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Tech giants address Obama and internet spying in open letter

The world’s top tech companies have united to create the Global Government Surveillance Reform movement, in an attempt to counter the recent surge in internet surveillance that has dogged headlines all over the world over the past year. The open letter, addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, highlights several principles that the tech Full Article

Seattle’s gigabit internet plans rocked by problems, mayor claims

Seattle’s plans for its own gigabit internet service have run into a few obstacles, if outgoing mayor Mike McGinn has anything to say about it. McGinn has cast doubt ...Full Article

US ranks lowly in terms of international download speeds

Speedtest.net owners Ookla have recently released global internet speed rankings, where the US has placed a sluggish 31st in download speed tests. Asia and Europe are occupying most of ...Full Article

Los Angeles to provide city-wide fiber-based internet – for free

In an eyebrow-raisingly ambitious move, Los Angeles is set to embark on a project to provide fiber-based internet to all 3.5 million of its residents and businesses – for ...Full Article

Why is US Broadband So Expensive?

These days everyone wants top-notch internet speeds at home, whether it’s to stream movies, play games, or share content with our loved ones, but for US users this can ...Full Article

Americans paying more for declining internet speeds

Early in 2013, the Obama administration stated that “the delivery of fast, affordable and reliable broadband service to all corners of the United States” was invaluable to economic, social ...Full Article

US government plans for an “internet kill switch” revealed

A recent court ruling has ordered the US Department of Homeland Security to make its plans for an “internet kill switch” available to the public. The plan, orchestrated under ...Full Article

US mobile traffic doubles in 2013

Mobile internet traffic in the US has just about doubled, according to a new report. Over the course of the past year, US consumers used an average of 1.2 ...Full Article

US Broadband Prices Soar above Global Averages

A new survey by the New America Foundation has revealed that of the countries surveyed, the US has the highest prices for broadband internet by a very wide margin. ...Full Article