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How to Comment on the FCC's Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality How to Comment on the FCC's Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has released its plans to kill off net neutrality, and it doesn’t look great for consumers. Good news though, just like last time, the FCC is opening up the proposal for a public debate.

Here's What Happens When Broadband Companies "Self-Regulate" Here's What Happens When Broadband Companies "Self-Regulate"

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and one drum that FCC chairman Ajit Pai keeps beating is the idea that without government intervention, broadband companies like your internet service provider and wireless carrier will regulate themselves. Let’s see what history has to say about that.

The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market

Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality.

Reminder: Comcast's 1TB Data Caps Are Now In Effect In a Bunch of New Areas Reminder: Comcast's 1TB Data Caps Are Now In Effect In a Bunch of New Areas

In case you missed the news last month, Comcast is rolling out its 1TB data cap plans to a lot more people in November. If you’re in one of the affected areas, it’s probably a good idea to start monitoring your usage.

Evil Week Showdown: Cell Carriers vs. Cable Companies Evil Week Showdown: Cell Carriers vs. Cable Companies

It’s time to wrap up Evil Week, and what better way than by pitting two of the most evil industries against each other. Today, we’re flipping our usual script upside down to find out who’s worse: cell carriers or cable companies.

The FCC Passes New Rules to Protect Consumer Data From ISPs The FCC Passes New Rules to Protect Consumer Data From ISPs

In a 3-2 vote, the FCC just passed new rules targeting internet service providers who collect user data. Going forward, ISPs that collect data must get explicit permission from users before selling that data to third parties.

The Worst Ways Cable Companies Confuse You Into Paying More The Worst Ways Cable Companies Confuse You Into Paying More

Thanks to confusing bundles, hidden charges, misleading promises, and obscure terms, everyone agrees that cable TV and internet providers are the absolute worst. I tried to comparison shop for internet service in my area and ended up an awful mess of sketchy terms, and upsells. It shouldn’t be like this.

Why the FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules are Good for the Internet Why the FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules are Good for the Internet

Today, the FCC voted to pass the Open Internet Order, which will classify the internet as a utility under Title II regulations. Here's what that mess of jargon means and how it affects you.

Bypass Your ISP's Throttling of Netflix or Other Videos with a VPN Bypass Your ISP's Throttling of Netflix or Other Videos with a VPN

Verizon has been caught throttling Netflix streaming (much like Comcast was before Netflix paid the cable company for a "fast lane" access). If you're having speed or quality issues with Verizon or any other ISP—and with any kind of streaming service—try using a VPN.

YouTube Video Quality Report Pits Your ISP Against Others YouTube Video Quality Report Pits Your ISP Against Others

Wondering how good video streaming is for your ISP compared to others in your area? Google's new video quality report can show you.

The FiOS Box Is Huge (and Other Things to Know Before You Get FiOS) The FiOS Box Is Huge (and Other Things to Know Before You Get FiOS)

Verizon FiOS is pretty awesome. But if you've never had it before, you might be surprised by a few things come installation day, especially if you live in an apartment or expect to be up and running in no time.

What the NSA Spying Scandal Means for You What the NSA Spying Scandal Means for You

The internet is aflame with the news that the National Security Agency may be spying on phone calls and internet access of American citizens, and the possibility that they've partnered with some of the biggest tech companies in the world—Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Skype, and others—to request and access data…

How Do I Choose the Best Internet Service Provider? How Do I Choose the Best Internet Service Provider?

Dear Lifehacker, My internet has ticked me off for the last time and I've been thinking of switching providers, but I'm not quite sure where to start. I was hoping you could give advice on how to shop for the best internet service provider and what the difference is between broadband, fiber optics, cable, and…

Connectify Dispatch Merges Your Available Internet Connections into One Fat, Super-Fast Pipe Connectify Dispatch Merges Your Available Internet Connections into One Fat, Super-Fast Pipe

Windows: Most people only have one internet connection at home, but what if you could merge your connection with the free Wi-Fi from the coffee shop down the street with your phone's 4G connection to create a super-pipe with tons of additional bandwidth? That's what Connectify Dispatch does, perfectly.

Build Your Own Bluetooth Network Monitor and Keep Tabs on Your Internet Connection Build Your Own Bluetooth Network Monitor and Keep Tabs on Your Internet Connection

It's pretty common knowledge that ISPs never offer you the kinds of upload and download speeds they advertise in the real world. So when you're gaming or downloading and want to know whether that lag is packet loss, what do you do? This enterprising DIYer hacked together his own network monitor that sits on his desk…

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Rent a Modem? Is It Ever a Good Idea to Rent a Modem?

Dear Lifehacker, With the new Time Warner modem rental fee, I'm debating between renting my current modem, or just buying one outright. But I'm not sure I'm willing to deal with a bought modem if something goes wrong. What do you think?

The ISPs That Are Capping Users' Broadband The ISPs That Are Capping Users' Broadband

Remember when getting high speed internet service meant you could use the internet all you wanted? Unfortunately, that's not a reality anymore for many of us. Many of the top Internet Service Providers are charging for bytes. Check out which ones here.

How Can I Prevent My ISP from Tracking My Every Move? How Can I Prevent My ISP from Tracking My Every Move?

Dear Lifehacker, I've read that my ISP keeps logs of my activity and I'm concerned that private data is being saved on their servers. How concerned should I be, and how can I ensure they don't see everything I do?

How Can I Find Out How Much Bandwidth I’m Using at Home? How Can I Find Out How Much Bandwidth I’m Using at Home?

Dear Lifehacker, How can I check and see how much bandwidth I've been using? Is there any way to keep a running tally of my bandwidth so I can see when I use the most, or if something's using a lot of bandwidth that I'm not aware of?

Buy Your Own Cable Internet Gateway to Avoid Rental Fees Buy Your Own Cable Internet Gateway to Avoid Rental Fees

It seems fairly common sense, but cable internet providers such as Comcast and Charter do not openly advertise that you can use most any compatible DOCSIS 3.0 gateway and avoid paying up to seven dollars a month in rental fees.

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