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Research funding bill made less awful, but still guts social sciences

In 2013, the US House Science Committee was considering a bill that would force the National Science Foundation to reconsider its funding priorities.

Report: Verizon FiOS claimed public utility status to get government perks

Verizon and the rest of the country's biggest Internet service providers joined forces to argue that so-called "common carrier" regulations for utilities shouldn't be applied to broadband.

Twitter releasing trove of user data to scientists for research

Twitter has a 200-million-strong and ever-growing user base that broadcasts 500 million updates daily.

See which ISPs Google, Microsoft and Netflix trade Internet traffic with

The network interconnection deals between content providers and Internet service providers (ISPs) are often shrouded in secrecy, at least when it comes to the question of whether any money is changing hands.

California lawmakers make modest attempt to halt NSA data collection

California has become the largest state to pass some version of the “4th Amendment Protection Act” in one of its lawmaking bodies.

Apple reportedly will pay ISPs for direct network connections

It's long been rumored that Apple is building its own content delivery network (CDN), and now it appears that the company is negotiating paid interconnection deals with "some of the largest ISPs in the US" in order to deliver Apple content to cons

Survey says: Comcast, Time Warner Cable customers are still the angriest

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are the most hated companies in each of the three "triple play" markets where they operate, according to an American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report being released.

Wi-Fi networks are wasting a gigabit -- but multi-user beamforming will save the day

Wi-Fi equipment based on the new 802.11ac standard -- often called Gigabit Wi-Fi -- has been on the market for nearly two years.

It’s not a “fast lane” but Comcast built a CDN to charge for video delivery

Comcast is now competing against content delivery networks (CDNs) such as Akamai with a new service that can improve delivery of video to Comcast subscribers in exchange for payment.

AT&T claims to embrace net neutrality but could still offer “fast lanes”

AT&T offered to follow the Federal Communications Commission's old network neutrality rules for three years if the government approves its acquisition of DirecTV.