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Americans spend 33 hours a week watching TV, and broadband sees streaming gain ground

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According to Nielsen’s latest cross-platform video report, Americans now spend more than 33 hours each week watching video across all screens, but how they’re consuming this visual content – be it traditional TV or online – is changing. The report indicates that 75.3% of Americans are now paying for broadband...
Americans spend 33 hours a week watching TV, and broadband sees streaming gain ground

Virgin and BT in broadband row

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Virgin is due to tell a Lord's select committee that rival BT is being subsidised by government cash....
Virgin and BT in broadband row

Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

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Virgin Media's school report for both last year and last quarter has been pretty positive for the Branson-Branded service. It pulled down £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in revenue for the year and made its first ever profit with a tidy £76 million ($120 million). In the last quarter alone,...
Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

Dish buys TerreStar and DBSD, inches towards LTE future

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DBSD North America and TerreStar Networks probably aren't the first two companies you think of when talking about cutting edge broadband, but they're integral to Dish Network's LTE plans. Both companies were in dire straights, with TerreStar declaring bankruptcy in 2010 and DBSD filing for Chapter 11 in 2009. But,...
Dish buys TerreStar and DBSD, inches towards LTE future

Super-connected cities announced

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Ten cities have been chosen to benefit from super-fast broadband while the chancellor offers tax breaks for the games industry....
Super-connected cities announced

Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets

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Remember the ten dozen WiFi hotspots London's underground said it was prepping ahead of the 2012 Olympic games? Virgin Media says they'll be free -- at least to start. By the time July rolls around, 80 stations will be rocking that sweet, sweet internet, and an additional 40 tube...
Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets

Bringing broadband to the boonies: The odyssey begins

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It took years, but Crave writer Eric Mack can finally Skype from his home office in rural New Mexico. In part one of a weeklong series, he leaves city life behind. [Read more]...
Bringing broadband to the boonies: The odyssey begins

Julius Genachowski voices support for capped, tiered broadband

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FCC honcho Julius Genachowski has come out in favor of usage-based pricing for your broadband. At this year's Cable Show, he said that he supported the sort of usage caps that Comcast adopted last week and hoped that such plans would reduce costs for those who use less internet....
Julius Genachowski voices support for capped, tiered broadband

Comcast earnings beat expectations for Q1

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Looks like it's time for a little endzone celebration in the City of Brotherly Love this week. Comcast issued its earnings, and things are looking up, marking a 30 percent profit increase for the first quarter. Revenue for the cable company is at $14.9 billion, beating out analyst estimates...
Comcast earnings beat expectations for Q1

Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 3: Fiber's not free

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Stimulus dollars are connecting Eric Mack's tiny mountain town to a high-speed fiber network. But without further investment, the new technology could continue to pass him by. [Read more]...
Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 3: Fiber's not free

TiVo Demand Boosts Virgin Media

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Virgin Media posted solid fourth-quarter results, including a 30% jump in net profit, driven by a strong consumer appetite for its new pay-television service and for superfast broadband....
TiVo Demand Boosts Virgin Media

Ofcom aims to cap BT line rental charges from April

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Ofcom, has proposed price cuts of up to 19% in the amount that Openreach – BT's network of landlines – charges rival operatorsThe prices consumers pay for broadband and landline telephone services are expected to fall after Ofcom announced plans to reduce the amount BT can charge rivals to rent...
Ofcom aims to cap BT line rental charges from April

Google grows IP arsenal with mobile patents from Magnolia Broadband

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In the tech industry, you're only as safe as your latest batch of patent procurements. And Google, stuffed with billion dollar coffers, is only too happy to comply. Neatly paired with its recently wrapped Motorola acquisition, the Mountain View-based company's just expanded its intellectual property holdings with a portfolio...
Google grows IP arsenal with mobile patents from Magnolia Broadband

Cambridge becomes UK's first White Space city as trials declared a success

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The UK White Space consortium has declared its technology trials a success in Cambridge today. Some of tech's biggest names teamed up to equip Silicon Fen with Neul's "Weightless" broadband gear -- managing to get an 8Mbps data service out to the residents of rural Orwell. While great for...
Cambridge becomes UK's first White Space city as trials declared a success
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.

Why Windows 8′s radically cut launch upgrade price matters

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Microsoft just announced that for Windows 7 users, the price to upgrade to Windows 8 will be a mere $39.99. That’s a rather shocking number, if you put it in context. The move will boost Windows 8′s launch, and help the Windows Store get off the ground in one piece. Of course,...
Why Windows 8′s radically cut launch upgrade price matters
Super-yacht IT: life as a nautical broadband specialist

China Calls Australia's Ban on Huawei "unjust"

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China's Ministry of Commerce said it was deeply concerned with the Australian government's refusal to allow Huawei to supply equipment to a national broadband......
China Calls Australia's Ban on Huawei "unjust"
Verizon's HomeFusion residential 4G LTE available nationwide starting this week

Today's Scuttlebot: Finnish Broadband, and Buying Facebook

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes a report criticizing venture capital investing, an academic study of the popularity of LOLCats and a reported sighting of a prototype for Apple's HDTV....
Today's Scuttlebot: Finnish Broadband, and Buying Facebook
FCC chairman supports 'experimentation' with tiered broadband plans
FCC asks Verizon to explain its conditional 700MHz spectrum sale

H2O offers prepaid unlimited 4G broadband for $50 per month

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H2O Wireless, once known as O2 Wireless, has taken live what it claims is the first prepaid 4G unlimited Internet access with its Bolt 4G Unlimited plan. The $50 rate both sheds contracts and 'secret' fees such as activation. The company is hoping to match Clear's rates for WiMAX with...
H2O offers prepaid unlimited 4G broadband for $50 per month

EU Wants Broadcasters to Give up Yet More Spectrum for Broadband

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Europe's Digital Agenda Commissioner has told tv broadcasters to free up another 200MHz of spectrum for mobile operators in addition to the 1GHz already......
EU Wants Broadcasters to Give up Yet More Spectrum for Broadband

Comcast Is First U.S. ISP to Offer IPv6 to Home Gateway Users

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Comcast has become the first U.S. broadband ISP to enable next-gen Internet services for residential customers....
Comcast Is First U.S. ISP to Offer IPv6 to Home Gateway Users
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.

1Mpad is Malaysia's first branded tablet, delivers 7 inches of Gingerbread for $315

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So you've decided that it's time to make a tablet part of your life, but a lack of star-spangled slabs has prompted you to defer the purchase. Malaysians now face no such dilemma, due in no small part to the 1Malasyia Pad -- the country's first branded tab. The...
1Mpad is Malaysia's first branded tablet, delivers 7 inches of Gingerbread for $315

Verizon rolls out HomeFusion LTE broadband nationally

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Verizon is making its HomeFusion residential LTE boadband available across the US from May 3. The service has moved from a pilot program to a full product as an alternative to typical cable and DSL connections.......
Verizon rolls out HomeFusion LTE broadband nationally

Google's fiber installation patent application shows broadband dreams

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The Net giant tries to patent a technique for using a flat, flexible housing to lower the cost of bringing a superfast Internet to homes. Just how big will Google Fiber be? [Read more]...
Google's fiber installation patent application shows broadband dreams

At last, broadband in the boonies, but at a price

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In the final installment of a weeklong series, Crave writer Eric Mack finally succeeds in bringing broadband Internet access to his isolated mountain home. See how he did it. [Read more]...
At last, broadband in the boonies, but at a price
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