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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Posted on 03/12 13:41 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

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Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform

Posted on 07/06 21:32 in Shows | 0

The company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Netflix to allow Netflix access over its own X1 platform.Prior to this, Comcast blocked Netflix from its hardware.

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Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Posted on 08/04 19:12 in Shows | 0

The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.In its FCC filing, the ISP compares tracking its customers to the sort of tracking already going on around the internet.

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The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate

Posted on 09/28 16:17 in Shows | 0

In the lead-up to the first presidential debate on Monday, Hofstra University dropped a bombshell on journalists attending the event to cover it for various publications.Instead of providing free Wi-Fi or offering the service for a nominal fee, attendees were expected to pony up $200 per person.

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Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Posted on 10/11 22:43 in Shows | 0

The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

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Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges

Posted on 10/12 13:38 in Shows | 0

If you’re a Comcast customer, chances are you’re now operating under an effective 1TB data cap.We have learned that our customers want the peace of mind to stream, surf, game, download, or do whatever they want online.

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FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

Posted on 12/20 23:19 in Shows | 0

Incoming President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he opposes net neutrality, as have Pai and O’Rielly, and the regulatory scheme that implements it is not long expected to survive Trump’s taking office.Under Tom Wheeler, the FCC generally defended the principle of an open Internet, as opposed to a tiered version.

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Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics

Posted on 02/16 23:31 in Shows | 0

Over the past year, it’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s new parent company that runs the Access division responsible for deploying Google Fiber, hasn’t been thrilled with that segment’s performance or cost structure.Now, word is that Access employees are being reassigned or terminated, while plans to expand Google Fiber beyond its current markets are being substantially overhauled.

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New GOP bill seeks to let ISPs sell your web history to advertisers

Posted on 03/15 18:10 in Shows | 0

Quick: Name five people you’d love to show all the internet traffic that has ever gone through your router.) have introduced Congressional Review Act resolutions that would overturn the FCC’s privacy rules for ISPs.

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