China Joins Global Satellite Broadband Party | Light Reading

China is getting into the global satellite broadband game, with its Hongyun fleet expected to start pilot services next year. Hongyun, built and operated by a unit of state-owned China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp (CASIC), aims to launch 156 … Continue reading

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband | Nextgov

Former Vice President Joe Biden, for instance, has proposed spending $20 billion on broadband access; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren quadruples that with a proposal for $85 billion. Not to be outdone, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to spend $150 billion … Continue reading

Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK’s Broadband Woes | Light Reading

Britain just can’t catch a break. As Brexit enthusiasts in government work on disemboweling the constitution, and hastening the break-up of the United Kingdom, telecom experts have been weighing in with chastening assessments of its 21st century communications infrastructure. First … Continue reading

RJio Set to Disrupt India’s Wired Broadband Market | Light Reading

Three years ago, Reliance Jio stormed into India’s mobile market with a low-cost deal that drove some rivals out of business and forced others to merge. Now it is hoping to pull off a similar trick in the country’s fixed-line … Continue reading

Broadband is too important for this many in the US to be disconnected

For the vast majority of us, broadband has become so commonplace in our professional, personal, and social lives that we rarely think about how much we depend on it. Yet without broadband, our lives would be radically upended: Our work … Continue reading

CenturyLink Commends Senate Committee on Nationwide Broadband Mapping Proposal | ExecutiveBiz

CenturyLink has commended four lawmakers representing the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their legislative proposal to improve the government’s knowledge of broadband data challenges via a mapping project. David Bartlett, vice president of federal government affairs at CenturyLink, said in a … Continue reading

Boeing to introduce flat satellite antenna to bring high-speed broadband to military aircraft

The low-profile electronically steered flat conformal antenna and a multi-channel terminal will be in production next year and the launch customer will be the Navy’s future unmanned mid-air refueling tanker, the MQ-25, which Boeing is developing under an $805 million … Continue reading

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program | Nextgov

The rural broadband fund that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed last week would rely on funding from an existing broadband program slated to expire next year, while also setting higher standards for internet speeds, according to the FCC. … Continue reading

Mike Leff: AT&T to Help Department of Navy Transition to FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network | ExecutiveBiz

The Department of the Navy has agreed to deploy a national public safety broadband network from AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority across Navy and Marine Corps installations in the U.S., Seeking Alpha reported Monday. “We are honored to … Continue reading

Demographics of Internet and Home Broadband Usage in the United States

The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. For more than 15 years, Pew Research Center has documented its growth and distribution in the United States. Explore the … Continue reading