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FCC Subsidized Broadband Internet Is ‘ObamaNet’ Welfare For The Poor?

A plan for FCC subsidized broadband internet could potentially provide low income Americans access to high speed internet for a measly $9.25 a month, but some critics claim this new “ObamaNet” welfare plan could lead to taxpayers paying more to subsidize more of the internet. Show More Summary

VPN Company Hola Is Reselling Its Users' Home Broadband Bandwidth To Businesses

21 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

There's no such thing as a free lunch, as the saying goes, and that's something that people using the Hola free VPN are now learning. The service, it has emerged, has been selling domestic users bandwidth to business users through its Luminati service. Hola arrived, originally, in 2008 and is the [...]

FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'

With the net neutrality rules released earlier this year, the agency redefined broadband as a public utility, like the telephone, giving it stricter oversight on how online content gets to consumers. According to a Pew Research Center report from 2013, 70 percent of U.S. Show More Summary

Fox's Payne: Free Broadband Will Keep Lazy Moochers On The Dole

The FCC is proposing to extend the Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband, so naturally Fox hates it. It's a three-fer for them. An excuse to rehash their previous "Obamaphone" attacks and to play the video that went viral on the rightShow More Summary

The Telecom Mergers, or Attempted Mergers, Continue

News this week included telecom mergers, Lifeline broadband, the IoT and Wi-Fi and Android Auto.

Google Backs Off Zero Rating In India After Facebook Takes A Global Public Relations Beating

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Google appears to be backing away from its plans to support zero rated apps (deals that allow some apps to bypass broadband ISP usage caps) in India after Facebook found itself at the heart of a global public relations kerfuffle for the practice. Show More Summary

Better broadband at better prices? Welcome to Charter CEO's fantasy

To hear the chief executive of Charter Communications tell it, his company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable will mean a better broadband experience for all.

‘Everyone needs broadband access’

America’s top telecom regulator has unveiled plans to subsidise high-speed internet for low-income households. ||| Washington - The top US telecom regulator on Thursday unveiled plans to subsidise high-speed internet for low-income households, saying the service was essential for people trying to better themselves. Show More Summary

Turnbull to boost mobile broadband with spectrum auction

Regional Australia set to receive improved mobile broadband coverage after spectrum shuffle.

FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor

They have the power. The Federal Communications Commission got such a thrill out of passing strong net neutrality rules that it's now flexing some more muscle to do a really good thing. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is set to propose subsidized...Show More Summary

FCC Looks Into Subsidizing Broadband Internet Access For Poor

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday revealed a plan to expand a government phone subsidy program for low-income Americans to begin covering broadband Internet access. The Federal Communications...Show More Summary

FCC announces plan to expand ‘lifeline’ program for low-income Americans to include Internet access

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday revealed a plan to expand a government phone subsidy program for low-income Americans to begin covering broadband Internet access. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June 18 to begin the process of revamping the $1.7...

FCC Chairman Wants To Help Low Income Americans Afford Broadband

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes to reboot the Lifeline phone-access program. The plan recognizes that everyone needs to study, apply for jobs and make social connections online.

How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as Regulators

The invisible hand of Netflix has been at work influencing policy and proposed mergers in the cable, broadband and media businesses.

How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as Regulators

The invisible hand of Netflix has been at work influencing policy and proposed mergers in the cable, broadband and media businesses.

AT&T Wants To Be Able To Charge Video Streaming Services For Exemption From Customers’ Data Caps

Data caps on home broadband stink, but they’re also a reality for millions of internet users (and probably soon for all of us). And as the FCC’s new open internet rules go into effect in the coming days to protect net neutrality, they’re also becoming one of the main ways in which ISPs can soak up extra cash from consumers … [More]

U.S. Unveils Plan to Subsidize Broadband for Poor

Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler proposed the plan to overhaul the “Lifeline” program which provides low-cost telephone service to include online access as well. 

Google Fiber Says It's Passing On Rightscorp Settlement-O-Matic Demands For 'Transparency'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As Rightscorp continues to explore its legally-dubious efforts to shake down broadband users for cash, the company is finding itself with its hands full across multiple, costly legal fronts. Earlier this month, the company was beaten...Show More Summary

Nokia Networks Buys Eden Rock To Boost SON Capabilities

Nokia stated in its press release that Eden Rock’s SON solution, Eden-NET, is “highly complementary” with its own SON capabilities and should help it improve efficiency of its mobile broadband network offerings. SON is likely to help...Show More Summary

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