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Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts


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So. Cal. Edison's IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

With the FCC's vote coming up, some people say Congress should move forward with its own plan

Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

But the agency's chairman says he intends to move forward with Thursday's meeting

Mobile networks limber up for the Internet of Things

Virtualization is expected to help carriers serve new devices and demands

Both sides make last-minute push on net neutrality

Groups for and against strong rules try to score points just over a week before the FCC's vote

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Major phone network exploring drone and balloon masts

Topographically challenged parts of the world might soon be served by drone-mounted mobile network masts. Other unusual rural connections are also on the horizon.

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Which wireless carrier is best for you? Verizon, probably, but check for yourself

RootMetrics' latest survey lets you look at nationwide and local performance of the four major wireless carriers. But the results may vary, naturally, depending on where you live.

FCC commish knocks Net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

Republican Commissioner Pai says Wheeler's plan would allow the FCC to adopt more rules in the future

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How an outsourcing contract can boost IT service provider performance

IT Outsourcing customers look to service providers to cut costs and improve efficiency, in addition there is the increasing expectation for providers to also deliver business results. Here are some secrets to using your outsourcing...

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

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Dark fiber should fill residential broadband holes

Gaming and video needs low-latency pipes. Some say more existing dark fiber should be provisioned for residential use to thwart incumbent ISP service problems and price increases.

Verizon blames net neutrality plans as it sells off wireline operations

The company is selling phone and Internet businesses in California, Florida and Texas

After Wheeler unveils proposal, what's next for net neutrality?

Expect Republicans to push for their bill in Congress and broadband providers to sue in the coming months

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Three fights Big Telecom is losing – and what that might mean for IT

It’s been an unusually tough few months for Big Telecom. The industry, which enjoys a generally friendly regulatory climate, has plenty of influence in Congress and with state and local governments across the country.

BT hopes to attract Web conference addicts with promise of better sound quality

BT is opening up its MeetMe with Dolby Voice conferencing service to new clients and countries

FCC chairman says broadband should be treated as utility for net neutrality

Wheeler will offer net neutrality rules that reverse a long-standing agency practice of lightly regulating broadband

Small ISPs should be exempt from strong net neutrality rules, trade group says

Smaller broadband providers don't have the incentive nor the ability to demand payments from websites, the ACA says

FCC chairman doesn't plan to release net neutrality order before vote

Despite calls from congressional Republicans, Wheeler says the FCC should be able to debate the rules privately

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