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Republicans rail against FCC Chairman Wheeler's municipal-broadband proposals

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's call to rework laws that ban or inhibit growth of municipal broadband networks is facing strong opposition from Republican leaders, who argue that the regulator does not have the authority to meddle with state laws.

New Sony, Google devices won't shake up the video-streaming market

There seems to be no end in sight to vendors creating new streaming devices, with Sony and Google set to debut their PlayStation TV device and the Android TV platform in the coming months.

Cyrus One adds 5,000 sq. feet to Austin data center, continues Texas expansion

Cyrus One is giving its growing set of carrier and enterprise customers more options, announcing that it has added 5,000 square feet to its Austin II data center.

Cisco's grip on service-provider routing, carrier Ethernet slips to 41 percent

Cisco might still be the dominant router vendor in terms of units sold, but its influence appears to be slipping.

NBN Co., Telstra put copper-network shutdown in 58 areas on hold

NBN Co. and Australian incumbent telco Telstra have decided to hold off on disconnecting copper-based services in 58 areas where fiber-based broadband service is now being offered to consumers and businesses.

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