Even though the Internet was invented in the United States, Americans pay the most in the world for broadband access. And it’s not exactly blazing fast. So why are Americans paying more for slower service?
There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
A federal court has ruled in favor of Internet provider Comcast in a victory that raises questions about the Federal Communications Commission’s power to regulate the Web. Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view on what it could mean for consumers. Continue reading
In an effort to take advantage of the “explosive rise in broadband use and online advertising,” Time Warner’s Internet arm, AOL, plans to offer free e-mail and other services as it moves away from its dial-up Internet service and cuts some 5,000 jobs. Continue reading