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Virgin Media down in Portsmouth after cables cut

Virgin Media is down in Portsmouth after a cable was cut by roadworks, leaving customers potentially cut off until Thursday.

By June 4, 2013


Egypt's military arrests divers cutting undersea Internet cables

Coast-guard patrol arrests three divers in the act of sabotaging communications cables that connect Africa with Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, a military representative says.

By March 27, 2013


The half-cut cord: What's bugging me about cable

I cut the cord. I came back. Now I'm feeling lost in the middle.

By March 18, 2013


Will Boxee's rumored device make you cut the cable cord?

Facebook might finally release a native Android app for everyone's stalking needs. Also this week, Sony's next flagship phone could be made out of lightning, and Boxee is rumored to be working on a cable-cutter's dream come true.

By October 11, 2012


When cord-cutting is better than cable

Canceling your cable subscription can require sacrifices, but sometimes the cord-cutting viewing experience is actually better than cable.

By May 2, 2012


Netflix, Hulu drive U.S. consumers to cut cable cord

Researcher finds that 1 million U.S.-based customers cut the cord last year, but that's just a fraction of the more than 100 million cable or satellite subscribers.

By April 4, 2012


Preordering the iPhone 5; cutting the cable TV cord (Ask Maggie)

CNET's Maggie Reardon offers advice about preorders for the looming iPhone 5 and divulges what setup she uses for online TV viewing.

By September 27, 2011


Cutting your cable can work, if you're a TV snob

While much of the hype about "cord cutting" is overblown, it can work if you're picky about what you watch on TV in the first place.

By April 27, 2011


Are 1 in 4 of you really going to cut cable, switch to Web video?

New year, same debate: are people--real people, in real numbers--really dropping their cable for Web video? And do the ones who say they might really know what they're talking about?

By January 3, 2011


Time Warner Cable shows subscribers how to cut cord

Cable company posts a comprehensive set of instructions for grabbing video directly from the Web, part of the company's posturing with News Corp.'s Fox over rates.

By December 31, 2009