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An inside look at US Ignite, America's broadband future

The White House launched US Ignite in June, a U.S. government-backed effort to spur development of advanced broadband applications. Here's a look at how the initiative got started, where high-speed fiber networks are rolling out, and what's next for the cities involved.

July 31, 2012 by

Fanboys swoon, telcos cross themselves

Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?

March 7, 2012 by

Local authorities get broadband application deadline

Local authorities that want to get government funding for broadband rollouts will have to have their draft plans for the deployments submitted by the end of February, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that, if local authorities did not submit their proposals for getting their share of the £530m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) pot on time, there was no guarantee that they would get any share at all.

December 15, 2011 by

Nokia Siemens sells fixed broadband biz

Nokia Siemens sells its fixed broadband unit to U.S. networking equipment vendor, Adtran, as the Finnish-German company continues restructuring to cut costs and focus on mobile broadband.

December 12, 2011 by

NBN lab to create an Aussie Gates: Gillard

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced the launch of the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory (ABAL) — a facility where businesses can pay to test out their applications over high-speed broadband.

September 27, 2011 by

There are no NBN apps: Turnbull

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been spruiking coalition broadband policy this month. A core point, he says, is that there are no applications for National Broadband Network (NBN) speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). Is he right?

August 14, 2011

Why we can't trust Telstra with FTTP

One of the strangest arguments against the NBN is that it's going to raise the price of broadband access. What those spouting this argument don't seem to realise is that next-generation access prices won't be any cheaper — and if Telstra has its way, it will make NBN Co's pricing look like loose change while killing VoIP, IPTV and "naked" services.

July 19, 2011 by

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