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Google's Lame Defense of its Net Neutrality Pact

Google has broken the relative silence it has maintained after coming out with a controversial framework for addressing net neutrality, which it developed with Verizon. In a post called "Facts about our network neutrality proposal" Google explains itself. But here are the facts about Google's facts.…

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Net Neutrality Groups Plan Google Protest

Several grassroots organizations are planning a protest at noon tomorrow at Google’s Mountain View campus. The groups plan to protest because the search giant has teamed up with Verizon to offer a compromise on net neutrality that has the potential to create a two-tiered Internet.…

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Broadband Additions Hit a New Low in the U.S.

Cable and telephone companies added a scant 336,000 net broadband subscriptions during the second quarter, according to the Leichtman Research Group: the lowest amount in the nine years that the analyst firm has tracked such additions. Telcos were the big losers as cable tromped DSL.…

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Sorry Fiber Fans, I've Got Some Bad News

More than 70 percent of U.S. broadband customers are happy with their overall service, according to Leichtman Research Group. And just 26 percent are "very interested" in receiving faster speeds at home. Which means that big, bold fiber efforts aren't supported by today's consumer demand.…

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