Such a network could ensure speedier delivery of iTunes content and other data and reduce some of Apple's reliance on third-party network providers.
At CES 2012, Dish has made a plethora of announcements as it rolls out its new Hopper DVR system capable of storing 2,000 hours of programming and a new high-speed satellite broadband service that it says will be a boon to rural America.
Dish leaps ahead with a satellite-based broadband service with very fast speeds, including up to 12Mbps downloading and 3Mbps uploading, with prices starting at $79.98 per month.
The 1-gigabit-per-second Internet and TV service sets its sights on an eighth US metro area.
The administration will offer loans and work to remove law that limit consumers' ability to choose fast, affordable broadband.
With its massive satellite spectrum, Dish is given the go-ahead by the U.S. government to put those airwaves to wireless use.
Google is seeking permission to test a high-speed Internet service that could be in your home before Fiber.
70,000 homes and businesses in Devon and Cornwall will have high-speed broadband before the end of July, BT has announced.
The company's Project Link aims to deliver reliable broadband connections to areas where the Internet infrastructure is inadequate.
Microsoft's managing director wants the NBN to be as fast as possible and much prefers the previous Labor government's fibre-to-the-premises plan over the Liberal Party's cut-down fibre to the node.