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Bottleneck Breakers- Why Broadband is expensive to carriers and slow to be embraced

Efforts to wire U.S. homes with high-speed Internet access are foundering. New technology could help–if only carriers could afford to buy it. The much-hyped broadband revolution is sputtering. Five years after cable companies and local…

Airlines set to install inflight e-mail

Mile-high Web access could help airlines boost revenues Oct. 24 — Airplane flights, perhaps the final refuge for travelers who want a break from their e-mails, are about to get connected. By Ron Lieber and…

Telecom bright spot: FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) starts to take off

Telecom bright spot: FTTH starts to take off An area of communications infrastructure where deployment rates will skyrocket over the next 12 months? It may sound like a pipe dream, but that’s what market research…

Rural American? Want Broadband? Don’t Ask the FCC.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — I’ve seen a lot of sights over the years on our family ranch here, but I never expect to see a cable-company crew stringing wire across miles of grazing land to provide…

Ember’s small sparks-A Boston startup is igniting networks with embedded wireless processors.

In the networking industry, fatter pipes cure all ills. But a countermovement is taking shape under the "small is beautiful" banner, eschewing the relentless pursuit of broadband. Wireless personal area networks are paragons of simplicity:…

Lighting up copper-Actelis employs SDM to bring broadband to fiberless last mile.

If fiber is not coming to a building or curb near you, it’s time to squeeze more juice out of that copper loop ringing your premises. Actelis, a 3-year-old company founded by ex-Nortel, 3Com, Fujitsu…

Technology Administration Outlines Critical Issues for Broadband

Following President Bush’s call for the nation to "be aggressive about the deployment of broadband," the Technology Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce recently issued Understanding Broadband Demand — a 25-page paper examining the…

Multicity Fiber-Optics in Utah Move Ahead

UTOPIA is nearly a year away from laying its first fiber-optic lines, but the multi-city consortium already is making plenty of connections. BY KARYN HSIAO THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE "I’ve been invited to represent UTOPIA…

Wi-Fi’s Next Big Step

RoamAD says it has technology that gives a wireless LAN a city-size footprint. One of the most interesting businesses I’ve seen lately is RoamAD, a New Zealand-based company that is building technology for seamless metropolitan…

Pilot Project Demonstrates Transportable Internet Satellite System to Remote Ohio Communities

The Internet is on its way to Ohio’s rural and underserved communities with the development of a transportable satellite system that provides connectivity where no Internet has gone before. The deployment of this new system…