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FCC backs away from taxing the Internet

FCC backs away from taxing the Internet

One thing that most Americans have in common is that they have no support for new taxes. The FCC is reportedly backing away from a proposal that would add a new tax on broadband Internet service due to public outcry. Public outcry on the issue has left FCC Democrats and Republicans pointing the finger at each other for floating the idea to begin with.

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Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

A new innovation in WiFi is going to be ushered into the world of consumer electronics early next year. That's because of a new combo chip invented by Broadcom that promises to deliver the fifth generation of broadband wireless connectivity. The chip, known as the BCM4335, claims to offer "dramatic speed, range and power efficiency."

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US broadband slower, more expensive than rest of world

US broadband slower, more expensive than rest of world

If you have broadband Internet access in the US - which you probably do - then you are paying more for less. That is, if you compare the service to other regions around the world. According to a new study from the New America Foundation, cities in Japan, South Korea, France, and more all have broadband speeds that are faster than Americans are used to, and the cost to individual consumers is less.

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AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

If you were told that all of the sudden you could no longer access unlimited amounts of broadband by your cable provider, and if you exceeded your limit you'd have to pay overage charges, you would want to be able to track how much data you've been consuming, wouldn't you? So would AT&T's broadband customers, but some are left with nothing more than a couple notification emails.

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Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Whenever we talk about tiered data plans, broadband caps, and the death of unlimited service, the standard tone to take is to look at high data users as victims. But there is an entirely other side to the coin, which is users who don't access a whole lot of data and are paying way more than their consumption should dictate.

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Verizon FiOS Quantum official: 300Mbps fiber

Verizon FiOS Quantum official: 300Mbps fiber

Verizon has launched its new FiOS Quantum broadband internet service, offering up to 300Mbps downloads and up to 65Mbps uploads along with digital TV and phone packages. The new service - which Verizon says could download a 5GB Full HD movie in just 2.2 minutes - doesn't come cheap however, with plans stretching all the way to a whopping $210 per month.

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Verizon doubling FiOS speed to 300Mbps

Verizon doubling FiOS speed to 300Mbps

Verizon announced today that it will be doubling the speed of its already blazing FiOS home Internet service. The fiber optics service was boasting 150Mbps downlink and 35Mbps uplink speeds, but soon those speeds will be boosted to 300Mbps downlink and 65Mbps uplink. That's much faster than any other cable offering and faster than many of the wireless routers in our homes.

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Verizon likely to divest spectrum for cable deal

Verizon likely to divest spectrum for cable deal

Verizon's proposed $3.6 billion deal to snatch up unused AWS spectrum from a coalition of cable companies in exchange for joint marketing will likely require the carrier to divest some of that spectrum. Senator Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, who urged against the AT&T and T-Mobile deal that later crumbled, has issued a letter this week raising competition concerns surrounding the Verizon deal.

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