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FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encourage deployment


Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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FCC calls blocking of personal Wi-Fi hotspots 'disturbing trend'

The FCC vows that no more Marriott-like Wi-Fi blocking schemes will be tolerated

Republicans call on FCC to release Net neutrality proposal before voting

Three top Republican lawmakers say they want the FCC process to be more transparent

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How has Time Warner failed users? Let us count the ways

On the heels of Net neutrality and municipal broadband, a new complaint against Time Warner could put the kibosh on its merger with Comcast

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Big visions for 5G before the FCC

Drones, robots, and satellites are all envisioned in high-frequency wireless spectrum, according to FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google, Samsung, Intel

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

Obama promises to promote Net neutrality, broadband

Obama also called for a new package of cyber security legislation in his State of the Union speech

Republican Net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

The draft legislation would prohibit the FCC from reclassifying broadband and take away the agency's rulemaking authority

Google, Apple increase offer to $415 million to settle no-poaching case

Judge will decide at a March hearing whether to approve the settlement from tech giants Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe

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Think local: The struggle for municipal broadband

Who wants to legislate bans on municipal broadband? The big ISPs and the politicians they bankroll

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Keeping the Internet free means letting go of ICANN

For the sake of a truly open Internet, the U.S. Department of Commerce needs to move ahead with its plan to transfer control of ICANN to an independent governance structure.

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New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs

Intel, Google, Apple try again to settle employee antitrust lawsuit

A previous settlement for conspiring to prevent the poaching of workers was rejected by the court last year for being too low

Obama opposes state limits on municipal broadband

The president's new broadband proposal will encourage the FCC to move against limits on city-financed projects

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Obama proposes new 30-day data breach notification law

The president previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission

Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the liability protection and a measure to increase penalties for computer crimes on Tuesday

Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and retailers like Target and Home Depot

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