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FCC: Sorry ISPs, 4 Mbits/s ain't broadband

The agency will require wired broadband providers to deliver 10Mbps to get federal funding.

Gigabit speeds over telephone wires get closer thanks to new G.fast standard

G.fast offers speeds of up to 1Gbps over copper -- but only for those within 100m of their operator's fiber network.

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Comcast could deliver its new Xfinity X1 TV independent of its Internet service. But it won’t

Cable giant says it can deliver all its TV services from the cloud, but don’t expect to see X1 on anyone’s pipes but Comcast’s.

'Obamaphone' subsidy program should include broadband, group says

The FCC's Lifeline program should subsidize broadband, not just voice service, for low-income US residents, the group says.

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

Eshoo calls on the agency to use old telecom regulations, but take a light touch toward applying the rules

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Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity

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.

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Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for a gigabit Internet

Experts see big changes to health-care, gaming and other industries from a gigabit-speed Internet. What would you use it for?

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Here's a to-do list for Comcast's first 'customer experience' exec

As Comcast tries to convince legislators to approve its merger with Time-Warner cable, it appoints a senior executive to overhaul its customer experience.

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AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with $40 deal that has plenty of strings attached

AT&T's new U-verse bundle lures you in with basic cable, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go, all for $40 per month. But if you read the fine print, that price will change dramatically in a year's time.