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.
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Level 3 accuses Verizon of admitting to deliberately slowing down Netflix traffic.
Got a living room too far away from your router for your streaming devices? You need a wireless range extender with media bridge capability.
SMEs may be pleased at BT's announcement of a new service that allows them to channel all phone calls into one line.
However, Comcast does not endorse the "reclassification of broadband as a telecommunications service."
The FCC is using a 17-year-old comments system to maintain a public record on the open internet debate. The agency's CIO acknowledged last week that an upgrade is in the works.
DSL, slow old DSL, may yet come back to compete with cable and fibre for the last-mile internet speed championship.
Comcast will likely leverage PowerCloud's portfolio to capitalize on the increasing number of connected devices in consumer households.
Aereo has concocted a new legal plan to try to bring its internet TV service back to life.
The huge fine, handed down for abusing its dominant broadband position, will have to be paid in full by Telefonica after its latest appeal failed.
I decided I was sick of spending crazy amounts of money for video content I could get for free, or for far less using various streaming services.
Defeated in the Supreme Court, Aereo remains defiant. Serious questions remain about what this decision means for the future of Internet TV and cloud media services.
But mobile internet access keeps going up
Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.
As the country waits for the results of the NBN cost-benefit analysis (CBA) it's worth looking back over the NBN Strategic Review – and reconsidering whether its assumptions about the long-term value of NBN Co aren't excessively optimistic.