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Recently an op-ed by Douglas Rushkoff took up the issue of the creation of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), a coalition charged with implementing the Copyright Alert System, a graduated response framework to copyright infringement. As the executive director of the Center, I would like to respond to several concerns that article raised about how the program will work and its goals

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Will your Internet provider be spying on you?updated: Fri Jul 06 2012 10:03:00

This month, if everything goes according to schedule, your Internet service provider may begin monitoring your account, just to make sure you aren't doing anything wrong with it -- like sharing copyrighted movie or music files. While we might all agree that copyright holders need to be protected, we may not all be equally happy about all of our communications being checked for violations. People and businesses who are not doing anything illegal may still have some things they wish to hide from their Internet access providers.

CNNMoney: The Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion addressesupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:13:00

One of the crucial mechanisms powering the Internet got a giant, years-in-the-making overhaul on Wednesday.

With SOPA shelved, anti-piracy advocates take new approachesupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:23:00

SOPA appears to be dead. But the battle over Internet piracy is not.

CNNMoney: 50,000 BitTorrent users sued for alleged illegal downloadsupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 15:59:00

The turn of the 21st century was rife with bitter anti-piracy lawsuits pitting studios against their potential customers, with music labels banding together to blast Napster -- and its massive user base -- to smithereens.

CNNMoney: Google, Facebook test IPv6 Internet upgradeupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 05:09:00

Today hundreds of Internet giants, including Google and Facebook, are participating in the first worldwide "test flight" of a major engineering upgrade to the Internet's infrastructure.

Libya faces internet blackouts amid protestsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 12:01:00

Libya is the latest North African country to experience internet trouble as democratic protests continue to sweep the region.

Google connects Egyptians to Twitterupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 10:23:00

Google and Twitter create a "speak-to-tweet" service allowing Twitter users to post updates without internet access.

Could the U.S. shut down the internet?updated: Thu Feb 03 2011 10:23:00

It seemed so easy for Egypt. Just order a shutdown of the country's internet connections and -- bam -- it happens.

We're running out of internet addressesupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:44:00

Don't panic, but we're running out of internet addresses.

Are you ready for the big Internet crunch?updated: Sun Jun 06 2010 23:15:00

The internet as we know it is reaching its limits.

Could the Internet run out of space?updated: Wed Apr 08 2009 11:53:00

When a small group of university scientists began linking computers on different campus sites at the very end of the 1960s, they had no idea that their work would one day spiral into a globally-accessible network in which the total number of pages is measured in the tens of billions.

Time.com: Internet Traffic Up; Rate of Growth Downupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 20:00:00

International Internet traffic kept growing in the last year, but at a slower rate than before, and carriers more than kept pace by adding more capacity, a research firm said

Time.com: British Net Firms in Music Piracy Dealupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 13:00:00

British music fans sharing illegal files online can now expect a polite slap on the wrist in the form of a letter through the post from their Internet Service Provider

Time.com: Study: Dial-Up Users Prefer Low Cost updated: Thu Jul 03 2008 15:00:00

Only 14 percent of dial-up users say they're stuck with the older, slower connection technology because they can't get broadband in their neighborhoods

Security crucial as intruders grow sophisticatedupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 08:59:00

Heath Thompson is vice president, product development for IBM Internet Security Systems.

Fortune: Startup hitches a ride with Googleupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 16:57:00

The best companies know they can't do it all themselves, so they encourage an ecosystem to grow up around them. Think of Wal-Mart's "Vendorville" in Bentonville, Ark., or the hand-picked produce suppliers to McDonald's, or the way Japanese steel companies follow Toyota around the world.

Fortune: Verizon's big bet on fiber opticsupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 09:13:00

Verizon isn't going to take it anymore. After years of ceding ground in the broadband wars to cable operators Comcast, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable (owned by the parent of Fortune's publisher)...

