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Google Fiber expansion continues

Google Fiber, the search giant’s all-fiber Internet service, has announced deployment plans in four southern metro areas: Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Nashville. Read More »

Verizon calls an end to FiOS build-out… again.

Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway. Read More »

Cable industry says you don’t need fast Internet

In an FCC filing, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association opposed the FCC action to raise the speeds in its definition of broadband on the grounds that consumers don't need it. Read More »

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 »

New chip may allow big jump in cable speeds… but

Wireless company Broadcom announced at CES it would sell the new DOCSIS 3.1 chip -- enabling cable to use higher speeds over existing lines. 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 »

Will New York State broadband plan boost FiOS build-out?

New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities? Read More »

New York Public Library distributing free Wi-Fi hotspots

The New York Public Library will help to bridge the digital divide by allocating 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income families. Read More »

CenturyLink, too, eyeing over-the-top video

CenturyLink CFO Stewart Ewing told a conference that his company was looking to expand both its standard Prism IPTV, and over-the-top video service. 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 »

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