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  FCC Strategic Goals: Broadband
Broadband is changing how we communicate with each other, how and where we work, how we educate our children, and how we entertain ourselves.
Broadband is particularly critical in rural areas, where advanced communications can shrink the distances that isolate remote communities.
Congress recognized the importance of broadband in Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which directs the FCC to “encourage the deployment on a reasonable and timely basis of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans.” The Commission’s goals are to:
www.fcc.gov /broadband   (258 words)

 DSL · Cable · VOIP · Security · Satellite · Fiber · News · Tips ...
The discussion of broadband caps has re-kindled calls (mostly by industry) that we shift from a flat rate system to a billed by the byte bandwidth model.
By February 17, 2009, consumers will need to buy a digital converter box or new tuner to get their TV fix, and the digital TV transition is going to confuse the hell out of some people.
The FCC last week denied (pdf) a request by M2Z networks that would have offered free nationwide broadband using a 20MHz chunk of unused spectrum in the 2GHz band.
www.broadbandreports.com   (1876 words)

 Networks and the GII Guide: Broadband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Broadband services provide net connections that are at least five times faster than earlier dial-up technologies, enabling users to play online games and download music and videos, as well as share files and access information much faster and more efficiently than before.
Broadband technologies will be the roads and railways of the 21st century, generating the next wave of economic expansion.
As of 2003 broadband was commercially available in around 85 out of 200 economies worldwide, with significant growth in subscriber numbers over the preceding five years (often attributable to rollout of infrastructure during the late 1990s telecoms bubble).
www.caslon.com.au /networkguide10.htm   (2229 words)

 Leapstone: End-to-end broadband content management platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As broadband access extends into more and more homes and businesses, opportunities are increasing for broadband service providers to differentiate services and grow revenue through the delivery of content and applications.
Broadband service providers need a flexible content management platform that will interact with various points in the network to adequately acquire, provision, manage, bill and support enhanced services for their subscribers.
When you offer a wide range of broadband applications, your subscribers have more reasons than ever to look to you as their service provider for the latest services and features that make their broadband experience simpler and more productive.
www.leapstone.com /solutions/broadband.asp   (478 words)

 Broadband Internet - What is it and do you need it?
The term broadband is a relatively new term in the field of computers and even most savvy Internet users seem a little confused at its meaning.
Broadband access is also referred to as an "always on" connection, meaning that your computer is in constant contact with the Internet.
While faster, broadband connections are often times twice as costly as a dial-up connection and can cost you $40 a month or more.
www.seniormag.com /compcorner/articles/broadband.htm   (1065 words)

This site, launched in January 2001, introduces the topic of the regulatory implications of broadband, which was the theme of an ITU New Initiatives workshop held in May 2001.
Given the strong and growing topicality of broadband issues, new areas of focus are being addressed in a second workshop.
Broadband networks can be used for communication of all kinds (voice, data, video, etc.).
www.itu.int /osg/spu/ni/broadband   (335 words)

 » Broadband | IT Facts | ZDNet.com
Point Topic shows the installed base of broadband lines in the UK almost doubling in three years, from 9.77 mln at the end of 2005 to 18.46 mln at the end of 2008.
Broadband growth in China is at 79% for the past 3 years
Broadband composition remains high in the workplace, with 90% saturation in May 2006; a year ago that figure was at 82%.
blogs.zdnet.com /ITFacts/index.php?cat=15   (1670 words)

 U.S. broadband dream is alive in Korea | CNET News.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By embracing broadband so heartily, Koreans have turned their country into a test case for the visionaries who, just a few years ago, imagined a future of nearly infinite digital possibilities.
By contrast, the effort to bring broadband to the American home is bogged down in the fight between the regional Bell companies and their rivals.
Worse, broadband in the United States is slower and less suited for interactive entertainment and other two-way uses because it relies on an asymmetric system that receives data much faster than it can send it.
news.com.com /2100-1034_3-999695.html   (2028 words)

