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Even though the Internet has become a key tool for accessing services, getting an education, finding jobs, getting the news, keeping up with people you know and much more, one in five U.S. adults still does not use the Internet at all, according to a new Pew report.

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CNNMoney: Sprint is running out of moneyupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:51:00

Sprint is trying to convince investors that it really could be the comeback story of the year -- next year. Or maybe the year after.

CNNMoney: Sprint throws 4G Hail Mary. Stock plunges.updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 11:40:00

Sprint is losing its most valuable subscribers to its biggest rivals. Shares are plummeting. And its once-leading 4G coverage is getting passed by.

CNNMoney: AT&T starts capping broadbandupdated: Mon May 09 2011 02:18:00

The days of all-you-can-surf broadband are vanishing.

What a Sprint-T-Mobile merger could mean for wireless usersupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 13:30:00

Once again, there are rumblings that the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers may merge to form a larger combined No. 3. But would this be enough to keep the U.S. wireless market competitive for consumers?

One-third of U.S. households lack broadband Web accessupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 20:21:00

How's the broadband access in your community -- or perhaps in other places where you'd like to live, work or send your kids to school?

Committee hears support for nationwide broadband for first respondersupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 18:04:00

A Democratic plan to build a nationwide, interoperable broadband network is essential to public safety, according to members of a panel testifying at a Senate committee hearing who are calling for a new model for wireless communications.

3G or 4G, America's wireless networks still slowupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 07:59:00

If you've followed broadband discussions in Washington, DC, then you've heard that wireless is the future of communications.

Hispanics lag behind in internet usage, study saysupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:59:00

Hispanics in the United States are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center released Wednesday.

FCC: We'll stop 'paid prioritization' on the Webupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 12:16:00

The Federal Communications Commission is releasing the details of its new net neutrality Order in stages. Although the FCC's new ban on "unreasonable discrimination" for wired ISPs allows certain kinds of traffic discrimination (not all bits need be equal), the agency made clear after Tuesday's meeting that "paid prioritization" deals with Internet companies are unlikely to be allowed.

CNNMoney: 4G is a myth (and a confusing mess)updated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:52:00

You've seen the 4G advertisements from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, bragging about a much-better wireless network with blazing fast speeds.

FCC chairman proposes 'net neutrality' regulationsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 13:11:00

The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined its plan for the future of an open -- or at least a kind-of-open -- internet.

Comcast-Netflix feud fans debate over a free internetupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 13:54:00

A virtual slugfest over online movies between Comcast and a Netflix partner has movie fans and net-neutrality advocates up in arms.

FCC faces looming showdown on data roaming chargesupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 07:11:00

If you use mobile data services outside your wireless carrier's network coverage area, you could get a nasty surprise in your bill.

Report: Racial inequalities persist onlineupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 13:30:00

Despite widespread increases in use of broadband internet, the Web today still doesn't accurately represent the racial demographics of America.

CNNMoney: Final nail in coffin for Net neutrality?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:50:00

Before Tuesday's midterm elections, there were 95 House and Senate candidates who pledged support for Net neutrality, a bill that would force Internet providers to not charge users more for certain kinds of Web content.

CNNMoney: Clearwire unveils pay-as-you-go 4Gupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 12:25:00

Clearwire on Monday unveiled "Rover," a pay-as-you-go 4G network that it hopes will attract new users to its flailing and unprofitable mobile broadband service.

Debunking the Internet apocalypseupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 08:22:00

As I read the criticism of Google and Verizon's supposed evil plan to demolish the Internet, and as I hear about "protests" of several dozen people at Google's headquarters, I scratch my head and wonder: am I missing something?

CNNMoney: Intel buys Texas Instruments' cable modem unitupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 10:06:00

Intel will buy Texas Instruments' cable modem product line, the company said Monday.

CNNMoney: Google and Facebook battle over Internet controlupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 18:04:00

Facebook and Google, two of the world's biggest and most influential online companies, are duking it out in a very public battle over who should control the Internet.

CNNMoney: Facebook disagrees with Google-Verizon pactupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 16:55:00

If Google and Verizon hope to get their joint policy proposal on Net neutrality through Congress, they'll have to go through Facebook first.

