Categories: Internet access

Broadband Stimulus: the Case for Going Slow

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on January 10

President-elect Barack Obama, who ran as the high-tech candidate, has promised to make federal investment in broadband Internet service part of both his economic stimulus program and his plan for…

Cable Speeds Up to Deal a Blow to Telcos

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 23

Yesterday, cable service provider Comcast announced it will offer super-fast broadband speeds to its Internet access subscribers in Boston and Philadelphia. To become available in 10 major markets in the next few months, the service will offer speeds of up to 50 Megabits per second. Essentially, the provider will double most subscribers’ speeds at no extra cost. That’s bad news for telcos.


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