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Ethernet Revenue To Exceed $37 Billion Over Five Years?

Tue, Jan 4, 2011

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A research study conducted by the Insight Research Corporation suggests that between retail and corporate consumers, more than 37 billion dollars over the next 5 years will be spent with Carrier Ethernet providers. And, since almost major data carriers are already offering Ethernet services, the market should be growing at around a 25% compounded yearly [...]

AT&T buys FLO TV for $1.9 billion

Wed, Dec 29, 2010

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AT&T [NYSE:T] acquires the wireless spectrum underlying FLO TV from Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM] for $1.92 billion. The spectrum is in the Lower 700 MHz frequency band and spans more than 300 million consumers across the U.S. AT&T has plans to deploy this new spectrum to supplement their 4G mobile broadband network rollout, leveraging the additional [...]

Google Fiber Test Community Choice Delayed Until 2011

Wed, Dec 22, 2010

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On Dec 15, 2010 Google announced they will be delaying their decision on which city or cities will get to sample its 1Gbps broadband network until early in 2011. They said the reason for this was that they simply had too many applicants. Earlier this year Google announced its plans to begin construction of a [...]

Google Fiber Test Location by end of 2010

Wed, Mar 31, 2010

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Google Fiber Test Location by end of 2010

Google plans to deploy 1 Gbps fiber to a single community to test next-generation ad delivery and further illustrate the benefit of an open-access model. Google claims to have received over 1,100 community applications along with almost 200,000 responses [...]

Average US Broadband Speeds Decline in 09

Sat, Mar 6, 2010

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Akamai (a leading content delivery network provider) announced average US broadband speed declined by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter of 2009 compared to the same quarter year prior. Delaware currently leads all US states with an average of 7.2 Mbps, although that is less than half that of South Korea where the average speed is [...]

FCC announces 100-squared initiative

Wed, Feb 17, 2010

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FCC announces 100-squared initiative

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has made it clear in the past that he see’s a need for universal broadband. In his remarks at the NARUC conference (PDF) yesterday, Genachowski offered even more specific thoughts on the subject, the mention of a ’100-Squared’ initiative probably being the most interesting. The plan would be to bring 100 [...]

AboveNet Connects With Telx

Tue, Feb 16, 2010

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AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced that it has linked its network with the New York metropolitan area colocation facilities of Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in key North American markets. February 17, 2010 – Supporting today’s explosive surge in bandwidth demand, AboveNet’s network opens up a [...]

Study on Next Generation Connectivity

Tue, Feb 16, 2010

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In July of 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University would be conducting an independent review of existing studies pertaining to broadband deployment and usage around the world. The FCC’s mission for this project was to compile as much existing data as possible to help [...]

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