 European Commission - Information Society - eEurope 2005 - Broadband
A widespread secure broadband infrastructure is essential for the development and delivery of services and applications such as eHealth, eBusiness, eGovernment and eLearning, making broadband crucial to European growth and quality of life in the years ahead.
Encouraging broadband access is intimately connected to the availability of content - operators will not invest in broadband infrastructure while there is no content to motivate the user to upgrade, while there will be no real push for new applications and content as long as the supporting infrastructure is not adequate.
The Broadband Day showed that a dialogue between stakeholders and public administrations is the best way forward to address the remaining issues.
europa.eu.int /information_society/eeurope/2005/all_about/broadband/index_en.htm   (1060 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Broadband looks to up its appeal
Broadband is quickly spreading its wires across the globe, with almost 47 million homes and businesses signed up to high-speed net services over the telephone.
Leading broadband experts meeting in London this week agreed that providing suitable content, such as video and games, was of key importance.
Even though broadband is available, in theory, to 80% of the country, take-up is still small compared to global leaders like South Korea.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3100282.stm   (803 words)

 Broadband-help.com - Broadband Services Available to Home and Office Users in the UK
It is now the case that the broadband services in the UK are amongst the most competitive in the world.
Broadband availability in the UK has exploded over the last few years and it looks like the technology is here to stay.
Broadband technology is liberating the way we live and do business in today's society.
www.broadband-help.com /articles/consumer/Devices_And_Services_In_UK   (1154 words)

 Broadband Internet access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Broadband Internet access became a rapidly developing market in many areas in the early 2000s; one study found that broadband Internet usage in the United States grew from 6% in June 2000 to over 30% in 2003.
Modern consumer broadband implementations, up to 30 Mbit/s, are several hundred times faster than those available at the time of the popularization of the Internet (such as ISDN and 56 kbit/s) while costing less than ISDN and sometimes no more than 56 kbit/s, though performance and costs vary widely between countries.
The FCC definition of broadband is 200 kbit/s (0.2 Mbit/s) in one direction, and advanced broadband is at least 200 kbit/s in both directions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Broadband_Internet_access   (3058 words)

 Broadband - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins.
Broadband is always a relative term, understood according to its context.
A television antenna described as "normal" may be capable of receiving a certain range of channels; one described as "broadband" will receive more channels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Broadband   (454 words)

Broadband access can be provided by guided media (either copper or fibre-optic), or by unguided media (air-interface) such as satellite or terrestrial microwave.
If broadband networks are to have a wide geographic coverage, the expense of this investment may render public-private cooperation essential in some countries.
Competition for a particular broadband operator can come in the form of regulated sharing of infrastructure, such as 3G licences tend to require, or from other broadband media such as terrestrial microwave or satellite.
www.itu.int /osg/spu/ni/broadband/background.html   (742 words)

 broadband - a definition from Whatis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.
Because a wide band of frequencies is available, information can be multiplexed and sent on many different frequencies or channels within the band concurrently, allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time (much as more lanes on a highway allow more cars to travel on it at the same time).
It is generally agreed that Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable TV are broadband services in the downstream direction.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,289893,sid9_gci211706,00.html   (264 words)

 Broadband - Broadband Dictionary
Broadband: Broadband comes from the words "broad bandwidth" and is used to describe a high-capacity, two-way link between an end user and access network suppliers capable of supporting full-motion, interactive video applications.
Satellite: Refers to the type of broadband connection where information is sent from and arrives at a computer through satellite dishes.
Wireless: Refers to the type of broadband connection where information is sent from and arrives at a computer through transmission towers.
broadband.gc.ca /pub/technologies/bbdictionary.html   (787 words)

