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
Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, talks to News.com's Charles Cooper at the TechNet Innovation Summit. Where's our broadband going to come from?Hastings says there'll be a variety of competing sources, but it will get here without the federal government being involved.
Philadelphia CIO, Dianah Neff, on the fight for affordable broadband.
Philadelphia is looking to be the first major city in the U.S. to provide citywide low-cost broadband access. CIO for the city, Dianah Neff, sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber to explain the politics and technology behind the "Wireless Philadelphia" project.
At the Voice on the Net 2005 conference in San Jose, Calif., outgoing FCC chairman Michael Powell talks with CNET News.com's Charles Cooper in a Face to Face interview about the success of Internet telephony. He also candidly discusses telecommunications mergers and the collapse of long-distance services.
Some hospitals in the United States are using broadband technology to improve patient care and cope with a national shortage of critical care physicians. Correspondent James Hilliard visits Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., where patients in the intensive care unit are being monitored by doctors a mile away in a control room called the eICU.