Post Tagged with: "Internet"

FCC Raises Bar for Broadband Internet Speeds

Many Americans technically no longer have a broadband Internet connection, thanks to a decision by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has revised the definition of broadband services, raising the standard for downloads from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps and the upload speed from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps. Since the average speed of Internet [...]

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Net Neutrality Rules Delayed to 2015 as FCC Responds to Obama’s Plan

Net neutrality has been a big topic this year and that’s set to continue into 2015. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, originally said that he wanted to have new rules in place by the end of the year. However, that’s unlikely after comments from President Obama earlier this week. Obama has [...]

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FCC Receives Record 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

Monday marked the last day for the public to submit comments on the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed new net neutrality rules. The agency has received a record number of comments, totaling 3 million submissions from consumers, advocates, businesses, and lawmakers that continued to roll in up to the midnight deadline. The number of submissions received [...]

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Apple to Step Up iCloud Security after Celebrity Photo Theft

Apple is planning to upgrade security measures for its iCloud service. The announcement comes shortly after several celebrities had their iCloud accounts compromised and nude photos posted on the Internet. Apple maintains that iCloud was not hacked and the intrusions were a result of specific attacks on individual accounts. Hackers correctly answered security questions to [...]

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Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

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AT&T Delivers Promised 1Gbps Fiber Broadband Speeds in Austin

AT&T is finally delivering the promised 1Gbps speeds to customers on its fiber broadband service in Austin, Texas. The carrier said on Monday that it has upgraded its GigaPower service and currently subscribed customers in Austin will see their speeds increase automatically. Though AT&T announced that it would launch its U-verse with GigaPower in the [...]

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Netflix Signs Interconnection Agreement with AT&T

Netflix has signed another interconnection agreement, this time with AT&T. The story was first reported by Mashable, with a statement from AT&T revealing that the agreement was actually reached in May, though connections are only just now being turned up. For AT&T customers, the deal should mean faster streaming when watching videos on Netflix. This [...]

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FCC Puts $100 Million toward Rural Broadband

There’s a lot of talk about making sure everyone in America has access to the Internet, but the Federal Communications Commission is putting its money where its mouth is. The FCC has allocated $100 million for research into developing low-cost broadband solutions for rural areas. The agency’s goal is to eventually launch networks in unconnected [...]

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Google Launches YouTube Video Quality Report for ISPs

Google is following in the steps of Netflix by ranking Internet service providers on whether they can deliver high-quality video-streaming for YouTube. The company has put together a Video Quality Report website which lets users see the ranking of ISPs in their area. The site also provides some information on how video-streaming gets to a [...]

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Google Purchases Songza Music-Streaming Service

Google announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring the music-streaming service Songza. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but earlier reports suggested the price tag could be around $15 million. Songza is a free online radio service similar to Pandora. Its defining characteristic is providing context based listening by asking users why [...]

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