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Who benefits from the abolishment of net neutrality?

Net neutrality's dismantling by the FCC brings with pros and cons for Internet Service Providers and consumers.

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Why IT service providers are investing in North America

IT outsourcing providers have been opening more service centers in the U.S. with Seattle, San Francisco and Toronto emerging as hot spots for digital services.

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How a small ISP delivers ultra-fast broadband when the giants won’t

Why you can’t get gigabit fiber: Big telephone companies are blocking rivals from deploying gigabit fiber while overly cautious cities erect barriers.

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9 things your service provider wants you to know

Enterprise IT can avoid some of the pitfalls in these tricky relationships by heeding advice from the providers themselves.

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Why we need the FTC to police ISP privacy practices

The move to scrap the FCC's rules for ISPs leaves the industry without any federal oversight and puts internet privacy at risk.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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Why does Comcast suddenly love Netflix?

AT&T is giving away Apple TVs and Comcast is giving its customers access to Netflix. Is the war between cable and streaming video services about to end?

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The controversial 'six strikes' Copyright Alert System for piracy warnings is dead

RIP six strikes. After nearly four years of activity, the Copyright Alert System that discourages digital piracy has been shut down.

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Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

The outgoing Democratic chairman of the FCC says 'zero-rated' streaming services from AT&T and Verizon likely violate net neutrality rules, but that might not matter when Republican Ajit Pai takes the reins of the commission later...

You could soon have to pay streaming-video sales tax

Some cities and states want to tax the streaming services that destroyed Blockbuster and other video-rental companies, and that could make it much more expensive to cut the cord.

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Everything you need to know to cut the cord and ditch cable

Thinking of cutting the cord and saying sayonara to cable for good? We've got you covered with this easy-to-digest rundown of all the hardware you'll need and the services that deliver the most value.

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Deadlocked FCC could mean the death of net neutrality

An FCC with an equal number of Democrat and Republican representatives could be a very bad thing for consumers, because it won't be able to finally do away with the set-top box, stop the AT&T and Time Warner merger, or continue to...

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Finland is a tiny wireless nirvana the U.S. could learn from

It's clear that lively competition in Europe yields better wireless service options for consumers. Unfortunately, even more wireless consolidation may come to the United States under President-elect Trump.

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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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New Comcast data caps spotlight disturbing trend

The age of data caps and metered broadband is here, though Comcast, the largest ISP in the United States, admits network capacity is not a problem. More companies are likely to follow Comcast's lead, and that's terrible news for...

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CIO eyes digital services in SD-WAN push

In a move designed to lure customers to its new services, including a software-defined wide area network, EarthLink hired American Cancer Society CIO Jay Ferro to rebuild its back-end and front-end systems as well as improve its sales...

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The FCC's plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag

The FCC shelves "unlock the box" cable vote amidst industry criticism and political cries for delay.

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How ISPs get away with shiesty internet speed claims

A watchdog group charged Comcast with misleading consumers about Internet speeds. But Comcast isn't the only company to blame — ISPs rarely tell the truth about real-world upload and download speeds.

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