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Marguerite Reardon's question and answer blog

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FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.

By November 17, 2014

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FCC may delay release of Net neutrality rules until 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who had promised to deliver proposed new rules for managing Internet traffic, may be finding the task more complicated than anticipated, The Wall Street Journal reports.

By November 8, 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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Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.

By September 20, 2014

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For FCC, a push to tighten Net neutrality rules for wireless

The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.

By September 16, 2014

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Contract or no contract for iPhone 6? Which is the better deal?

Apple fans are eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But what's the best way to buy one of these new devices? CNET's Marguerite Reardon answers in this Ask Maggie column.

By September 13, 2014

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Hello, Apple Pay, good-bye credit cards? All bets are off

Apple wants to replace plastic credit cards with the Apple Pay mobile wallet and the new iPhone 6. It's not the first to attempt such a feat. Will it finally be the one to succeed?

By September 11, 2014

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T-Mobile touts record number of subscribers in August

The carrier's flamboyant CEO says more wireless consumers are joining its network than any other major wireless network.

By September 10, 2014

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FCC chief to wireless industry: I work for the American public

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler tells industry not to expect a free ride on any of the major issues his agency is now considering, including megamergers, Net neutrality, and the upcoming incentive wireless auction.

By September 9, 2014

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Apple takes NFC mainstream on iPhone 6; Apple Watch with Apple Pay

Apple will help consumers say buh-bye to plastic credit cards with the NFC-enabled iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch using its new mobile payment service Apple Pay.

By September 9, 2014