Google Fiber for Small Business is Poised to Disrupt the SMB Internet Access Business

The market for Internet access for small and medium business (SMB) just got a lot more interesting. Google Fiber has officially launched a business services package of gigabit fiber access to small business customers for $100 per month. The Google Fiber Early Access Program launched...Learn More

iPad’s Tablet Traffic Share Measured at 80%

Apple iPad users were responsible for a whopping 79.9 percent of Web traffic from North America’s population of media tablets in September. That’s actually down from 81 percent a year ago, but 1.9 percentage points higher than this past July, according to online advertising network...Learn More

Zayo Announced as Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner

Boulder, Colo. – November 5, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) has been added to Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud program. Zayo is offering its customers connections to Google Cloud Platform via...Learn More

Google Fiber Opts Out, AT&T Steps In

Leawood, Kansas is an example of the interesting competitive dynamics forming around gigabit Internet and AT&T versus Google. Google recently decided to opt out of an agreement to build Google Fiber in the Kansas community and AT&T has now come in behind them and agreed...Learn More

When Will We Need New TV White Spaces Standard?

A new IEEE standard designated 802.19.1 aims to fix what for now is a minor flaw in TV white spaces broadband technology, but which could become more problematic in the future as the technology is more widely deployed. When technologists figured out how to use...Learn More

Report, Stakeholders Tout Gigabit Economic Benefits

Communities that have had wide availability of gigabit service since 2011 or earlier have a one percent higher gross domestic product (GDP) than similar size communities that have little or no gigabit service available, according to a report from consulting firm Analysis Group. Although that...Learn More

Will New AT&T Business Fiber Push Help Clarify Google Fiber Business Services Plans?

AT&T announced today a renewed focus on business class services with AT&T Business Fiber, which will use fiber-to-the-building technology to offer symmetrical broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps. Eventually, AT&T Business Fiber will offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business Fiber...Learn More

City of Santa Clara Offers Google Fiber Update

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2014 – The City of Santa Clara and Google are entering the second phase of planning to determine if and when Google will bring affordable ultra high-speed Internet connectivity to neighborhoods. The first phase of preparation involved numerous meetings...Learn More

Microsoft: Africa TV White Spaces Broadband Network is World’s Largest

Microsoft and Adaptrum have partnered with MyDigitalBridge Foundation to conduct a trial of a TV white spaces broadband network in Namibia which according to an announcement released today is the world’s largest TVWS deployment measured by geography. The network is intended as a blueprint for...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Google, Facebook Apps Grab 7 of Top 10 Apps in U.S.

The latest, June 2014 rankings of U.S. smartphone subscriber market share were released by comScore August 6. Data from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile Metrix market data services show that Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer, capturing a 42.1 percent share of the U.S. market....Learn More

TWC Maxx is Latest Answer to Rising Gigabit Momentum

It’s been well documented that Google’s initiative to introduce next generation broadband by building out Google Fiber networks in cities around the U.S. appears to be pushing big incumbent ISPs to accelerate their own “super-fast,” broadband upgrades. AT&T made a string of gigabit network announcements...Learn More