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U.S.-based broadband service providers spent at least $86 billion on their networks in 2021, a figure up 8.3% from the $79.4 billion invested in 2020 alone and more than $5 billion above the $80.8 billion spent in 2019, according to USTelecom’s 2021 Broadband Capex Report...

With the United States having the monumental opportunity to close the digital divide, it is helpful to get an idea of how download speeds have changed over time. Thanks to the more than $300 billion invested by cable internet providers over the last 20 years, internet speeds...

It’s made possible by subsidies from the federal infrastructure bill combined with budget offerings from local companies. Last year’s federal infrastructure spending bill is about to pay off for low-income households in need of broadband Internet service. Local providers are rolling out options that will let...

By Tim Wilkerson High-speed internet for school, work and connecting with loved ones is more important now than ever, and it is paramount that every Northampton resident have access to secure, reliable broadband — as they do today through existing providers. Before Northampton voters head to the...

By Tim Wilkerson The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, but it also gave us a glimpse into our internet-enabled future. Seemingly overnight, we transitioned to a world where Zoom calls replaced meetings, remote learning replaced classrooms and telemedicine replaced visits to the doctor’s office. While...

By Tim Wilkerson The recent letter on a fiber optic network in Falmouth pointed out an essential truth: a reliable internet connection, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has never been more important. This crisis has changed the way we live, learn and work,...

By Tim Wilkerson The recent article on internet service on the Cape (“Select Board Hears About Options To Improve Internet Service,” March 11) leaves the impression that providers have left the residents of Orleans disconnected. In reality, Cape Cod is a success story with over 99 percent...