Fortune: Comcast earnings prove that cable is backupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 12:52:00

If anyone needed a further sign of cable's resurgence, it came today in the numbers issued by Comcast, the nation's largest cable player. And it comes at a crucial moment in the telecommunications business -- just a week before expected government approval of the mega-merger between AT&T and BellSouth, a combination seen as necessary to give the telcos the scale to compete with cable.

Business 2.0: EarthLink calls on retailupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 14:32:00

In the busy, ever-changing financial district here, stores come and go in the blink of an eye. But Market Street's newest tenant isn't planning to stay long.

Fortune: China's lead in techupdated: Fri May 19 2006 09:46:00

"The U.S. is a few years behind the rest of the world," says Tom Patterson.

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: AOL: The Relaunchupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 00:01:00

In late July 2004, Time Warner's America Online unit assembled 25 or so of its top managers for a meeting at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The session, held in a narrow conference room in the hotel basement, was blandly billed as a "strategic offsite." But in truth, though no one came right out and said it, the executives were there to plot AOL's last stand. Just before lunch, AOL's vice chairman, Ted Leonsis, and Mike Kelly, president of the media networks group, delivered a sobering assessment: Customers were defecting in droves from AOL dial-up accounts to broadband. Competitors like Yahoo and MSN were only getting stronger. To stay relevant--and to stay in business--AOL would need to build a Yahoo-like Internet portal. And to make that portal attractive to users and advertisers, AOL would have to offer up its rich content for free. Leonsis, a gregarious, sometimes unpredictable sort (the majority owner of the Washington Capitals hockey team, he once shoved a fan who taunted him at a Cap

Is 'Wi-Fi on steroids' really the next big thing?updated: Mon Oct 17 2005 10:12:00

Computer users in many urban and university areas have come to expect connectivity 24/7. There's a cable modem or DSL at home, a high-speed connection in the office and Wi-Fi for the places in between, from the commute to the coffeehouse.

CNNMoney: Verizon courts dial-up usersupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 15:03:00

Unveiling a cheaper, albeit slower, broadband Internet service on Tuesday, telecommunications giant Verizon is hoping that people will hang up the phone and opt for a router.

CNNMoney: FCC may change DSL line sharing: reportsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 08:15:00

The Federal Communications Commission is close to new rules that could limit choices or raise prices for those getting high-speed Internet access over the telephone lines, according to published reports.

The lingua franca of the Internetupdated: Wed Jun 22 2005 15:31:00

The rapid integration of the Internet and World Wide Web into daily life has added an array of new words, acronyms and even alternative forms of language to the human lexicon. Click on the words for definitions of some basic Internet jargon.

CNNMoney: Broadband lag could hurt the U.S.updated: Thu Jun 16 2005 14:17:00

Thomas Bleha believes the United States stands to lose big if it keeps slipping behind other countries in the percentage of citizens with high-speed Internet access.

Business 2.0: Surfing The Virtual Waveupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

For more than a decade, no matter how you've wanted to connect, Sky Dayton has been there with the hookup. The coffee shop owner turned Net entrepreneur started EarthLink and built the Internet ser...

Pakistan detains opposition leaderupdated: Sat Apr 16 2005 00:08:00

Pakistani security forces have stormed a plane carrying Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and detained him upon his arrival in the country, witnesses told CNN.

Pakistani police deploy in force, shut Lahoreupdated: Fri Apr 15 2005 07:13:00

About 12,000 police were deployed across Lahore on Saturday ahead of the return of opposition leader Asif Ali Zardari, with the government vowing to block any rallies by his party and effectively sealing off the city.

Court strikes a good balance in file swapping caseupdated: Thu Nov 11 2004 13:13:00

Since 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been suing peer-to-peer (P2P) file swappers and downloaders. The RIAA alleges, in its suits, that P2P file swapping and downloading, when it involves pirated files, violates copyright law -- and, at times, also the Digital Music Copyright Act (DMCA).

