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7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By October 21, 2014

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DSL subscribers more likely to get cheated on broadband, says FCC

Most broadband customers get the speeds ISPs advertise -- but some don't, and they're likely to be DSL users, says an FCC report.

By June 18, 2014

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FCC trumps state laws on local broadband limits

A 3-2 vote is the first step in allowing municipalities all over the country to offer their own Internet service in the name of competition.

By February 26, 2015

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Net neutrality: How we got from there to here

The road to crafting lasting regulation to protect the open Internet has had several twists and turns. As the FCC prepares a vote to adopt new rules, CNET takes a look back to the origins of the current debate.

By February 24, 2015

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Verizon sheds select wireline assets, cell towers for $15.5B

Frontier Communications will pick up parts of Verizon's landline business, while American Tower will pick up the rights to 11,300 cellular towers.

By February 5, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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Surprise! Dish Network emerges as major wireless player after FCC auction

AT&T and Verizon are big winners in the record-breaking wireless auction, but it's Dish Network that walks away with an unexpectedly large swath of spectrum. What will it do with it?

By January 31, 2015

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Home networking explained, part 1: Here's the URL for you

CNET editor Dong Ngo gives all his answers to questions about the basics of home networking.

By December 9, 2014

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AT&T third-quarter profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customers

The company's growth was driven largely by connected devices like the connected car, but there was also a healthy mix of smartphone and tablet growth.

By October 22, 2014