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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.

The dream of open, shared Wi-Fi is alive at Recode

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Over on Recode, Walt Mossberg shares a story about Steve Jobs's passion for open, guest Wi-Fi networks -- and a call to action to make them reality.

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast

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The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall.

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To switch or not to switch: Test-driving T-Mobile's LTE network

T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.

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No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

The adoption of IPv6 will work better if more people upgrade at the same time, executives tell an ICANN meeting.

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

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The Asus RT-AC3200 router: 6 antennas, 802.11ac speed, and loads of Wi-Fi boosting tech

Asus says the RT-AC3200 is the world's fastest consumer router.

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Verizon activates 'XLTE' network in 260 cities to turbocharge 4G speeds

Don't let the name fool you: XLTE isn't new technology, but the marketing term hides some very tangible real-world benefits.

Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

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Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

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The FCC's contentious new 'net neutrality' rules and you: What you need to know

Critics say the FCC is going to ruin the Internet with its new net neutrality proposal.

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Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations

Apple on Tuesday released a fix for a bug related to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, though it cautioned that only certain models were affected and no passwords were disclosed.