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Google Fiber finally rolling out Internet service to businesses

Google Fiber began as a service just for residents and public buildings like schools, libraries, and community centers, but it's now being expanded to cover businesses as well.

Google: Still no plans to bring Fiber to New York

A Google Fiber job posting in New York City has a bunch of tech news sites excited about the prospect of Google bringing its fiber Internet service to the Big Apple.

But Google says there are no such plans.

Verizon led massive astroturf campaign to end NJ broadband obligation

Verizon doesn't want to deploy high-speed wired broadband service to all New Jersey residents, despite receiving financial perks from the state for the past 20 years in exchange for building a statewide network.

Aging surveillance drones become flying Wi-Fi hotspots

With all of the talk of Facebook’s efforts to blanket the planet with drones that the company promises will provide global Wi-Fi accessibility, another technology leader, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has als

After Netflix pays Comcast, speeds improve 65%

Netflix's decision to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the Comcast network has resulted in significantly better video streaming performance for customers of the nation's largest broadband provider.

Comcast PAC gave money to every senator examining Time Warner Cable merger

It's no surprise that Comcast donates money to members of Congress.

Supreme Court weighing when online speech becomes illegal threat

When does an online threat become worthy of criminal prosecution? The Supreme Court is being asked to decide that unanswered question as prosecutions for online rants, from Facebook to YouTube, are becoming commonplace.

Is the US headed toward a cyber Cold War with China?

[Commentary] Are cyberattacks, security breaches, and mounting distrust between the US and Chinese governments ushering in a new Cold War era?

President Obama’s privacy chief wants NSA phone-snooping program to end now

David Medine had not been on the job for a week as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board when The Guardian dropped its first of many bombs supplied by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Comcast beats Monsanto in Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” poll

Comcast has edged out controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto in Consumerist's March Madness-style "Worst Company in America" poll.