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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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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.

By October 19, 2014

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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data

To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.

By October 16, 2014

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Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology

Google is seeking permission to test a high-speed Internet service that could be in your home before Fiber.

By October 16, 2014

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US to push for mandatory car-to-car wireless communications

The government believes vehicle-to-vehicle data links will help improve driver safety, and will push for legislation requiring it in "a future year."

By February 3, 2014

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Congressional leaders call for Communications Act makeover

Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) say it's time to bring the 1996 law, which governs the nation's communications networks, into the 21st century.

By December 3, 2013

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Samsung boasts its 5G mobile network is fast for cars, too

Tests show the company's next-gen network technology to be seven times faster than in 2013 -- and works with moving vehicles. There's still no industrywide 5G standard, though.

By October 15, 2014

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FCC: Marriott blocked guests' personal Wi-Fi, charged for Net access

Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.

By October 4, 2014

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Target, banks push to improve Web-based payments

A new World Wide Web Consortium group tackles issues like authentication and digital wallets. The eventual result could be electronic payments not so dominated by particular companies.

By October 15, 2014

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European Commission approves Microsoft's Nokia buy

The EU clears the way for Microsoft's planned purchase of Nokia's mobile devices and services business.

By December 4, 2013