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UK mobile and broadband carriers face fines of $117K/day, or 10% of sales, if they fail to follow new cybersecurity rules

More than three years in the making, the UK government today announced a new, sweeping set of rules it will be imposing on broadband and mobile...

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U.K. government pushes ‘social tariffs’ to bring cheaper broadband to hard-up households

The U.K. government is rolling out a new scheme designed to create and promote cheaper broadband for lower-income households across the country....

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FCC denies Starlink’s application for $885M subsidy

The FCC has rejected the application of Starlink to provide broadband to rural America at a cost of $885 million over ten years, nullifying a...

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The race to create the perfect home setup service is on, as Just Move In raises $5M

In recent years startups have turned their attention to what’s known as ‘home setup services’. This is where utilities and moving-in are all...

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Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

staStarlink has added yet another new service tier, its second diversification of its offerings in 2022, after it introduced a Business option...

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White House doubles down on affordable broadband with central sign-up

Internet access can be expensive or slow in many places — which is why the FCC and White House are expanding efforts to lower prices and improve...

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Comcast and Charter team up to launch a new streaming platform for US consumers

U.S. cable TV giants have a new plan to stake their claim in the streaming wars. This morning, Comcast and Charter announced they will team up to...

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Starry’s SPAC part of Chet Kanojia’s mission to shake up broadband

The internet service provider’s approach involves beaming broadband speed internet through the air using millimeter waves.

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SpaceX’s Starlink prices are going up across the board

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink, including the price for the hardware kit itself, as well as the monthly fee for service. The price of the kit...

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CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack

Satellite communications are widely used in the U.S., including the aviation, media, government and military, and energy sectors.

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The FCC wants your comments on preventing ‘digital discrimination’ in broadband availability

Access to broadband is a must-have in today’s remote workplace, yet there are many places still where high-speed internet is unavailable,...

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This UK startup got $9M so you’ll pay it to shrink your household bills

The UK’s cost of living crisis has been making grim headlines for months — with no respite in sight. Just this week, newspapers reported...

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Rooftops for rent: Property owners should partner with 5G carriers

The solution to the 5G race is to adopt a rooftop deployment strategy.

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MainOne CEO Funke Opeke says Equinix is buying her company for the right price

The African tech scene woke up today to exciting news about the landmark acquisition of MainOne, one of the region’s most important and pivotal...

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ControlUp nabs $100M to monitor and improve desktop computing performance across disparate work environments

Remote and hybrid work have become the norm in business, and today a startup that’s building tools to improve how desktop computers behave in...

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Plume raises $300M as it passes 1.2B devices in 35M homes using its smart Wi-Fi service

Plume — a communications startup that partners with carriers to provide smart mesh Wi-Fi to improve broadband connectivity in homes, and then...

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Alphabet’s Project Taara is beaming high-speed internet across the Congo River

The high speed wireless optical link technology Alphabet originally developed for its shuttered Loon balloon company is currently being used for...

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M

Payments made a huge shift to digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic — purchasing moved online for many consumers and businesses, and a...

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Google Cloud teams up with SpaceX’s Starlink for enterprise connectivity at network’s edge

SpaceX’s bourgeoning Starlink satellite-based broadband internet service just got a big boost from a significant new partner: Google Cloud....

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FCC begins rollout of $10B in connectivity aid through emergency funds

After months of deliberations, the FCC is ready to start helping people cover the cost of broadband and connected devices through two emergency funds...

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SpaceX launches and lands a Falcon 9 rocket booster a record 10th time

SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites — making 180 delivered to orbit in under two weeks — but the launch early Sunday morning was...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, claims over 500,000 service pre-orders so far

SpaceX has launched 60 more of its Starlink internet broadband satellites — on “Star Wars Day,” no less, and only five days after it...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites, adding 60 more to the constellation on orbit. This is the 24th Starlink launch in total,...

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Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline

The U.S. Lifeline program, a monthly subsidy designed to help low-income families afford telephone services, needs to be polished to ensure all...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, now at 300 launched in just over one month

SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites, keeping up its rapid pace of launches for the broadband constellation it’s deploying...

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Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes), but...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, making 240 launched this month alone

SpaceX has added yet more Starlink satellites to its existing constellation on orbit, with a successful delivery of 60 spacecraft this morning from...

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SpaceX flies Falcon 9 rocket booster for a record 9th time, delivers 3rd batch of Starlink satellites in two weeks

SpaceX has delivered another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit — meaning it has sent 180 in total to join its 1,000+ strong constellation in the past...

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