Politically charged and economically vital, the technology of broadband defines the limits of how services and data can reach from the enterprise to the home. New standards battle it out with established players on cable, in fibre and over wireless, bringing technical, regulatory and commercial pressures to bear on a rapidly changing market.
Articles about Broadband
NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.
Country's Ministry of Industry and IT plans to allow private companies to invest in the country's broadband market, as part of efforts to quicken the liberalization of the sector.
Telecom escapes legacy lock-in with a cloud-based billing engine for its new no-frills, unlimited data product.
Hike wants to compete head-to-head with some of the world's most dominant messaging apps in India. To do so, its CEO may want to start by ditching his ultimately silly moniker of 'Creator.'
The cost-benefit analysis is incomplete, Ziggy Switkowski has gone rogue and there's still no clarity around how or even if the government will access Telstra's copper – yet Malcolm Turnbull happily marked NBN Co's fifth birthday with a new Statement of Expectations putting the NBN on a road to nowhere. How will future Australia judge this day?
The regulatory status quo, cutting the amount Chorus can charge for wholesale copper broadband services, remains in place.
When an earthquake hit the region around Pieve di Cento, the village became a symbol of the disaster. Now the area is showing other small towns left off telcos' fibre rollout plans how to make sure superfast broadband reaches them.
July's target of 357,000 premises passed for NBN Co will be beaten in a canter, as the company has delivered its highest monthly set of premises passed results for March.
The Australian government, through NBN Co, will subsidise the satellite connections of up to 9,000 regional broadband users at a cost of AU$15.6 million.
£1.2bn plan to bring broadband to rural areas is not delivering enough competition, says goverment spending watchdog.
For the first time since Ofcom started collecting complaints statistics, BT has taken the top spot.
Key provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online are part of the country's first "Internet Constitution"
Following its fibre pact with Orange and the recent acquisition of Ono, Vodafone is poised to begin selling fibre to the home services.
The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “If Marco Civil is passed, this would be the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users."