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Faster Forward: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

FCC's broadband plan: A possible dream

Are you satisfied with the Internet connection you're using to read this post? If so, you can probably skip today's column, and you can certainly skip the document it covers -- the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan. But I suspect that most of you aren't too thrilled with your...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 19, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Telecom  
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Google eyes its next screen: TV

The New York Times has a fascinating story about Google's newest venture into software development. With partners Intel and Sony, it wants to bring Web browsing and applications to your television: The partners envision technology that will make it as easy for TV users to navigate Web applications, like the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 18, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  TV , Video  
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Microsoft previews upcoming Internet Explorer 9, Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft revealed plans for the next version of its Internet Explorer browser yesterday, but it's way too early to put a reminder to upgrade on your calendar. The future Internet Explorer 9, announced at a conference for developers in Las Vegas, will bring advances in performance and compatibility with Web...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 17, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Mobile , The Web , Windows  
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To judge FCC broadband plan, rank your priorities first

The Federal Communications Commission just published its National Broadband Plan: its initiative, as chartered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last year, to expand the availability of high-speed Internet access throughout the United States. It will take me a little while to digest this 359-page document (PDF), but its...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 16, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Telecom  
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PostPoints tip: AVS Forum, where electronics enthusiasts unite

If you're trying to figure out what HDTV to get, how to use a new cable box or why one TV channel's reception just got better or worse, the odds are people are talking about the issue at AVS Forum. The site attracts consumer-electronics enthusiasts who exchange views in dozens...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 16, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Outlines of FCC national broadband plan emerge

Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission plans to release its plan to expand broadband Internet access across the United States, but the executive summary of this initiative is already online, as my colleague Cecilia Kang posted earlier today. That document (PDF) outlines a set of measures the FCC and other government...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 15, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Telecom  
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