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Rebecca Hoare (74)  in Bayswater, London, takes delivery of a new fridge from Matt Wilcock, of Quinn London,  which the Irish Elderly Advice Network organised. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Recently, Rebecca Hoare’s fridge broke. Usually, such a problem would be an annoyance, but no more than that for the 74-year-old Irishwoman living alo(...)

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at the federal agency’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Eric Thayer/the New York Times

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open interne(...)

The US Federal Communications Commission is preparing a full repeal of net neutrality rules that require broadband providers to give consumers equal a(...)

Net neutrality:  helps ensure a fairer playing field for new companies that might wish to offer a service that competes with established companies or develop new technology that uses significant bandwidth. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Net neutrality – the concept that all data traffic on the internet should be treated equally – is back on the agenda in a big way right now in the Uni(...)

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 (...)

An employee waves her arm to demonstrate command of a 5G Mission Critical IoT wireless robotic device manufactured by SK Telecom Co at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Did you hear the one about the consultancy firm and the credit card company that developed a connected car? It turns out that it is not just the car-m(...)

Visitors at the Mobile World Congress. FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly criticised his agency’s new net neutrality rules during a speech at the event.  Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The subject of net neutrality continued to court controversy at Mobile World Congress, with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Micha(...)

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler: Compared fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) to a Picasso painting. Photograph: Bloomberg

The internet can’t exist without a referee, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has said. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barc(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

The New York Times and the Washington Post reported the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote as potentially achieving a diametrically opposed result on net neutrality.

In a significant vote, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week voted against net neutrality. Or, if you prefer, in a significant vote(...)

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