[WISPA] I guess we do not count

2006-04-04 Thread John Scrivner
Here is a copy of a report from Reuters regarding the latest results on 
FCC Form 477 totals. As you can see we are not even mentioned. I guess 
those of you who decided we should not fill out the form got what you 
wantedobscurity and no credit.



Broadband lines jump 32 pct in new US FCC report
Monday 3 April 2006, 4:29pm EST
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WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. subscribers to 
broadband high-speed Internet service jumped 32.3 percent to 42.9 
million lines in the year ended June 2005, the Federal Communications 
Commission reported on Monday.


The number of broadband lines jumped 10.4 million lines over the 
12-month period, 5 million of which were added during the second half of 
that period, the FCC said in a new report.


The United States ranks 12th in the world for broadband subscribers, 
according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 
U.S. officials say other countries have subsidized service and people 
live in concentrated areas that are easier to serve.


Given the geographic and demographic diversity of our nation, the U.S. 
is doing exceptionally well, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said in an 
opinion piece published in the Financial Times newspaper on Monday.


U.S. cable and telephone companies are engaged in a fierce battle to 
offer customers a suite of communications services.


The majority of broadband connections, 61 percent, were via cable modem 
service offered by companies like Comcast Corp. (CMCSA.O: Quote 
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while more than 37 percent were digital subscriber lines (DSL) offered 
by telephone companies like ATT Inc.(T.N: Quote 
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report found.


DSL is less expensive than cable Internet service but offers slower 
download speeds. The vast majority of cable customers receive between 
2.5 megabits per second (Mbps) and 10 MBPS in at least one direction 
while most DSL customers get between 200 kilobits per second and 2.5 
Mbps, the FCC said.


The FCC last August eased regulations on DSL service for residential 
customers and last month took steps to lift some rules on business 
customers for Verizon Communications (VZ.N: Quote 
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Other companies, like ATT, plan to apply for similar relief for their 
business services.


To give more Americans access to broadband, we need to encourage this 
kind of infrastructure investment, not discourage it with burdensome 
regulations, Martin said.



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Re: [WISPA] I guess we do not count

2006-04-04 Thread Peter R.
John Scrivner wrote:

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. subscribers to 
broadband high-speed Internet service jumped 32.3 percent to 42.9 
million lines in the year ended June 2005, the Federal Communications 
Commission reported on Monday.


These figures were collected almost a year ago: between April and June 
of 2005.

The data is almost a year old.
When the data recently collected is published next year, you may be 
included.

Government calculators are slow.

Regards,

Peter

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