NetworkWorld, March 03, 2008
EarthLink Sell-Off to Impact Milpitas (CA) Network
Bill Marion, Milpitas Information Services director, said he believes EarthLink's predicament will impact the city government and its residents.
From The Milpitas Post, March 03, 2008
EC to Make Recommendations on Fiber to the Home
The European Commission is to issue a recommendation on how member states should go about rolling out fibre connectivity to homes and businesses.
From Silicon. com, February 28, 2008
EMEA Expecting Fiber to the Home Surge
”FTTH is finally seeing significant activity in Europe, and 2008 will be an important staging post on the road to mass deployment,” says Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie.
From Light Reading, February 28, 2008
Markey Bill Takes on Cellular Companies, Municipal Broadband
Like the Community Broadband Act introduced in August 2007, Markey's bill states that such services "are in the public interest, and no State should thwart the ability of a community to seek to provide such services to its citizens."
From Ars Tecnica, February 28, 2008
Is It Time for a National Broadband Policy?
There is nothing more central to our economic problems than the ability to have true broadband access everywhere, and to make it affordable to consumers and businesses alike.
From Telephony Online, February 27, 2008
Rural Vermonters to Vote on Broadband at Town Meeting
The system would provide residents of participating communities with services ranging from high-speed Internet access to telephone and cable television.
From Times Argus, February 27, 2008