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Net Neutrality Proposal Forthcoming From The FCC
2014-04-24 10:56:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to put forth new rules on Thursday, and this proposal marks the third attempt by the government agency to enforce “net neutrality.” This is the concept that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Wednesday that the plan, developed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, could prevent broadband Internet providers including Comcast Corp.,...

2014-04-24 08:44:43

Silo Wireless and Tazca Connects partner to Change the Rural Ontario Wireless Landscape by providing fast, easy and affordable high-speed rural Internet infrastructure ITASCA, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silo Wireless, Inc. announces plans to deploy a large multi county 4G LTE Rural Wireless Network in Ontario, Canada that accelerates rural connections and broadband services. Silo Wireless is expanding its high-speed rural Internet infrastructure by deploying fast, easy and...

2014-04-23 23:10:49

Charter Business – a leading telecommunications and broadband provider – will be on-site to help technology executives identify solutions to their ever-changing businesses. Hoffman Estates, Illinois (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 CIOsynergy, a provider of thought leading conferences, announced the participation of Charter Business at its event April 24, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charter Business provides a broad range of communications services to businesses...

2014-04-23 23:01:23

Connected Tennessee Research Shows Broadband Adoption in Tennessee Up by 29 Percentage Points Since 2007 Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Connected Tennessee today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Tennessee surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 43% in 2007. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 23-percentage point increase since...

Internet Speeds Not Always Delivered As Promised
2014-04-23 07:37:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The majority of major Internet providers fail to deliver the transfer rate speeds they promise to their customers, according to data provided by broadband metrics company Ookla and its Speedtest.net service. According to the Wall Street Journal, who used the speed-testing data to analyze the Internet transfer rates of about 800 US cities and 27 service providers, the “vast majority” of companies fail to deliver the speeds that...

2014-04-22 23:01:10

Yesterday the Alliance for Excellent Education submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) names of nearly 3,000 educators, students, and citizens who support the continued expansion and modernization of high-speed broadband connections in schools and libraries across the nation. These signatures demonstrate the need for the FCC to act to reach the goal of connecting 99 percent of students to high-speed internet in five years. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Yesterday...

2014-04-22 23:00:59

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is now delivering Internet speeds up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) to customers in several New York City and Los Angeles communities following network upgrades to transform the customer experience. TWC has boosted speeds for all its residential Internet plans in areas of Woodside (in Queens) and Staten Island in New York City and in Costa Mesa and West Hollywood in California. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Time Warner Cable (TWC) is now delivering...

2014-04-17 23:01:06

Connect South Carolina research shows adoption in South Carolina up by 14 percentage points since 2010. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Connect South Carolina today released new data showing that broadband adoption in South Carolina surpasses the national average, with 76% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 62% in 2010; a 14 percentage point increase. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a...

2014-04-16 23:08:23

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research reports on "2014 Global Mobile Broadband Industry" Market Analysis and Overview. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/195372. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The ongoing improvements in infrastructure have driven the continuing uptake of mobility and broadband around the world and in 2014 mobile broadband is the fastest growth area overall for the global telecoms sector. But increased usage has...

2014-04-16 23:03:15

Connect Iowa Research Shows Adoption in Iowa up by 10 percentage points since 2010. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Connect Iowa today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Iowa surpasses the national average, with 76% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2010. “I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in Iowa, but we’re not done yet. Through the Connect Every Iowan Act, we will continue to promote access, adoption, and...


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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