Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter has went on record saying customers do not need 1Gbps, and in fact 3 to 6Mbps is enough for the average internet user.
The national coverage of Google Fiber might be small, but its affects on community and telecoms on high-speed internet have been prevalent throughout 2014.
Google is working on a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for U.S. customers, which will run off Sprint and T-Mobile’s network.
T-Mobile USA has been on the up-and-up in 2014, adding 8.4 million new customers to its service and generally being a nuisance to all other U.S. carriers with its low prices and incentives.
It looks like telecoms are starting to give up the battle against net neutrality, with AT&T and Verizon claiming earlier this month that network management can be covered under Title II ‘common carrier’ practices, even though the law is currently not in place.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been warming up to the sound of Title II reclassification, following President Obama’s declaration of support for ‘common carrier’ reclassification on broadband companies.
President Obama is pushing full throttle in his last term for more internet stability, before a likely Republican candidate swoops up the next election and starts listening to telecoms.
If there is one thing investors do not want from the U.S. carrier market, it is increased competition, but in 2014 T-Mobile and Sprint showed they wanted to compete on all fronts.
The FCC has announced new changes to minimum broadband requirements, following complaints from U.S. citizens that broadband advertisements lead to less than 25Mbps speeds.
Netflix is reportedly working to block all types of geo-location changers, capable of moving the user’s IP address from one country to the U.S.