Why the court was right about the Patriot Act updated: Fri Oct 15 2004 10:56:00

In late September, a federal district judge in New York, Victor Marrero, ruled that a key component of the USA Patriot Act is unconstitutional. The ruling made headlines, for it is the first to strike down any of the vast new surveillance powers the act authorized.

CNNMoney: Sina: Risky business in Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 12:05:00

Sina.com, China's biggest Internet service provider, got stung by sanctions again Thursday as part of an industry crackdown on porn and "inappropriate content" -- the latest sign of the huge risks of investing in China's Internet sector.

CNNMoney: ISPs: Got game?updated: Wed Jul 07 2004 13:31:00

Spend some time talking with fans of Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation 2, or Nintendo's GameCube, and it won't be long before you hear the word "networked" or "online."

Report: Flaw could shut down Internet trafficupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 19:20:00

Major companies and government agencies are scrambling to ensure they are not vulnerable to an Internet flaw that would allow attacks that could disrupt all communication.

CNNMoney: AOL to make new dial-up pushupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 07:35:00

America Online is expected to put more marketing focus back on dial-up service and the price of its service, according to a published report.

Fortune: Leaping Into the VOIPupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

"Voice over Internet protocol" uses the Internet to replace ordinary phone service. Virtually any Net connection--cable modem, DSL, dial-up--can be turned into a phone line. Usage is tiny now, but ...

Fortune: Geek Eye For The Luddite Guys The experiment: Let loose three tech experts in an average family's home. The updated: Mon Oct 06 2003 00:01:00

Ted Larson arrives at geek headquarters smack in the middle of the much-awaited season premiere of UPN's latest Star Trek show, Enterprise. The former chief technical officer at an Internet startup...

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: I covet my neighbor's broadband (it's about time!)updated: Mon Jun 23 2003 00:01:00

Jealousy runs rampant in my broadband heart. Someone has faster Internet access than I do. And this feeling is only getting worse.

Money Magazine: How To Wi-Fi Your Home It's a lot easier to get unwired than you might thinkupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

It's an ordinary Saturday afternoon: You're in the bedroom sending e-mails from your laptop when your wife, who's in the kitchen, picks up her Pocket PC and swoops into your hard drive to copy the ...

Business 2.0: Can Wi-Fi Take Us the Last Mile? New FCC rules make it harder for DSL upstarts to compete with the Baby Bells. updated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

So much for consumer choice. The Federal Communications Commission has turned its back on the public by abandoning rules that require the Baby Bells to accommodate competition in broadband services...

Business 2.0: Home Sweet Home Networking Victor and Janie Tsao made Linksys No. 1 among wireless do-it-yourselfers. But can they prevent Microupdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

Wi-Fi is already huge--and it's only going to get bigger. Wireless hotspots are sprouting up in airports, hotels, and cafes, while many new laptops come straight from the factory with Wi-Fi capabil...

FSB: Expand Your Pipes Get faster Net speed without paying too much more.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

Broadband Lite

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...

Fortune: The Good News Of My Addiction We've gotten so used to a broadband connection that our lives have changed.updated: Mon Oct 29 2001 00:01:00

In this downbeat issue of FORTUNE, you can read one story full of depressing stuff about tech stocks. In another piece, on Comcast, you can read some depressing stuff about broadband. Despite all t...

Fortune: 802.11updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Don't spit out your Joe:

Money Magazine: The High-Speed Market Shakes Outupdated: Fri Jun 01 2001 00:01:00

In the battle to wire homes for high-speed Internet access, DSL was once thought to have the edge over cable. A DSL hookup uses your existing telephone lines and jacks, not cables that have to be t...

FSB: Disconnected And Discontent DSL was supposed to link companies and customers. Instead bankruptcies, mergers, and bad service havupdated: Fri Jun 01 2001 00:01:00

For Brooks McLaren the timing could not have been worse. His post-production film company, Colorlab, was bracing for its spring season, when students from nearby NYU and Columbia University inundat...

