The National Football League could use the Internet to stream live games, but whether the nation's most popular sport moves to virtual distribution is "completely a business issue," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with extending broadband DSL services to more communities with two recent drives to bring connectivity to nearly 600 households in Maine and New Hampshire.
Google has introduced Project Link, a new fiber-based broadband initiative targeting Kampala, Uganda that it says will allow any local service provider or ISP to get access to higher speed metro network connections.
Comcast engineers are exploring how to eliminate wireless broadband "dead zones" by boosting the signals of Wi-Fi transmitters and connecting to 4G networks in areas that can't be reached by Wi-Fi, and even using data culled from social networks, emails and phone calls to determine where its subscribers will need access to the Internet, according to a patent application published today.
Cox Communications said Thursday that it has expanded the number of Wi-Fi hotspots subscribers can access through the Cable WiFi consortium to 200,000.
Broadband subscriber growth slowed in the third quarter, with 17 of the largest cable operators and telcos gaining about 520,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers, a decrease of about 10 percent compared to Q3 2012, Leichtman Research Group said Tuesday.
Time Warner Cable is seeing an increased number of subscribers order wideband Internet tiers, along with customers who cancel pay TV service but keep a cable modem, CFO Arthur Minson said Wednesday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference in Barcelona.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at efforts from Sprint, T-Mobile US, Dish Network and smaller carriers to push the FCC to implement rules that would allow them to access 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in an incentive auction.
Charter Communications said it will begin marketing its pay TV and broadband services under a new brand, Charter Spectrum, early next year.
Comcast needs the FCC to open up the 5 GHz spectrum band to power next-generation Wi-Fi services that could allow it to deliver wireless broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps, SVP of Business Development Tom Nagel testified at a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Wednesday.