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
The Google dongle finally becomes available in Brazil a year after it was launched in the US
Italy's Lombardy Region is rolling out superfast broadband on a small scale. To encourage local residents and businesses to take up the service, it's giving connectivity away at no cost.
Google may launch a constellation of satellites to deliver broadband to underserved parts of the world.
Having cleared the sale of the final block of digital dividend spectrum to Telecom, New Zealand's telecommunications regulator embarks on a study of network operator Chorus' new 'Boost' copper broadband plans.
Swedish carrier TeliaSonera will lay a second fibre route to the north of Sweden in a bid to attract more datacentres to the region.
Broadband isn't just about downloading films faster — it could also help to invigorate your local job market.
Nokia is beefing up its mobile broadband business with a new security unit.
As American customers get themselves into a lather over the impost of fixed internet data caps, the reality is that soon, most internet users won't care or think about them.
Google is putting its network where its mouth is by offering free Internet peering over its Google Fibre network to media providers and content delivery networks.
MMS, the messaging service that first first achieved popularity a decade ago, is surging in Norway. But why?
Chorus releases a progress report on its fibre rollout while the industry regulator says consumers are getting more for their money.
Operators will get two days to fix the "vast majority" of phone and broadband faults and new lines should be in place within 12 days, under draft legislation being put together by the UK's comms regulator.
Visionstream will continue rolling out fibre to new housing developments across Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland in a deal worth AU$90 million.
The logic behind AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV needs time to sink in, but in the meantime the merger dance between Sprint and T-Mobile, Echostar and others is about to become more interesting.