Broadband Adoption

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SoftBank's Son vows broadband speeds of 200 Mbps, more competition in U.S. market

WASHINGTON—SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he aims to deliver wireless downlink speeds of 200 Mbps and lower prices to U.S. consumers via Sprint to inject more competition in the wired and wireless broadband market. Son made the pitch shortly after saying in an interview that he would like to combine Sprint with T-Mobile US to ignite a "massive price war" in the U.S. market, though he said no firm deal has been struck.

Mallinson: Will the UK get it right with broadband deployment?

Broadband needs to be brought to everybody, almost everywhere they go. This includes at home, at work and on the move with mobile devices. What we need most from policy makers is that they ensure minimally acceptable broadband speeds and service levels to virtually everybody, no matter where they are or what devices they choose to use.

FCC chief praises low-priced broadband efforts

The bargain basement broadband service packages being offered by Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and other service providers, primarily cable TV companies, have earned the praise of Federal Communications

NTIA: Broadband adoption rises to 68% in U.S.

Broadband adoption rose to 68 percent of U.S. homes in 2010, a gain of just 4 percent compared to 2009, according to a report from the Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration

Microsoft, Best Buy back FCC 'Connect to Compete' initiative

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled a new "Connect to Compete" initiative Wednesday which will see Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Best Buy and other companies push broadband adoption and digital

Encouraging broadband adoption: Should the government be involved?

Is it the role of government to encourage Americans to have broadband access to the Internet? I think not. The broadband adoption rate in the US is about 65 percent, although about 92 percent could

UK competitive providers now serve 7 million lines

With seven million of BT's (NYSE: BT) lines being used by competitive players such as Sky or TalkTalk, it's safe to say that the Ofcom's, the UK's main telecom regulator, bet on local loop unbundling

Cable MSOs, AT&T enter the broadband stimulus race

Since the Obama Administration launched the Broadband Stimulus funding program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) last year, large cable MSOs and telcos have mainly sat on the

California House member proposes discounted broadband service bill

As the FCC looks at revamping the current Universal Service Fund (USF), Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and the Internet,

NTIA reports strong interest in broadband funding applications

The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) reported this week that they received about