Shopping around for a good broadband company or mobile carrier may soon be as easy as shopping for cereal, thanks to the introduction of new broadband consumer labels by the FCC for both fixed and mobile broadband.

When shopping for an internet or cellular provider, we often default to word-of-mouth. Does AT&T suck? Is Verizon sketchy with its fees? Does Time Warner throttle data? We ask our friends because there’s a distrust of cable companies and mobile providers. The FCC noticed from the thousands of complaints it gets each year from consumers about hidden fees, so they stepped up and made… more

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