Tag Archives: Internet infrastructure

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FCC Concludes Satellite Internet Is Good Enough for Rural Broadband

The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Deployment Report has been raising eyebrows in Net Neutrality circles thanks to its move to classify… Continue reading →

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FCC Broadband Definition Has Changed Before and Will Change Again

The official FCC broadband definition is a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. This standard was introduced… Continue reading →

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FCC Broadband Progress Reports: Historical Analysis 1999–2018

The semi-annual FCC Broadband Progress Report is essentially a pass/fail grade for the entire telecommunications industry (meaning ISPs like Comcast,… Continue reading →

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FCC Report Concludes US Internet Speeds Are ‘Among Worst in the Developed World’

Data in the 2018 FCC International Broadband Data Report [1] shows that US broadband speeds have climbed the charts to… Continue reading →

DSL vs Cable vs Fiber

While politicians and media might have you believe that the Internet is delivered by “a series of tubes,” [1] anybody… Continue reading →

Who Are the FCC Commissioners and Where Do They Side on Net Neutrality?

The war over how to regulate the internet has a key problem: the process for creating regulation is so complex… Continue reading →

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Why Is the American Internet Empire Crumbling?

The colossal labyrinth of pulses and wires we refer to as “the Internet” is sort of like the jumble of… Continue reading →

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Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Broadband, Net Neutrality, and Internet Issues

Politicians have a well-earned reputation for misunderstanding the Internet. …So it’s no surprise that candidate stances on tech issues are… Continue reading →

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How Much Does Data Really Cost an ISP?

For consumers in the US, broadband data can be surprisingly expensive. Since the introduction of data caps, Internet subscribers have… Continue reading →