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Comcast tests tech that enables gigabit upload speeds over cable

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Just a few years ago Comcast started rolling out 1Gbps cable service and now it’s widely available in many areas across the country, but it still can’t match fiber for upload speed. Many fiber services offer gigabit speeds for customers on uploads and downloads, while the Xfinity package is limited …

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Eero for Service Providers: Eero Wi-Fi mesh targeted at ISPs

Enlarge / A trio of Wi-Fi 6 Eero Pro devices like these should provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage and performance for nearly any home. Eero This Tuesday, Eero—one of the first and most popular Wi-Fi-mesh providers—announced a new hardware and software program that targets ISPs rather than retail customers. Ars spoke about the new program at …

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Old TV set interfered with village’s DSL Internet each day for 18 months

Enlarge / An old television set. Getty Images | Jeffrey Coolidge A 400-resident village in Wales suffered 18 months of DSL Internet outages each morning until the culprit was identified as electrical interference from an old TV set. The residents of Aberhosan mysteriously experienced the outages each morning at 7am. Openreach, a BT subsidiary that …

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Google asks to test a new type of wireless broadband

Google Google has asked the FCC for permission to conduct secret wireless broad tests using the 6GHz spectrum in multiple cities across the US, according to a document spotted by Business Insider. It wants to run “experimental propagation testing in the 6GHz band” to see if the frequencies can provide “reliable broadband connections,” the redacted …

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Verizon’s more expensive home internet tiers.  Currently, the company’s …

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