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The promise and reality of Google Fiber

Aug 7, 2018
The search giant made waves when it set out to disrupt the internet service sector with a rollout of super-fast fiber-optic cable. The Atlanta region thought it would benefit. It hasn't.
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US court halts spread of fast internet in two cities

Aug 11, 2016
The decision directly affects two cities. Indirectly, it could impact a lot more.
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2015. 
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Verizon strike underscores changes in telecom

May 16, 2016
Landline services are declining. About 40,000 workers are protesting cost-cutting measures.
Striking Verizon workers picket in front of a Verizon office in Washington, D.C., on April 14.
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