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AT&T threatens to skip the incentive spectrum auction

AT&T's threat to not participate in the upcoming auction could jeopardize the success of the auction, but it's unclear how serious it's warning is as its arguments seem weak when scrutinized.

12 hours ago from CNET

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Sen. Franken urges Netflix to weigh in on Comcast-TWC deal

So far, no big companies have opined on what they think of the massive cable merger -- but Sen. Al Franken wants to change that.

15 hours ago from CNET

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Aio Wireless takes a cue from Sprint's Framily plan with new group discounts

Cheesy moniker aside, Sprint's newly minted Framily plan is not one to be ignored. It allows you to save money by sharing an account with, well, friends and family, all while being billed separately ...

12 hours ago from Engadget

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Sky and TalkTalk announce 1 Gbps broadband for UK cities

Broadband speeds in the UK currently max out at about 300 Mbps, provided by British Telecom. Sky and TalkTalk have now announced that they intend to bring 1 Gbps speeds to UK cities. The roll-out ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in the past 17 months now that Netflix is paying for a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from

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DARPA plans to bring Wi-Fi to front line troops via re-purposed drones

The Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to extend connectivity for forward military units with the use of small Wi-Fi-hosting drones. The aim of the Mobile Hotspots project ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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T-Mobile is sorry for charging "greedy, predatory" fees, will (mostly) stop

T-Mobile charges for extra data on 500MB plans, but it's not an "overage" fee.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Arstechnica

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Verizon More Everything Plan Now Offer Greater Savings

Verizon Wireless is stepping up its game once again by announcing additional savings for existing and new subscribers that move to the Verizon More Everything Plan. AT&T did something along ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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Pay TV subscriptions expected to rise through 2019

Pay TV turnaround as subs to grow through 2019

Tue 15 Apr 14 from USA today

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