Tag: broadband

T-Mobile debuts 100 Mbps home broadband; details 5G iPhone offers

T-Mobile US Inc. on April 7 unveiled its home internet service with 5G features for new and existing customers.

Speaking at a virtual company event, T-Mobile President and CEO Mike Sievert said the company’s 5G-powered fixed broadband offering is now available to over 30 million households nationwide, with roughly a third of those in small towns and underserved areas. The service costs $60 per month and provides average speeds of over 100 Mbps with no data caps, T-Mobile said.

“From the beginning of the digital age, connectivity for rural America has been an afterthought,” Sievert said at the event.

The

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Punjab govt to fast-track growth of digital network, provide broadband access for all, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Chandigarh: Despite having a telecom infrastructure density almost double to that of the national average, the Punjab government has decided to increase it further to ensure fast track growth of digital communication network and provide affordable and universal access of broadband for all in the border state.

As per a statement, Punjab’s telecom infrastructure density ranks third in the country and is presently 0.7 per 1,000 population. The national average, meanwhile, stands at 0.42 per 1,000.

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Tuesday issued directions to expedite the process of clearance for installation of more telecom infrastructure in the state and

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With $100B internet plan, Biden commits to bring down ‘overpriced’ broadband bills

As is, the infrastructure proposal includes provisions that would require broadband providers to clearly disclose their monthly internet pricing, in line with provisions that top congressional Democrats including House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sought in similar legislation.

Key context: This is one among multiple thornier issues that Biden is embracing in the infrastructure plans he is set to announce during remarks in Pittsburgh later on Wednesday, which may make bipartisanship on Capitol Hill tougher to achieve absent extensive negotiation.

Broadband providers have typically resisted government intrusion over what they charge their customers. And during fights

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Northern Michigan Leaders Discuss Broadband Needs as President Biden Unveils Infrastructure Plan

President Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday.

One he says will address some critical needs facing the country.

The plan calls for spending on everything from roads to bridges and airports to public transit.

It also aims to increase broadband access in rural parts of the country.

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce says it’s also critical to restarting the economy.

“In this economy where a lot of our employment can’t work from home, having that internet so they can expand their businesses whether its social media, websites, takeout’s, delivery, them getting creative, they have to

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When it’s internet or food, broadband policies aren’t working

This story is part of Crossing the Broadband Divide, CNET’s coverage of how the country is working toward making broadband access universal.

This week, 31-year-old Michelle from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, has access to the internet at home. But next week is already looking very different. Michelle’s family has fallen behind with the broadband payments, and even though they managed to reconnect only last weekend, they’ll be cut off again this Friday.

Michelle (who prefers gender-neutral pronouns and whose name has been changed to protect their privacy), together with their partner and 13-year-old daughter, has been homeless since February of

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‘Our education lifeline’: U.S. battle over broadband heats up

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In January Ellie Mitchell started getting a barrage of texts and emails from her internet service provider, warning her she was running out of data.

“The messages kept coming: ‘You’ve used 75%, 80%, 90%…’” Mitchell, director of youth nonprofit Maryland Out of School Time Network, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a phone interview.

“It felt like we were being held hostage,” said Mitchell, who was working from home in Baltimore, Maryland alongside her husband and their two children attending school online.

Comcast Corp, one of the largest internet providers in the United States, announced in

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