CR Digital Archive

August 2017

Cover Story

The Battle for Net Neutrality: Who Should Control Your Access to Content?
The outcome will determine whether your internet provider can play favorites with websites and online traffic
TV Antennas Make a Comeback
What’s not to like about free TV? And it's going to get even better soon.

New, Cheaper Ways to Watch TV
Thanks to a growing number of streaming services, consumers now have unprecedented TV-watching options
Are City-Owned Municipal Broadband Networks Better?
Some of the best-loved Internet providers are owned and run by local governments—but they face opposition
Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data?
Consumers say they want more power over how their browsing information is collected and used
The Many Ways to Watch Television
You now have dozens of options, from antennas to new streaming services
Is Your Internet Fast Enough for Streaming?
If you plan to stream more movies and TV shows, you'll need to make sure your broadband connection can handle it
How to Watch HBO and HBO Max
The HBO stable of streaming services has been streamlined, with the demise of HBO Go and HBO Now
Video Streaming Services That Let You Cut Cable TV
Services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV try to replicate cable TV with lower monthly bills—but prices are rising

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