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Why Netflix video quality has fluctuated this year

Netflix’s agreement with Comcast contributed to recent performance increases, but Comcast isn’t necessarily responsible for the degradation.

Comcast’s latest bad idea turns your Wi-Fi into everybody’s Wi-Fi

Bad ideas are a dime a dozen, but Comcast’s plan to use their customer’s Wi-Fi to build out their mobile presence is a really bad idea.

Comcast data usage meter accuracy measurement results

NetForecast just completed a report on the accuracy of Comcast’s Internet data usage meter.

Broadband CEOs warn FCC against reregulating for net neutrality

The CEOs of 28 U.S. broadband providers and trade groups, including the four largest ISPs, have warned the U.S. Federal Communications Commission against reregulating broadband as a utility in an effort to protect net neutrality,...

AT&T may buy DirecTV for $50B

AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire DirecTV for about $50 billion, according to published reports.

Comcast deal gives it market power on Internet backbone, critic says

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Oracle subpoenas Comcast in connection with Solaris support lawsuit

Oracle and Comcast are locked in a legal tussle related to Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against Solaris OS support providers Terix and Maintech.

Five U.S. ISPs accused of 'deliberately harming' broadband speeds

Five major ISPs in the U.S. and one in Europe are intentionally allowing broadband performance to degrade for some customers, communications company Level 3 alleged in a recent company blog post.

FCC's new net neutrality proposal: What do we really know?

When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced its proposal to reinstate new net neutrality regulations that would allow broadband providers to engage in commercially reasonable traffic management, the agency set off a...

FCC defends new net neutrality proposal

A new net neutrality proposal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission meets the goals of past efforts and does not destroy open Internet principles, as critics have feared, FCC officials said Thursday.

FCC will seek input on latest net neutrality proposal

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday.

Report: US FCC to allow payments for speedier traffic

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules Thursday that will allow broadband providers to charge companies like Netflix for preferential traffic management, according to a news report.

As AT&T and Google push broadband adoption, the feds are non-players

AT&T and Google have talked up plans to extend supercharged broadband speeds to several U.S. cities and offer lesser service for free to underserved areas. But whether they, and other providers, can bridge the nation's digital...

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

Senators: Comcast deal could mean higher broadband prices

The proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast would give the company huge market power to determine broadband prices and Internet content, a group of U.S. senators said Wednesday.

Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal

Cable giant Comcast has fired up its messaging machine to promote its proposed US$45.2 billion purchase of fellow cable television and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, arguing the deal will benefit Time Warner's broadband...

Comcast vs. Google: How a potential broadband battle could impact consumers

As Google Fiber expands its low-cost, high-speed broadband service into new markets, the ensuing competition in the U.S. internet market could cause a nationwide ripple effect of lower prices and better services.A recent Motley Fool...

FCC urged to make more Wi-Fi spectrum available

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said Friday.

Comcast is turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hotspots

Comcast recently launched a new project to leverage "hundreds of thousands" of Chicago residential customers' equipment for public Wi-Fi hotspots available to Comcast customers who happen to be walking through these neighborhoods,...

4 Ways Businesses Use Free Wi-Fi to Better Serve Customers

Wi-Fi is largely a given in today's homes and office buildings. Increasingly, though, retailers, schools and specialty shops are getting into the mix. Here four firms discuss the philosophy behind their free Wi-Fi.

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