Net neutrality crusaders slam Verizon, Googleupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 10:17:00

Net neutrality supporters say they're unhappy that the Verizon Communications and Google proposal for new net neutrality rules does not go far enough.

CNNMoney: Google and Verizon: Consumers control Internetupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 14:52:00

Google and Verizon unveiled a joint policy proposal for an open Internet standard known as "Net neutrality" on Monday.

Big government the real threat to Internetupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:46:00

In his recent CNN.com opinion piece, "Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time," Sen. Al Franken claims that "our free speech rights are under assault -- not from the government but from corporations seeking to control the flow of information in America."

Obama announces new U.S. broadband connection fundingupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:06:00

President Barack Obama on Friday announced new government investments in 66 projects to expand broadband connections in rural and poor areas across the country.

Planning ahead to avoid mobile traffic jamsupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:47:00

More Americans are using more and smarter mobile phones, and consuming more data via those devices. But can wireless broadband service keep pace with this growing need?

First nation makes broadband access a legal rightupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 11:10:00

Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right for all citizens.

CNNMoney: Armageddon, brought to you by the FCCupdated: Thu May 13 2010 14:53:00

Your Internet bill will go up $50 a month! You won't be able to access your favorite Web site! Your Internet connection is going to slow to a crawl!

Verizon to fulfill 4G promise to rural Americans?updated: Thu May 13 2010 12:38:00

Verizon Wireless could make good on its promise to get 4G wireless broadband to rural America.

Why Internet connections are fastest in South Koreaupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 23:10:00

People in the United States basically invented the Internet. So U.S. connections must be the fastest and cheapest in the world, right?

Can 4G wireless take on traditional broadband?updated: Tue Mar 23 2010 08:33:00

The 4G revolution in wireless won't just make Web surfing on your mobile phone faster; it could help you say good-bye to traditional cable and DSL broadband.

CNNMoney: Cities get creative to court Google broadbandupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 15:59:00

The race to win a new, ultra-fast broadband network from Google is heating up - or cooling off if you're the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota. He recently took a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Superior to get the search giant's attention.

CNNMoney: FCC feels the need for Internet speedupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 09:12:00

The United States has big problems with broadband access, speed and cost, but the Federal Communications Commission's solutions may be too weak to have any lasting impact.

Boosting broadbandupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 20:36:00

CNN's Ali Velshi explains the FCC's plan to expand broadband Internet access and how it will benefit Americans.

CNNMoney: Google testing super-fast broadband networkupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 13:44:00

Google said Wednesday that it will start testing a new broadband network that will deliver speeds of more than 100 times faster than traditional broadband.

FCC: Cost a major barrier to broadband adoptionupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 11:19:00

Affordability is one of the main reasons why nearly one-third of Americans do not have broadband at home, a recent Federal Communications Commission survey found.

3G wireless still holds promiseupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 10:24:00

There's been a lot of talk in 2009 about the next generation of wireless technology, known as 4G wireless broadband, but the current generation of 3G wireless technology is far from dead.

CNNMoney: Sprint's risky bet on WiMaxupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 16:46:00

Sprint is betting the farm on the WiMax standard. The U.S. mobile phone carrier's customers are melting away. Yet it has scrimped on cellular network capex to double down on wireless broadband. Putting another $1 billion into cash-burning partner Clearwire, while a rival technology is catching up, amounts to a binary bet for shareholders.

Net neutrality faces political, legal hurdlesupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:28:00

Net neutrality supporters may be celebrating the Federal Communications Commission's unanimous vote Thursday to begin developing open Internet regulation, but the battle is far from over as the yet-to-be-written regulation is already facing Congressional opposition and will also likely be challenged in court.

Fortune: 8 trades the insiders allegedly madeupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:29:00

The government's case in what it is calling the largest insider trading case involving a U.S. hedge fund contains a detailed list of trades involving household-name companies.

CNNMoney: Broadband stimulus bids 'overwhelming'updated: Tue Aug 18 2009 17:40:00

Wiring the nation for high-speed Internet access is an ambitious plan...so ambitious that the the government's servers slowed to a crawl last week from the influx of interest.

