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Why is my internet so slow? It's probably because you live in Essex

It's home to fake tan, vajazzles and, of course, favourite son Joey. But now Essex can add another title to the list the worst county for speedy broadband access.

10 hours ago from The Independent

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UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

Wed 23 Apr 14 from

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AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from

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FCC Opens 3.5 GHz for Shared Access

Under a proposed rulemaking, the FCC is looking to create the Citizen Broadband Radio Service that will include 150 megahertz of spectrum between the 3550-3700 MHz bands. The FCC hopes to provide ...

21 hours ago from

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Fan TV support coming to Time Warner Cable this quarter for $99

The times, they are a-changin’. Fan TV has reached an agreement with Time Warner that will allow cable subscribers to forego the provider’s bulky set-top box in favor of Fan TV’s ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Techspot

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US Cellular Launches New 4G LTE Router

US Cellular today launched a new 4G router for consumers and small business owners, offering them 4G LTE connectivity. This router would be perfect for customers who aren’t serviced by ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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Netflix accuses Comcast of charging twice for the same internet content

When Netflix opposed Comcast's looming merger with Time Warner Cable on Monday, the streaming video company did so by raising net neutrality concerns. It argued that Comcast could ...

29 minutes ago from The Verge

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Minyanville: Cord cutting trend is not Comcast's friend

More Americans are cutting the cable cord, led by the young

Mon 21 Apr 14 from USA today

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U.S. FCC chair: 'Hard to believe' AT&T would skip spectrum auction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator on Wednesday said he was unconvinced by AT&T Inc's threat to sit out next year's major auction of wireless spectrum over proposed ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Reuters Technology

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AT&T Doles Out More Data For GoPhone Plan Customers With No Contract

Often overlooked in the mobile market for some reason is prepaid plans, and AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone deals are about to get sweeter. Customers will soon enjoy an increase in monthly ...

Sat 19 Apr 14 from HotHardware

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