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Study: Wireless 5G threat to traditional ISPs

Research firm Horowitz has released the findings from State of Media, Entertainment, and Tech: Disruptions 2023, which looks at US consumer attitudes towards and adoption of new disruptive technologies, including 5G wireless home Internet. 5G wireless home Internet has become available in more and more markets across the United States in the past two years, […]

December 6, 2023

Research: 70% of US say they can’t live without internet

Parks Associates research finds that 7 per cent of US internet households say they can’t live without internet, driving new demand and expectations from consumers about technology in the home. “Consumers have new expectations for technology in their day-to-day lives,” commented Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “The demand for notifications, alerts, and understanding […]

December 1, 2023

Data: Global Internet access grows 3% in 2023

At the end of last year 64 per cent of the world’s population, 5.4 billion people, had access to the Internet according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). That number has grown to 67 per cent this in 2023. But the ITU also says there are huge regional disparities in addition to the obvious differences […]

November 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: 54% US broadband homes report data security issue

Parks Associates, a specialist in consumer and market research, has released its latest study, Privacy and Data Protection for Connected Devices, revealing that 54 per cent of US internet households report experiencing a data privacy/security issue over a 12-month period. This is an increase of 50 per cent since 2018. Drawing from a survey of […]

October 25, 2023

FCC: Net neutrality ‘returns’

The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to begin the process of standing back up broadband as a Title II telecommunications service subject to some common-carrier regulations and restoring rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. “Today, there is no expert agency ensuring that the internet is fast, open, and fair… for everyone, everywhere to […]

October 20, 2023

Ofcom consults on TV distribution

Broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence on how the TV distribution landscape could develop over the next decade and beyond. Ofcom notes that large numbers of people still rely on traditional, scheduled broadcast TV –  the so—called ‘linear’ TV – particularly for its ability to inform us about what is happening in the world and […]

October 17, 2023By Colin Mann

PŸUR starts Gigabit internet in Munich

With immediate effect, 270,000 cable households in Munich, Germany supplied by PŸUR have access to internet bandwidths of up to 1,000 Mbps.Now that the technical work on the network has been successfully completed, internet connections with a bandwidth of up to 1,000 Mbit/s in download – i.e. one gigabit – can be booked.  The increase […]

September 25, 2023

Research: S Africa adopting Western digital behaviours

Findings from telecoms technical customer support specialist Subtonomy provide key insights into the online habits and customer support expectations of South Africans, suggesting that they are adopting similar behaviours to those seen in mature Western European markets. The global wave of increased digitalisation hasn’t bypassed Southern Africa. As Internet access has grown, and smartphone penetration […]

September 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: Evolving expectations to reshape the Internet

The Cisco Broadband Survey from the comms technologist finds that evolving consumer expectations will reshape the needs and economics of the Internet. People in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and South Africa) are rethinking what they rely on the Internet for, balancing classic demands for speed and reliability, with the intensifying needs of rising eco-consciousness, secure […]

July 17, 2023

$42bn boost for US high-speed connectivity

In the largest Internet funding announcement in history, the US Department of Commerce has announced funding for each state for high-speed Internet infrastructure deployment through the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Programme  – a $42.45 billion (€38.9bn) grant scheme created in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by the Department of Commerce. This announcement […]

June 27, 2023By Colin Mann