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2012-02-16 15:00:35

In the developing world, 96 percent of all households have no internet access. Even in Germany, many regions are still without broadband connectivity. But in future, a revolutionary new technology for wireless networks will allow the gaps in rural internet provision to be closed at significantly less cost. John just loves playing soccer, and he´s really looking forward to the weekend game, which he´s agreed to organize. First, he needs to tell his teammates and friends about it,...

2011-12-13 08:00:00

The Fiber Optic Cable Installation industry will likely experience heightened revenue growth over the next five years, according to report from IBISWorld, the nationâs largest publisher of industry research. Revenue is expected to increase at an average of 5.0% per year to $5.5 billion in the five years to 2016. Wireless carriers expand fiber optic cable installation at higher rates, as more carriers upgrade their networks and consumers increasingly demand high-speed internet on...

Low-Income Families Merge Onto Internet With Help From Cable Companies
2011-11-09 09:51:39

An initiative, called Connect to Compete, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will attempt to offer affordable broadband internet access into the homes of low-income Americans, Jasmin Melvin of Reuters is reporting. Approximately 100 million Americans do not currently have high-speed internet access in their homes, due primarily to the cost of such service which can be prohibitive for many households. Families who are currently enrolled for free or low-cost school lunches...

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...


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