Internet as a public utility – #GigCity
Internet as a public utility – #GigCity

Internet as a public utility – #GigCity You may know the city better as it’s identified on maps: Chattanooga, Tennessee. And Chattanooga is known for many things: a rich and storied history, a pivotal turning point in the U.S. Civil War, the launching point for the shameful Trail of Tears ethnic cleansing of Cherokee people, […]

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow
Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow, especially compared to much of the rest of the world. Mobile speeds are faster in 27 other nations than in the U.S., according to the latest State of the Internet report published this week by content delivery company Akamai. That’s right: The U.S. ranks only 28 out of […]

Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts
Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts

Broadband users can surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts than in middle America, according to a new report on connectivity speeds. What this means is residents of the American Midwest, the Great Plains, some parts of the South, the western mountain states tend to have slower internet speeds than residents of the U.S. East […]

FCC: America is not wired enough
FCC: America is not wired enough

Too many Americans remain without adequate access to broadband Internet, according to the nation’s communications regulators, the FCC: America is not wired enough. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, is due to present this week its congressionally-mandated Broadband Progress Report for 2016 and what the draft report finds is 34 million Americans still lack […]

Your videos are eating up the Internet
Your videos are eating up the Internet

Your videos are eating up the Internet – well, at least in North America where 70 percent of all broadband traffic is now streaming video, mostly from Netflix and YouTube. What that means is the Internet now streaming into your home is used mostly for entertainment – music & movies (or TV shows) – as […]

Smartphones critical for 19% of Americans
Smartphones critical for 19% of Americans

Smartphones are a critical tool for connecting online for nearly one-fifth of all Americans because they don’t have access at home. What this means is nearly 20 percent of all Americans lack adequate online access at home or in any way other than their smartphones. The information and stats are compiled in the latest research […]

Broadband Internet? Not so fast.
Broadband Internet? Not so fast.

Are you paying a higher price for broadband Internet? Think you’re getting broadband Internet? Maybe not. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued Jan. 29 its 2015 Broadband Progress Report which found 55 million Americans – 17 percent of the online population – do not have Internet at broadband speeds and over half of all […]