INTUG Signs Joint Industry Letter to Commissioner Oettinger on Moving Towards a Gigabit Society

INTUG and 29 other associations signed a joint letter to Commissioner Oettinger highlighting their support for the measures taken by the Commission that help to achieve a true Digital Single Market, and outlining issues and concerns regarding a new strategy for sustainable broadband investments.

INTUG Takes Part in Joint Letter to EC on Concerns About German Vectoring Monopoly Proposal

Twenty-five German and international associations, including INTUG, have jointly drafted and published a letter outlining their concerns regarding the vectoring monopoly proposed by the German National Regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA). We have received a response from European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, who has replied to our concerns and expressed his interest in the topic.

INTUG Supports New #Netcompetition Initiative on Broadband

A new broadband stakeholder alliance has taken off in Brussels, sending a message to EU policy makers that users deserve real choice, innovation, freedom of communication and affordable services for broadband.

Snapshot of Worldwide Broadband Deployment Released

The ITU and UNESCO backed Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its first country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment worldwide.

Broadband Growth mainly in Wireless, says OECD

Demand from new wireless broadband subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed subscriptions in the first half of 2011, according to new OECD data.

One Third of World Population Online, ITU Report

Yesterday the ITU released a report at its yearly Telecom World event. The facts and figures speak for themselves:

EC Proposes 9 Billion for Broadband

The European Commission is planning to invest over EUR9 billion from 2014 to 2020 on pan-European projects to give citizens and businesses access to high-speed broadband networks, according to a proposal revealed today.

FCC Chair Unveils “Connect America Fund”

Yesterday the US telecommunications regulator outlined a plan to transform the Universal Service Fund, an USD8 billion fund that is paid for by US telephone customers and used to subsidize basic telephone service in rural areas, into one that will help expand broadband Internet service to 18 million Americans who lack high-speed access.

ITU Releases Global ICT Pricing and Penetration Data

ITU’s latest report Measuring the Information Society 2011 (PDF) ranks the Republic of Korea as the world’s most advanced ICT economy, followed by Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland. Broadband rates on average dropped 50 per cent between 2008 and 2010, while huge differences in speeds and quality remain between countries.

US Lags Behind in Broadband Speeds, FCC Report

The International Bureau of the FCC released its second International Broadband Data Report (PDF) presenting comparative data on international broadband capability. The report presents, for the first time, econometric analyses of how population size, population density, income, and education affect broadband adoption at a sub-national or “community” level.