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Two gadgets enter the ring, but only one can leave the champion! Each week Brian Tong pits two compe

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Web giants call for equal Internet traffic rules

As public comment on an FCC proposal wraps up, a group of 36 Web companies, including Google, Netflix, and Amazon, reiterates opposition to paying ISPs for so-called fast lane access.

By July 14, 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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Net congestion no problem, except for one big 'but': Netflix

Preliminary data on Internet congestion in the US indicates there isn't much of it -- unless Netflix is part of the equation.

By June 18, 2014

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Regulatory OK for AT&T/DirecTV may hinge on the 'bundle'

Focusing on bundled services of a combined AT&T/DirecTV and how that entity could be a stronger competitor against big cable is likely the best strategy to win approval.

By May 19, 2014

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AT&T to acquire DirecTV for $48.5B in blockbuster deal

Acquisition creates a powerhouse for services in the home, allowing AT&T to pair its own wireless network with DirecTV's satellite TV service.

By May 18, 2014

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Google’s fiber effect: Fuel for a broadband explosion

The mere promise of Google Fiber seems to be enough to send rivals scrambling to deliver ultrafast Internet service at a reasonable price. Just look at Austin, Texas.

By April 30, 2014

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Dial-up dies as better internet technology finds broadband appeal in Aus

Australians turn away from dial-up in droves, as the number of subscribers to mobile and fixed wireless has increased thirtyfold in six years.

By April 7, 2014

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Why you should care about Net neutrality (FAQ)

A federal appeals court has thrown out the FCC's Net neutrality rules. CNET's Maggie Reardon explains what the ruling means to the average consumer -- and why it really, really matters.

By January 15, 2014

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Broadcom CTO's crystal ball shows wearable widgets, gigabit broadband (Q&A)

In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too.

By December 4, 2013