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Slic makes 'silent' upgrade to double its customers' broadband speeds

Slic Network Solutions residential customers in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties in New York just had their internet speeds doubled through what the company is calling a "silent" and painless upgrade.

Netflix tool allows users to measure mobile, wireline broadband speeds

Netflix  has introduced a new tool called Fast.com that allows customers to check how fast their wireline home or mobile broadband connections are in real time. The service works from any location in the world and a broadband user does not have to be a Netflix subscriber to use it.

CenturyLink's 40 Mbps broadband in former Qwest markets reaches only 20% of rural customers

CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest may be long behind it, but the service provider has a ways to go in enhancing the copper last-mile networks in these acquired regions to reach everyone: only 20 percent of rural customers get 40 Mbps or more.

TDS says rural service providers need flexibility to meet FCC's 25/3 Mbps speed mandate

TDS Telecom may be an advocate of expanding broadband services, including offering 1 Gbps FTTH, but it is concerned that the FCC's new 25/3 Mbps definition of broadband may be challenging to meet in rural areas where buildout costs are higher.

FCC's new broadband definition further imperils Comcast-TWC deal

The FCC's vote Thursday to change the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps makes official another regulatory hurdle to Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

NCTA calls 25 Mbps broadband definition excessive in FCC filing

The National Cable Telecommunications Association has written the FCC, calling a proposed redefinition of broadband to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream excessive.

AT&T, Verizon challenge the FCC's proposed 10 Mbps broadband definition

AT&T and Verizon are challenging the FCC's call to raise the broadband definition from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps, claiming that the majority of consumers don't need higher speeds, reports  Ars Technica.

Netflix calls out Verizon again on streaming speed after ISP continues PR war

Continue to mess with the bull, and you get the horns … all over again. Verizon found that out the hard way, several days after rekindling a PR war with Netflix over network streaming performance.

Cable is delivering on ISP speeds, FCC study says

In its fourth yearly speed report on ISPs, the FCC found that, on average, cable operators are meeting or beating their advertised speeds by over 100 percent. The FCC also found that consumers continue to crave more speed and are moving to higher and faster tiers of service.

Responding to Netflix PR stunts 101: Don't get into a fight you can't win

In the vote between the upstart digital company and the big corporate monoliths, the little disrupter wins every time. Netflix certainly understands this, as it looks for ways to turn public opinion about the rather nuanced, and highly complicated, net neutrality debate in its favor.