Digital Divide

AT&T is adding seven new cities to its 75 Mbps service, using existing copper wire broadband networks.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject.
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.
Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway.
In an FCC filing, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association opposed the FCC action to raise the speeds in its definition of broadband on the grounds that consumers don't need it.
This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service.
Wireless company Broadcom announced at CES it would sell the new DOCSIS 3.1 chip -- enabling cable to use higher speeds over existing lines.
All communities need high-speed networks, but what?s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work.
New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities?