Monthly Archives: October 2011

FCC Officially Creates the “Connect America Fund”

At its October 27, 2011 meeting, the FCC voted unanimously to comprehensively reform its Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation systems and create a new Connect America Fund with an annual budget of no more than $4.5 billion; down significantly from the … Continue reading

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UN Broadband Commission Sets Ambitous Broadband Targets

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was formed in May 2010 by the ITU and UNESCO.  The goals are to define practical ways in which countries can provide access to broadband networks, in cooperation with the private sector.   The Broadband Commission … Continue reading

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Update: Netflix 3Q11 Earnings

Netflix is scheduled to release its 3Q11 earning report after financial markets close here in the U.S.  Since its lasts earnings call, Netflix has experienced significant highs and lows. The highs include: The launch of Netflix in 43 countries in … Continue reading

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EU Plans to spend €9.2 billion on Broadband, €9.1 billion on Energy Infrastructure

The European Commission, as part of its Digital Agenda, has proposed spending €9.2 billion on broadband projects between 2014-2020.  This funding is part of a bigger project – Connect Europe Facility (CEF) which proposes €50 billion on projects associated with transportation, energy … Continue reading

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Welcome to the broadbandtrends blog.  We plan to post thoughts, analysis and opinion on news and trends related to broadband, video and smartgrid. The 3Q11 results season is upon us and will likely result in a wealth of discussion opportunities. … Continue reading

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