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FCC: Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps, or ISPs Can’t Call It Broadband

FCC: Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps, or ISPs Can’t Call It Broadband

By Josh Wolford January 29, 2015

If your ISP doesn’t provide download speeds of 25Mbps, it can no longer tell you you’re getting broadband internet. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to change the definition of “broadband”, raising the minimum download speed from 4Mbps to …

90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad 90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads – …

4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down 4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down

Chris Poole, 4chan founder and admin, is stepping down. Known as “moot” on the site (anonymously until 2008), Poole says he is “humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the …

Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia

Facebook has just launched its Internet.org app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country. This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. “Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access …

Have an Enemy? Site Will Send Them a Glitter Bomb

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is a new site that does exactly what it says it does. If you have an enemy, and you want to show them your hate in the most passive-aggressive way imaginable, the good folks at ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com will package up …

Here’s What The Internet Looked Like In 2014 Here’s What The Internet Looked Like In 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at what the year brought, and what people were interested in. What better way to do that than to look at the lists provided by the major Internet services …

Comcast, Time Warner Cable Still Most-Despised Comcast, Time Warner Cable Still Most-Despised

As we prepare to transition from 2014 to 2015, Comcast and Time Warner Cable – two companies attempting to merge – are still the best at being the worst. The American Consumer Satisfaction Index, a huge (80,000 or so) annual …

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous? Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December. Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is …

Google Internet Balloon Surprises S. African Farmer Google Internet Balloon Surprises S. African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the …

Should The Internet Be Reclassified? Should The Internet Be Reclassified?

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the …

Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade

The Internet Archive at archive.org, which has given us great things like the Wayback Machine, has launched the Internet Arcade, a web-based library of arcade games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. You can play these for free right from …

Pew: 'Severe' Online Harassment Affects Many Pew: 'Severe' Online Harassment Affects Many

If you’re active on social media, discussion sites, or comment boards, there’s a very high probability that you’re familiar with online harassment – whether you’ve experienced it or simply witnessed it. People can be terrible, and when you give them …

Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Texas Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Texas

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca …