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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

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Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

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The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

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Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Go NAS for Amped-Up Security

A smart NAS setup can help protect you from intruders both virtual and physical. Here's how.

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BitTorrent Sync file transfer speeds blow away Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive, BT says

The fight isn't exactly fair, but it reinforces what we already knew: Peer-to-peer file sharing can be much, much faster than cloud-based syncing.

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EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

The move comes as Cisco and EMC are increasingly competitive on some fronts

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Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

The Canadian vendor said enterprise telephony is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator

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Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa

Expansion of its operations in Rwanda recognizes the country's regional role as an Internet services hub

New Gadget Provides Mobile Wi-Fi and Portable Power in One Device

Netgear and AT&T 'unite' to create a new mobile hotspot device which can connect up to 15 devices.

Planning the supercharged future of Ethernet: Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes

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ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Webcasts of intergovernmental committee meetings, and access to working documents, follow calls for transparency

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Vietnam-based Viettel enters East African market

Operator is expected to use Tanzania as a path for further investment in Africa.

Apple's new iPads

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

The new Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen.

Envious of fiber broadband? Help is on the way for copper users

Speeds at up to 1Gbps will eventually be possible over copper lines, albeit short distances. But that could be enough to reach homes.