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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A 34-point initiative, launched under the banner 'Nouvelle France Industrielle', is setting its sights on emerging tech to help stimulate French production.
Regulator changes the rules to try to give BT's competitors a chance in a more level playing field.
Google's balloon delivered broadband project extend coverage of local networks in Brazil.
The European Union and South Korea are due to launch a partnership which focuses on developing next-generation networking technology.
Queensland-based specialist Universal Communications Group to manage complex Ultrafast Broadband connections to apartment buildings in New Zealand.
More internet users and devices, faster broadband speeds and more video viewing will result in global IP traffic reaching 1.6 zettabytes by 2018.
Inmarsat to lead the EU wide roll-out of in-flight passenger broadband services with British Airways in the van.
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.
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.