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Federal court upholds Open Internet rules

In a major decision, a federal court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet rules, finding that the FCC had the legal authority to reclassify broadband Internet access as a Title II telecommunications service. The rules were adopted in Feb. 2015 and went into effect last June. Read More »

Ireland to make high-speed broadband a legal right

Beginning in 2017, Ireland’s National Broadband Plan will update the county’s 40-year-old universal service obligation, currently for telephone service, to include broadband Internet service with 30 Mbps minimum speeds. Read More »

15 state Attorneys General urge the FCC to protect consumer set-top box privacy

The FCC’s rules prohibit cable and satellite companies from selling information they gather about customers’ viewing habits to third parties, like advertisers, but wouldn’t apply to third-party set-top box providers, such as Google or other high-tech or equipment companies. Read More »

Verizon plans to build FiOS in Boston

Verizon’s fiber build in Boston is integrated with its next-generation 5G wireless deployment, which requires thousands of small cells linked to a ubiquitous fiber network. Read More »

Live in Virginia? Take the state’s broadband survey

The RUOnlineVA survey will identify areas of the state where broadband is desired by residents but remains unavailable. Read More »

NJ regulators investigate Comcast HD surcharge

Regulators at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities are investigating Comcast for an $9.95 HD charge the company added to bills in several markets. Read More »

FCC offers $2 billion for rural broadband projects

For Phase II of a Connect America Fund program, the FCC is offering $2.15 billion over ten years to Internet providers for rural broadband projects. Read More »

NYT: “Don’t hand our TVs over to Google”

The FCC's set-top box proposal is a data give-away to Google that would upend the video economic system and risk video customers’ personal data to benefit the $500 billion corporation. Read More »

Striking Verizon workers win big gains

After 44 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have won their major goals: improvements to their standard of living, good jobs, and a first contract for wireless retail store workers. Read More »

Tech sector still lacks diversity

Spoiler alert: the high tech. sector remains very white, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Read More »

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