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FCC's redefinition of broadband could portend the end of the cubicle

The Federal Communications Commission this week redefined broadband as downloads speeds of at least 25Mbps and upload speeds of at least 3Mbps. So what effect will the FCC move have on the enterprise? At least one observer believes it will portend the end of the cubicle culture.

FCC Chair: 'We are down to the short strokes' on net neutrality

An existing avenue in the law may be available for regulating Open Internet principles, said Tom Wheeler at CES on Wednesday, so long as you erase the word "wireless carrier" and insert "Internet service provider."

New FCC Open Internet regulations will be voted on in February

The next round of deliberations over how the FCC navigates the net neutrality maze begins in earnest during the last week of February, but when it ends remains uncertain.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 2, net neutrality has no solution

What started out as a stalemate evolved into an impasse and finally into a seemingly permanent state of gridlock. No single solution to the Internet regulation issue seems palatable.

FCC insists rural broadband come to par with urban at 10 Mbps

It may not be an official re-definition of "broadband" just yet, but the FCC's alteration of its Universal Service Fund order does give it double-digit download speeds. The question remains, will enough carriers sign up?

Because we don't know what the Internet is

It would be nice if life came with an instruction manual. "Life," as in "The Game of," does come with one, and so does "Operation." But neither one applies to the pickle we're in now.

The President's stance on net neutrality: '42'

It's good that we have a dialog on issues in the public interest.  But you can't take two different sides in an argument and claim to be supported by the majority.

It's war: AT&T CEO to suspend broadband buildout, claims FCC's Wheeler for his side

If Randall Stephenson's comments are to be taken at face value, the FCC chairman actively worked to avoid a Title II scenario. But those negotiations fell apart after the mid-terms.

FCC Chair, thanking the President, may go his own way on Title II

"I am grateful for the input of the President," says Chairman Tom Wheeler, at the end of a statement which makes it clear not only that he doesn't quite agree with him, but that Title II may not be feasible.

Aereo wins by losing: FCC's Wheeler advocates rule change for net streamers

The die has now been cast, triggering alterations to the meaning of Internet service in America that would tip the net neutrality debate completely on its ear.