Running water was luxury at the turn of the 19th century, now it is a necessity;
Electricity was luxury at the turn of the 20th century, now it is a necessity;
Broadband was luxury at the turn of the 21st century, now it is a necessity.

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by munly
Category: Foundation news

[SPECIAL REPORT] The AT&T led data capping trend. It's not too late.

Since May of 2011, AT&T has announced an intent to data cap their DSL subscribers.

by munly
Category: Foundation news

On Hiatus for now

We're on temporary hiatus pending a possible move to the US. Our forums have ended up becoming a private wiki where we've been posting new data keeping up with developments around the world anyhow. This will continue to the best of our ability.

by munly
Category: Foundation news

[HIGHLIGHT] New York City Fiber Challenge

Businesses have a limited time opportunity to win a free fiber rollout to their business. Contestants demonstrating the highest potential impact of fiber connectivity – on their own business, nearby businesses, and underserved areas – will become finalists.

by munly
Category: Foundation news

CRTC chair candidates announced and Canadian third party broadband access worsens

The Wire report notes that at least three candidates have officially applied for chairmanship position vacated by previous chair Konrad Von Finckenstein.

by munly
Category: Foundation news

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New York City faces serious bandwidth issues as a threat to future growth http://www.nycfuture.org/images_pdfs/pdfs/NewTechCity.pdf

by munly

The Center for an Urban Future has put out a report that chronicles the rise of the Big Apple as the #2 startup hub in the US.

Global Broadband Speeds Decline http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/datacenter/high-speed-broadband-adoption-speeds-decline.html

by munly

Yup the internet is getting slower according to Akamai. Some nuggets in the data. The fastest city in the US may be Boston, but New Jersey comes in with the largest # of "fastest cities" in the US. Slovakia has taken South Korea's crown as the fastest and IPv6 is growing.

"Hollywood loses final appeal in piracy case" http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hollywood-loses-final-appeal-in-piracy-case-20120420-1xb12.html#ixzz1sXMcOxpa

by MichelleV
"Hollywood loses final appeal in piracy case"

The appeal was based on the allegations by the film industry, that because iiNet failed to "step-in" and police the internet after their customers received copyright infringement notifications by "Hollywood", they claim iiNet are in fact, authorizing their customers to download illegally.

"Leverett, Mass. Fed Up With Poor Broadband; Town Wants Its Own Gigabit Network" http://stopthecap.com/2012/04/12/leverett-mass-fed-up-with-poor-broadband-town-wants-its-own-gigabit-network/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Leverett%2C%20Mass.%...

by MichelleV
"Leverett, Mass. Fed Up With Poor Broadband; Town Wants Its Own Gigabit Network"

More communities are realizing that they don't have to depend or wait on big telecom to get a high-speed internet connection. The citizens of Leverett, Mass are proving that this problem can be fixed at the local level.

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