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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.

No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

The adoption of IPv6 will work better if more people upgrade at the same time, executives tell an ICANN meeting.

Internet traffic congestion real, but sporadic, study says

In some cases, congestion has lasted for months at a time or for most of a day, the study says.

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Wireless data traffic more than doubled in US in 2013

The average subscriber line carries 801 megabytes of data per month, said the CTIA.

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say

Forcing users to clean their infected computers on an ongoing basis would be more disruptive to cybercriminals than botnet takedowns, some security researchers say.

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Comcast and Time Warner rank dead last in satisfaction as merger looms

A combined company would probably be even worse, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

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Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

AT&T lays out plan for gigabit Internet dominance, setting up Google Fiber showdown

AT&T's plan to bring its 1Gbps fiber-optic service to new cities includes some of the metropolitan areas where Google Fiber is already deployed.

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Netflix pays off Comcast, discovers that speeds magically improve

In fact, Comcast streaming speeds shot up 65 percent since Netflix struck an interconnectivity deal with the ISP that gives it better access to Comcast's network.

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

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