Topic: Internet

A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past
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A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past

Doing away with cable can mean doing away with current season TV for some. Rather than buy next-day episodes on iTunes or Amazon, these viewers simply rely on services like Netflix to stream episodes months after … [Read more...]

New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”
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New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”

The situation regarding the FCC’s ineptitude over net neutrality has been making headlines lately, with the commission having essentially capitulated to the lobbyists employed by ISPs and preparing to allow them to … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 8: World Cup for Cord-Cutters
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A Year Without Cable, Week 8: World Cup for Cord-Cutters

Cord-cutting typically means losing the ability to watch live sports. This is especially painful when it’s a major sporting event that only comes along, say, every four years. The World Cup fits this description, but … [Read more...]

Google Fiber Cleared to Set Up Shop in Portland, Oregon
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Google Fiber Cleared to Set Up Shop in Portland, Oregon

The most anticipated Internet service in the land, Google Fiber, has now been cleared to operate in Portland, Oregon, courtesy of an approved franchise agreement by the Portland City Council. As part of this … [Read more...]

Comcast Customers Will Soon Power Public Wi-Fi Hotspots, Starting in Houston
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Comcast Customers Will Soon Power Public Wi-Fi Hotspots, Starting in Houston

Comcast is rolling out an enormous Wi-Fi network for its customers, but not in the way you'd think. The service is not being built from scratch, but instead piggybacks on the routers already installed for Comcast … [Read more...]

Netflix Message Blames Verizon for Poor Streaming Quality; Verizon Legal Team Strikes Back
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Netflix Message Blames Verizon for Poor Streaming Quality; Verizon Legal Team Strikes Back

Shaming Internet service providers is nothing new to Netflix; the company has been publishing provider connection speeds on its ISP Speed Index for years. But the company's latest move singled one ISP out in particular, … [Read more...]

FCC May Change Minimum Speed Requirements for ‘Broadband’ Internet Access
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FCC May Change Minimum Speed Requirements for ‘Broadband’ Internet Access

The term "broadband Internet" may take on a whole new meaning, according to a report from The Washington Post. As it stands today, an Internet service provider must provide a connection that is at least 4 megabits … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 4: Getting Your Sports Fix
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A Year Without Cable, Week 4: Getting Your Sports Fix

When you cut the cord and leave your cable company, you put yourself in a bit of danger as far as spoilers go. Social networks are full of people talking about shows, and there’s a chance you could accidentally read … [Read more...]

Netflix Price Goes Up $1 for New Subscribers; Current Customers Are Safe for Two Years
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Netflix Price Goes Up $1 for New Subscribers; Current Customers Are Safe for Two Years

Interested in signing up for Netflix soon? It's going to cost you one dollar more than it did yesterday, thanks to a price increase put in place by the company. "We previously announced that we planned to increase our … [Read more...]

Alibaba IPO Gives Investors A Ticket Into Chinese E-Commerce
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Alibaba IPO Gives Investors A Ticket Into Chinese E-Commerce

Alibaba's much anticipated initial public offering, expected to be one of the largest in history, will give many investors an opportunity to invest in the growing Chinese e-commerce market. Alibaba, which holds an 80% … [Read more...]