High Speed

Akamai Technologies? Second Quarter 2015 State of the Internet Report found that the average broadband speed across the United States is 11.7 Mbps, making the US the 20th in the world.
Relying on data from the 2014 American Community Survey, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance released rankings for the 25 cities with the most households without Internet access.
Google is exploring the possibility of bringing its Google Fiber service to Irvine, CA.; Louisville, KY.; and San Diego, CA.
AT&T plans to expand its U-verse with GigaPower to more than 24 cities in seven major metro areas. The service can provide Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and is available in a growing number of areas across the country since 2013.
The DOCSIS 3.1 technology can support speeds of 10 Gbps, but Comcast's claims to bring new technology to customers have in the past been overstated.
The money will help the carrier expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to 105,000 locations in 14 states over the next six years.
In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind.
Private sector initiatives like Comcast?s Internet Essentials and AT&T?s commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home.
The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity.
As part of the proposed AT&T-DirecTV deal, the company says it will bring its fiber network to 11.7 million households within four years.