FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet ProvidersThe new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.
FCC Redefines Broadband Internet To At Least 25 Mbps, Faster Than National AverageThe Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to change the definition of what constitutes high-speed internet, adopting a standard 2.5 times the current national average.
Cupertino First West Coast City To Get Super-Fast Broadband Service 'GigaPower'Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies to get AT&T's super-fast broadband Internet service.
East Bay Regions Get Low Rating In Providing High-Speed Internet When it comes to a high-speed internet connection in the East Bay, more work needs to be done according to an assessment by the East Bay Broadband Consortium.
Tech Watch: More Households Sacrifice CableTime Warner said it has lost 130,000 cable subscribers in its last fiscal quarter. This comes as the industry is becoming increasingly concerned with people cutting the cord to cable.
San Jose Police Chief Pushes For Broadband Network To Use In EmergenciesSan Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has traveled to Washington to lobby Congress to fund the creation of a broadband network specifically for law enforcement and public safety agencies to transfer large amounts of data during an emergency.
Silicon Valley Looking Forward To Obama Plan To Boost BroadbandPresident Barack Obama’s plan to nearly double the wireless spectrum available for mobile broadband and deliver high speed Internet to nearly every American within five years comes as nations in Asia have surged ahead, said one technology analyst.
Feds Propose Shifting More Airwaves To BroadbandFederal officials looking for more airwaves to deliver wireless broadband services are recommending that the government reallocate a sizeable chunk of radio spectrum currently used for naval radar systems and weather satellites.
San Jose Mayor Charges Broadband Network With Ethical ConflictA plan to set up a hi-tech broadband network for emergency responders is coming under fire from San Jose officials.
San Francisco Gets $7.9 Million Federal Grant To Improve Broadband AccessAs part of a nationwide effort to boost the use of broadband services, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday announced a $7.9 million stimulus grant to improve San Franciscans’ access to technology.
FCC Opens Up Unused TV Signals For BroadbandThe Federal Communications Commission is opening up unused airwaves between television channels for wireless broadband networks that will be more powerful and can reach farther than today's Wi-Fi hotspots.