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Comcast Internet Cap Removal Plan Being Tested

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Comcast is a major provider of broadband internet to households across the United States and unlike other ISPs that normally have a breaking point with unlimited plans, Comcast has a rather formal setting of “data usage plan trials,”...Show More Summary

The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment

Several sponsored researchers have floated the notion that network neutrality and Title II common carrier regulation constitute the major reason why U.S. broadband carriers apparently have reduced capital expenditure in new and replacement physical plant. Show More Summary

Battery Storage Will Be As Common As Broadband In 10 Years, Says Simon Hackett

Originally published on RenewEconomy. IT guru Simon Hackett must be the number 1 fan of Tesla electric vehicles in Australia. He took delivery of the first Tesla Roadster in Australia in 2009, and now he drives the last Roadster delivered here. Show More Summary

Businesses Get Broadband Access with AT&T, DirecTV Deal

AT&T has combined forces with DirecTV. The deal between the companies should allow businesses more access to high-speed data and television options.

ACCC: TPG's iiNet Takeover Didn't 'Substantially' Muck Things Up For Broadband In Australia

TPG’s recent takeover of iiNet has left a few people out of a job and more people just annoyed. While the transition hasn’t exactly been smooth, you’ll be pleased to know that Australia’s competition watchdog thought it went OK. But it won’t be happening again. More »      

Optus Bumps Up Data Cap On Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plans

Optus has upped its game on its prepaid mobile broadband plans by increasing the data allowance and making changes that customers will be pleased with. Here are the details. More »      

T-Mobile Will Stop Customers Abusing Unlimited Data

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

T-Mobile’s ‘unlimited means unlimited’ policy is good for consumers, but it’s also a boon for less scrupulous users who use cell data to replace broadband, with the help of a few dubious workarounds. Starting today, the endless data gravy train is going to stop. Read more...

Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology caled VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fun, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States

While those of us who live in or near the country’s medium and large cities see slow but eventual improvements in broadband service and sometimes even some competition, the same is not true for millions of Americans who live in the more rural parts of the country. Running wires outside of the ‘burbs costs more money than it brings in, … [More]

Parks Associates Finds Smart Home Devices and Systems Will Prompt Over 7 Million Support Requests in 2015

A new report from Parks Associates finds that smart home devices will prompt over 7 million support requests this year, with adoption at 16% of U.S. broadband households and nearly 40% planning to buy a smart home product in the next 12 months. By 2019, the number of support requests will reach nearly 11 million.“Rising […]

Does The Tumble In Broadband Investment Spell Doom For The FCC's Open Internet Order?

The FCC's Open Internet Order could be in trouble. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg They said it wouldn’t happen. They offered assurances from three Wall Street analysts, who insisted that Internet service providers (ISPs) would continue to invest at the same levels regardless of the regulatory climate. When it issued its Open Internet Order in February [...]

THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate

Americans are increasingly ditching their desktops and reaching for their mobile devices to access the internet instead. For this reason, mobile broadband – or internet access from any mobile device – was included in the FCC's recently...Show More Summary

Government-Supported Broadband: Pro and Con

Potential advantages of government-supported broadband tend to win the battle of media against opponents, but a case against it deserves a look.

How The Heavy Hand Of Government Stifles The On Demand Economy

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This century has produced a new lexicon that didn't exist a generation ago: Broadband. Apps. Connectivity. Streaming video. Social networks. The on-demand economy. The new millennium has also produced a startling number of successful...Show More Summary

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