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All hope of broadband privacy bites the dust

The FCC and Congress are working hard to ensure nothing stands in the way of ISPs profiting off your personal data

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FCC halts data security regulations for broadband providers

The rules required providers to take 'reasonable' measures to secure consumer data

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UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

It means you won't get real 5G service until 2020, according to the ITU, the UN's telecom standards body

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FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules

Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

The pre-commercial service for selected customers will connect homes with high-speed wireless

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Controversial LTE-U wireless tech OK'd by FCC

Ericsson, Nokia get go-ahead for LTE-U base stations despite early fears they might interfere with Wi-Fi

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AT&T to launch its proposed version of 5G wireless this year

Indianapolis and Austin will get the trial service, even though the actual standards for 5G are at least a year away

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Trump names net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC

Pai opposed former Chairman Tom Wheeler's reclassification of broadband as a utility

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Farewell to the FCC as we know it

The Trump team’s plan for the FCC would strip it of authority to champion consumer rights and combat anticompetitive telecom activities

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AT&T and Verizon squeeze 'unlimited' data users

AT&T and Verizon would like nothing better than to push legacy unlimited data customers onto more expensive capped plans

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Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

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FCC Chairman Wheeler to step down in January

Wheeler pushed for net neutrality rules and municipal broadband

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Say good-bye to net neutrality

The Open Internet now rests in the hands of a GOP that has been openly hostile to net neutrality rules

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Google Fiber claims a small victory amid a larger defeat

FCC refutes AT&T’s argument that pro-Google Fiber rules are invalid, but does little to shake the incumbent’s hold on the broadband market

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CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 Communications in $34B deal

The combined company will operate in more than 60 countries, giving CenturyLink's larger enterprise customers the benefits of a larger global presence

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FCC tells ISPs to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

But the rules only apply to broadband providers, not to Google, Facebook, and other web-based companies

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