FCC floats new rules for data lines that bind America’s networks

Not everyone pleased with proposed access rules

The FCC has put forward a new set of rules governing the data network connections that glue our modern lives together.…

NBN launches satellite broadband services

Sky Muster 1 gets ministerial button press for symmetrical 25Mbps services

Australia’s national broadband network (NBN) has turned on its 25Mbps satellite service.…

Comcast Com-templates Com-trashing Com-crap Com-pact Com-caps

Cable giant thinks 1TB a month ought to be enough for anyone

Comcast has decided that rather than slap a 300GB-a-month download cap on some of its broadband customers, it will instead give them a 1TB limit.…

UK’s ‘superfast’ broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

Oh, and Hull is the worst city in the UK for take-up

The government may claim that 90 per cent of the UK has superfast broadband, but in reality an analysis of customers’ speeds in 20 major cities, including London, found most folk aren’t even getting 24Mbps speeds.…

Sure, let’s build the NBN with technology that’s not proven at scale

What could possibly go wrong if we adopt fibre-to-the-distribution point? Plenty

Internet Australia’s new National Broadband Network (NBN) policy advocates using a technology yet to be proven to work at scale.…

Samsung’s little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

Insurance companies happy – but why should motor owners bother?

Samsung is developing a small black box device that will plug into your car under the dashboard and instantly turn it into a smart, connected car.…

AT&T credits DirecTV gobble for $41bn quarter

2.3 million new mobile subscribers didn’t hurt either

AT&T says its recent purchase of satellite provider DirecTV helped drive a 24 per cent jump in revenues.…

T-Mobile US gobbles up another 2.2m customers. Its secret? Just don’t be like Verizon or AT&T

Top tip: Don’t be evil

For yet another quarter, “uncarrier” T‑Mobile US has shown that there is money to be made in giving customers what they want.…

Charter can gobble TWC for $78.7bn … if it bins monthly download caps

There’s always a catch

FCC boss Tom Wheeler has put out the terms for his watchdog’s approval of Charter Communications’ $78bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.…