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Is your ISP cheating you out of bandwidth? New gov't test offers a hint

When you hear a politician, a lobbying group, or a corporate executive yammering on about leaving the free market alone, don’t fall for it. Many businesses today are built around finding that industry -- or that particular anomaly within an industry -- where market forces simply don't apply. Then, they exploit the heck out of it for big profits. Late fees on credit cards, for example -- who shops around for those? Or hotel safe fees that get automatically tacked onto your bill. Call this the "un-free market" at work.
Broadband Internet access has long existed in this un-free market. For a long time, many U.S. consumers had only one Internet access provider, the very definition of an un-free market. Now, most people have two options -- an improvement, but duopolies rarely behave like free markets.
The Federal Communications Commission released the results of a year-long, scientific study of 13 U.S. broadband providers, focused on whether firms like AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, Frontier, and others live up to their marketing materials when delivering high-speed Internet service. For the first time, the firms are being held to their promises, and consumers can find out if they are getting what they are paying for.

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AT&T is placing data limits on HBO Max again

This comes after new net neutrality laws pass in California.

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PrimeVinister1215d ago

Ajit Pai has a lot to answer for.

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AT&T's CEO predicts people will continue to cut cable out of their budget

AT&T’s CEO John Stankey said that he expects the pay-TV industry to soon hit a level of little or no growth. He predicts that it will plateau once the number of pay-TV subscribers falls somewhere between 55 and 60 million users.

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AT&T’s 5G ain’t s*** (yet), according to new PCMag report

PCMag released its Fastest Mobile Networks report and there are plenty of interesting insights to be found, including ones about 5G.

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