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Submission + - What's the Best Broadband ISP? (computerworld.com)

jcatcw writes: According to Computerworld's reader survey of broadband providers, 58% of respondents use cable and 38% use DSL. Included in the DSL numbers are those who use fiber-optic FiOS connections. Despite the hype, VoIP isn't exactly skyrocketing with broadband customers; only 27% of you are using it. The biggest shock: For all the grumbling, and for all of the complaints lodged against broadband ISPs on message boards and blogs across the Internet, broadband providers generally do a good job. Furthermore, reliability of our broadband connections is also good. But one thing is very clear: Speed rules. Verizon FiOS ranked first: "Upload and download tested speeds are faster than ISP claims, " said one Computerworld reader. Another added, "Little or no downtime." Second place goes to Cox Communications. Comcast came in last.

Submission + - Last-Minute Senate Amendment to appease RIAA

Rodrigo writes: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has found the time to forget about fighting that pesty Iraq War and focus on the issues that really matter: making the influence of the RIAA and MPAA a mainstay in our college campuses. The EFF has put a call to arms against the proposed Senate amendment to the Higher Education Act. The amendment aims to force certain schools to police their network or risk losing federal funding for student aid. Naturally, this policing will come at the school's expense and through "technology-based deterrents," which raise privacy concerns. Please call your representatives and make sure they know what they're voting for under Senate Amendment 2314.

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