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Google May Be Your Next Cable Television Provider

If you're fed up with escalating cable bills, fuzzy satellite TV reception, and unresponsive customer service, Google is starting to think inside the box: The world's leading search engine may be ready to launch a broadband television service as early as next year.

Should Netflix Stream Its Video Business Into the U.K.?

Netflix is enjoying a period of rapid expansion, riding on the popularity of DVD-by-mail and online video streaming. The question for investors is: What's next? Netflix has signaled that it plans to expand abroad, and the U.K. is a likely target. But is Britain ready for Netflix?

Obama Wants to Use WiFi to Cut the U.S. Budget Deficit

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed that the government auction off its portion of the wireless spectrum to private companies to boost access to high-speed Internet and cut the federal budget deficit.

Google Says 600 Towns Want Its High-Speed Broadband

Google has received over 600 "community responses" after announcing plans last month to build an ultra-fast fiber-optic broadband network for as many as 500,000 U.S. customers. The plan is designed to nudge the government and Internet providers to ramp up U.S. broadband speeds.