Tag: Broadband

  • New FCC Ruling will Require Internet Services to Provide ‘Nutrition Labels’ Displaying Speeds and More

    New FCC Ruling will Require Internet Services to Provide ‘Nutrition Labels’ Displaying Speeds and More

    Today the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to move ahead with a plan to require broadband companies to display important plan information on easy to read labels so customers will know upfront what they’re getting. This means big broadband names like Comcast and Verizon and will have to provide ‘nutrition labels’ disclosing things like speed, […]

  • Most Apartment Residents Would Pay Higher Rent if Internet was Included

    Most Apartment Residents Would Pay Higher Rent if Internet was Included

    Internet connection has become almost as important as oxygen in today’s world, and people living in apartment buildings would be willing to pay a higher monthly rent if broadband was included. A new survey by Parks Associates finds that 40% of U.S residents who live in multi-dwelling apartments (MDU) are open to bundling internet services […]

  • Frontier Plans to Come Back from Bankruptcy in Coming Weeks

    Frontier Plans to Come Back from Bankruptcy in Coming Weeks

    Frontier Communications announced Friday that the California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously voted to approve its emergence from Chapter 11. The company says it plans to emerge from its bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Frontier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 15, 2020 while filing motions with the court to continue providing service to […]

  • AT&T Pledges $2 Billion to Help Bridge the ‘Digital Divide’

    AT&T Pledges $2 Billion to Help Bridge the ‘Digital Divide’

    AT&T is looking to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas by investing $2 billion into low-cost internet services over a three-year period. The largest telecommunications company in the world is looking to expand its footprint by bringing robust low-cost broadband connectivity to more Americans by participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), and investing […]

  • Spectrum Strikers Create a New Internet Provider

    Spectrum Strikers Create a New Internet Provider

    A group of Spectrum workers from New York City who have been on strike since 2017 has come together to form a new internet service provider, People’s Choice Communications. Launched in summer 2020, the goal of the ISP is “to bridge the digital divide and help our neighbors get connected to the Internet during the […]

  • The FCC Has Developed a Speed Test to Improve Broadband Across the Country

    The FCC Has Developed a Speed Test to Improve Broadband Across the Country

    To help measure and get a better understanding of internet speeds from across the country, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is encouraging the public to use their newly released speed test app. Similar to existing speed tests like Oookla and Project Stream, the FCC Speed Test App will give users insights into their download and […]

  • New $100B Plan Promises to Connect Every Household to Broadband

    New $100B Plan Promises to Connect Every Household to Broadband

    A new presidential plan being announced Wednesday includes a $100 billion budget toward expanding broadband services in the U.S. The $200 trillion “American Jobs Plan” includes a broadband expansion goal to connect every household by the end of the decade. The president’s plan includes a section stating it “will bring affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband to every […]

  • Senators Call for Increased Broadband Speeds

    Senators Call for Increased Broadband Speeds

    A bipartisan group of senators wants to deliver higher broadband speeds. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Angus King (I-ME), and Rob Portman (R-OH) wrote a letter this week asking for an update to federal broadband speed requirements. The letter notes the new administration’s “commitment to deploying affordable, high-speed broadband across the country to […]

  • Higher Usage Has 24% Broadband Users Planning to Upgrade in 2021

    Higher Usage Has 24% Broadband Users Planning to Upgrade in 2021

    The Covid-19 pandemic has no doubt created a major impact on the amount of time people spend online. A new Quantified Consumer study released by Parks Associates reveals more than half of all US broadband households in Q3 said their internet usage had increased since the beginning of the pandemic. Consumers also reported that their […]

  • Charter Withdraws FCC Request to Add Data Caps on Spectrum Accounts

    Charter Withdraws FCC Request to Add Data Caps on Spectrum Accounts

    Charter Communications has withdrawn its request to the FCC asking permission to put data caps on Spectrum accounts. We reported back in July that Charter had asked the FCC to remove conditions of its merger with Time Warner that prohibit the cable company from implementing a data cap. In the order to approve the merger […]