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Research: US internet twice as fast as EU

Both the US and the European Union saw median internet speeds rise dramatically in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the Fair Internet Report found that the increase slowed significantly across the west in 2021. While both the US and EU continued to make gains, the pace of change was more than cut in […]

April 5, 2022

Study: Global broadband less affordable in 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​Internet connectivity became less affordable around the world in 2021, according to the latest statistical analysis by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). The share of people’s incomes spent on fixed broadband and mobile Internet services increased globally last year, in parallel with upticks in demand and usage compared […]

March 18, 2022

Report: Half US homes receive true broadband Internet

Despite the growing reliance on connected technology, the new Broadband America report from The NPD Group reveals that only 50 per cent of homes in the continental US have true broadband speed of 25Mbps download or higher. In fact, 34 per cent of homes receive internet access at speeds of less than 5Mbps, including 15 […]

March 10, 2022

Research: 87% US homes Internet subs

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 87 per cent of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 83 per cent in 2016 and 69 per cent in 2006. Broadband accounts for 98 per cent of households with an Internet service at home, and 85 per cent of all households get a […]

December 30, 2021

Research: US 630K Q3 broadband additions

Leichtman Research Group findings suggest that the largest cable and wireline phone providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 630,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2021, compared to a pro forma gain of about 1,525,000 subscribers in Q3 2020, about 615,000 in Q3 2019, […]

November 19, 2021

Study: UAE kids most tech-addicted

Parents have been complaining about their children spending too much time in front of screens since the invention of television, and since the rise of technology, fewer youngsters are spending time outside, favouring their tech devices in their bedrooms, notes online contact lens retailer Lenstore. With excessive screen time leaving us exposed to a number […]

November 5, 2021

China anti-piracy success

A Chinese anti-piracy operation targeting copyright infringement on the Internet has reported major success. Copyright law enforcement departments at various levels have investigated 445 cases involving online copyright infringement, shutting down 245 illegal websites and mobile applications transmitting pirated content, and removing 618,300 web links with such content since the operation was launched in June. […]

October 4, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom Internet Futures new tech report

Ofcom has published the latest report from its Emerging Technology programme, which it says shines a light on the technological advances that could shape the Internet of the future. As the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom says it is vital it are aware of the trends and changes affecting the sectors it regulates – both now […]

July 20, 2021By Colin Mann

Media experts demand public service Internet

A group of media experts, under the banner of The Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto, have declared that: “The Internet and the media landscape are broken”. In a move that runs counter to the often-heard populist calls for the BBC and other public service media to be defunded, the manifesto demands the […]

June 18, 2021by Angharad Rhiannon

Analyst: Fixed broadband traffic growth slowing

Research firm Strategy Analytics finds that explosive growth in consumer broadband Internet traffic is coming to an end. The Strategy Analytics Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, Is Fixed Broadband Traffic Growth Slowing Down?, predicts that annual growth in consumer broadband Internet traffic will decline by 82 per cent over the period 2018 – 2028. […]

May 21, 2021