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Despite improvement, consumers still say wireless carriers suck

When asked to rate their satisfaction with wireless carriers, the majority of consumers said airlines and their local post office branches do better jobs, according to a new report.

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What big ISPs don't want you to know about data caps

Comcast and AT&T want customers to believe broadband data caps are necessary to manage network congestion, but their real motivation may be much more sinister.

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FCCs heavy-handed regulations splits party lines

Positions harden within the Federal Communications Commission as agency officials and lawmakers complain about heavy-handed regulation of cable sector.

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FCC’s ‘relentless regulatory assault’ threatens cable industry

Former FCC Chair Michael Powell, who now leads cable's top trade group, warns that the commission's actions are creating a two-tier regulatory regime that favors tech firms over broadband providers.

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

Comcast has increased its broadband data caps to a terabyte per month, the company said Wednesday. But company executives seem to think that everyone will be subject to them before long.

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Cable industry players eye wireless expansion, say analysts

Cable companies are already among the very biggest players in the wireless world, but analysts speaking at industry group CableLabs’ InformED Wireless event Wednesday in New York said that opportunities for further growth exist.

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Comcast starts rolling out blazing-fast Gigabit Internet

Comcast is offering blazing fast Internet service in Atlanta at a good price, as long as you don't mind a heavy commitment.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg tackles telcos and terrorism

During a Mobile World Congress keynote yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed a variety of issues, including the company's controversial Internet.org initiative, the future of online video and Apple's ongoing game of tug of...

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Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

DOCSIS 3.1 is a new wired cable Internet standard, which gives Comcast the ability to offer gigabit speeds over existing copper cable. The company said that it tested the technology last month in its home market of Philadelphia.

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Why 6 Republican senators think you don't need faster broadband

The big ISPs and their allies in Congress want the FCC to lower the Internet speeds required to qualify as broadband service, in an obvious move to win more government subsidies.

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6 important considerations before you cut the cord

'Tis the season to cut the cord and stop paying those ridiculous cable bills. Cord cutting can be more trouble than its worth, however, if you don't do your homework. These 6 tips will ease the process and ensure you get your money's...

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What's up with Google Fiber?

Who has it, who wants it, who gets it?

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Cisco, Ericsson team up as industry consolidates

Form broad, strategic partnership while Nokia looks to wrap Alcatel-Lucent merger

Comcast data caps aren’t about congestion, leaked memo shows

Comcast really doesn’t want its support reps using the term 'data cap.'

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Comcast, cord cutting and the rise of broadband data caps

Broadband Internet service is already expensive, and Comcast wants to raise the price for people who 'cut the cord' and use more than 300GB of data per month.

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Cognizant-Verizon alliance offers enterprise digital transformation services

While the details of the Cognizant-Verizon collaboration are vague, it’s clear that IT service providers will seeking new angles to compete.

Comcast Business pushes into the national services market

Hires talent, acquires assets, teams with other provides to reach beyond its core footprint

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Comcast plans for nationwide 1-gigabit cable service by 2018

Trials of the DOCSIS 3.1 service, which establishes a minimum of 1-gigabit-per-second downloads, will be launched later this year, according to a report.

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