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Comcast offers 105 Mbps to more than 40 million U.S. homes

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Comcast (www.comcast.com) has announced that it’s Extreme 105 (sounds like a radio station!) broadband service is now available to more than 40 million homes in major cities across the country, including San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and the majority of Boston.

Pricing for the service, which includes up [...]

The emerging broadband wars

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With members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) flitting about dropping the broad outline of what a national broadband strategy could encompass, it is clear some service providers are much better positioned than others to live up to a goal of 100 Mbps in 100 million homes by 2020.  Others are clearly scared and [...]

Google and Gigabit to the home – It smells funny

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Google (www.google.com) says they’re going to invest in an “experimental” gigabit to the home network for anywhere between 50,000 to 500,000 subscribers. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the same Google that said they were going to bid on 700 MHz wireless spectrum a couple of years ago?

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Republican indecision delays FCC Chairman vote

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Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee announced it would hold a confirmation hearing for Mr. G, Julius Genachowski, to move forward on his nomination to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Today, the hearing was canceled.

If you are asking “WTF?,” join the club.

Apparently, says a Wall Street Journal blog and various [...]