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Why I'm still addicted to my MP3 Player

Like Tom Petty, I believe music is holy. So, naturally, I can’t trust the whims of a broadband network to send invisible streams of melodic data to my phone.  Yes, this might be viewed as ridiculous and ignoring the reality that today's streaming services are pretty reliable most anywhere. Show More Summary

New ruling forces ISPs to make their broadband speed ads more accurate

Ever sign up to a new internet service provider off the back of some eye-catching advertisement that suggests you'll get blistering download speeds, only to find in reality, most of the time you get nothing close to the advertised figure?...Show More Summary

Small ISP disputes FCC claim that net neutrality hurts small ISPs

After 50 pages of legalese, the FCC’s new order on net neutrality makes its case for why regulations are bad for broadband companies and consumers. The biggest argument—pushed by major ISPs like Comcast—is that “Open Internet Order” regulations have made ISPs gun-shy about investing, depressing spending by billions per year. Show More Summary

What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services. Now...Show More Summary

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.

The internet is collectively outraged over net neutrality repeal

The open internet's worst nightmare is about to become a reality: the FCC has announced its plans to end net neutrality. SEE ALSO: Is Making Broadband a Utility the Key to Saving the Internet? The internet is NOT pleased, to say the least. Show More Summary

Feast your eyes: 37 TV shows to stream for Thanksgiving 2017

The time has come once again for Americans to give thanks for all they have, be it scarce (like time) or plentiful (like all the television content, produced Stateside and abroad, currently pumped into our homes via broadband). And while we wouldn’t begrudge anyone their long weekend Stranger Things marathons or their… Read more...

The End Of Net Neutrality As We Know It

I have written about net neutrality frequently here at AVC. I believe that for as long as we have local monopolies and duopolies for last mile broadband internet in most parts of the US, we need our federal government to actively reign in the broadband providers from doing things that are anti-innovation, anti-consumer, and pro-big business. For […]

What to expect from the FCC's net neutrality proposal

Today, senior FCC officials outlined the net neutrality draft proposal that will be released by the commission tomorrow. As has been discussed for months, if the new proposal is accepted by the FCC, broadband internet service will cease...Show More Summary

Big Win for Comcast: FCC Dismantling 'Net Neutrality'

Big broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon scored a big victory on Tuesday: FCC chief Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to ditch net neutrality. More specifically, Pai has taken a key step toward repealing 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all...

Satellite on the fritz? Aerospace companies are building a geek squad of space robots

Hundreds of millions of dollars can go into the school bus-sized satellites that blast into orbit above Earth and provide services including broadband internet, broadcasting or military surveillance. But if a part breaks or a satellite runs out of fuel, there’s no way to send help. Commercial industry...

Microsoft is using its TV White Spaces tech in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

TV White Spaces are unused blocks of spectrum located between the frequencies assigned to television stations. It can be used to created wireless broadband connections over great distances. Around the world, Microsoft has used TVWS to deploy wireless broadband in many developing countries. Show More Summary

FCC Looks at Limiting Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Families

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to curb misspending and abuse of the program, but some fear the changes will cut internet access to millions.

Report: Apple working closely with Intel on 5G modems for future iPhones

Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on a future iPhone with support for 5G wireless broadband. Fast Company reports that Apple engineers have been “engaged” with Intel in talks about early work on 5G, while work with Qualcomm has been “limited.” more…

Poor Detroit neighborhoods, abandoned by telcos and the FCC, are rolling out homebrew, community mesh broadband

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40% of Detroiters have no internet access. The Detroit Community Technology Project and similar projects across the city are skipping over the telcos altogether and wiring up their own mesh broadband networks, where gigabit connections...Show More Summary

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