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Verizon's Just The Latest Big Evil Media Conglomerate Waiting To Happen

Verizon’s $US4.4 billion bid for AOL isn’t just another whimsical moment in web investment weirdness. It’s serious. The deal creates a huge media-communications giant, just like huge evil media conglomerates before it — and, if you consider the facts, it’s possibly worse.


Pro/Con: Why Google's Fi Could Be Awesome And Terrible

Today, Google announced its very own wireless network in the US. Just $US20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $US10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already?


5 Sad Facts About America's Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some pretty depressing statistics about American’s slow, shitty internet.


Australia's Internet And Mobile Plans Are Slowly Getting Cheaper

Good news for all Aussies — our internet and mobile phone lines are getting cheaper, all around the country. Not overnight, and not by a huge amount, but it’s happening.


FCC Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Rules In America's History

The open internet finally got the protection it deserves from profit-hungry cable companies. The FCC just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules in this country’s history, punctuating a years-long battle for this future of the internet. However, the war’s not yet over.


Did The Internet Win Yet? No. But Here's What We Got.

It’s a good day for the internet: Wired just published an op-ed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler detailing his new proposal for strict net neutrality rules, rules that largely resemble the terrific plan President Obama outlined a few months ago. Great! But let’s be real: An opinion piece is not a new policy.


It's Finally Game Time For Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the US government is expected to propose new net neutrality rules that would treat the internet more like a public utility. According to several reports, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. This is great news — if true.


Foxtel Broadband Bundles: Everything You Need To Know

Foxtel’s long-awaited broadband bundles are here. For a nominal fee, you get home internet, fixed-line service and Foxtel entertainment in one bill, all delivered over the Telstra network. Here’s what you’ll pay (hint: it’s expensive), and everything else you need to know.


FCC Redefines Broadband As Guaranteed Download Speeds Of 25 Mbps Or Faster

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to redefine broadband as “internet which is actually fast enough to use”. Now, in order to call its service broadband, companies in the US will need to guarantee download speeds of 25 Mbps or faster and upload speeds of 3 Mbps or faster. This is really, really good news.


Imagine If We Could Have The Internet Plan New York Just Announced...

Good news if you live in New York! Your internet is about to get faster and cheaper, and all it took was the shuffling of funds from big corporate banks to companies working hard to improve infrastructure for the good of the people — if you live in New York. Good job, New York. Your turn, everywhere else.


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