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CenturyLink plans to expand its fiber network service from its present locations in Omaha, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to metro areas around the West and Mid-West.
Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, ?Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.?
?Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,? wrote NTCA.
Mark Cooper of the Consumer Federation of America urged the FCC to give online video providers the same programming access as MVPDs.
After many months of heated, contentious debate, the FCC adopted new Open Internet rules on a 3-2 vote, but the debate over net neutrality is not over.
CWA commended the FCC for raising the definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps for downloads, and 1Mbps to 3Mbps for uploads.
Google Fiber, the search giant?s all-fiber Internet service, has announced deployment plans in four southern metro areas: Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Nashville.
Wireless company Broadcom announced at CES it would sell the new DOCSIS 3.1 chip -- enabling cable to use higher speeds over existing lines.
According to several sources, the FCC is proposing to redefine broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up ? a significant raise from the last 2010 definition.
CenturyLink, the nation?s third-largest telecommunications company, reiterated its intention to connect businesses with its growing gigabit-scale network.