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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Real estate agent hit with 700 robocalls per day, halting her business for 5 days; at 2.4B robocalls per month in US, it's a major problem with no quick fix   —  Kim France gets a lot of calls—but nothing prepared her for receiving 700 a day.  —  As a real estate agent …
Sep 4, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system   —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
Jul 21, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable lobby tries to stop state probes into slow broadband speeds with help from FCC, after it petitioned agency for declaratory ruling on acceptable ad wording   —  Besides gutting net neutrality, industry wants less scrutiny of speed claims.  —  Broadband industry lobby groups …
Jun 19, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
14 people who say their names were used as part of 450K anti-net neutrality comments without permission ask FCC for public disclosure, removal of fake comments   —  FCC should investigate and throw out fake comments, impersonation victims say.  —  Fourteen people who say their names …
May 28, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Survey by cable trade group NCTA shows 61% of Americans strongly or somewhat support net neutrality rules, 51% say net shouldn't be considered a public utility   —  NCTA touts opposition to price caps—which don't exist for home Internet.  —  As US cable companies push to eliminate …
May 13, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC releases the full text of Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back Title II net neutrality rules ahead of May 18 vote, opens commenting system   —  Bans on blocking and throttling may not be necessary, FCC says.  —  You can now start filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate net neutrality rules.
Apr 27, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18   —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Apr 26, 2017, 6:58 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's 600MHz spectrum band auction results: T-Mobile will pay $7.99B for what it says is 31MHz of spectrum nationwide, Dish to pay $6.2B, Comcast to pay $1.7B   —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction …
Apr 13, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Canonical will discontinue its Unity desktop interface, focusing on GNOME instead, and will shutter its mobile projects   —  Ubuntu phones and tablets are dead, but the desktop, server, and cloud live on.  —  Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops …
Apr 5, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC says it plans to eliminate federal approvals process for firms seeking to offer broadband subsidies, leaving Lifeline broadband subsidy decisions to states   —  Pai won't approve new applications, drops court defense of broadband expansion.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Mar 29, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context

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