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  • After Wheeler unveils proposal, what's next for net neutrality?

    A flurry of activity will follow the plan from U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility as the foundation for new net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Feb. 15 06:47
  • Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

    In the debate over net neutrality, AT&T and Cisco are warning that fiber optic cable rollouts could be delayed -- and revenues lost -- if President Obama's recently proposed rules move ahead.

    Written by Matt Hamblen14 Nov. 14 23:15
  • U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

    The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan18 April 14 21:36
  • Gigabit Internet Service Providers Challenge Traditional ISPs

    Companies such as Comcast and Time Warner don't think the United States is ready for -- or even needs -- gigabit Internet, but Google Fiber and a host of independent initiatives suggest that they are faster and cheaper.

    Written by J.D. Sartain18 Feb. 14 17:44
  • US court strikes down net neutrality: What's next?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and its allies have several options, with most of them difficult, after a U.S. appeals court struck down most of the agency's 2010 net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Jan. 14 20:48
  • Cell phones on planes may be heading for the US, but will anyone use them?

    In-flight cellular in the U.S. may be closer to reality than some consumers realize, with foreign airlines poised to extend services they already offer elsewhere. But evidence from overseas suggests the odds of being trapped next to a chronic caller are slim.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 Dec. 13 18:34
  • The latest move to kill bad patents divides tech industry

    Technology users -- retailers, in particular -- are being snared in patent infringement lawsuits, prompting Congress to eye reforms that could change how lawsuits are filed and who pays if they're frivolous.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 Dec. 13 11:28
  • FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

    Anyone who dreads hearing one end of a loud phone call all the way from Anchorage to Miami, take heart: The plan to allow cellphones on planes could fail in more ways than an overbooked flight at a snowbound airport on Christmas Eve.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 Nov. 13 01:12
  • Perspective: Curbing data use is key to reining in NSA

    Any effort to rein in the National Security Agency after its widespread spy activities were revealed in leaked documents must focus on more than simply limiting what personal data can be collected.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan19 Nov. 13 17:51
  • Net neutrality faces uncertain court ruling in US

    It's difficult to predict how an appeals court will rule after it hears arguments Monday in Verizon Communication's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Sept. 13 18:38
  • What's coming next in the tech immigration battle

    Congress will begin its summer break this week without any plan for high-skill immigration. Here's what to watch for when lawmakers return in September.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau31 July 13 21:02
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