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Hawaii Broadband News
National Broadband News
Time Warner Cable Upgrades to DOCSIS 3.0 to be Competitively Surgical
(Fortunately, local sources indicate Hawaii upgrades planned for 2009)
International Broadband News
Intl Telecoms Union Advocates Infrastructure Sharing to Reduce Costs
Open Access FTTH in Amsterdam
Latvia FTTH to Boost Speeds from 100Mbps to 500Mbps
Getting to Open Networks for Economic Stimulus - Australia's Challenges
Own (or Control) Your Internet Access -- How to Share Fiber
OECD Broadband Portal
Check out latest data on broadband in developed nations.
ITIF Report on Why the US Lags Internationally
Key findings that government and industry must recognize if we are to find the right course for the United States, and key policy recommendations tol drive greater broadband performance.
Growth in Fiber-to-the-Home Outpacing Cable Modems
Fiber also up to 15 times cheaper than DSL and 7 times cheaper than cable...
France's Competitive Fiber-to-the-Home Offerings and Prices (!!!)
30Euros ($44)/month for 100Mbps Internet, unlimited calling, 100 TV channels w/HDT, DVR & VoD, Wifi!
Hong Kong Abandons Mere 10Mbps Connection Service
"Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) ... is charging consumers USD48.50 per month for a 100Mbps fibre connection... HKBN is ceasing to accept new applications for its entry-level bb10 service, which provides symmetrical speeds of up to 10Mbps"
Conference Highlights Models for Fiber-to-the-Premises
Highlights include Marvin Sirbu's excellent presentation on the impacts of topology choices on competition, Grant Forsyth's insightful analysis of the potential of the transnational business market and how regulation should be less consumer focused, and Shigeo Okamoto's glimpse into the US fiber future (hopefully) which is, of course, Japan's present...
NTT DoCoMo to Offer Super3G in 2009?
Could deliver download speeds of up to 250Mbps and uploads of 50Mbps
State Task Forces and Initiatives
Hawaii Residents Spend Lots of Time Online
An Advertiser article defines Hawaii usage patterns and the need for speed.
Bandwidth is Hawaii's Crucial Need
Op-Ed Piece from Cliff Miyake, Time Warner Telecom
Hawaii Must Keep Improving Telecom Infrastructure
A Star-Bulletin article from May 12, 2008
Honolulu Broadband Penetration at 59%
Tied for 6th-highest among cities nationwide
Is U.S. stuck in Internet's Slow Lane?
"The United States is starting to look like a slowpoke on the Internet. Examples abound of countries that have faster and cheaper broadband connections, and more of their population connected to them."
U.S. Drops Further in Broadband Rankings
"New broadband data released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the United States now ranks 15th out of the 30 member nations in per capita broadband use — down from 12th place just six months ago and dropping from fourth place in 2001."
Excerpt: "The United States invented the Internet. But it's falling behind in the global broadband race. In 2001, it was fourth in the number of broadband subscribers per capita. Now it's 15th. What's more, high-speed Internet service in countries like Japan, France and South Korea is many times faster than in the United States and noticeably cheaper." This article also includes a fantastic graphic comparing broadband services in different countries.