High Speed

The Syracuse Common Council passed a resolution August 26, calling on ?... Verizon Communications... to build its all-fiber FiOS network throughout the city.?
In filed comments, CWA backed the FCC?s proposal to raise the current broadband definition from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1.5 Mbps up.
AT&T is challenging dominant cable operator Charter for high-speed broadband service in the St. Louis area, mirroring similar broadband competition elsewhere.
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections."
Rick Boucher of the Internet Innovation Alliance wrote, ?Regulators should seek a more strategic relationship with service providers that focuses on the core consumer values yet remains responsive to consumer behavior.
CWA President Larry Cohen said, ?The efforts of Gig.U, municipal governments and Internet Service Providers to upgrade America's broadband networks is great news."
Cincinnati Bell is the latest telecom to be offering a 1 Gbps service, called Fioptics, premiering on September 8.
The Leichtman Research Group's new broadband report confirms what most of us know: we want fast Internet.
AT&T will be building out 1 Gbps GigaPower U-verse access in Cupertino, California ? the hometown of Apple and next door to Google.
Going head-to-head with cable, AT&T announced it's bringing its U-verse 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers in parts of Miami.