There is, therefore, reason to suspect that entry into a cable TV market will be accompanied by entry into the broadband market. Increased competition in broadband should be consistent with higher take rates for broadband, holding all other factors constant. The empirical issue we pose is straightforward: do states adopt statewide cable franchising have higher growth rates in household and firm broadbandconnections than states that have not adopted such provisions— controlling for all other relevant factors? Not only does this offer to provide indirect evidence as to the initial claims of statewide franchise advocates—that such laws increase
subscribers of which 93% have fixed lines and 5% rely on mobiles exclusively. Beyond traditional voice telephony services, the adoption of the Internet and other advanced services has occurred at a slower pace with ~ 30% of households connected by November 2000. In addition, there is much interest in broadband connectivity for example; 75% of customers in the UK are interested in using ADSL or other broadband technology. However at the expected price of GBP 40 per month, there will be little movement towards broadband as only one in four customers would consider acquiring broadband service within the next year because the price is well above the amount (GBP 13 per month) the average customer is willing to pay. Based on surveys of consumers (/23/), we calculate that the percentage of the population who would use advanced services was approximately 50% and the percentage that would use intensive services was about 25% in 2000.
More than 250 million Europeans use the Internet regularly. More than half of Europeans are now regular Internet users, 80 percent of them have broadbandconnections, while 60 percent of the public services offered at EU level are available online. Two-thirds of schools and half of doctors use fast connections to the internet, due to the strong development of broadband communications in Europe. "We are witnessing a welcome change of political orientation, given that all 27 EU Member States are promoting today the information and communication technology (ICT), the main factor of growth in Europe, in the framework of the respective States national policies. This helps Europe to compete internationally with other countries or developed world, modernizing the Europeans daily life, "said Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for information society and Media. In 2007, 77 percent of businesses in the EU, 67 percent of schools and 48 percent of physicians benefit of fast broadbandconnections. However, certain regions of the EU, being not fully connected, have yet to recover. Therefore, all EU countries must make more efforts in order to reduce differences, developing cross-border communication services as well as services covering rural and ultra-peripheral regions ".
Retail fixed broadband and narrowband internet revenues increased by 8.0% in 2013 as a result of continued growth in the number of fixed broadbandconnections (Figure 5.38) and increasing average revenue per connection, which was largely due to the growing take-up of superfast broadband services (see Figure 5.8). Growing use of smartphones (see Figure 5.81) was reflected in a 6.9% increase in out-of-bundle mobile data revenues to £2.7bn, while mobile access and voice revenues increased by 0.9% during the year due to the migration of pre-pay customers onto post-pay services (which is, again, partly attributable to increasing smartphone use, as post-pay services enable users to spread the cost of a handset across the lifetime of the contract). The main drivers of the small fall in corporate data service revenues during the year were declining revenues from IP-VPN and digital leased-line services.
Importantly, we also use the NBM (2011-2013) to construct several measures of Internet speed. The NBM measures and classifies speed into nine categories: 0.2, 0.768, 1.5, 3, 6, 10, 25, 50 and 100 Mbps, and one Gbps. We use these data to construct SPEED25 (equals one when the maximum advertised downstream speed of all ISPs in the CBG that provide residential wireline broadbandconnections is 25 Mbps or less, and zero otherwise); SPEED50 (equals one when the maximum advertised downstream speed of all ISPs in the CBG that provide residential wireline broadbandconnections is 50 Mbps, and zero otherwise); SPEED100 (equals one when the maximum advertised downstream speed of all ISPs in the CBG that provide residential wireline broadbandconnections is 100 Mbps, and zero otherwise; and SPEED1024 (equals one when the maximum advertised downstream speed of all ISPs in the CBG that provide residential wireline broadbandconnections is one Gbps or greater, and zero otherwise. We select the first cutoff to be 25 Mbps because the FCC has recently changed the definition of broadband from a minimum download speed of four to 25 Mbps (FCC, 2015). Moreover, all ISPs can offer services in the 0.768 to 25 Mbps speed tier regardless of technology and the type of “last-mile” connection to the household (e.g. copper telephone line, coaxial cable, fiber). Cable companies can easily offer speeds between 50 and 100 Mbps over their coaxial last mile, but telephone companies with DSL technology cannot. The provision of 50 and 100 Mbps requires DOCSIS 3.0 but it can be still be offered by cable companies without a major plant upgrade. Cable companies can also provide a 100 Mbps service, but it typically requires them to split their nodes further and to allocate
The attributes and performance capability of Mobile WiMAX makes it a compelling solution for high performance, low cost broadband wireless services. Mobile WiMAX is on a path to address a global market through a common wide area broadband radio access technology and flexible network architecture. This technology is based on open standard interfaces developed with close to 400 companies contributing to and harmonizing on the system specifications thus laying a foundation for worldwide adoption and mass market.
