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.
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.
The fiber network's fastest level of service will cost $80 per month, which is about $25 cheaper than what local broadband cost.
More than 80 percent of educators say the Internet connection at their schools is too slow to meet their needs -- that's why the president plans to bring broadband to 99 percent of all students.
The proposed relaxing of the rules should kickstart the spread of fast mobile networks, the government hopes.