CNNMoney: Stimulus billions fund rural broadband Internetupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 04:30:00

Fast Internet access is a luxury most businesses take for granted these days, but in remote areas of the country, the staticky crackle of a dial-up modem connection remains a familiar sound. A $7.2 billion stimulus initiative aims to expand broadband access and speed up the modem's extinction.

Verizon changes tune on Wi-Fiupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 08:20:00

Verizon Communications has had a change of heart about using Wi-Fi to extend its wireless broadband offering as the company announces free access to Wi-Fi hot spots for its Fios and DSL Internet customers.

Study shows Americans' devotion to the Internetupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 11:28:00

Americans would rather keep their Internet connections than keep their cell phone or television service, a new study found.

Verizon Netbook to hit stores this weekendupdated: Thu May 14 2009 11:21:00

Verizon Wireless will start selling Netbook computers from Hewlett-Packard starting May 17, the company said in a statement released Thursday.

Fortune: WiMax's last best hopeupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 09:31:00

I'm zipping through the streets of Portland, Ore., in a Lincoln Navigator while a "Knight Rider" episode streams over the Internet to a screen mounted to the car's dashboard.

Fortune: Stimulus package winners: broadband arms dealersupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 10:52:00

A few days ago we jokingly opined that arguing about the deployment of high-speed data networks was a bit like fighting about world peace: Who could ever quibble with it?

Fortune: Tech memo to Team Obamaupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 14:05:00

So president-elect Barack Obama wants to make the deployment of broadband Internet networks part of a sweeping stimulus package that he hopes would create new jobs, update the nation's hospitals, schools and other facilities, and lift the United States out of recession.

Fortune: The future of wireless is Down Underupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 10:58:00

Move over, Korea and Japan. Australia may soon be the envy of the world when it comes to advanced wireless networks and services.

Fortune: WiMax: Not dead yetupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 08:21:00

For the last couple years, depending on who you asked, WiMax was either bound for spectacular success or it was dead on arrival.

Time.com: Broadband Plummets in 2Q, Cable Strongerupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:00:00

The number of new high-speed Internet subscribers in the United States fell in the second quarter to the lowest level since a research company began tracking the broadband market seven years ago

Fortune: Clearwire's new twistupdated: Wed May 07 2008 15:58:00

WiMax hopes were revived Wednesday morning, and once again the wireless broadband opportunity is huge - in more ways than one. The big buzz around the wealth of mobile Net potential is almost overshadowed by the massive tab that even six tech giants can't fully cover.

Time.com: Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to Form $14.55B Wireless Companyupdated: Wed May 07 2008 11:00:00

Clearwire and Sprint Nextel will combine their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company

Fortune: A smarter, greener gridupdated: Wed May 07 2008 10:44:00

The electric industry has been talking for decades about bringing the nation's antiquated, inefficient, glitch-prone energy grid into the Computer Age. Now, with energy demand rising twice as fast as supply, it's finally happening, thanks to a rare alignment of interests - government, business, consumer, and environmental.

Fortune: Comcast pins hopes on a mobile futureupdated: Mon May 05 2008 14:51:00

As the bloody battle over subscribers between Comcast and its phone and satellite rivals continues at a virtual draw, the cable giant is looking ahead to a new wireless broadband arena: WiMax.

Fortune: A ray of hope for WiMaxupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 16:53:00

WiMax may not be dead after all.

Fortune: Intel seeks salvation in WiMaxupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 12:19:00

Intel's got a big problem. With component prices falling amid weakening computer spending, the giant chipmaker is betting heavily that WiMax is the future of wireless broadband. That's an expensive gamble.

Time.com: Study: US Broadband Goal Nearly Reachedupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 15:00:00

In 2004, President Bush pledged that all Americans should have affordable access to high-speed Internet service by 2007. A report to be released Thursday by the administration says it has succeeded -- mostly

Fortune: The curse of WiMaxupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:26:00

A few weeks ago, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, an upstart wireless company backed by cellular pioneer Craig McCaw, severed plans to jointly build wireless broadband services, a venture that was supposed to accelerate the nationwide rollout of a technology called WiMax.

