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Internet via lasers, drones: How Zuckerberg will bring the 'Net to all

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Connectivity Lab, which will develop the tech to bring the Internet (and Facebook) to the rest of the world.

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Netflix CEO knocks Comcast in call for stronger net neutrality rules

The streaming media service may be getting improved speeds from Comcast now that it's paying for direct access to the ISP's network, but Reed Hastings doesn't sound too thrilled with the arrangement.

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Google Fiber 'contest' opens up to 34 more cities, including San Francisco Bay Area

Having proven Google Fiber works, Google plans to launch the service in 34 cities across eight metropolitan areas. But not all of them.

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Customers suffer slow streams while Netflix and ISPs battle over video delivery, says WSJ

ISPs like Verizon want Netflix to pay for the massive amount of video traffic flowing across its networks. But Netflix is reluctant to do so.

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Focus may be on cable, but Comcast-Time Warner deal has broadband implications, too

The buyout might improve service for some,but it would give a larger Comcast more control over users' broadband experience.

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Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase is a merger of monopolies

The two biggest cable companies in the U.S. might be merging. But these companies are already Internet-access monopolies, which is the real problem. And the FCC is the only group that can solve it.

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Reports: Comcast looking to buy Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion

The purchase would combine the two largest cable operators in the U.S.

Google taps YouTube to rate ISP video quality performance

Is your streaming video chugging because your router sucks or your ISP sucks? Google wants to answer that very question.

Meet WISP, the wireless future of Internet service

No cable or phone line required. No satellite lag. Traditional ISPs should be nervous.

Europe claims satellites enable total broadband coverage

The European Commission (EC) claims that basic broadband is now available to every house in Europe.