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Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.
The chip designer has acquired two companies to beef up its offerings.
The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.
The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.
Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts.
Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year
The goal is to make adding Wi-Fi connectivity to DIY smart devices much easier.
Oxford University researchers develop a way to transmit data across a room at 100-gigabit speeds using a beam of light. The Flash would be impressed.
Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.
Expect Republicans to push for their bill in Congress and broadband providers to sue in the coming months
The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encouarge deployment. But Republicans on the commission went a little nuts.
Some of the biggest consumer electronics companies plan to replace HDMI on future TV sets
Move over, Google Fiber. Broadcom has begun sampling its first cable modem chip supporting DOCSIS 3.1, the technology that will enable gigabit cable Internet service in 2015. Comcast has already signed on.