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2014-06-20 23:00:36

Governor Terry Branstad stressed importance of legislation passage and highlighted major gains in adoption and access. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Watch the recorded webcast. On Monday, June 16, Connect Iowa hosted the second annual Broadband Summit in Ankeny at the FFA Enrichment Center, with its largest crowd - drawing fifty more attendees than last year. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was a keynote speaker; he stressed the importance of legislation passage and highlighted major...

2014-06-19 23:00:44

More than 95 percent of Nevada households have access to 10 Mbps download speeds. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Explore New Access Tables View the Map New research released today by Connect Nevada shows that 95.36% of Nevada households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 10 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload. In October 2011, the data showed that 91.44% of the households had access across the state at these speeds. “I am excited to see the consistent growth in broadband...

2014-06-19 12:30:40

Lauren Wilson, Policy Counsel for Free Press, to argue Net Neutrality is necessary to promote a free press and the public interest at National Press Club Newsmaker on June 23 WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Net Neutrality is the concept that all lawful Internet content be treated equally. That means that Internet service providers or the government cannot block, edit, or discriminate against information sent or received via the Internet. Until a U.S. appeals...

FCC Finds Broadband Speeds Are Still Lacking For Some Customers
2014-06-19 09:57:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its latest "Measuring Broadband America" report, and it found that the nation's top ISPs are in fact generally delivering the promised speeds. However some providers are less consistent in many cases. This year's study by the FCC tested upload and download speeds of broadband services, and more importantly looked into the consistency of the speeds. The FCC looked into...

2014-06-18 23:14:53

Skycasters, a leading provider of business satellite internet services, announces the availability of its Fold Down Nomad, a new, portable, fast-aligning AZ/EL Unit. Akron, OH (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Skycasters, a leading provider of business satellite internet services, announces the availability of its Fold Down Nomad, a new, portable, fast-aligning AZ/EL Unit. Installers in industries like gas, oil and mining or other businesses that need to move their satellite sites frequently stand to...

2014-06-18 16:29:08

FiOS Customers Benefit From Ultra-Fast Upload and Download Speeds, Consistency and Reliability of Service WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday (June 18) issued its "Measuring Broadband America Fixed Report" on broadband speed and reliability testing for residential broadband service. This is the fourth broadband report issued by the FCC in conjunction with SamKnows, an independent company that tests broadband performance. The...

2014-06-18 16:28:47

Exede service ranked No. 1 again in delivering advertised speeds CARLSBAD, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Exede(®) high-speed satellite Internet from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) led all other Internet services in delivering advertised speeds in the FCC 2014 Measuring Broadband America report released today. The report measures actual service performance of fixed broadband subscribers and Exede service delivered approximately 140 percent of its...

2014-06-17 23:13:27

Industry Organization Promotes Sharing of Broadcast Spectrum to Increase Availability of Broadband Services Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ®, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced that NuRAN Wireless™ has joined the organization. NuRAN Wireless is an established supplier of radio access solutions that decrease power consumption, CAPEX, and OPEX, making them ideal for users in rural and remote...

2014-06-13 23:04:14

Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. recognized by NYS Broadband Office. Victor, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) was recognized by the NYS Broadband Office for being a broadband champion at the second State Broadband Summit. The Broadband Summit, held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, brought together more than 300 national, state, and local broadband leaders, as well as decision makers in the broadband and technology sectors, who discussed emerging...

2014-06-13 23:04:02

In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July, a broad and diverse coalition of 106 organizations sent a letter with detailed recommendations to the FCC today, urging it to modernize and expand the E-rate program—the federal government’s program for connecting the nation’s schools and libraries to the internet. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July,...


Latest Internet access Reference Libraries

Digital Subscriber Line, DSL
2013-02-17 10:12:40

Image Caption: Schematic showing how DSL works. Credit: Jhbdel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The term DSL or ADSL (a higher speed connection) is the technology of delivering an Internet connection over wires using a local telephone network. A filter is used to block high frequency interference, enabling the user to have access to the Internet as well as use of the phone simultaneously. The rate of data transfer usually ranges from 256 kbps to 40 Mbps downstream (to the customer) and the data...

Dial-Up Internet Access
2013-02-17 10:01:27

Image Caption: Phone connector with female socket, used for dial-up Internet access. Credit: Shaddack/Wikipedia Dial-up access is a connection to the Internet using telephone company lines to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user connects to an internal or external modem that decodes the data and displays it onto the computer, laptop, or similar device. Often this choice of connection is used where other forms of connections are not available, such as in remote or...

Wireless Broadband
2013-02-16 12:05:15

Image Caption: Three 155 Mbps dishes on top of the Oil & Gas Commerce Building, Fort Worth TX. Credit: RockyDallas/Wikipedia Wireless broadband is a technology that gives users a high speed internet connection or a connection to a computer network covering a wide area without the use of a wired connection. Broadband is instant access to the Internet or a network at data rates greater than 1.5 Mbps. Originally wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) could only be accessed in...

Internet Service Provider
2013-01-20 09:16:23

An internet service provider or ISP is an organization or company that provides access to the internet through copper wires, phone lines, wireless, or fiber-optic cables. There are two types of ISPs, hosting and transit. The hosting ISP is like a co-location center where it will lease server space to people and smaller businesses. The transit ISP provides a large amount of bandwidth to connect hosting ISPs to access ISPs. The ISP can be community owned providing the service as non-profit...

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