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Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

Enlarge Getty Images | acilo Some broadband users who qualify for the government’s new $50-per-month subsidies haven’t been able to obtain the discounts because of technical problems in the Federal Communications Commission’s rollout of the program. The problems appear to stem from the FCC’s National Verifier and how the broadband providers’ systems interact with the …

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Charter charges more money for slower Internet on streets with no competition

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum service truck in McKinney, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Getty Images | Bloomberg It’s no surprise that cable companies charge lower prices for broadband when they face competition from fiber-to-the-home services. But an article yesterday by Stop the Cap provides a good example of how dramatically promotional prices for …

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Paxos receives ‘preliminary conditional approval’ for US bank charter

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has granted today stablecoin company and PayPal collaborator Paxos a federal charter to form a national trust bank — just the third such charter the OCC has granted crypto-native companies.  Paxos joins custody firm Achorage, who was the first to receive a charter in January, …

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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search …

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SpaceX seeks FCC broadband funds, must prove it can deliver sub-100ms latency

Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish. SpaceX SpaceX, Charter, Verizon, CenturyLink, Frontier, Cox, and about 500 other companies are seeking government funding to provide broadband in rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday released a list of applicants for the first phase of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which is set to …

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Charter can charge online video sites for network connections, court rules

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum van in West Lake Hills, Texas, in April 2019. Tony Webster / Flickr Charter can charge Netflix and other online video streaming services for network interconnection despite a merger condition prohibiting the practice, a federal appeals court ruled today. The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the District …

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Charter seeks FCC OK to impose data caps and charge fees to video services

Data cap cash. Aurich Lawson | Getty Images Charter Communications has asked federal regulators for permission to impose data caps on broadband users and to seek interconnection payments from large online video providers, starting next year. Charter, unlike other ISPs, isn’t allowed to impose data caps and faces limits on charges for interconnection payments because …

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