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2011-10-05 09:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), announced today that it has selected ECC Technologies of Wake Forest, N.C., and Penfield, N.Y., to oversee commercial broadband opportunities included in the second phase of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI) awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program...

2011-09-30 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Olympics just nine months away, the UK's mobile broadband 3G speeds are still in the dark ages, says Broadbandgenie.co.uk [http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk ] - and things don't look like improving in time. Using data from thousands of speed tests run through its website, Broadband Genie has found that average mobile broadband speeds are still around 1-2Mb across the board for all of the UK's leading...

2011-09-22 08:00:00

ARMENIA, Colombia, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) 11th Global Symposium for Regulators in Armenia, Colombia, the GSMA and AHCIET(1) announced that allocating 'digital dividend' spectrum in the 700 MHz band for the deployment of mobile services could contribute almost US$15 billion to the Latin American economy and will expand Mobile Broadband coverage to nearly 93 per cent of the population. The figures are from a new study(2),...

2011-09-01 20:05:00

A newly released study by Connect South Carolina shows businesses with broadband have a clear advantage in revenue and thus potential job creation over businesses without it. Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 Download the White Paper Access the Findings Survey of South Carolina businesses establishes link between high-speed Internet use and bottom line Columbia, South Carolina â” A newly released study by Connect South Carolina shows businesses with...

2011-08-18 09:30:00

Facilitating Private Investment in Expanded Mobile and Fixed Broadband Coverage Could Improve the Efficiency of Labor Markets WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updating two studies from 2010, the Phoenix Center confirmed today that Americans who use the Internet are more likely to continue active job searches and less likely to drop out of the labor force than those that do not use the Internet. Authored by Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford, the study...

2011-08-04 06:45:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering new broadband wireless technology is now on display in Baltimore city, providing 50+ Mbps downstream capability. Go Long Wireless has launched the Baltimore MVDDS pilot to demonstrate how this new "wireless FTTH" broadband option can bring both a next generation triple play bundle to consumers and robust mission-critical broadband connectivity to the small, medium, and enterprise business communities. "MVDDS is about broadband options....

2011-08-01 09:40:00

300,000 newly created jobs and $230 billion additional GDP generated over the next five years WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mobile Future, David Sosa, Ph.D. and Marc Van Audenrode, Ph.D. of the Analysis Group released a new study, Private-Sector Investment and Employment Impacts of Reassigning Spectrum to Mobile Broadband in the United States, which reveals the crucial role mobile broadband can play in boosting the nation's economy if additional spectrum is...

2011-07-30 00:01:05

June 2011 Bandwidth Report by Website Optimization, LLC. A recent report on the spread of broadband throughout the world quantified the many benefits of broadband. The report found that broadband investment has a multiplier effect on ncreased GDP growth, productivity, and jobs. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Website Optimization, LLC, a leading website optimizing firm is announcing their June 2011 Bandwidth Report with data from the Broadband Commission on the economic benefits of...

2011-07-28 14:02:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC ("Conterra"), a national broadband services company specializing in bringing unique bandwidth solutions to complex telecommunications projects in rural areas, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide fiber-quality, high-speed wide area network services to Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, NM. The broadband network design uses multiple transport media including fiber...

2011-07-26 08:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a Conterra Broadband Services), a national telecom transport carrier specializing in the design, deployment and operation of hybrid--microwave/fiber--broadband networks, today announced completion of new senior-secured credit facilities that provide the company with up to $94 million of borrowing capacity from a bank group including CoBank, ACB, Bank of America, N.A., Webster Bank, N.A. and...