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Verizon, one of the largest telecom companies in the US, has announced their intentions to buy mass media corporation AOL for $4.4 billion. In the wake of reports of the merger, AOL's stock increased by more than 17 percent, while Verizon's stock went down a moderate 1 percent.

The Federal Communications Commission is slated to vote some time this week on the rights of cities to create their own fiber

In a press release earlier this week, CenturyLink, Inc. announced that Internet speeds of up to one gigabit per second are now available for more than 2,500 businesses located in multi-unit office buildings throughout the Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Midvale, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, and other nearby areas.

Corinth, Mississippi recently qualified for C Spire's new Fiber to the Home initiative. The 1 gigabit-per-second service is 100 times faster than the standard types of broadband access currently available in most American homes.

Even the most rural parts of Kentucky will have access to high-speed Internet service by 2018, with area officials saying the service will help to modernize the state in the areas of education, economic development, health care and public safety.  The project is projected to add more than 3,000 miles of

Last week, search-engine giant Google delivered bad news to the dozens of cities that are currently awaiting the company's launch of Google Fiber, their gigabit Internet service that will offer a super-fast Internet connection, with speeds 100 times faster than the connections used in the average American home.

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