Fortune: Broadband Security at Homeupdated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

In more innocent times, people often left their front doors unlocked. The odds of a burglar trying the front door on any given day were small, especially in rural communities.

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: 5 Gigabit Ethernet Rocksupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

The hottest entry in the race to build faster, more robust phone networks is--surprise--Ethernet, a 25-year-old computer standard developed for linking PCs in office networks. Don't yawn. A handful...

Fortune: Appliance Shopping PC makers have launched a slew of "Internet appliances." Most aren't ready for the kiupdated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

Computer companies have had an epiphany. They now tell us that computers are hard to use. "We still need to do more to make computers easier and more intuitive," Bill Gates, the world's chief prope...

Fortune: Investors are in DS-Hellupdated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

In today's troubled telecommunications sector, there are laggards, there are losers, and then there are DSL companies. These stocks, which include Covad, Rhythms NetConnections, and NorthPoint, hav...

Fortune: The Case for Open Accessupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

As America Online and Time Warner seek government approval for their merger, the long-running battle over access to the merged company's cable systems has obscured a simple truth: Everyone involved...

Fortune: Sussing Out The Broadband Consumer A new study commissioned by a frightened old-economy industry--radio-updated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

Have I told you about my new routine for writing this column? Early Monday morning (and I mean early, as in 5 A.M.), I sit down at my DSL-armed desktop computer in the Digital Manor, fire up Micros...

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: Internet 101 New economy, new technology, new terminology. Here's what you need to know.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Broadband. Short for "broad bandwidth," as in a high-speed network able to carry video as well as voice. Bandwidth describes the throughput of a network per unit of time, measured in kilobits, mega...

Fortune: You Think It's DSL vs. Cable? Guess Againupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Three years ago when I worked at AT&T Laboratories, I wrote an essay called "The Rise of the Stupid Network," which analyzed how new technology would reshape the telecommunications industry. In the...

Fortune: The Wired Portfolio Six stocks, ranked by risk, to help you play the broadband sector.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

To get an idea of just how hungry--and how fickle--the market is for broadband stocks, check out Corvis Corp. The optical-networking company, based in Columbia, Md., more than doubled the asking pr...

Fortune: Always On, Always Available Big bandwidth can liberate you from boring work and an airless office and make the impossible happenupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Christine Price remembers the moment when she said, "Enough." It was June and her six-month-old ad agency was racing to crank out a 14-page brochure for a client she needed to please, a major finan...

Fortune: Eat Our Dust Broadband infrastructure has made Redpoint the hottest VC firm you've never heard of.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

As dawn breaks in Las Vegas, an unlikely crew of venture capitalists spills onto the people mover at Bally's Casino, stogies in hand, bleary-eyed from a night at the blackjack tables. Thrown in amo...

Fortune: Making Sense Of The Wireless Webupdated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. --Eric Burden and the Animals

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: I Got DSL From Bell Atlantic in 40 Easy Steps! ISN'T INTERNET SERVICE SUPPOSED TO BE FAST?updated: Mon Apr 03 2000 00:01:00

A letter touting Bell Atlantic's new high-speed Internet service arrives at my house in October: "Tired of waiting for files to download? Or for Internet home pages to appear? Wish you didn't have ...

FSB: Fast Net in a Boxupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

Recently I began to notice a smug look and a new air of privilege and superiority on the faces of some of my clients and friends. They had just obtained high-speed Internet access using the technol...

Fortune: AOL or EarthLink? The Web Gets Easier for Beginnersupdated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

In this era of technological obsession, it's easy to forget that tens of millions of Americans are still not plugged into the Internet. But every so often you get a personal reminder--for example, ...

Money Magazine: Ask Money.comupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Q. I'm looking for a new Internet service provider. Where can I find the best and least expensive service? I have a Mac, and not all ISPs are Mac-friendly. Jane Wittmann-Roll jane@monocfcu.com

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...

