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Net Neutrality

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Will Supreme Court settle network neutrality issue?

Critics of FCC's controversial open internet order file appeal for lower court to rehear the case, but see the Supreme Court as perhaps the best hope of reining in new online regulation.

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Comcast proposes cheaper broadband, in exchange for your privacy

Comcast tells the FCC that it would be happy to lower your broadband costs, as long as you turn over more of your data.

Net Neutrality

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Trade groups representing many U.S. ISPs have filed an appeal challenging a court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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More than half the world is still offline

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, a majority of the world’s population doesn’t even use the internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of...

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Wireless on wheels? Cable can play at that game, too

When lots of people gather for concerts or sports events, cellular carriers often bring their networks to the scene with cell towers mounted on trucks, or COWs (cells on wheels). Not to be outdone, Comcast is joining the fray using...

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The FCC aims to restore competition in the business broadband market, may help slash costs

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is planning to rework its business broadband regulations, with some groups hoping the agency's action could save businesses tens of billions of dollars.

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Consumers are fed up with 'human-less' customer service

Modern consumers are sick of bum support from cable and satellite TV providers, and the vast majority prefer talking to actual people over Twitter support or other online options, according to new research.

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AT&T wants the world to see its software for spinning up services

AT&T has revealed details of a software platform that makes it easier for customers to order new services, and the company may release the code as open source for other service providers to use.

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5G might be your next home broadband service

An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.

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Why AT&T's attempt to kill municipal broadband in Tenn. matters to all Americans

The city-owned broadband network in Chattanooga, Tenn., is one of the fastest in the United States, but AT&T is lobbying to block network expansion and ensure other cities throughout the country don't follow Chattanooga's lead.

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What you need to know about Comcast's new gigabit Internet service

Comcast plans to roll out a new technology that will bring high-speed gigabit Internet to customers in five U.S. cities using the same connection that delivers TV content. The news is good for consumers, but a number of unanswered...

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Where Starry Internet dreams of a gigabit, others have found a harsh reality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country's needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but...

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How Netflix plans to curb its massive thirst for bandwidth

Netflix takes a huge chunk of bandwidth in North American during peak periods. A new approach to its encoding could change that.

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The world's mobile bills are getting easier to pay

Mobile broadband has gotten much more affordable in the past year, while wired Internet service has grown further out of reach for some of the world's poorest people, according to the ITU.

World's Largest DDoS Attack Reached 400Gbps, says Arbor Networks

NTP amplification fuelling era of super-massive DDoS

China to open up Internet broadband market with upcoming trials

Two state-controlled companies currently dominate China's broadband market

Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

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