CNNMoney: Google, Sprint team up for wireless serviceupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 07:29:00

Google Inc. has made its biggest move yet on the U.S. mobile Web market by signing a deal with Sprint Nextel Corp. that positions the Internet company to build services to run on Sprint's planned WiMAX high-speed wireless network.

Time.com: Sprint, Clearwire Team Up on New Networkupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 09:25:00

Almost a year after Sprint Nextel Corp. announced it would develop a mobile broadband network using WiMax technology, the wireless provider said Thursday it was teaming up with competing provider Clearwire Corp. to help build it

Fortune: A battle for Europe's airwavesupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 06:13:00

Europe's media and telecommunications industries are suiting up for another battle over valuable airspace. With large swaths of spectrum coming up for sale over the next two years, broadcasters, mobile-phone operators and providers backing new wireless technologies like WiMAX are jockeying to influence how regulators in Britain and across the continent will handle the allocation.

Fortune: Technology and the developing worldupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 15:40:00

When people ask me what I think is the most important trend in technology today, I always answer the same way. It's not Web 2.0, Open Source software or Google's growing power. The most important trend in technology is how it is boosting economic development around the world.

Business 2.0: Goodbye Wi-Fi: wireless signals get maximizedupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 16:19:00

The Disruptor: Clearwire

Fortune: A new wireless winnerupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 10:01:00

Craig McCaw, it appears, has done it again.

Fortune: AOL as Yahoo wannabeupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 14:26:00

AOL has a serious case of Yahoo envy.

Fortune: Google goes to Washingtonupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 15:33:00

About a year ago, I asked Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons why he was so committed to controlling a cable company.

Business 2.0: Why EarthLink needs Wi-Fi to workupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 14:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - The first-quarter earnings that EarthLink announced today illustrate its plight. While the Internet service provider is still profitable, dial-up revenues dropped 18 percent from the same period last year, broadband revenues increased a mere 6 percent, and earnings-per-share dropped nearly 50 percent to 12 cents per share.

Fortune: When Wi-Fi comes to a small townupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 10:58:00

Amid much fanfare, several big cities have announced plans to build wireless broadband networks using Wi-Fi to provide fast Internet access broadband services for free, or at deep discounts to those offered by cable operators or phone companies.

Fortune: The Broadband War of 2006updated: Wed Mar 29 2006 11:04:00

Say you run a telephone company. You're spending billions to string superfast Internet connections to American homes. Why wouldn't you want to use those broadband pipes--which your shareholders pai...

Fortune: The broadband war of 2006updated: Wed Mar 22 2006 06:20:00

Say you run a telephone company. You're spending billions to string superfast Internet connections to American homes. Why wouldn't you want to use those broadband pipes -- which your shareholders paid for -- to block competitors, to sell services, to sign sweetheart deals with content providers?

Fortune: Let (cordless) freedom ringupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

ANTONIO MEUCCI invented the telephone around 1860. Terri Pall, a jazz musician, invented the cordless phone in 1965. A whole bunch of nerds invented the Internet in 1969 when everyone else was part...

Fortune: MICROSOFT REBOOTS ITS NONCOMPUTER updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

IN 1628, KING GUSTAVUS II Adolphus of Sweden ordered the launch of the most powerful and technically advanced warship that had ever been built, the Vasa. Bands played, flags fluttered, and the enti...

Fortune: Broadband Wonderland Nearly everyone in South Korea has Internet access that puts Americans' to shame. Result: This little natioupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

The sky is the color of cement, hallmark of the rainy season in South Korea. For weeks, low clouds shroud the tops of Seoul's skyscrapers and make the seemingly endless clusters of nearly identical...

Fortune: The Future Is On The Line Meet VOIP, the hot new technology that promises to cut your phone bill and change the way you communicupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

Parade, the happily middlebrow magazine that comes with Sunday newspapers, is hardly the place you'd look for technology that is about to rock a $750-billion-a-year industry. Yet on June 6, sandwic...

Fortune: The Cisco Kid Rides Again Back from the dot-com bust, John Chambers is seeking redemption with a new growth plan: updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

Wearing a cordless, ear-attached mike that makes him look like a rock star in a suit, 54-year-old John Chambers jumps onto the stage with the energy of a man half his age. Here, in front of some 25...

