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Xplore Receives $2.6m Order for Android™ Tablets from Major Telecommunications Provider

Leading rugged tablet provider Xplore Technologies is pleased to announce that one of the US' largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies has placed a multi-million-dollar follow-on order for Xplore XSLATE D10 tablet...

California Sides With Comcast, Votes To Kill Broadband Privacy Law Favored By EFF

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You'll recall that earlier this year, AT&T, Verizon and Comcast successfully lobbied the GOP and Trump administration to kill consumer broadband privacy protections that were supposed to take effect last March. While big ISPs engaged...Show More Summary

More Broadband Access for Everyone? Get Rid of the Massive Government Taxes and Fees

One of the very many avenues the Left uses as an excuse to grow government – is the alleged “digital divide.” The number of people who do not have access to Internet service – contrasted with the number who do. Broadband Digital Divide...Show More Summary

The Google Fiber Honeymoon Period Appears To Be Over

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When Google Fiber first arrived back in 2010, it was heralded as a gamechanger for the broadband industry. Google Fiber would, we believed, revolutionize the industry by taking Silicon Valley money and using it to disrupt the viciously uncompetitive and anti-competitive telecom sector. Show More Summary

0-Day Vulnerability Exposes Thousands Of AT&T Broadband Customers To Attack

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

AT&T and hardware manufacturer Arris are being accused of leaving millions of broadband subscribers open to attack. A new report by security researcher Joseph Hutchins highlights how five flaws were discovered in Arris routers used by AT&T and numerous other ISPs around the world. Show More Summary

Comcast Continues To Insist Its Sneaky, Misleading Fees Are Just The Company's Way Of Being 'Transparent'

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've noted for years now how broadband and cable providers have created a high art out of bogus, misleading fees. Such fees, ranging in name from Comcast's "broadcast TV fee" to CenturyLink's "internet cost recovery fee" -- allow these companies to falsely advertise one price, then sock consumers with a much higher rate once the bill comes due. Show More Summary

Comcast Sues Vermont, Insists Having To Expand Broadband Violates Its First Amendment Rights

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So you may have noticed this already, but giant telecom conglomerates don't much like having to upgrade their networks, especially in lower ROI areas. And while that's understandable from a purely-financial perspective, this practice is creating some major, notable broadband deployment holes where poor people tend to live. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Is Optus broadband any good in the Belconnen Area?

Hi Rioters. I’m looking to change to Optus Broadband for watching EPL (English Premier League). However, there seems to be a lot of problems and complaints about its service. Can anyone in Canberra, especially in the Belconnen area, share their experiences about its quality and service? Thanks.

Senators Blast The FCC For Weakening The Definition Of Broadband To Try And Hide The Industry's Lack Of Real Competition

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2015, the FCC raised the standard definition of broadband from 4 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up, to an arguably-more-modern 25 Mbps down, 4 Mbps up. Of course the uncompetitive broadband industry (and the lawmakers who adore them) subsequently...Show More Summary

Podcast: Thanks To Your Local Economy, Renewables Aren’t Going Anywhere

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell and Karlee Weinmann, researchers for ILSR’s Energy Democracy initiative on the prospects of renewable energy...Show More Summary

Idaho pays feds $3.5 million to settle FCC broadband claims

Idaho has repaid the Federal Communications Commission $3.5 million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract. State leaders made the payment Tuesday as part … Click to Continue »

Discrete and broadband electron acceleration in Jupiter’s powerful aurora

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

The most intense auroral emissions from Earth’s polar regions, called discrete for their sharply defined spatial configurations, are generated by a process involving coherent acceleration of electrons by slowly evolving, powerful electric fields directed along the magnetic field lines that connect Earth’s space environment to its polar regions. Show More Summary

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