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Google wants to bring Fiber to Dallas

Google wants to bring its gigabit Fiber internet service to Dallas, the company announced today. It’s important to note that, for now, the company is only “exploring” the idea of br

FCC proposes new privacy rules for ISPs

As widely expected, the FCC has proposed expansive new data privacy rules for broadband providers that, if adopted, could see ISPs required to gain explicit consent from users for using or sharing the

American privacy in the digital era should not be for sale

Here's why the imminent FCC vote to expand privacy protections to include broadband connections is important.

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?

Mexico is one of Uber’s largest and most profitable markets.

Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service

Verizon, the parent of TechCrunch's parent AOL, is being accused of violating net neutrality principles by excluding its own mobile video streaming service, go90, from data charges -- thereby creating

Google’s WiFi for Indian Train Stations Launches At Mumbai Central Railway Station Tomorrow

Google’s long-anticipated Wi-Fi for railway stations in India is slowly going operational starting tomorrow. As was announced late last September, Mumbai Central railway station will be the first l

FCC Urged To Rein In Broadband Providers On Privacy Grounds

More than 50 U.S. consumer and privacy organizations including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have co-signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler calling for "

Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit has a new ISP: Rocket Fiber is today detailing its upcoming fiber optic internet service, which it brags are 1,000 times faster than the current average internet connectivity in Detro

Oklahoma City, Jacksonville And Tampa Invited To Explore Google Fiber

Forget that Google Fiber went down in Kansas City during the World Series last night, the service is speedy as all hell. Today, the Fiber team announced the exploration of 3 new locations: Oklahoma Ci

Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

According to AdAge, our corporate overlord Verizon will be introducing a new logo this week. Proving that we have little or nothing to do with AOL or Verizon really, this was also news to us.

President Obama: “The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity”

A lot of people are aware that third-world countries still need Internet access. That's why there's Facebook's sometimes controversial Internet.org. What not a lot of people are aware of is that one o

U.K. Push For Better Broadband For Startups

U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has called for more to be done to improve broadband services for startups and SMEs, publishing a report assessing the problem and setting out an action plan to improve br

Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcin

Chairman Wheeler Predicts FCC Will Beat Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality

Now that the FCC is the subject of several lawsuits, and its leader, Chairman Tom Wheeler, was dragged in front of Congress repeatedly to answer the same battery of inanity, it’s worth checking

BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile —

Tech Companies Praise The FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced this morning that he will invoke Title II and reclassify consumer broadband access as a telecommunications service, something that is anathema to Internet providers.

Cuomo Administration Proposes $1B Program To Expand Broadband Access In New York

The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today <a target="_blank" href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/2015-opportunity-agenda-restoring-economic-opportunity-1">announced an ambitious br

BT In Talks To Acquire UK’s First 4G/LTE Carrier, EE, For £12.5BN

UK telco BT has confirmed it is in talks to acquire mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion -- the largest of the U.K.'s carriers, and the first to roll out a 4G/LTE network, back in fall 2012.

FCC Chairman Calls For Stronger Broadband Competition, Especially For High-Speed Connections

In a speech this morning, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler discussed the state of American broadband, arguing that there is a lack of competition in the market, especially in terms of truly fast connections.
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