Fortune: Sharing the Spoils of the New Technology TOUGH LOVE FROM THE FCCupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

If there's anything a baby hates, it's the arrival of a newer, cuter baby. For some, that day never comes; but for the Baby Bells (and let's face it, they're not getting any younger) the time is he...

Fortune: The $20 Million Company...And Its $40 Million Ad Campaign With ads like Yoga (above), Covad hopes to break out of the pack of hiupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

Dustin Grosse is sitting on the edge of his seat in a conference room at the ad agency Young & Rubicam in San Francisco. Grosse is the brand manager for Covad, a Silicon Valley company that sells h...

Fortune: Copper Mountain's Snazzy Little Broadband Machine IMAGINE: A NET STOCK WITH PROFITSupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

In a windowless room of a Pacific Bell office in San Francisco, inside a locked, 100-square-foot chicken-wire cage, hums a device called a CopperEdge 200 Multi-Speed DSL Concentrator. That's a mout...

Fortune: Providing One-Stop Shopping for Small Businessesupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

I'm on a first-name basis with the tech guys at FORTUNE. Printer on the fritz? I call tech. Can't open an e-mail attachment? Call tech. Accidentally delete important program? Fiddle around a while....

Money Magazine: Wired For Speed High-speed Internet access is spreading fast. Here's what you'll pay to plug in.updated: Sun Aug 01 1999 00:01:00

Imagine a world where you no longer have to wait to get on the Internet. Where you can play a computer game with an opponent in Hong Kong in real time. Where it's quicker to look up a telephone num...

Fortune: The ABCs of Home Networking LINKING THE FAMILY COMPUTERSupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

Has the time come, at long last, for a home network? A few years ago, the idea of a LAN running from the den to the bedroom was just a techie's fantasy. But now even some regular folks have an ince...

Fortune: Rhythms NetConnectionsupdated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

HIGH-SPEED LOCAL PHONE SERVICE hq: Englewood, Colo. founded: 1997 sales: $528,000 employees: 550 stock: RTHM (Nasdaq) address: www.rhythms.com

Fortune: Death to the Office!updated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

My editors thought it would be cool for me to write something about the difference between Intel's and Microsoft's experiences in dealing with antitrust problems. But what's to say? Intel didn't ha...

Fortune: Wiring the Digital Manor Hasn't Gotten Any Easierupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

In your service, Noble Reader, I am constantly in search of the latest technology. As I try to perfect my totally wired home, the Digital Manor, it is my responsibility as a columnist to report fro...

Money Magazine: Find The Best Internet Service For You Top choices for heavy surfers, e-mail specialists and the average online visitorupdated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

Some 110 or so national Internet service providers (ISPs) would like to be your gateway to cyberspace (with another 4,900 regional players at the fringes), and what largely separates one from the o...

Fortune: Small Telcos With an Entrepreneurial Edge Upstarts known as CLECs work around the Baby Bells to sell local updated: Mon Oct 26 1998 00:01:00

In Silicon Valley, venture capitalists often distill their collective business wisdom into maxims that belong on the bumper of a BMW or Range Rover. Bet on the jockey, they like to say, not on the ...

Fortune: Getting In The Way On The Net From Microsoft to Yahoo, companies with chokepoints on the Internet distriupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

Once I built a tower up to the sun/Brick and rivet and lime./Once I built a tower,/Now it's done./Brother, can you spare a dime?

Fortune: A Skeptical Welcome For Sprint's New Networkupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

Did you see the news a few weeks ago that Sprint is planning a digital telephone network called ION? Sprint calls it a "transformational enabling platform." Sounds pretty important, huh?

Fortune: Aware SOFTWARE FOR HIGH-SPEED MODEMSupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

hq: bedford, mass. founded: 1986 sales: $6 million employees: 91 stock: awre; nasdaq web address: www.aware.com

Fortune: A Digital Fantasy: How I Take Control Of My Lifeupdated: Mon May 25 1998 00:01:00

I'm having a little fantasy. It involves turning the Digital Manor into a digital castle. You know the saying "A man's home is his castle"? That's what I'm talking about--a castle you can build a m...

