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With only 7.7 percent of the U.S. wired for broadband fiber, some people are moving across the country to get high-speed, affordable fiber connections.
One of the principal architects of the National Broadband Plan ? Blair Levin ? said of the constantly changing blueprint, ?This plan is in beta and always will be.?
A month after announcing their merger, Comcast and Time Warner languish in the public's esteem, or as a repeated headline puts it, ?Comcast Joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports Doghouse.?
A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner.
Wayne Burton, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, condemns a pending state bill that would free Verizon from landline guarantees and cost controls.
New Jersey Verizon subscribers have paid $15 billion in surcharges to finance broadband for the whole state for FiOS by 2010. But only 55 percent of the state is wired, and Verizon is refusing to finish the job.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel appeared at the trendsetting SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to talk about E-Rate 2.0, the plan to modernize the country?s largest education technology program.
Despite adding 200,000 new FiOS customers late last year, Verizon's CFO said they won't extend FiOS to any new markets until the service has returned the cost of capital investment.
E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCC?s Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
According to polling company YouGov, ?Since their merger announcement on February 13th, the US consumer perception of both Time-Warner Cable and Comcast has taken a significant dive.?