France mulls ban on public Wi-Fi, Tor following Paris attacks; Brookings study says fewer low income families have broadband

Wireline news from across the Web:

> France mulls a ban on public Wi-Fi and Tor network following the terrorist attacks on Paris last month. ZDNet article

> A new study from the Brookings Institute's Metropolitan Policy Program revealed that only 46.8 percent of U.S. households below the poverty line (specifically, households making under $20,000) have a broadband Internet service. Motherboard article

> The only ISP in Stewart, British Columbia, OneWayOut, has shut down, leaving the town's residents with no options for Internet access. CBC article

> The Dutch broadband market continued to grow during the third quarter of 2015, leading to a household penetration of 92.5 percent at the end of September, according to Telecompaper's Dutch Broadband 2015 Q3 reportTelecompaper article

Cable News
> CableLabs says its research and development program is looking at key technologies that will be required for 5G, the next-generation wireless network standard that is still being defined. Article

> Comcast has finally secured a 15-year renewal agreement for its cable franchise in its home city of Philadelphia. Article

Wireless News
> Roughly three years after it first launched its LTE network, Sprint said that the vast majority of its customers now spend most of their time on LTE. Article

> Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548 million to settle a patent dispute that began in 2011, according to FOSS Patents. But it still isn't clear that the case is really settled. Article

And finally … Internet-connected toys for kids are plagued with a number of security vulnerabilities that hackers can use to gather consumer personal information. Future Tense article


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