NTIA awards $63 million in grants for broadband access

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced 10 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments totaling more than $63 million in grants for broadband projects. The grants will fund projects that lay the groundwork to bring enhanced high-speed Internet access to thousands of households and businesses and link hundreds of schools, hospitals, libraries, and public safety […]

Glenwood Springs, Colo., eyes FTTH

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, may expand the city’s broadband network to run fiber to every home..The project would require about $22 million in capitol expenses and bond funding. Glenwood Springs, Colorado, may expand the city’s broadband network to run fiber to every home. The project would require about $22 million in capitol expenses and bond funding. […]

Commentary: what does telecom have to do with the Internet anyway?

Putting so much effort into issues like Network Neutrality and broadband deployment diverts us from recognizing that the Internet has nothing to do with telecom except insofar as we let telecom control our connectivity. The entire telecom industry is just another application like the web, but we give it too much power over us. In trying […]

Ontario funds rural broadband

Ontario has budgeted $10 million to expand broadband access in the southern rural reaches of the provinces. Leona Dombrowsky, minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, called the initiative a priority for the government. Dombrowsky “s department and the Ministry of Small Businessand Entrepreneurship are spearheading the initiative. Gerry Phillips, minister of Government Services, said […]

EarthLink to use Alpheus fiber network in Texas

EarthLink will be using the fiber optic network of Alpheus Communications as the backhaul for its citywide Wi-Fi network in Corpus Christi, Texas. The purpose is to provide a lot of bandwidth to users of the network. EarthLink announced today that it will be using the extensive fiber optic network of Alpheus Communications to support […]