Does 30mbps spec  send the right signal in a State that wants to tout itself as a tech hub? Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Earlier this year, US telecoms watchdog FCC, their Comreg, decided speeds of less than 25 megabits per second (mbps) no longer fitted the definitio(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, announces the preservation of net neutrality. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote to preserve net neutrality last week was the right move, even if its full impact can not be i(...)

President Obama’s forceful statement last week in favour of net neutrality has surprised and delighted many internet activists, along with major tech (...)

Funds associated with George Soros bought a 3.1 per cent stake in FCC from the company’s biggest shareholder Esther Koplowitz. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

George Soros has bought a stake in Spain’s FCC, becoming the second prominent international investor after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to bet on t(...)

The US Federal Communications Commission will consider allowing airline passengers to make voice calls using their mobile phones at altitudes above 10,000 feet. Photograph:  Eric Thayer/Reuters

The US Federal Communications Commission will consider allowing airline passengers to make voice calls using their mobile phones at altitudes above 10(...)