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AT&T's 'thanks' keeps existing phone customers happy, but doesn't win new ones

Competition is fierce in wireless as AT&T focuses on new businesses like video and its DirecTV acquisition for future growth.

By July 21, 2016


Google Fiber buys Webpass to speed up broadband deployment in cities

The purchase of a company that delivers wireless high-speed broadband should help Google Fiber build its 1Gbps network quicker and for less money.

By June 23, 2016


With 5G, Verizon could be anyone's crazy-fast home broadband provider

Verizon CEO says there's no reason why FiOS, now only available in the Northeast, couldn't go nationwide with a fixed wireless service.

By May 24, 2016


Comcast boosts broadband data cap

As regulators crack down on broadband data caps, the nation's largest cable company, raises the roof on its limit to 1 terabyte.

By April 27, 2016


Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Android TV

Fed up with your dumb "Smart TV?" Tired of waiting for your console to boot up just so you can watch Netflix? Lookng for a cheap tech gift? There are plenty of reasons to get a new dedicated video streamer. We'll help you choose one.

By April 20, 2016


Regulators expand subsidy program to bring broadband to the poor

The FCC votes in a contentious split decision Thursday to expand its Lifeline program to help low-income Americans get access to affordable broadband.

By March 31, 2016


Why everyone deserves broadband no matter how little they make (Q&A)

CNET speaks with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn about why low-income Americans need access to high-speed Internet.

By March 31, 2016


Comcast makes good on promise of super-speedy broadband

The cable company is launching its new service in Atlanta, which now has three providers offering Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second.

By March 15, 2016


The feds want to keep your broadband provider's nose out of your online life

Companies say they're just trying to deliver more relevant ads, but consumer advocates contend we need stricter rules about what Internet providers can see.

By March 10, 2016


Starry CEO looks to shake up the broadband market

Chet Kanojia, the creator of streaming-TV service Aereo, is back with a broadband service he claims will be faster, cheaper and wireless.

By January 27, 2016