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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform

Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform The company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Netflix to allow Netflix access over its own X1 platform.Prior to this, Comcast blocked Netflix from its hardware.

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy People get up in arms when it comes to privacy on services like Google and Facebook, but your ISP could gather much, much more information about you if it wanted.The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.

The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate

The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate In the lead-up to the first presidential debate on Monday, Hofstra University dropped a bombshell on journalists attending the event to cover it for various publications.Instead of providing free Wi-Fi or offering the service for a nominal fee, attendees were expected to pony up $200 per person.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges If you’re a Comcast customer, chances are you’re now operating under an effective 1TB data cap.We have learned that our customers want the peace of mind to stream, surf, game, download, or do whatever they want online.