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FCC can question AT&T, Verizon about business broadband pricing

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.
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Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

Startup builds intrusion prevention system for home networks

At a time of growing concern about the security of interconnected devices in homes, a startup aims to provide consumers with a type of network security system traditionally used by businesses.

Intel to pay $650M to buy LSI networking business from Avago

Intel has agreed to acquire for $650 million in cash a networking business and related assets from Avago Technologies, the companies said Wednesday.

Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

Cisco's Q4 revenue and profit flat; Chambers cites a 'tough environment'

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called "a tough environment."

IoT is here, there, not yet everywhere

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.

IoT coding platform could get data-crunching apps online faster

The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand.

Networking In Depth

How to fix your Ubuntu Linux Internet connection

Ubuntu's included NetworkManager software aims to make your network connections "just work." Nevertheless, sometimes thing go awry.A There are times you have to adjust or change your connection settings, especially when using a laptop--justA likeA inA Windows.

Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

The people at a company called aiia (their Web site loads insanely slowly) out of the Ukraine pitched me the SSSSSpeaker (yes, that's how they spell it, it's not a a typo), billed as the world's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and sent me a unit.

Build your own private cloud

Borrowing from public cloud architecture and technologies, the private cloud weaves a new management layer around virtualized data center systems

Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Automatic, a dongle that plugs into your car's OBD-II connector and sends data about your car's performance and your driving via Bluetooth LE to an app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

How to Repair Broken Relationships with Co-Workers

Bad relationships are bound to happen from time to time. In the workplace, they are typically based on fear and insecurity. However, you can repair them with a little work. Here are three things you do always, sometimes and never do.

Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

Cisco describes its SDN vision: A Q&A with Soni Jiandani

Soni Jiandani is one of Cisco's serial entrepreneurs, having been a key member of the teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System (which in five years has leapt to the top of the x86 blade server market in North America, according to IDC). Today Jiandani is Senior Vice President of Cisco's Insieme business unit, the group pushing the company's Software Defined Networking vision. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught with Jiandani to get her take on how SDN plays out.

Developing a smart approach to SMAC security

Few security executives at global enterprises--or even at smaller organizations--have not had to deal with issues related to social media, mobile technology, big data/analytics, or cloud computing.

Nova: Bluetooth flash for iPhone

There are many times when your iPhone camera flash just isn't up for the job. Either you need light from a different angle (ever notice how phone-based flashes tend to wash out the subject?) or you need a warmer or cooler flash than your iPhone provides. You, my friend, might be interested in the Nova, a Bluetooth LE flash.

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