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You'll pay more for privacy with AT&T's gigabit broadband

AT&T's Gigapower broadband service has arrived in Kansas City. But as in Austin, you'll pay more if you want AT&T to ignore what you're doing online.

Making sense of the wireless technology spectrum

Learn all about the invisible tech that keeps us connected, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC.

Experimental networking tech beams data across the room with light

Oxford University researchers develop a way to transmit data across a room at 100-gigabit speeds using a beam of light. The Flash would be impressed.

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Huawei looks to give indoor mobile speeds a boost with LTE-Advanced

The network equipment used is capable of download speeds at up to 300Mbps

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Huawei faces outcry over telecom towers in Zambia

Towers do not adhere to technical specifications

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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