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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

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Special Report

Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015


The promise of NFV for the enterprise

We can try to explain what NFV is, we can talk about getting ahead of the trends all we want, and we can discuss the merits from a networking perspective until we are blue in the face. But what matters most to the board is how NFV...

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Collection of new cord cutting techs make it easier to snip that CATV tether

HD antennas, channel aggregation and directory tools, and low cost DVR options make cord cutting more alluring than ever

AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

Audi and GM are both offering in-car 4G connections through AT&T

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

Eshoo calls on the agency to use old telecom regulations, but take a light touch toward applying the rules

Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

Younger women face severe forms of harassment more than men, tne survey found

Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data

Ford wants to keep drivers alert on the long road to autonomous cars

Automation will gradually ease driving, but drivers will have to stay alert


Broadband boost: testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

News from the Broadband World Forum is that the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory has been tapped to test ultra-high-speed DSL technology and host an industry consortium

Digital rights groups ask ITU to stay out of net neutrality debate

The U.N. agency should resist calls to regulation international termination fees for Web traffic, the groups say

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Ethernet is coming to cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

Why do cell phones still suck for calling?

The IEEE Spectrum magazine goes in-depth on the problem

Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

The Canadian vendor said enterprise telephony is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator

Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa

Expansion of its operations in Rwanda recognizes the country's regional role as an Internet services hub


100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network is gaining 340Gbps of connectivity to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe via 4 new transatlantic links. The network will be used by researchers...

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