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ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless government gives them more money

Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service.

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That's the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunication

Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says

The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), which represents rural carriers, told the Federal Communications Commission that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, potentially preventing smaller carriers from obtaining f

Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and Corvallis (OR) is not happy

Comcast recently installed Wi-Fi equipment in public rights of way without permits in the city of Corvallis (OR).

How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections

In a recent press briefing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the grand jury assembled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had returned an indictment against 12 officers of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Ge

New York threatens to kick Charter out of the state after broadband failures

The New York Public Service Commission said Charter Communications could lose its authorization to operate in New York State because of its failure to meet merger-related broadband deployment commitments. Chairman John Rhodes said that "a suite of

Project Loon signs its first deal for Internet-delivering balloons—in Kenya

Project Loon, the Internet-delivering balloon system that grew out of Alphabet's Project X division, has announced its first commercial deal.