Frontier's woes in West Virginia have come to a new head as competitive provider Citynet is suing the telco over abusing $40.5 million in federal stimulus funds to build a broadband network that would lock out competitors in the state.
A bipartisan group of senators are joining together to launch the Senate Broadband Caucus, which will focus on broadband infrastructure and deployment and will address broadband issues affecting Americans, specifically increasing connectivity and closing the digital divide that particularly impacts rural America.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) are concerned that U.S. consumers aren't getting all of the information they need about the actual costs of their wireline and wireless services.
Pat McCrory, the governor of North Carolina, has set an ambitious broadband goal: universal statewide access by 2021. As of this year, McCrory claims that nearly 65 percent of the state's classrooms have access to a broadband connection and that number will increase to 100 percent by 2018.
An independent research study commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance to mark the inaugural 'World Wi-Fi Day' revealed that 57 per cent of the global urban population remains unconnected.
Ting is taking another step forward with its FTTH deployment plans, announcing that it will begin construction in Holly Springs, North Carolina later this summer and connect homes by the end of the year.
Frontier Communications may still be still recovering from system glitches that caused losses of new broadband subscribers for its fiber-and copper-based broadband offerings following the completion of its Verizonassets deal, but the telco has no near-term intention to implement metered broadband billing.
Windstream has had a rough time with broadband, losing 35,000 subscribers in the past year, but the service provider says that by enhancing its last mile network it can reduce those losses and get back on a growth path.
Netflix has introduced a new tool called Fast.com that allows customers to check how fast their wireline home or mobile broadband connections are in real time. The service works from any location in the world and a broadband user does not have to be a Netflix subscriber to use it.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.