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Can Wi-Fi offloading finally give the mobile Internet some breathing space?

Offloading some wireless traffic to Wi-Fi networks is finally a concept that wireless carriers are not only considering, but in the case of Sprint, actively deploying. So is the fix for mobile capacity here? Unfortunately, not quite....

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New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

Alcatel-Lucent and chipmaker Sckipio Technologies are debuting modem technology that will help make speeds of hundreds of megabit per second over copper cables a reality.

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Four things to look for as net neutrality rules take effect

The FCC's net neutrality rules went into effect Friday. Here's what to watch out for as regulators begin to enforce them.

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New net neutrality rules begin Friday as appeals court denies delay requests

A U.S. appeals court has denied requests by several broadband providers and trade groups to delay the FCC's net neutrality rules.

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House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

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The Internet of Growing Things

As the American farm grows increasingly connected, the need for rural broadband will rise.

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The IoT needs more wireless spectrum

And the FCC is perverting the process of allocating spectrum via auction.

Charter close to $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is apparently near a $55 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, a deal that would create a broadband powerhouse in the U.S.

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The laser fix to broadband capacity is almost here

Google thinks it can bolster Internet capacity and connectivity with Project Loon. Microsoft has just invested in more underseas cables to keep its cloud-based operations flowing smoothly. There are all sorts of proposals to address...

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Law firm challenges net neutrality rules as too weak

The FCC faces a novel challenge to its recent net neutrality rules: a communications law firm is arguing the regulations aren't strong enough.

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FCC refuses to delay net neutrality rules

The FCC has denied the requests of several broadband providers and trade groups asking that the agency delay its net neutrality rules.

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Zuckerberg’s zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't an evangelical preacher, but his latest video promoting the new Internet.org Platform is filled with a missionary zeal.

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Rand Paul's bill would overturn U.S. net neutrality rules

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, has introduced legislation that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's recent net neutrality rules.

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Broadband is like a river (but not the way you think)

Just as rivers were the engines of prosperity for the U.S. as it emerged as a superpower, so now is broadband an engine of innovation. We need to tune that engine to stay ahead.

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Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TWC deal

Consumer groups are cheering the news that Comcast has abandoned its planned $45 billion acquisition of cable and broadband provider Time Warner Cable.

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Comcast's $45B Time Warner Cable deal is dead

Comcast is officially walking away from plans to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Comcast abandons Time Warner merger plan

Comcast has apparently abandoned plans to merge with Time Warner Cable.

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Lack of broadband in some areas limits telemedicine

The lack of broadband service is limiting the deployment of telemedicine in some parts of the U.S.

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