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FCC faces seventh net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

Eyes turn to Ericsson, Juniper

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal could ignite merger mania in telecom


Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

The lawsuits from two ISPs and four trade groups focus on violations of administrative process, constitutional questions

Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing five legal challenges from four trade groups and one ISP

Indian net neutrality backers get boost from Flipkart retreat on free app access

The online retailer has abandoned a plan to pay for customers of Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel to have free access to its mobile app

New bill would invalidate FCC's net neutrality rules

The resolution of disapproval allows expedited action in Congress

Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

The offer is currently limited to eligible upgrade customers

Up against laws of physics, Bell Labs pushes network performance

The organization is working on a new type of cellular base station that generates its own power

Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'

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Last-mile mobile optimization boosts app performance

It's often the last mile that slows a mobile device when browsing. One company reckons it's got the fix—a unique algorithmic method to accelerate the data.

Cisco programs the cloud

Virtualization and scale enhancements for service provider routers address traffic growth, network agility

Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

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DSL reaches speeds of 170 Mbps

If you’re stuck with slow DSL, speed increases via G.fast may be on the horizon.

Net neutrality rules: Separating fact from hype

Did 4 million people support the new rules? Will the regulations deter investment?

Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

The agency's future conduct standard raises questions about business models for broadband providers

T-Mobile CEO 'fairly confident' net neutrality won't kill Music Freedom

John Legere says he thinks the music streaming feature is fine under new rules

Feds fine Verizon $3.4 million over 911 service outage issues

750,000 California residents were unable to call 911 during an outage last year, the FCC said

Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

Avaya and Google have joined hands to help mid-sized companies give customer service

Google's solar-drone Internet tests about to take off

Project Titan gets FCC permission for airborne testing

FCC releases 400-page net neutrality order

The document includes a lengthy legal defense of the new regulations

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