1,527 Carriers in BroadbandCensus; New Posts

by on February 11, 2008 · 2 comments

Today, the BroadbandCensus.com has added a collection of the 1,527 carriers that the Federal Communications Commission says are providing broadband in the United States. If you don’t see your carrier when you Take the Broadband Census, please use the e-mail link to tell us who is missing!

I’ve been really heartened by the incredible response from so many people to this still-new Web site. We realize that our database is limited by broadband carriers’ reluctance, thus far, to provide the BroadbandCensus.com with information about where they offer services. With your help, the Broadband Census can go around them and get individual users, and others, to provide the information necessary to understand the true state of broadband availability, competition, speeds and prices.


Today, the BroadbandCensus.com has added a collection of the 1,527 carriers that the Federal Communications Commission says are providing broadband in the United States. If you don’t see your carrier when you Take the Broadband Census, please use the e-mail link to tell us who is missing!

I’ve been really heartened by the incredible response from so many people to this still-new Web site. We realize that our database is limited by broadband carriers’ reluctance, thus far, to provide the BroadbandCensus.com with information about where they offer services. With your help, the Broadband Census can go around them and get individual users, and others, to provide the information necessary to understand the true state of broadband availability, competition, speeds and prices.

Also, several more blogs have posted items about BroadbandCensus.com.

Thanks!

  • http://bennett.com/blog Richard Bennett

    This is a trainwreck waiting to happen. The survey will understate the effects of competition because it needs incredibly broad participation to be valid, and for every zip code at that.

    I found out today that I can get a 16 Mb/s download + 2 Mb/s upload service from Comcast that they’ve rolled out to compete with AT&T U-verse.

    So despite the fact that AT&T U-verse doesn’t serve my block, I benefit from the competition between Comcast and AT&T in my general neck of the woods. I’d like to see a survey that captures this phenomenon.

  • http://bennett.com/blog Richard Bennett

    This is a trainwreck waiting to happen. The survey will understate the effects of competition because it needs incredibly broad participation to be valid, and for every zip code at that.

    I found out today that I can get a 16 Mb/s download + 2 Mb/s upload service from Comcast that they’ve rolled out to compete with AT&T; U-verse.

    So despite the fact that AT&T; U-verse doesn’t serve my block, I benefit from the competition between Comcast and AT&T; in my general neck of the woods. I’d like to see a survey that captures this phenomenon.

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