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FCC Sets Guidelines For the Death of DSL, Copper

The evolution from DSL and copper networks to fiber and wireless (especially 5G) is in some ways an inevitability, and may in some areas provide dramatic benefits to consumers. But we’ve long noted how some telcos are taking advantage of the idea to gut consumer protections and ignore upgrade obligations for networks they received billions…

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Facebook Eyes Experimental Laser Broadband — at 2.1 Gbps

Facebook is experimenting with new laser-based broadband technology that it says has delivered speeds of up to 2.1 Gbps in the lab. The Connectivity Lab at Facebook’s internet.org hopes to use the technology in concert with its exploration of drone broadband technology to bring broadband to more remote locations (to then, of course, sell those…

Thursday Morning Links – 07/21/2016

Facebook looks to laser-equipped drones for internet service foxnews.com Rural and urban America divided by broadband access brookings.edu Why Hulu Isn t a Serious Threat to Cable TV wsj.com Viewing of TV programming on internet-connected devices rose 62% in June from a year ago multichannel.com We want statutory compensation for broadband and phone outages which.co.uk…

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Verizon to Kick ‘Excessive’ Unlimited Users From the Network

A new report suggests that Verizon will soon begin disconnecting grandfathered unlimited data users that consume “an extraordinary amount of data.” When Verizon launched shared data buckets back in 2011, the company grandfathered most of its unlimited data customers at the time. But like AT&T, Verizon has been launching a not-so-subtle war on those customers…

Tuesday Morning Links – 07/12/2016

Verizon s 5G wireless will be Google Fiber in your pocket bgr.com Reality Check: The real test for net neutrality: are consumers benefitting? rcrwireless.com Why internet access is a basic human right networkworld.com Major telecoms promise 5G networks if EU cripples net neutrality theverge.com Altice licenses NBCU Olympics live stream for U.S. cable systems multichannel.com…

Monday Morning Links – 07/11/2016

YouTube Unplugged TV service ready to launch; ESPN, ABC, CBS ready to sign technobuffalo.com ESPN Steaming Service Reportedly In The Pipeline ubergizmo.com AT&T Launches GigaPower in Indianapolis Area lightreading.com BT, Vodafone, and other European telcos publish 5G Manifesto seeking lighter net neutrality regulation to encourage next generation network investment arstechnica.com Comcast, TWC ‘CableWiFi’ shared network…

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Comcast Expands Usage Caps, Again

Despite massive public backlash Comcast continues to expand the company’s broadband usage caps and overage fees. The latest market to be capped is Chicacgo, where Comcast customers this week received a notice informing them that the Comcast “Terabyte Internet Experience” is coming (as if that’s a good thing). According to the memo, the usage caps…