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Republican Internet plans hit interference in Congress

This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

Municipal networks will not wire U.S. for broadband

All communities need high-speed networks, but what’s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work. Read More »

Wheeler tells CES what he really thinks of net neutrality

This week, Tom Wheeler “strongly hinted” to the Vegas Consumer Electronics Show that his proposed net neutrality rules would reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

The Nation suggests we Socialize Uber

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Cable price rise is less where competition exists

According to a new FCC report on cable charges, "The price per channel is 14.7 percent lower in effective competition communities than in communities without a finding of effective competition... ” Read More »

The more Internet speed, the fewer choices among ISPs

A new Commerce Department report found that the faster the Internet service, the less chance of competition -- and a greater chance of higher prices. Read More »

Comcast sued for turning home routers into public Wi-Fi

A California duo are at the center of a federal class-action suit against Comcast for using their home router as a public hotspot, thereby “exploiting them for profit. ” Read More »

Women continue to leave a hostile tech industry

Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending." Read More »

Bad service, 911 outages prompt Vermont investigation into FairPoint

Following months of service complaints and a massive phone outage, Vermont is asking for an investigation into telecom FairPoint Communications. Read More »

Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing. Read More »

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