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“[W]e have to understand where communications fell short, where recovery took too long, and what changes can be made to make our networks more resilient before the next unthinkable event occurs,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
“As the state moves forward with its aggressive and laudable plans to ensure all Californians have access and the means to use broadband and wireless services, we must also collaboratively discuss the quality of those services,” said Amy Yip-Kikugawa, Acting Director of the Public Advocates Office.
“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
The new Netflix program that allows customers to watch movies over the internet will help drive the demand for high speed internet.
High speed internet in Maine may become more available to underserved communities with new legislation in the state House of Representatives that would issue bonds providing funds for localities that build infrastructure for high speed internet development.
For much of the world, DSL is the most common way to access the Internet; in the U.S., however, more consumers get high-speed Internet access via cable.
A recent study shows that New York appears to have one of the highest rates of broadband access in the country; however this new data highlights the need for improved mapping.
Technology has been a driving force behind the United States' ascension to the top of the global economy. But as the 21st Century unfolds, we are seriously lagging when it comes to high speed internet access. Americans pay far more for much slower speeds than most other developed countries. Last week, we released a new whitepaper, "Speed Matters: Affordable High Speed Internet for All", to explain the problem and explore solutions.
The Iranian government's attempts to restrict high-speed internet connections highlight the importance of high-speed internet to a healthy and functioning democracy.
It's easy for folks living in urban and suburban areas to take their high-speed internet access for granted, but for the millions of Americans living in small towns and rural communities, the snail's pace of dial-up access is the only option.
High speed Internet is rolling out eight times faster in Texas than the in the rest of the country, thanks, in part, to increased competition among broadband providers.