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WATCH: Verizon FiOS Football Girl Steals The Show In Super Bowl Ad

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports

The Verizon FIOS girl stole the hearts of Super Bowl viewers when she showed us in a commercial that it is possible to have a complete library of foot...

Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Sandy Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Sandy Goodman

It's a dispute over dollars, a battle one consumer advocate called "a food fight between two haves at our expense."

The Starting Block America Needs: High-Speed Broadband in Every School

Tanya Lombard | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
Tanya Lombard

Broadband will serve as a launching pad for the next generation of America's diverse workforce and it starts with expanded access to high-speed mobile broadband in every classroom, community library and small business suite across the country.

Gerry Smith

What Verizon And Comcast Don't Want You To Know About U.S. Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and d...

Women in Technology -- Past, Present and Future

Tamika D. Mallory | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Tamika D. Mallory

Make no mistake -- America's connectivity is one of the most important economic and social issues we face.

FCC's Rosenworcel Sees Clear Path to Delivering High-Speed Internet Services to U.S. Consumers

John M. Burns | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
John M. Burns

Next year will see one of the most important spectrum auctions to date: the auction of some voluntarily relinquished broadcast television spectrum, repurposed for consumer wireless use, in what is called an "incentive auction."

The Future of Film Distribution

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Oh, what a shame it is that the U.S. is a third-world country -- at least when it comes to Internet download speeds for massive files, such as movies.

Growing the Internet: IP Network Conversion Helps Creators, Too

Chris Castle | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Chris Castle

A huge technological transformation is underway in the U.S. and around the globe: Consumers are abandoning older technologies in favor of high-speed Internet services that rely on modern, fiber-based or IP-enabled broadband networks.

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

Gerry Smith

Free Broadband Internet Service Challenges Major Providers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

For people tired of paying $40 or more a month for Internet, a new startup offers enticing tradeoff: free service with limits on how much YouTube or N...

2012 Broadband Index: States Making Progress On Boosting Broadband

Blair Christie | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Blair Christie

Broadband-connected businesses report $300,000 more in revenues on average than those without. Children online are two times more likely to go to college than those not connected. As more connections are made, quality broadband becomes simply indispensable.

Gerry Smith

19 Million Americans Without High-Speed Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology

About 19 million Americans still have no access to high-speed Internet, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission. About 1...

Gerry Smith

Google Launches High-Speed Internet Service In Kansas City

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.27.2012 | Technology

Google on Thursday unveiled its first ultra-high speed Internet service, saying it will offer broadband connections up to 100 times faster than what m...

Broadband Wars, Verizon NJ Update: Kick the Wireless Cantenna?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.

Cuba's High-Speed Internet Mystery

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

HAVANA -- It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would en...

Google Network Shows Hollywood Trap: Between Fiddlers and Franklin

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.

Gerry Smith

Digital Divide in Mississippi Splits Along Racial Lines, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology

African Americans in Mississippi often have fewer options for high-speed Internet and spend a higher proportion of their incomes on the Internet than ...

Tackling Digital Literacy and Unemployment: California's Social Gaming Approach

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Christina Gagnier

There is a group of people who are challenged by a fundamental problem: lack of access to the Internet in their homes, coupled with the inability to engage in our information economy since they lack basic digital literacy skills.

High Speed Internet To Expand Across The Globe

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA -- A United Nations panel has given governments a target of connecting half the world's poor citizens to broadband Internet by 2015. The U.N.'...

U.S. Injects More Money Into High-Speed Internet Plan

Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal f...

U.K. Unveils Ambitious High-Speed Internet Plan

The Guardian | Juliette Garside | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt will fire the starting gun on the race to turn Britain's internet "not spots" into hot spots this week by allocating a ...

Meet The First People Getting Google's Ultra High-Speed Internet

Palo Alto Patch | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

Google has chosen the Stanford campus to be the pilot site for its new ultra high-speed internet, Google Fiber. “Google plans to offer internet ...

Broadband Usage Growing Even As Gaps Persist

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other soci...

Silverton: Qwest Fiber-Optic Link Never Completed Despite Taxpayer Funding

Silverton Standard | Mark Esper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

San Juan County and the Town of Silverton filed a formal complaint Wednesday, June 30, with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission against Qwest Com...

India and the US Working on a National Broadband Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Broadband is just not simply high-speed Internet access -- it is an investment in the communications infrastructure. An infrastructure that connects...