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Telecom Companies Win Injunction to Put New York's Affordable Internet Law on Hold

Telecom Companies Win Injunction to Put New York’s Affordable Internet Law on Hold

Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP (Getty Images) In a huge win for internet service providers, a federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction to stall a New York law mandating affordable internet for low-income households. Advertisement Lobbying groups representing AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and other telecom companies have fiercely pushed back against the legislation, known as the …

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YouTube Found the Pettiest Loophole in Its Battle Against Roku

YouTube Found the Pettiest Loophole in Its Battle Against Roku

Photo: Chris McGrath (Getty Images) Just a week after Roku yanked YouTube TV from its app store thanks to an ongoing feud with Google, it looks like YouTube found a clever (if not extremely petty) workaround. On Friday, YouTube announced it would just cram YouTube TV access into the main YouTube app, which is still …

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Not Everyone Is Getting Great Service With Starlink

Not Everyone Is Getting Great Service With Starlink

This long-exposure image shows a trail of a group of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites passing over Uruguay.Photo: Mariana Suarez/AFP (Getty Images) New Starlink data out today shows where in the U.S. Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service is exceeding expectations—and where it’s falling short. Advertisement According to Ookla, the company behind a Speedtest app and website …

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Don't Buy the Old Apple TV

Don’t Buy the Old Apple TV

Photo: Catie Keck Please do not buy an older Apple TV just for the marginal savings. Hear me out. This week, Apple unveiled its sixth-generation Apple TV box, a 4K device with a new processor and spec upgrades that make it a best-in-class option for streaming. However, despite wiping its previous 4K box from its …

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Broadcast Signal Intrusion Follows Grief Down a Freaky, Tech-Generated Rabbit Hole
Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The so-called digital divide in the U.S. has become all the more glaring over the course of the current pandemic. A new bill could help close the gap. Advertisement Enter the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, a new bill that was spearheaded by Democrats Rep. James Clyburn, of South …

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In the 1970s, Email Was Special

In the 1970s, Email Was Special

Computers and magnetic tape storage at the U.S. Department of Justice circa 1973.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images (Getty Images) Social HygieneSocial HygieneThe internet is hell, particularly social media. In this series, we discuss the ways it’s flawed and how it could be better. What was the internet like in the 1970s? It was an incredibly small …

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