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2014-05-13 16:22:52

Twenty-Eight CEOs Argue Title II Classification Will Impede Investment and Job Creation WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set to unveil a revised net neutrality proposal on Thursday, twenty-eight CEOs from America's top broadband Internet companies today sent a letter to the agency urging Commissioners to maintain the light touch regulatory approach that has helped create millions of jobs and vastly improved consumer choice....

FCC Chairman Floats Revised Net Neutrality Plan
2014-05-13 07:36:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Under strong public criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is scrambling to salvage his controversial net neutrality plan unveiled last month, which would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies such as Netflix for faster access into US households. According to agency officials, Wheeler is circulating a revised plan that includes new language with assurances that broadband...

2014-05-13 04:23:43

TV white space technology further demonstrates social and economic impact and commercial feasibility. ACCRA, Ghana, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Microsoft Corp. announced new TV white space partnerships and projects on four continents, including its newest partnership with SpectraLink Wireless and Facebook to provide low-cost wireless connectivity to students and faculty at universities in Koforidua, Ghana. Globally, Microsoft...

2014-05-12 16:32:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and EL PASO, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Broadband Services, a national provider of optical fiber-based Ethernet solutions, has received a multi-year contract to deploy a direct point-to-point optical fiber network to provide Internet access and data, video and Voice over IP (VoIP) transport services for the El Paso Independent School District ("EPISD"). The 100% fiber network will connect all 101 of the district's schools and administrative facilities...

net neutrality concerns
2014-05-09 05:07:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two Democrats serving on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressed serious concerns this week about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would reestablish new rules for Internet traffic after a federal court ruling overturned the FCC’s 2010 regulations. The objections by Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel coincide with a letter issued Wednesday by Amazon, Google, Facebook,...

2014-05-07 08:38:38

New service provides 15 Mbps high-speed Internet and 24x7 support for businesses CARLSBAD, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exede(®) Business is a new service designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with high-speed satellite Internet, a generous data allowance, priority maintenance and 24x7 U.S.-based customer support. This new business Internet service, from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), is available in all or portions of more than 40 states covered by the ViaSat-1...

2014-05-06 23:09:36

EveryoneOn and Apploi are delighted to announce today a groundbreaking partnership to increase access to jobs opportunities to tens of millions of Americans across the country – focused specifically on the 47 million U.S. residents without computers or internet access at home. The two will be launching a series of initiatives in the coming months. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 EveryoneOn and Apploi are delighted to announce today a groundbreaking partnership to increase access to jobs...

2014-05-06 16:36:41

Broadcast and Industry Participation Embraced HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Tommy Eng, President of ONE Media, LLC ("ONE Media") announced today the following. ONE Media, led by Mr. Tommy Eng with the support of broadcasters, has been launched to create a Next Generation Broadcast Platform (NGBP) to deliver the ultimate user experience of wireless access to premium video content anytime, anywhere without a data cap. Due to the shift of video viewing habits from...

Level 3 Calls Out ISPs For 'Deliberately Slowing' Broadband Speeds
2014-05-06 15:03:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday Internet backbone provider Level 3 called out a number of Internet Service Providers (ISP), which may include Comcast - accusing them of slowing net speeds. This is just the latest in a widely publicized "spat" that has been going on between the backbone provider and several large ISPs. According to Level 3, which is one of a few companies that helps move traffic around the Internet, some ISPs are not willing to spend money...

2014-05-01 23:15:14

Ford Foundation Grant Kindles Low Cost Broadband Services Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)™, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized wireless spectrum, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) today announced a partnership to conduct the first Television WhiteSpace pilot tests in India. The program will begin in Q2, 2014. "Extending broadband Internet access, particularly to our large rural population, is...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.