Fortune: Telcos Fight Back They have a plan to beat cable as a seller of high-speed Net access.updated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

As the Internet transcends its geeky beginnings, phone companies that would use it to turbocharge their growth have been rethinking their strategies, often widening their circle of acquaintances in...

Fortune: WHY BERNIE EBBERS WANTS TO BE THE INTERNET'S MR. BIG THE MCI-WORLDCOM DEAL ILLUSTRATES WHY DATA MEAN EVERYTHING TO THE TELECOMMUupdated: Mon Dec 08 1997 00:01:00

Bernie Ebbers' audacious gambit to buy MCI, a company three times the size of his WorldCom, is about more than Jonah trying to swallow the whale. This deal, along with others it has overshadowed, s...

Fortune: Jargon Watchupdated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

The world of digital technology is famous for its rapid pace of innovation, and the language that describes it changes just as quickly. Because the computer industry is constantly spinning out new ...

Money Magazine: WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR THE ULTIMATE HOME OFFICEupdated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

To work at home successfully, you'll need more than just a PC, a suite of office software and a decent phone. But the essential home office needn't cost you a fortune, either. Here's what the ideal...

Money Magazine: THE BEST PLACES TO WORK FROM HOME THE EASIEST COMMUTE OF ALL IS FROM YOUR BEDROOM TO YOUR HOME OFFICE. SO MONEY updated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

When Joe Kandra, 36, needs a break from work, he takes his dog Kali and heads for the woods. The fragrant eucalyptus trees of Stern Grove Park, Calif. are more than an hour's drive from Cisco Syste...

Fortune: THE PRICE ISN'T RIGHT ON THE INTERNET MCI, AT&T, SPRINT, AND THE OTHER BIG CARRIERS OF INTERNET TRAFFIC WANT TO CHANGE THE Wupdated: Mon Jan 13 1997 00:01:00

In early December, when America Online began offering customers unlimited use of its service for $19.95 a month, it seemed as if cheap Internet access had finally become universal. Now just about a...

Fortune: THE CABLE INDUSTRY'S BIG DREAMupdated: Mon Jan 13 1997 00:01:00

Cable modems are a fantasy. Unfortunately, an entire industry is enjoying the fantasy.

Fortune: WAITING TO DOWNLOAD TRAFFIC IS MAKING A MESS OF THE INTERNET. BUT THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY DOOM THE ELECTRONIC updated: Mon Aug 05 1996 00:01:00

You're lounging on the sofa in the den, remote control in hand. That familiar thwickety-thwack bass riff signals a commercial break in Seinfeld, and another of those unbearable battery ads takes ov...

Fortune: AGONY, ECSTASY, AND ISDN OUR EARNEST COLUMNIST ORDERS A HOT NEW PHONE LINE FOR DATA COMMUNICATIONS. INSTALLATION updated: Mon Feb 19 1996 00:01:00

So here I am, logged on to the Web Museum watching Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party scroll gracefully down my screen. Then it's over to Atlantic Records, where at my kids' urging I downlo...

Fortune: THEY ALL WANT TO BE YOUR FAMILY PHONE COMPANY WITH COMPETITION LOOMING, THE BABY BELLS MUST WOO THEIR OWN CUSTOMERS. FIRST THEY'updated: Mon Dec 11 1995 00:01:00

The Baby Bells have a small identity crisis. They provide local phone service to 78 million U.S. households, and millions of investors have done well with their stock. Yet a dozen years after the A...

Fortune: THE NETPLEX IT'S A NEW SILICONE VALLEY The world's most important growth industry links everywhere to everywhere. But the peopleupdated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

AMERICA'S hottest industry has staked out a place on the map. New York was Radio City; so many machine-tool makers once lined the banks of the Black River in Springfield, Vermont, that the area was...

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