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Verizon offers rural Americans a pricey 4G broadband alternative

Verizon is bringing broadband to rural America via its 4G LTE network, but the service's low data caps and high prices may still be out of reach for some consumers.

By March 6, 2012


Dish blasts out high-speed satellite broadband

Dish leaps ahead with a satellite-based broadband service with very fast speeds, including up to 12Mbps downloading and 3Mbps uploading, with prices starting at $79.98 per month.

By January 9, 2012


Off the grid? No cat videos or Netflix for you

If you or someone you love lives in a remote area, your options for getting online may well be very limited. Be aware that whatever choice you make--satellite or mobile broadband--you'll have strict download limits.

By November 22, 2011


Finally, broadband satellite with real speed

In 2012, Hughes Communications plans to launch a satellite that could improve performance tenfold. But will it be a real competitor to other broadband services?

By November 9, 2010


The Real Deal 191: Best tech of the decade (podcast)

Tom and Rafe review what they feel were the biggest and best tech products and advancements of the decade.

By December 17, 2009


Big progress for off-the-grid Net-newbie in-laws

A fresh start, a refurbished MacBook, and a faster satellite connection make for a much more successful second try at the Internet for CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman's in-laws.

By May 4, 2009


Can a Mac make me a hero to my in-laws?

Last week, CNET News' Daniel Terdiman wrote about getting his in-laws online for the first time. Now he's turning to Apple to make it easier.

By April 27, 2009


Getting my in-laws online, at last

At 4,000 feet and off the grid, a pair of 60-somethings who haven't participated in the last 30-plus years of media innovations get their first taste of the Internet.

By April 24, 2009


Would you pay more for better service?

Frustrated by subpar, outsourced customer service and technical support? Would you be willing to pay a premium for onshore service?

By December 13, 2007