“Admittedly, we recognize that much more needs to be done. We continually engage the industry in talks to further improve broadband quality and speeds as well as expand coverage. Our own historical data indicates that there has been explosive growth of broadband consumption and it is possible the industry has under-estimated the demand that needs to be fulfilled. For example, 3G subscription since 2006 has grown 42 times,” added Dato’ Sharil (see Fig.2 below)
The use of advertising at 35,000 feet poses challenges when using traditional modes of calculating payment rates, including cross- border considerations, any technical elements required to be implemented to enable the clear identification and assignment of revenue and the unique nature of the captive market that has a lower substitutability factor for other activities compared to terrestrial browsing. This could result in airlines offering internet access through their portal after registration by a passenger, as occurs with many free broadband Wi-Fi services in hotels, venues, and other locations. Passenger activity can be tracked and revenue generated through the capturing of calls-to-action including click-through and conversions. In order to define revenue in one of the more difficult areas of activity to quantify at present, due to the infancy of this opportunity, industry averages were utilised where possible and a simplified approach utilised based on payment per click but reflecting the unique nature of the opportunity to personalise content. This included an estimation of the time a passenger could view content based on flight characteristics (duration; browsing times available) and an average pay per click and sharing of revenue with a third party, such as a content provider.
Seneca R7 School District is seeking proposals for Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections to cover the repair and upkeep of eligible products district-wide, including hardware and cable maintenance, along with basic technical support and configuration changes. Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections services must be for actual work performed and parts repaired or replaced.
works to include difficult-to-express experiences within narratives and this to build a non- linguistic bridge between the narrator and their audience (Peolson and Hyden). Another carefully explored set of strategies rests on the rhetorics and genres of time within narratives, which may seem to serve more or less straightforwardly to chart progressive connections or disconnections – but which are also syntactically and semantically highly variable (Brockmeier 2008 ) and which may indeed map out quite variable forms of time as ways of marking narrators’ forms of connection with others –for instance, in the case of chronic pain, narrators may use a turning point time rhetoric to connect this inaccessible experience to others; or backshadowing, retrospective, or sideshadowing, what-if strategies; or a vortex time which represents illness, while also registering its inexplicability (Bulow and Hyden 2003). Smaller-scale rhetorical and genre strategies include those focused on individual rights, political citizenship, or the
Fig 2. Coronal schematic shows the in- trinsic connections of the hippocampus. The perforant path (red arrow) extends from the entorhinal area to the dentate gy- rus. The mossy fibers (light blue arrow) extend from the dentate gyrus to CA-4 and CA-3 with some fibers also projecting to the fimbria. The Schaffer collaterals (yel- low arrow) connect CA-3 and CA-4 with CA-1. Fibers from CA-1 (dark blue arrow) constitute the main efferent pathway from the hippocampus with these fibers project- ing to the alveus and then the fimbria and fornix.
The Speed Test tool allows you to check your broadband Internet speeds (Download and Upload Speeds). The Speed Test tool opens in a new window. Select the type of facility and type of Internet technology from the drop-down menus and fill in the text boxes (Facility Name, Street Address, City, Zip, Internet Service Provider). Click on Begin Test to take the speed test.