Fortune: Signs of Intelligent Life at AOL The online empire is starting to get its mojo back. But can recipes and sports updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

There's a new vibe at America Online (which, like FORTUNE, is owned by AOL Time Warner). Gone, of course, is the swagger that propelled executives during the years when AOL was the dominant online ...

Fortune: Sony Re-dreams Its Future Its wizards are hatching lovable, Internet-connected gadgets that know you and tend updated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

Kunitake Ando is all smiles, as you would expect him to be, given that he presides over what is arguably the world's greatest and (next to Santa's workshop) most legendary toy factory. As president...

Fortune: AOL's Formula: Does It Add Up? The online unit has a bold plan for getting more cash out of your wallet. Is it a vision, or justupdated: Mon Feb 04 2002 00:01:00

Does $159 a month sound like an outlandish amount to pay for your AOL service? Even as chastened executives of the year-old AOL Time Warner (parent of FORTUNE's publisher) are pledging to underprom...

Fortune: How To Get Broadband Moving Again Tech companies want Washington to break the broadband traffic jam by helping old-world, old-geupdated: Mon Dec 10 2001 00:01:00

Even for a time of bitter harvests in Silicon Valley, longtime tech executive Eric Benhamou has had a particularly frustrating year. Benhamou is chairman of 3Com, a producer of data-networking gear...

FSB: Unraveling The Fast Access Mess What you must know about DSL, satellite, wireless, and cable to get the speed updated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

Who doesn't want a high-speed Internet connection? Of course, therein lies the catch-22. Business demand for fast Net access, in particular Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), has been so overwhelming t...

Fortune: The $1,000,000,000,000 Bet Someone's going to get rich delivering broadband. Someone's going home in tears.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

There's an old saying at the poker table that if you don't know who the sucker is, it's you. Well, there are more than a few suckers out there betting on broadband, you can be sure. The world is ju...

Fortune: Turn On, Tune In Looking for some Seoul music? A good book to read? Graphics so vivid they make tears look real? There's a new gupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

INTERNET RADIO kerbango! RCA/November 2000/$299

Fortune: Life in the fast lane A guide to the Internet's best broadband destinations.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

You've ditched your jet-age 56Kbps dial-up connection for one that delivers warp speed. It's called extra bandwidth. With your DSL, cable, T1, or T3 line, you're one of the lucky drivers cruising i...

Fortune: Why Phone Companies Are Afraid Of Broadbandupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Okay, so we all agree that a revolution is under way, and it's all about converged, next-generation broadband networks. But many folks can't understand why phone companies aren't moving at Internet...

Fortune: Going Mobile High-speed, wireless connections to the Internet are popping up everywhere. Here's our up-to-the-minute guide to boupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

The poor slob is sitting cross-legged on the floor of the airport waiting lounge, still sweating from his dash through the triple-digit Texas heat. He's balancing his laptop on one knee, and a phon...

Fortune: Lost in Space: Broadband's Missing Linksupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

A year or so ago, when the term "broadband" first entered the tech vernacular, there were three competing strategies--cable modems, DSL (through existing phone lines), and satellites. That meant th...

Fortune: Why The Biggest Baby Bell Is Wild About Broadband SBC Communications, the runt of Ma Bell's litter, amazed telecom rivals by devupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the plain-talking CEO of SBC Communications, is in his headquarters in San Antonio, telling how much he likes the Internet. He volunteers that he has used his home computer ...

Fortune: The New Net Tigers Three years ago, the Asian Tigers were written off for dead. Now three of them--South Korea, Taiwan, and Hongupdated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

KOREA has caught Web fever. Ten million people already use the Web, 3,500 new high-tech startups were launched last year, and broadband is booming. This may be just what the country needs to keep i...

Fortune: Is Excite@Home The AOL of Broadband? This merger of content and cable pipes brings high-speed Internet into a million homes. Witupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

It's sometimes said that a man can be judged by the enemies he has made. The same might be said of a company, especially if those enemies are the competition. The louder they complain, the better t...

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