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Comcast extends Internet access to the poor as Time Warner deal looms

Comcast said Tuesday that it will extend its Internet Essentials plan "indefinitely," in what is probably a sop to the FCC.,

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FCC brings its free speed-test app to iTunes App Store

Users of iOS devices can now measure their Internet performance and add it to a public data set

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BlackBerry chief 'outraged' by T-Mobile's iPhone promotion

T-Mobile's promotion was 'clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived,' said BlackBerry CEO John Chen

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Details leak about Verizon's "More Everything" promotion, starting Thursday

Higher data caps, lower prices on Edge plans, earlier upgrades, and faster speeds are on tap for Verizon customers.

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AT&T adds cheaper family plans for full-price phones

Mobile Share Family Value plans now start at $130 per month for two lines and 10GB of data, but you'll have to pay full price for each smartphone upfront or in monthly installments.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Bag it up!

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes several laptop bags that are almost more beautiful than the computer itself. Plus we've got storage solutions, shortcut keyboards, and more.

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How Global Eagle keeps you connected to the Internet even when you're up in the air

To get an idea of how a satellite-based Wi-Fi network works on an airplane, we took a ride on a 1940s-era seaplane for an up-close look.

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Stay connected to the Internet, even on a 60-year-old seaplane

Global Eagle Entertainment shows us how its Row44 subsidiary equips commercial airlines with satellite-based Wi-Fi by taking us out for a spin on its flying test plane.

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Linksys announces the audacious-looking WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router

Industrial design recalls that of iconic WRT54G, first introduced in 2002.

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FCC moves toward in-flight mobile use; Transportation may ban voice calls

While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."

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AT&T announces first international LTE roaming deal

The carrier's data roaming plans will include LTE service, but only in Canada for now.

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You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

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Bluetooth 4.1 prepares headsets and more to connect to the 'Net

The latest Bluetooth update will require just a software update to transform the galaxy of Bluetooth devices into more efficient data collection and communication devices.

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Apple issues firmware update for 802.11ac-equiped AirPort base stations

Apple on Thursday released firmware update 7.7.2 for both the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule that support the 802.11ac protocol.