News tagged with communications companies

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

(AP)—People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial ...

Feb 26, 2015
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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Verizon to pay $7.4 mn for US privacy violations

US telecom giant Verizon has agreed to pay a $7.4 million fine to settle a probe into its privacy practices, including accessing customer data for marketing purposes, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 03, 2014
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Cox plans gigabit Internet speeds in three cities

Cable company Cox Communications says it plans to boost Internet download speeds to 1 gigabit per second starting in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha, Nebraska, late this year. That is dozens of times faster than typical broadband ...

May 22, 2014
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Future IT challenges in scientific research

CERN openlab, the public-private partnership between CERN, leading IT companies and research institutes, released today a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research to shape its upcoming three-year phase starting ...

May 22, 2014
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Some facts about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward adopting new regulations that could create fast lanes for Internet traffic from websites that can afford to pay for the privilege. ...

May 16, 2014
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