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US broadband: Still no ISP choice for many, especially at higher speeds

The latest Federal Communications Commission statistics show that Americans still have little choice of high-speed broadband providers.

Wow cable promises gigabit Internet service in five cities by end of 2016

Wow, a cable company, is the latest Internet service provider to announce gigabit Internet plans.

Google Fiber re-thinks plans as it considers wireless alternative

Google Fiber was planning to install fiber lines in San Jose (CA) starting in July, but has delayed the project while it considers a wireless alternative.

Verizon faces customers’ wrath over poor Internet and phone service

Aug 4, Verizon faced complaints from customers and government officials about maintenance of its copper network in areas of New Jersey.

How Comcast convinced customers to buy “near-worthless” service plans

The Washington state attorney general's $100 million lawsuit against Comcast uses a sales script and transcripts of chats with customers to make the case that Comcast deceived subscribers when marketing what the state calls "near-worthless" servic

Washington state sues Comcast, says it sold near-worthless service plans

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a $100 million consumer protection lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the nation's biggest cable company "engag[ed] in a pattern of deceptive practices constituting more than 1.8 million

Google Fiber stalls in Nashville in fight over utility poles

Google Fiber started examining Nashville (TN) for a possible deployment more than two and a half years ago, it confirmed plans to build in January 2015, and it started serving a few apartment and condominium buildings in the city in April of 2016.

Russian spies claim they can now collect crypto keys—but don’t say how

Russia's intelligence agency the FSB, successor to the KGB, has posted a notice on its website claiming that it now has the ability to collect crypto keys for Internet services that use encryption.

Verizon talking to cities about fiber expansion after years of stagnation

As Verizon plans a fiber expansion in Boston (MA), CEO Lowell McAdam said the company is talking to other cities about potentially building fiber networks.

How DNC, Clinton campaign attacks fit into Russia’s cyber-war strategy

The well-timed leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, following a long-running breach of the DNC's network, is a masterful piece of information warfare.