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Dem leaders introduce bill to ban paid fast lanes on Internet

Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will make sure the Internet remains accessible to all online services and keeps the net free of so-called "fast lanes."

TDS extends broadband around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., serving 1,400 residents

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., extending service to area businesses and nearly 1,400 residents.

Suddenlink boots up 300 Mbps service in suddenly hot Texas broadband market

Keeping pace in a Texas market that's been increasingly pockmarked with next-generation broadband options, Suddenlink announced Monday that it's using its DOCSIS 3.0 platform to launch a new 300 Mbps service tier in two mid-state areas, Leander and Pflugerville, with the high-speed offering also coming to nearby Georgetown in the next few months.

AT&T lights up U-verse in Montgomery, Ala.

AT&T is bringing its U-verse data, voice and video product suite to the Greater Montgomery, Ala., area, a deployment made possible by its Project Velocity IP (VIP) initiative.

TV Everywhere and the World Cup: Big ad dollars, but no 'watershed' for viewership

Billed by one ESPN executive last week as a potential "watershed moment" in terms of audience usage of TV Everywhere products, ESPN and Univision coverage of the World Cup, which kicked off Thursday, will likely not break viewership records on mobile devices in the U.S.

Report: Verizon, Netflix are behind on setting up interconnection infrastructure

While corporate lawyers for the respective two sides managed to hammer out an interconnection deal back in April, Netflix and Verizon are just now getting down to the technical details behind their peering arrangement. And Netflix-subscribing Verizon ISP customers probably won't see their streaming performance improve until the end of the year.

Profiling the 15 most innovative startups in wireless

Digital video consumption isn't just proliferating on terrestrial networks, it's also driving an explosion of wireless broadband traffic. That's one of the key themes examined in FierceWireless ' annual Fierce 15 list. Learn who this year's winners are here.

AT&T's Cicconi: Netflix shouldn't complain about the peering deals it has agreed to

Continuing to escalate the public debate about net neutrality at a Wednesday panel discussion conduced by the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., AT&T senior executive VP Jim Cicconi accused Netflix of "double talk" in regard to its position on net neutrality.

RDK expands into Europe with DVB support for set top boxes

The cable-consortium-created Reference Design Kit has integrated support for the Digital Video Broadcasting standard and will now be used in European IP-capable set-tops, as well as those deployed in other parts of the world.

Wheeler: no more bans on municipal broadband networks

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday suggested he might seek to abolish laws lobbied for by ISPs that block municipalities from building and using their own fiber-based broadband networks.