 NCTE (National Centre for Technology in Education) - Broadband
The Minister for Education and Science and the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources announce the results of the competitive tender process initiated in the summer of 2004 for the provision of broadband services and routers to all first and second level schools in Ireland.
The following educational supplement introduced and explained the launch of the Schools Broadband Access Programme in a series of articles written by experts in the area of ICT in education.
Broadband is often thought of as just a faster Internet connection, however, these articles discuss and provide examples of how broadband will change the educational experience in schools.
www.ncte.ie /Broadband   (357 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Iceland comes first in broadband
Overall broadband subscriptions in OECD countries jumped from 136 million to 158 million in the six months to December 2005.
The leading countries in broadband use per capita all had more than 25% of their net users subscribing to such a service.
In Korea, fibre-based broadband connections grew 52.4% during the second half of 2005.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/4903776.stm   (318 words)

 Broadband Internet - Broadband Internet Services - Fasthosts
Unlike most broadband internet providers, we let you do what you want with your broadband connection.
Broadband internet with no download or time limits.
Broadband internet services from a company with experience: Established 1999.
www.fasthosts.co.uk /broadband   (339 words)

 Broadband - Cisco Systems
As Service Providers scale their offerings to meet growing demand for Broadband subscriptions, they must simplify operations and increase individual subscriber revenue.
Broadband aggregation dynamically binds subscribers to critical, revenue-generating services that carriers must deliver.
Cisco delivers Broadband Aggregation capabilities on a comprehensive set of routers and software to meet a variety of network requirements - from WiFi hot-spots to carrier-grade aggregation - for millions of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Cable subscribers.
www.cisco.com /en/US/products/ps6549/products_ios_technology_home.html   (139 words)

 Broadband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Broadband is the common term for a fast Internet connection over an existing telephone line.
East Sussex County Council is the lead partner behind a public-private and community sector partnership delivering broadband to East Sussex.
The Broadband East Sussex Partnership also includes Access East Sussex, BT, The Education Authority, The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), Sussex Enterprise, East Sussex Economic Partnership and the Learning and Skills Council.
www.eastsussex.gov.uk /business/broadband/default.htm   (206 words)

 Cybertelecom :: Broadband
As broadband networks become vital to the economy, healthcare, education, and other areas impacting the American public, the Notice of Inquiry (NOI) adopted today will analyze the various market, investment and technological trends of broadband deployment.
Sec 706 is a curious provision of the Telecom Act of 1996 which requires the FCC to determine whether advance services are being provided to all Americans in a reasonable and timely manner.
The FCC concluded that the broadband market was nascent and competitive, and that investment in broadband is taking place at a rapid pace.
www.cybertelecom.org /broadband/706.htm   (3158 words)

 Broadband - Home Page
Broadband, or high-capacity Internet, is used to send or view large amounts of information, including live video and audio, via the Internet.
These two-minute vignettes show how broadband impacts the lives of the people who live in Nunavut, and focus on the arts, economic development, governance, education and training and land management.
Broadband has made it possible for Nunavut residents to communicate with the rest of the world, flourish in their own culture and maintain family ties by bringing people closer together, regardless of geographical barriers.
broadband.gc.ca /pub   (495 words)

 Broadband — KCRW | 89.9FM
Broadband is KCRW's first online only music program on KCRWMusic.com.
Supreme Beings of Leisure and Macy Gray mixed into her assortment of funky.
Her edition of Broadband is a mix of alternative latin sounds.
www.kcrw.com /music/programs/br   (212 words)

 Broadband for Scotland - Scottish broadband availability - advice on providers and services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Find out what broadband technologies are available to you at home by entering your postcode in the box below.
Broadband helps you do more with the internet.
Find out what broadband services are available where you live and see a list of suppliers who can connect your home to broadband.
www.broadbandforscotland.co.uk /home.asp   (132 words)

 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
The Broadband service will be available on DSL technology (on the same copper cable that is used for connecting telephone), on a countrywide basis.
The Broadband Service will be given through the state of the art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP Infrastructure, which is designed to provide reliable routes to cover all possible destinations within and outside the country.
For applying a broadband connection you may download the form from this page and submit the same at your nearest BSNL Customer Service Center.
www.bsnl.co.in /service/dataone.htm   (581 words)

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