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Senators say FCC broadband definition is arbitrary, too fast

25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up is unnecessarily fast, senators say A group of six U.S. senators this week told the Federal Communications Commission its current broadband benchmark of 25 megabits per second download speeds, 3 Mbps upload speeds could potentially dissuade service providers wary...

FCC awards $1.5B to 10 carriers

Money is part of Connect America Fund to foster rural broadband WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission announced that 10 communications service providers accepted $1.5 billion from the federal government as part of the regulatory agency’s Connect America, a subsidy designed to encourage the development of broadband infrastructure...

Windstream gets $175M for rural broadband

Expansion to 400,000 unserved locations funded by federal Connect America project Communications service provider Windstream this week announced receipt of $175 million from the Connect America Fund that’s earmarked for providing broadband to 400,000 rural locations in 17 states. Connect America is an initiative governed by...

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