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Guy Selling His House Over Comcast 'Incompetence'

A Washington state man has given up after going to hell and back trying to get broadband. Now he's planning to sell his new house—likely at a loss—and blames Comcast and Centurylink for misleading him about getting his property online, Consumerist reports. The man, identified as Seth, says...

It’s Absurd That Comcast Can Block the HBO Go App on Your PS4

As a broadband or cable subscriber, you’re probably thinking that you should be able to access online video content without your Internet service provider’s—or cable provider’s—permission. Yet this simple feat is proving ridiculously difficult for Comcast subscribers. Show More Summary

FCC Chair Floats 3.5GHz Sharing Proposal

The FCC is moving forward with plans to free up a portion of the 3.5GHz band for wireless broadband use. The agency has been exploring the idea of sharing the airwaves with the incumbent users, including the military, and wants to make 150MHz of the spectrum available for wireless purposes. Show More Summary

FCC Chief Slams Broadband Giants, Says Net Neutrality Will Win in Court

The Federal Communications Commissions landmark net neutrality rules will survive a fierce legal onslaught from the broadband industry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted on Friday, in his strongest defense of the new policy since two lawsuits were filed earlier this week. Show More Summary

Decision on Comcast’s Time Warner Cable Acquisition Not Likely Until Summer

News this week included the state of mobile apps, Comcast's acquisition, the LightSquared saga, biometric security and broadband speeds.

Happy 5th Birthday, National Broadband Plan!

While most people associate March 17 with leprechauns, beer, and all things Irish, in the tech policy world the date holds additional, geekier significance: It’s the anniversary of the 2010 National Broadband Plan, a Federal Commincations Commission–led initiative that promotes the goal of achieving universal, affordable Internet access by 2020. Show More Summary

Big broadband firms want 'unfettered power' over Internet: FCC chief

The nation's biggest broadband providers oppose tough net neutrality regulations because they want "unfettered power" over the Internet, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday

Internet Outages Expose Broadband's Vulnerability

The U.S. internet infrastructure is still prone to attack, as revealed by an incident in Arizona last month.

Internet Outages Reveal Gaps in Broadband Infrastructure

Elaine Thompson/APMike Loucks lost Internet and phone service at his home in Friday Harbor, Wash., during a 10-day outage on the island in 2013. By FELICIA FONSEC and DAVID A. LIEB FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic...Show More Summary

Telstra Ups Data Limits On Its Fixed Broadband Plans

Telstra is expanding the data allocations for its fixed line broadband customers, but it may take some time to affect you if you’re a Telstra customer, and it’s not entirely clear how much more quota you’ll get. More »      

Ricky Gervais’ Lame Ad

Ricky Gervais was booked by Australian broadband network Optus to promote their new Netflix integration. But Ricky decided to completely phone in the job, resulting in the most apathetic commercial you’ve ever seen.

Clinton, Miss., qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gbps FTTH service

C Spire said that Clinton has become the fourth Mississippi city to reach the homeowner pre-registration threshold, enabling the service provider to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband data, HDTV and phone services to the community.

Ricky Gervais Introduces Australia to Netflix for Optus

M&C Saatchi teamed up with Emotive, APN News & Media’s content marketing arm, and Fuel Communications to create a campaign for Australian broadband and cable company Optus starring Ricky Gervais. The campaign promotes the company bringing Netflix to Australia and sees Gervais acting in a typically sardonic fashion. Show More Summary

BT returns to the consumer mobile market

BT today announced its move back into the consumer mobile market by launching deals offering bundles of 4G data, minutes and texts for as little as £5 a month for its existing BT Broadband homes. The company has unveiled three bring your own phone (SIM Only) plans that offer: • a combination of 4G on […]

Ricky Gervais Phones In These Hilariously Honest Ads Introducing Netflix to Australia

Ricky Gervais is the ultimate anti-pitchman in this amusing set of ads for Australian broadband and cable company Optus, promoting its deal to bring Netflix to the country. The creator of The Office and Extras, who's done Netflix ads...Show More Summary

Freemarket GOPers Take FCC To Court To Block Broadband Decision

Oh my goodness, some Republicans don't want free market competition in the broadband industry! I am so shocked! NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general wants a federal appeals court to set aside a recent decision by theShow More Summary

How Fast is Broadband in Your State? Check This Map

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The interactive map linked below lists the average speed of the internet in the United States by state. A similar map in 2009 revealed the average speed in the United States to be only 4.8Mbps. This new map shows that circumstances have greatly improved in the United States in terms of internet speeds. Data for the map is from Speedtest.net. -Via Gizmodo

Akamai: D.C., Delaware, Virginia maintain top U.S. broadband speeds

If you're searching for what U.S. states have the highest broadband speeds, look no further than the District of Columbia, Delaware and Virginia--three states that Akamai says in its Q4 State of the Internet report have the country's best average and peak speeds.

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