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Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency's powers

Gripes about internet speed are common across the country, but in certain towns the complaints have a special twist: the fact that local utilities want to offer faster broadband infrastructure, but state governments — at the apparent behest of the telecom industry — have passed laws to prevent them from doing so. 1,144 more words

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

Why did Netflix decide to cave in and pay Comcast for a better direct connection to its network? Because apparently slow Netflix streaming on Comcast was costing the company customers. 70 more words

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White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory Board. 213 more words

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Droid-Life points us to a new FCC filing for a mysterious Motorola device that is likely the rumoured Moto X+1 headed for AT&T.

The report notes that the device supports AT&T connectivity and also shares some details on size that would line up with leaks of a 5.2-inch display expected for the next-gen Moto X: The FCC measurements indicate that this Motorola phone is 140×72.6mm – the Galaxy S5 is 142×72.5mm. 82 more words

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Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes

It was something of a surprise when Etsy, a website for the artisanal crowd, decided this summer to wade into a battle over a proposed plan by the FCC to end so-called net neutrality rules for the internet. 533 more words

FCC Fines T-Mobile $819,000 For Selling Phones That Don't Work With Hearing Aids

Let’s point out something very, very obvious: within reason, everyone should have the right to communicate over the phone, even if they live with some form of hearing loss. 223 more words