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Politically charged and economically vital, the technology of broadband defines the limits of how services and data can reach from the enterprise to the home. New standards battle it out with established players on cable, in fibre and over wireless, bringing technical, regulatory and commercial pressures to bear on a rapidly changing market.

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CCC slams Turnbull's NBN reviews

CCC slams Turnbull's NBN reviews

Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.

published October 1, 2014 by

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Photos: Australian broadband coverage

Photos: Australian broadband coverage

With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.

published June 26, 2007 by

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Vista Sprint EV-DO Workaround

Vista Sprint EV-DO Workaround

Mitch Ratcliffe's Vista-Mac user experience comparison hit a driver-related bump in the road. Vista required a workaround to connect to Sprint's network. Here's the step-by-step guide to getting connected to Sprint's broadband wireless network.

published February 13, 2007 by

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Broadband's power-line push

Broadband's power-line push

Broadband over power line services use radio frequency signals sent over medium- and low-voltage AC power lines to connect users to the Internet. The FCC and others believe BPL could emerge as an important competitor to cable and DSL broadband services.

published July 20, 2006 by

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Broadband's power-line push

Broadband's power-line push

Broadband over power line services use radio frequency signals sent over medium- and low-voltage AC power lines to connect users to the Internet. The FCC and others believe BPL could emerge as an important competitor to cable and DSL broadband services.

published July 19, 2006 by

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Netflix CEO: Broad selection of broadband

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, talks to News.com's Charles Cooper at the TechNet Innovation Summit. Where's our broadband going to come from?Hastings says there'll be a variety of competing sources, but it will get here without the federal government being involved.

published November 16, 2005 by

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Philadelphia's wireless war

Philadelphia is looking to be the first major city in the U.S. to provide citywide low-cost broadband access. CIO for the city, Dianah Neff, sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber to explain the politics and technology behind the "Wireless Philadelphia" project.

published August 2, 2005 by

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Doctors tap broadband to monitor patients remotely

Some hospitals in the United States are using broadband technology to improve patient care and cope with a national shortage of critical care physicians. Correspondent James Hilliard visits Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., where patients in the intensive care unit are being monitored by doctors a mile away in a control room called the eICU.

published July 26, 2004 by

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Kerry pushes tech platform

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry makes a campaign stop in Silicon Valley to outline his proposed technology policy, which calls for tax cuts on long-term investments in start-ups and more support for broadband technology.

published June 24, 2004 by

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