CLBR #257: David Sandel and the State of the Gigabit Nation

  David Sandel and the State of the Gigabit Nation DAVID SANDEL returns to discuss the State of the Gigabit Nation. In the beginning (well actually 2010), there was Chattanooga: [U]pgrading the broadband network in Chattanooga, Tenn., to world-leading gigabit speeds has transformed the community from a “slowing declining and deflating urban balloon” to the…

NY AG Complaint Slams TWC on False Speed Claims, Pay to Play

New York’s Attorney General has filed a complaint against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable for engaging in fraudulent and deceptive practices: Spectrum-TWC promised Internet speeds that it knew it could not deliver to subscribers; second, and Spectrum-TWC promised reliable access to online content that it knew it could not deliver to subscribers. The NYAG complaint alleges that failed…

President Obama Launches ConnectHome Initiative

President Obama Launches ConnectHome Initiative FACT SHEET: ConnectHome: Coming Together to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans Today, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, to announceConnectHome, a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. The pilot program is launching in…

FCC Approves Net Neutrality and Preempts State Muni-Broadband Restrictions

FCC’s Historic Day: Net Neutrality and Muni-Broadband Protection As expected, on February 26, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in favor of adopting net neutrality rules under its Title II authority. For a detailed background on the issue check out our prior post Net Neutrality Timeline: How We Got Here and my discussion of the…

Google Fiber coming to four more cities

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google is set to announce its gigabit fiber-to-the-home service in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina this week according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal quoted sources close to the events and said that local news media in Atlanta and Nashville were invited to events on Tuesday and…