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Google Rolls Out Free Gigabit Ethernet To Public Housing Locations

High-speed internet is improving across the US, but not everyone is experiencing the same level of improvement. Google wants to help solve that problem, albeit in a highly limited fashion.


Cuba Is Finally Getting Home Broadband

Cuba is one of the least-connected nations in the world. But yesterday its state telecommunications company announced that it was launching the first domestic broadband scheme in Havana.


Six Ignorant US Senators Want To Slow Down High-Speed Internet

Last year the FCC had the US rejoicing when it upped the minimum requirements for broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps. It meant that many internet service providers could no longer classify their service as broadband. So while it didn’t instantly improve speeds, it did shame ISPs and cost them in the tax breaks and grants that come with this classification.


A Dumb Typo Saw An ISP Penalise The Wrong Guy For Heavy Data Usage

When a programmer from Tennessee returned home off vacation, he found US ISP Comcast hassling him for using 120GB of data while he was away from home. But it turns out that a simple typo in Comcast’s records was what saw him copping the blame for someone else’s data habit.


What Happens In A World Ruled By Broadband Monopolies

An entire town in northern Canada just lost its internet. Not for a few minutes. Not even for a few hours. The area’s one and only internet service provider went out of business, and now the town of Stewart, British Columbia will be without internet for months.


Tim Wu's Already Taking Down Big Broadband Companies In New York

We all know the problem: You pay for one impressive-sounding broadband speed but you actually get a much less impressive speed. Now, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman and his new teammate Tim Wu are doing something about the problem. They’re investigating!


Huge Hack Hits 4 Million British Broadband Customers

British broadband provider TalkTalk has admitted that all of its 4 million customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and bank details may have stolen by hackers.


How To Build A Better Internet

Living in the US as I do, I pay Time Warner Cable every month for broadband that works 70 percent of the time. Just for fun, I recently upgraded to the company’s best, fastest service — 300 Mbps — and guess what. After weeks of speed tests, I can confidently say that I don’t get those speeds. Ever.


The ACCC Is Keeping An Eye On Your Crappy ISP

Have you ever had to rely on hearsay and obscure internet forums when deciding what ISP is going to offer the best quality service? Australia’s biggest companies currently sell their plans competitively based on price, but until now there has been no way to measure the comparative quality each company can offer.


ACCC: TPG's iiNet Takeover Didn't 'Substantially' Muck Things Up For Broadband In Australia

TPG’s recent takeover of iiNet has left a few people out of a job and more people just annoyed. While the transition hasn’t exactly been smooth, you’ll be pleased to know that Australia’s competition watchdog thought it went OK. But it won’t be happening again.


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