Five things you didn’t know about the Clearwire WiMax deal

There was no shortage of headlines after the historic May 7 announcement of the joint venture and $3.2 billion in funding that formed the “new” Clearwire, and its plans for a nationwide WiMax network. But in the course of putting together our comprehensive research report on the topic, we uncovered several interesting factors you may […]

Why is Google worried about Verizon?

Is Google worried that Verizon’s version of an “open network” isn’t quite what people think it will be? Techcrunch reports that Google is so worried that Verizon will find a loophole in the open network rules that it Google filed a petition with the FCC last week asking the FCC to preemptively enforce the rules […]

Major U.S. VoIP operator suspends operations

SunRocket, Inc., the second-largest supplier of Voice over IP in the U.S., cut service to its more than 200,000 customers without warning on Monday. SunRocket, Inc., the second-largest supplier of Voice over IP in the U.S., cut service to its more than 200,000 customers without warning on Monday. One of those customers would be me. […]

Broadband cited as impetus for Kentucky jobs growth

The latest report affirming that high-speed Internet access is an impetus for economic growth comes from Kentucky. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT jobs there grew by 3.1 percent compared to .1 percent nationally in 2005.The latest report affirming that high-speed Internet access is an impetus for economic growth comes from Kentucky. According to […]

Maryland incumbents defeat broadband information bill

Art Brodsky sounds off on Verizon and Comcast lobbyists’ successful defeat of a Maryland bill that would have offered consumers access to information and boosted broadband competition in the state.Art Brodsky of Public Knowledge, a public interest group that advocates an open Internet, recently tackled the subject of incumbent interference in a Maryland bill to […]