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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural broadband experiment could use sheep as Wi-Fi hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 12

Governments tighten grip on net ... Facebook supersizes open networking switch ... Apple gets bonded labor out of supply chain ... and more

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Cisco posts revenue gains, vows to beat VMware's network software

Sales of Cisco's key products for software-defined networking are growing fast, the company says

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Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

The '6-pack' switch design expands on Facebook's Wedge, and both are due to be released through OCP

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Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out

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FCC commish knocks Net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

Republican Commissioner Pai says Wheeler's plan would allow the FCC to adopt more rules in the future

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Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom hit 450-Mbit speeds over LTE

The three operators took part in tests during which speeds up to 450Mbps were reached, but there's a small catch.

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As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

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Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

LTE will soon tap into unlicensed spectrum, but not without safeguards

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Verizon blames net neutrality plans as it sells off wireline operations

The company is selling phone and Internet businesses in California, Florida and Texas

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After Wheeler unveils proposal, what's next for net neutrality?

Expect Republicans to push for their bill in Congress and broadband providers to sue in the coming months

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BT hopes to attract Web conference addicts with promise of better sound quality

BT is opening up its MeetMe with Dolby Voice conferencing service to new clients and countries

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FCC chairman says broadband should be treated as utility for net neutrality

Wheeler will offer net neutrality rules that reverse a long-standing agency practice of lightly regulating broadband