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Senate votes to undo rules that stop the sale of customer info
Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules.
-1 points by Daily News | Consumer protection Wi-Fi Internet service provider Broadband Internet access Internet privacy Internet United States Senate Federal Trade Commission
Snyder’s list: New lock, customs plazas, sewer repairs
Gov. Snyder’s infrastructure aid list includes the Qline rail line a Flint-inspired push to replace lead service lines        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Federal government of the United States Michigan Soo Locks Broadband Internet access Ivana Trump Donald Trump
How Net Neutrality could get reversed (and what that means to you)
The new chair of the FCC is much more skeptical of these Netflix-backed rules.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Network neutrality Internet service provider Broadband Internet access Wi-Fi Julius Genachowski Federal Communications Commission Network neutrality in the United States Internet service providers
Are you being ripped off on Internet speeds? Lawsuit says yes
The fine print of Charter Communications’ high-speed Internet service says a “small percent of customers will receive lower than advertised speeds.” One attorney general says the problem is actually widespread — “a consistent story of bad performance and a long-term business plan built on deceit."...
2949 points by Los Angeles Times | Time Warner Cable Internet Time Warner Pleading NFL Network Broadband Internet access Comcast Cause of action
FCC stops 9 companies from providing poor federally subsidized Internet
Allen ConeFeb. 5 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission removed nine companies from a federally subsidized program to provide Internet service to the poor, called Lifeline.
390 points by UPI | Broadband Internet access Internet service provider Federal Communications Commission Puerto Rico United Press International Household income in the United States Donald Trump Julius Genachowski
FCC is stopping 9 companies from providing subsidized Internet to the poor
Regulators are telling nine companies they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program meant to help them provide affordable Internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after those companies were given the green light. The move, announced Friday by Federal Communications Commission...
1346 points by Los Angeles Times | Broadband Internet access Internet Consumer protection National broadband plans from around the world Internet service provider United States Julius Genachowski Federal Communications Commission
New FCC chair just blocked 9 companies from providing affordable Internet to the poor
Regulators are telling nine companies they won't be allowed to participate in a federal program meant to help them provide affordable Internet access to low-income consumers - weeks after those companies had been given the green light. The move, announced Friday by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, reverses...
69212 points by Chicago Tribune | Consumer protection Broadband Internet access Internet Poverty Internet service provider United States National broadband plans from around the world Service provider
As Google Fiber scales down its broadband business, San Francisco moves ahead on its own
It wasn’t so long ago — three years, to be exact — that communities all over the country were slavering over the prospect of getting fiber-based, blazing-fast broadband Internet service from Google. More than 1,000 communities had fallen all over themselves to meet the company’s terms, which included...
104 points by Los Angeles Times | Broadband Internet access Internet service provider Internet Wi-Fi Broadband Building Internet exchange point
Trump's victory could spell the end of the FCC's net neutrality regulations
Donald Trump’s victory means Republicans soon will take control of the Federal Communications Commission. That could spell the end for net neutrality regulations and other initiatives of the agency’s hard-charging Democratic chairman. The regulations imposed utility-like oversight of broadband...
1519 points by Los Angeles Times | Network neutrality Regulation Federal Communications Commission Barack Obama Administrative law Julius Genachowski Democratic Party Broadband Internet access
SpaceX seeks lift-off for global satellite internet network
SpaceX has officially asked the US government for permission to launch a global internet service, powered by thousands of satellites placed in Earth’s orbit. Read Full Article at RT.com
241 points by Russia Today | Satellite International Space Station Broadband Internet access Geosynchronous orbit Orbital Earth Orbit Moon
Layer3 TV launches cable service in Chicago
Layer3 TV quietly launched its high-end cable service in Chicago this week with national aspirations and a modest retail kiosk in Northbrook Court. The Denver-based company is bucking cord-cutting trends and looking to lure disgruntled cable subscribers with an offering that includes hundreds of...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Broadband IPTV High-definition television Cable television Broadband Internet access Satellite television Cable modem CableCARD
High-speed internet in Silverton pulls mining village out of digital desert
Two years after residents in the remote San Juan County town — the county’s only town, population: 639 — celebrated the pending arrival of fiber-optic cable, they remain in the digital desert.
835 points by The Denver Post | Internet service provider Broadband Internet access County Broadband San Juan County Colorado Colorado municipalities Coaxial cable Cable modem