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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

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The FCC chief's call to action could push 5G along faster

U.S. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world.

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Despite 5G, LTE will be even bigger five years from now

In 2022, even after 5G has officially launched, 4G will be bigger than ever. An ABI Research report released Monday reinforces what mobile operators and network builders have been saying about the move to 5G: It will be a gradual...

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US FCC stays data security regulations for broadband providers

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has halted new rules that would require high-speed internet providers to take 'reasonable' steps to protect customer data.

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26% off Portal Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - Coverage for Homes up to 6,000 sq. ft., Gigabit Speed - Deal Alert

PORTAL uses patented technologies that steers your devices to exclusive fast channels that avoid speed-sucking range-crushing congestion. The result is consistently fast reliable internet, lag-free gaming and smooth ultraHD video...

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Nokia, Sprint show a massive MIMO antenna to boost cell service

A cellular base station with 128 antennas may soon help some mobile operators serve many more subscribers in crowded areas. Nokia demonstrated the technology, called massive MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) with Sprint at Mobile World...

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Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

Verizon said Wednesday it will launch pre-commercial 5G service in 11 markets around the U.S. by the middle of this year, joining rival AT&T in aggressively deploying the future technology.

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Why Huntsville will be one of the most connected cities in the U.S.

When a city builds its own fiber network, prices for broadband connectivity plummet and choices for consumers multiply.

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25% off ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Deal Alert

The SURFboard SB6190 is the first Gigabit+ Cable Modem available in retail. It's capable of download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, and is compatible with major US Cable Internet Providers like Xfinity by Comcast, Time Warner, Cox,...

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Trump appoints critics of net neutrality rules to FCC transition team

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has appointed two opponents of current net neutrality rules to his team charged with overseeing the transition in the Federal Communications Commission.

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Republicans kill FCC plan to cap prices for business data lines

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission plan to cap, and in some cases cut, prices charged for widely used business data lines is probably dead after Republicans in Congress pressured the agency to drop a scheduled vote.

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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet...

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AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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Competition in gigabit internet market can significantly reduce prices

When U.S. cities or towns have multiple gigabit internet providers, prices for various service tiers drop accordingly, a new study reveals.

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White House releases money for small-satellite broadband, smart cities

The U.S. government will invest tens of millions of dollars in smart-city technologies and in small-satellite broadband as part of a US$300 million package focused on innovation.

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Google Fiber push advances in Nashville

Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city's Metro Council approved an ordinance that would speed up the company's fiber-optic cable installations.

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Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Engineers at Stanford University have invented a new technology that would give broadband customers more control over their pipes and, they say, possibly put an end to a stale net neutrality debate in the U.S.

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