Singapore Open Net FTTH user survey shows most are happy with the service

A Fibre Index Survey commissioned by OpenNet revealed that 88 percent of fibre broadband subscribers are satisfied with their service, compared to 74 percent in 2012. Within this group of satisfied fibre users, 33 percent are extremely satisfied, compared to 27 percent in the previous year. The survey was carried out by Acorn Marketing & […]

Los Angeles plans citywide FTTH project and a look at Singapore FTTH experience

Los Angeles will issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor to deploy a citywide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to bring high-speed broadband service to 3.5 million residents, as well as businesses. The RFP is expected to be issued in December; responses to the RFP are due in March 2014. The city will require the […]

California city uses utility’s fiber network to deliver broadband

Vernon, a small city southeast of downtown Los Angeles, is planning to use its fiber optic network (run by the city’s light and power department) to bring Internet access to residents whose only broadband option is a slow DSL line. The initial sign-up fee is $100 and the monthly fee is around $40. The city already leases […]

My broadband experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US

This is an article about my experience with broadband service during my travels in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States and what I consider to be the important factors (often ignored by commentators) that determine the speed and price of broadband in different countries. In recent weeks, I have read several articles claiming […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 44: Why the Connect America Fund should be abolished

This article addresses why the Connect America Fund should be shut down and what steps can be taken to encourage competition in the market for wired and wireless broadband services. I’ve mentioned many times that I believe our current government is simply clueless.  Unfortunately, I’ve come to realize that it’s simply far worse than that. […]