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Report: US FWA up 70% during 2022

Based on insights from more than two million T‑Mobile broadband customers, US telco T-Mobile’s 2022 State of Fixed Wireless report suggests that over the last couple of years, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has massively disrupted the traditional Internet industry. In the third quarter of 2022, T-Mobile welcomed its two millionth Internet customer, doubling its total […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

FCC seeks better broadband comparison labelling

The US Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules that will for the first time require broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. The Report and Order approved by the Commission creates rules that require broadband providers to display, at the point of sale, labels that show […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: 825K Q3 US broadband ads

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 825,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2022, similar to a pro forma gain of about 820,000 subscribers in Q3 2021. […]

November 16, 2022

Netflix: 131 ISPs improved speeds in Oct

October was relatively steady in the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. A total of 131 internet service providers (ISPs) moved up 0.2 Mbps from September’s results, 300 ISPs stayed the same, and one ISP, Reytel DSL in Honduras, saw a drop […]

November 15, 2022

Report: Big Tech USF fees risk worse and pricier Internet

The Federal Communications Commission asked Congress earlier in 2022 for authority to make content companies such as Netflix pay into the Universal Service Fund (USF) to help subsidise Internet access for households that can’t afford it. But the economics of Internet traffic dictate that idea would backfire by raising prices for consumers and lowering the […]

November 9, 2022By Colin Mann

$47m damages in music copyright case

A federal jury in Austin, Texas, has found communications service provider Grande Communications liable for wilful infringement of 1,403 copyrighted sound recordings and ordered it to pay $46,766,200 (€47.8m) in damages to a group of record label plaintiffs. US federal law does not allow internet providers to be wilfully blind to online piracy on their […]

November 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Netgem powers Lothian Broadband triple play

Scottish network provider Lothian Broadband Networks Limited (LBNL) is extending its partnership with telco TV specialist Netgem by offering not only TV but also voice in addition to its ultrafast fibre broadband. This is a natural extension of the usual bundles developed for ISPs by Netgem, working alongside its partner Netsapiens – allowing LBNL to […]

November 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom proposes new net neutrality guidance

UK comms regulator Ofcom is proposing to revise its guidance on how the ‘net neutrality’ rules should apply in the UK. This follows the announcement of its new programme of work to ensure that digital communications markets are working well for people and businesses in the UK. Ofcom is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance […]

October 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Wide mobile Internet coverage and usage gap

Ensuring people are able to use mobile Internet, rather than focusing purely on network coverage, is the key to driving digital inclusion for 3.2 billion people worldwide, according to statistics released by the mobile industry trade body the GSMA. The organisation’s annual State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report shows that 95 per cent of the […]

October 19, 2022

Labour reveals broadband help plan

As UK family bills rocket as a result of the economic crisis, the opposition Labour Party is calling on the government and Ofcom to stop a broadband bombshell hitting families and firms with a three-point plan to rein in expected broadband price increases and ease the cost-of-living crisis. Ofcom reports that nearly a third of […]

October 14, 2022By Colin Mann