Arbitrary Pole Attachment Fees Can Limit the Spread of Broadband


An FCC proposal to preempt state laws regulating the manner in which cities compete with private companies in the broadband space is on shaky legal footing.  NC’s experience with municipal broadband shows why such laws are necessary.
Over 70% of households now have broadband...

Article by Emil Protalinski

12 Days of Broadband, Day 3:  Comparing EU connectivity to NC connectivity

Article by Mark Johnson, Chief Technology Officer of MCNC

Access to faster networks in the U.S. is greater than in Europe, where regulations have discouraged investment.

Article by Ev Ehrlich, former undersecretary of commerce under the Clinton administration.
A version of this article appeared August 5, 2013, on page A13 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: The Myth of America's Inferior Broadband.

Critique of October, 2013 report on U.S. broadband pricing as compared to other nations.

Analysis of the difficulty of making international comparison relating to broadband pricing and the fallacies inherent in several highly-publicized reports.

The Financial Facts of Broadband

NCTA Blog Post: Broadband Infrastructure Investment

"10 Reasons to be More Optimistic About Broadband Than Susan Crawford Is"

Forbes Contributor, Geoffrey Manne

Time Warner Cable makes $7 Million Investment to Provide Gigabit Broadband Service to More Than 700 NC Schools

16 school systems across NC now offer TWC Business Class gigabit service to their schools

NCTA Blog Post: FCC Report Reveals Broadband Growth & Development

Broadband Study:  Report Praises US Internet Service, Rebuts Criticism

by Brandon Sasso (Hillicon Valley: The Hill's Technology Blog)

The Whole Picture:  Where America's Broadband Networks Really Stand

FCC:  ISPs Making Good on Advertised Broadband Speeds

by Chloe Albanesius,