School Broadband Report: 23% of Schools Lack Fast Broadband

Higher-speed Internet access has been provided to an additional 20 million U.S. K-12 students over the past two years, according to EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit organization dedicated to upgrading Internet access in every public school classroom in the nation. Looking ahead to further progress in its...Learn More

ViaSat Doubles Satellite Broadband Speed to 25 Mbps, Integrates Wi-Fi

Satellite broadband services provider ViaSat on November 18 introduced a new, faster wireless modem and service plan for the home. Able to provide satellite broadband speed of  up to 25Mbps, ViaSat’s Exede WiFi Modem doubles their current fastest offer of 12 Mbps. A satellite broadband...Learn More

Will TabletTV Be Any Less Disappointing Than Other Mobile Broadcast TV Offerings?

The developer of a small tuner/ digital video recorder (DVR) and app designed to enable a wireless tablet to receive broadcast TV signals has begun to take orders for the offering, known as TabletTV Plus. The launch raises the question of whether market response to...Learn More

Cox Adds Wi-Fi to Low-Income Broadband, Doubles Speed

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications is furthering its efforts to connect youth with technology by doubling the download speed of the company’s discounted Internet service available to low-income families with school-aged children. Starting early next month, Cox’s Connect2Compete internet speed will...Learn More

Next Century Cities Makes Digital Inclusion Awards

Next Century Cities last week announced Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards to six city government initiatives aimed breaking down barriers to Internet adoption. Next Century Cities, launched in 2014, aims to further the deployment of high-speed broadband networks through city-led initiatives. This was the first time Next Century...Learn More

Frontier Targets Small Business With Price for Life Campaign, Guarantees Bundled Price

Frontier cites competition from cable in the lucrative small business sector as one reason for their latest voice and data bundle promotion, Price for Life. The offer, which starts at $59.95 monthly, will remain at that level and never increase, claims Frontier. “Cable companies don’t...Learn More

J.D. Power Finds Tablet Satisfaction Gap: Those With Data Plans Are Happier

Tablet users’ desire for ¨always-on¨ network connectivity resulted in rising sales of tablets with mobile data plans, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study, Volume 2. Satisfaction among these tablet users is on the rise as well, registering higher than those with...Learn More

T-Mobile Free 4G LTE CellSpot Targets Areas Lacking Indoor Coverage

Customers who lack indoor cellular coverage are the target market for a new offering from T-Mobile called 4G LTE CellSpot, which T-Mobile in a press release yesterday described as a “mini-tower” that extends LTE coverage indoors. A T-Mobile spokesperson told Telecompetitor that T-Mobile worked with...Learn More

Zubie Launches In-car Wi-Fi Powered by Verizon 4G LTE Network

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and service provider for consumers and businesses, today launched its new in-car Wi-Fi solution powered by the Verizon 4G LTE network. The new Zubie product combines mobile hotspot connectivity on America’s largest and...Learn More

New York Telco Goes Gigabit with ADTRAN

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 28, 2015– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Bridge Point Communications is the latest service provider to join the Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. With the ADTRAN Gigabit broadband platform, Bridge Point Communications is...Learn More

Comcast Confirms Cable Wireless MVNO Plans, Sort Of

Comcast confirmed some form of a cable wireless MVNO plan today on their quarterly earnings conference call. An imminent wireless move by Comcast, and maybe other cable MSOs, has been rumored for the past few weeks. Comcast and a few other cable MSOs have had...Learn More

EPB Lands First Residential 10 Gbps Customer

October 23, 2015 — CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. Jim Busch, a radiologist and entrepreneur in Chattanooga, has become the first person in the world to have a 10 gigabit-per-second (10 Gig) residential Internet connection installed in his home. Dr. Busch, who is president of Diagnostic Radiology...Learn More