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Obama Would Veto ‘Anti-Net Neutrality Bill”

The power to veto something is a strong one, and many governments have the power in place for specific reasons. Though rarely used it can often be what makes or breaks a law or new piece…

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FFC To Create “Nutrition Labels” For Your Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission do a lot of things, including monitoring and investigating companies which have less than kind business practices. In their latest attempt to help people they’ve taken their inspiration from something we see (and…

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BT Openreach Told to Reduce its Wholesale Broadband Prices

While Openreach – the company that holds a monopoly over the main broadband and telephone infrastructure in the UK – has managed to dodge calls for it to break its affiliation with BT over fears that…

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Comcast Demanded $60,000 For Not Installing Internet

Silicon Valley is known as the place to be for startups in the technology business, and with companies looking to move there next to some of the biggest names in the business, it comes as no…

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UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group

Buffering, downloading, pausing, even trying to make out the shapes on a low-resolution video have become common place for so many people as their internet speed caps out, normally before they are anywhere near their advertised…

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BT Internet and Phone Suffers Nationwide Outage

BT’s phone and internet services have crashed across the UK over the last hour. Down Detector, a website that tracks internet failures, has been inundated with reports that BT customers all over the country – from…

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Xfinity User Creates Bot to Tweet Comcast Whenever His Internet Speed Drops

An industrious Comcast Xfinity customer, disgruntled over poor internet speeds, has created a bot that auto-Tweets Comcast whenever his broadband drops below advertised speeds. Redditer AlekseyP used a Raspberry Pi to monitor his internet speed, checking…

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Republican Senators Argue With FCC Over 25Mbps Broadband

On Thursday, a group of republican senators expressed an issue with the Federal Communications commission, or rather their definition of a service. The item in question is broadband and the fact that in order to qualify…

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Virgin Media Increases Broadband Prices by 5.4%

Virgin Media recently implemented a significant speed increase for customers on 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps connections to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps. Initially, the speed boost appeared to be a free promotion to encourage more customers to…

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UK Government Promises 10Mbps Broadband to All Homes by 2020

The internet has rapidly become a basic human right and an essential element of daily life. Whether you’re looking for a new job, or want to communicate with relatives, it’s almost impossible to think of a situation…

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Virgin Media Upgrading Broadband Speeds For Free

Virgin Media has announced a substantial speed upgrade for existing customers across various package tiers. Those on 50Mbps, 100Mbps or 152Mbps will receive a speed boost to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps, respectively. The initial roll-out will…

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BT Promises ‘Ultrafast’ Broadband Speeds in Excess of 300Mbps by 2020

BT’s Chief Executive Gavin Patterson, has promised broadband speeds between 300 and 500Mbps by 2020. Currently, BT is one of the major UK internet service providers and aims to provide super-fast broadband to over 10 million homes.…

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Germany Promises 50Mbps Broadband

With a wide majority of the world using internet on a regular, if not every day, basis, we need to be aware of just how much we use the internet for. While most activities are mundane…

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Comcast VP Has No Idea Why it Caps Data at 300GB

Comcast, notorious for terrible customer service and arbitrary restrictions, does offer the fastest internet speeds of all the nationwide ISP in the US – Comcast Xfinity has an average download speed of 104Mbps and upload speed…

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Games Prices In Europe Set To Be Unified

Europe is looking towards a more technological environment, where companies and countries can operate knowing that there is a standard across the board for everything that may impact that their work. This could soon be the same…

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EU Pretends Internet Fast Lanes Are OK Under Net Neutrality

The European Union is moving ahead to legislate net neutrality and enforce a free and open internet! Hooray! Only, the EU is trying to change the meaning of words to make its net neutrality laws nothing…

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Engineers Break Capacity Limit for Fibre Optic Communication

Electrical engineers from the University of California’s Qualcomm Institute have developed a solution to capacity limits inherent in fibre optic cabling, increasing the maximum distance and power at which optical signals can be sent through conventional…

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Huawei Achieves 1 Terabits Per Second Speeds

Chinese networking giant Huawei, in partnership with telecoms company Proximus, have achieved unbelievable speeds of up to one terabits per second over super-channel optical cable, the equivalent of sending 33 HD movies in just a second.…

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Google Fiber Users Receiving Automated Fines for Piracy

Google is sending customers of its fibre service that are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted materials automated fines. Google Fiber users have received fines, sent through automated e-mails, of up to hundreds of dollars. Other automated…

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Comcast Attempt to Consume Time Warner Cable Fails

Comcast has at last given up on their attempt to merge with rival Time Warner Cable. Since the announcement of the merger early last year, the two largest cable providers in the United States have struggled…

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The FCC Will Vote on Plan to Share Valuable 3.5GHz Specturm next Month

The FCC is said to be voting on a spectrum-sharing plan that could make its way to the military, mobile service providers and individuals alike on April 17th. The spectrum is said to open up a…

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Twitter Pushing for Strict Net Neutrality Rules

In the build-up to the FCC vote regarding net neutrality – which, despite taking place in the US, could have ramifications for the global web – Twitter has thrown its support behind regulating broadband services as…

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Virgin Media Planning £3B Broadband Network Upgrade

Virgin Media is planning to spend £3 billion on upgrade their existing network hardware in what is known as ‘Project Lightning.’ The new scheme will see broadband speeds of 152Mbps being provided to 4 million more…

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Comcast Changed a Customer’s Name to “Asshole Brown”

Comcast, America’s most hated company, has done yet another thing to draw hate towards itself. It appears that the company has a new policy of changing customer’s names on their bills. These names aren’t nice though, they…

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UK Approves White Space Broadband

UK telecoms regulator OFCOM has approved white space broadband following successful trials. White space is the name given to the empty buffer zones between television channel broadcast signals to stop the content from bleeding together. White…

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Journalist Calls Comcast CEO’s Mom Over Bad Service

That’s not a headline you read everyday. A journalist at the Philadelphia Daily News had a number of e-mails from customers of one of America’s most hated companies complaining about poor service. So, what’s a journalist with high…

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BT Aims for 500Mbps UK Broadband Speeds by 2025

British telecoms company BT has announced plans to upgrade its fibre network to offer  “initial speeds of a few hundred megabits per second to millions of homes and businesses by 2020″ and up to 500Mbps speeds…