### Why emerging markets need smart internet policies

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has released its latest study into, well, the affordability of internet access. The study shows how…

### White space broadband gets green light in UK

The British telecoms regulator Ofcom has formally approved the deployment of white-space broadband technology in the U.K., following trials. White space broadband…

### UK carrier EE uses small cells to deploy rural LTE network

Following a successful pilot in a village in the north of England, EE intends to connect around 1,500 rural communities in the next few years.…

### Maybe you don’t need a gig. Wireless might bridge the broadband gap

When it comes to getting high speed broadband in rural areas or underserved communities, fiber-to-the-home may not be the answer. Several companies are trying to develop high speed wireless options that make the grade.…

### What a Gigabit Network Can Do? Find Out

Two days in Chattanooga, Tenn. show how a municipal broadband network can pay dividends when community leaders focus on the applications a gigabit network can deliver and consider the long-term economic development potential. And yes, it can even generate enough revenue to become profitable.…

### Microsoft Makes White-Spaces Breakthrough for Rural Broadband

Microsoft (s msft) researchers have taken the next step toward turning old UHF analog TV spectrum into rural wireless broadband networks that…

### Palm Pre Launch Lunch June 5

You don’t see a single day go by without another rumor about the launch date of the Palm (s palm) Pre, and…

### Carriers Aim to Keep Rural Broadband Under Their Thumb

As the Federal Communications Commission tries to formulate a National Broadband plan, wireless carriers are seeking to classify their networks as an…

We wrote yesterday about the effect the broadband stimulus bill may have on rural ISPs, and today we ran across a nice…

The Senate today passed its version of the economic stimulus plan, which allocates $7 billion for broadband grants and offers tax credits… Read More ### Another$100 Million for Rural WiMAX Operator

As you know, we have been tracking the progress of Denver-based rural WiMAX operator Open Range Communications for quite some time now.…