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'Boutique' ISPs: Snub the Big 4 AND get great service

When it comes to choosing an internet provider, small is beautiful Feature  As we've seen in recent weeks, broadband in the UK is far from perfect, and in some areas is still disappointingly slow, and with a limited number of choices. Much of the market belongs to a handful big companies such as BT, TalkTalk, Sky and Virgin Media.…

Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’

A Title II classification of broadband, normally associated with regulating network neutrality, would also give the FCC more power to ensure the privacy of mobile user data.

Broadband’ Must Now Be At Least 25Mbps

The Federal Communications Commission has changed the “official” definition of broadband to 25Mbps downloads and 3Mbps uploads. But the new threshold will largely affect statistics rather than practicalities. The FCC definition had been set at 4Mbps downloads and 1Mbps uploads since 2010. Show More Summary

Net Neutral-i-kitty takes on cable boss. Hilarious video and pics.

On Jan. 26 the FCC held an open commission meeting—this is when they vote on rules once a month. While the FCC voted to legally re-define broadband as 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps instead of the pitiful 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps we’ve been receiving...Show More Summary

Comcast just got a major ego boost from the FCC

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of a new standard for broadband Internet. From now on, anything less than 25Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream is no longer considered broadband — but there has been one unexpected (and perhaps unwanted) victor as result. Show More Summary

FCC raises broadband definition to 25Mbps, Chairman mocks ISPs

The FCC voted to greatly increase its definition of broadband service, from the previous definition of 4Mbit down and 1Mbit up to the new standard of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up. According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, this move reflects...Show More Summary

BT promising 'ultrafast' broadband of 500 Mbps in UK within a decade

LONDON — Here's some potentially good news while that film is downloading at a snail's pace: British telecom company BT has promised "ultrafast" broadband of up to up to 500 Mbps within a decade. The company is even saying speeds ofShow More Summary

FCC Redefines Broadband: Lack of Competition Now Obvious

At a new minimum of 25 Mbps fewer Americans have broadband and most don't have any choice in providers

BT plans to reach most of the UK with 500 Mbps broadband via G.Fast

BT has laid out an ambitious plan to bring broadband speeds of up to 500 Mbps to the majority of the United Kingdom within 10 years by using G.Fast, a technology that can provide fiber-like speeds over short copper loops.

FCC’s Broadband Redefinition Weakens Comcast-TWC’s Merger Case

New definition of broadband means that 63% of U.S. households would have only one choice for a broadband Internet provider

The Switchboard: The FCC’s new definition of broadband

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Join us today for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern. You can submit your questions now, right here. The FCC has set a new, faster definition for broadband "Federal regulators have set a new […]

These Two English Towns Are About To Get The Fastest Internet In Europe

Two remote English towns are about to get the fastest internet speeds in Europe, after telecoms giant BT announced plans Friday to test broadband speeds of 500 megabits per second (Mbps) at two pilot locations this summer. For perspective,...Show More Summary

U.K. Telco BT Sets Out ‘500Mbps’ Broadband Plan By 2025

As the U.K.’s political parties sweat their policy wonks to come up with voter-friendly manifestos ahead of the General Election in May, incumbent telco BT has dropped a reminder that broadband upgrades will never be big enough nor fast enough for digital’s cutting edge unless politicians find the willpower and public money to chuck at future-proofing the problem. Read More

FCC redefines broadband speed as 25 Mbps/3 Mbps, says Americans are underserved

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the benchmark for what it defines as broadband when it concerns how many Americans have access to high-speed Internet connections. The new definition states that, in order to be classified as broadband, … Continue reading ?

Broadband Is Getting Faster, Super Bowl XLIX Is A No Drone Zone [Tech News Digest]

The need for speed, droning on about the Super Bowl, creating GIFS with Imgur, building playlists with Retrojam, the Mophie Super Bowl commercial, and surfing the Net like it’s 1999. The FCC Redefines Broadband Hang on! My broadband wasn’t broadband under the 2010 US definition, only 448k upload. Show More Summary

BT says faster broadband is coming, but it could take 10 years

Everyone in the UK wants super-fast broadband in their home. The most reliable and effective solution right now is fibre, which every internet provider uses as the backbone for their network nationwide. But there's a problem -- the fibre often stops...

BT promises 500Mbps broadband across the UK but it could take a decade to arrive

UK telecoms provider, BT has announced plans to deliver broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps to homes and small business across the UK. It says it’ll achieve that by using G.fast, a standard for local loops shorter than 250 meters which can offer speeds of up to 1Gbps. Show More Summary

UK’s BT lays out gigabit broadband plans with a hint of a threat

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BT is stepping up its superlatives. "Superfast" broadband speeds are so 2014 – now the British telecoms giant is planning a shift to "ultrafast" broadband of up to 500 megabits per…

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