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Mark Cuban Again Illustrates He Has No Idea What Net Neutrality Is Or Why It's Important

3 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

To be very clear, there are some subjects Mark Cuban has a very good understanding of, ranging from his support of patent reform and his helpful goal of improving antiquated film release windows to highlighting the SEC's disdain for the 14th and 4th Amendments during his fight over insider trading allegations. Show More Summary

SaveTheInternet.eu campaign begs EU states to back net neutrality

5 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

A "SaveTheInternet.eu" coalition of civil society groups has sent a letter to the Council of the EU, which is finalizing the European Union's new net neutrality rules, urging it not to…

Net Neutrality in Action: T-Mobile Agrees to Inform Users of Throttled Web Connections Speeds

Since its UnCarrier promotional campaign began last year T-Mobile has experimented with several different ways of attracting customers, including the abolition of overage fees. Having done away with those onerous fees the company subsequently had to change its response to users exceeding their data limits, and so it implemented a policy of throttling, that is, [...]

Why is there a 'massive deceleration' in tablet shipments?

Have your say on IDC’s prediction of declining iPad sales, net neutrality, Spotify, YouTube toy channels and more IDC isn’t generally one of the more excitable research firms in the technology world, so when it predicts a “massive deceleration” in tablet shipments this year, it’s not seeking headlines for the sake of it. Show More Summary

Does Verizon realize it made a huge net neutrality mistake?

Both AT&T and Comcast — two companies that are not exactly fond of net neutrality regulations — reportedly tried to warn Verizon against suing the Federal Communications Commission over its 2010 net neutrality rules. The carrier went through with it anyway and now there are signs it’s feeling regret. Show More Summary

Only 3 out of 5 Internet Users Know What Net Neutrality Is—Do You? - Sigh.

19 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

The Pew Internet Research Project has a nifty test for you to take to see how well you know the history and lingo of the Internet. But don't worry if you do badly, friends—you can't do a worse job than the 61% of people polled who could not accurately identify the correct definition of net neutrality. That's a depressing statistic if I ever heard one.

T-Mobile Still Doesn't Understand (Or Simply Doesn't Care) That Their 'Music Freedom' Plan Tramples Net Neutrality

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in June we noted how T-Mobile had unveiled a new "Music Freedom" program that exempts the biggest music streaming companies from T-Mobile's usage caps. When introduced at the time, T-Mobile pitched the idea as a huge win for consumers, as you could listen to say -- Spotify -- without worrying about eroding your usage allotments. Show More Summary

Verizon Pinky-Swears It Won’t Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality (If It Doesn’t Reclassify Broadband)

A few weeks after Verizon made it clear that it would sue to block the FCC’s attempt to enact strong net neutrality rules, and only days after FCC Chair Tom Wheeler shrugged that a lawsuit seems inevitable no matter what he does, the telecom titan is now saying it may not go the legal route if the Commission … [More]

Europe Takes Another Look at Net Neutrality

23 hours agoTechnology : Bits

Some European lawmakers are pushing to loosen the net neutrality rules somewhat, allowing companies to potentially charge for faster access to their networks.

$36B auction shows net neutrality is no threat to investment

23 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

When President Obama called for net neutrality this month, AT&T said the sky would fall. It warned that a policy banning internet providers from giving special treatment to some websites over…

Wikipedia’s ‘complicated’ relationship with net neutrality

The Internet's biggest encyclopedia is a lot like other major sites on the Web: It's been a little hesitant to weigh in on net neutrality, the idea that all Web traffic should be treated equally by Internet service providers such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable. That's because the folks behind Wikipedia actually see a non-neutral Internet […]

Wikipedia’s ‘complicated’ relationship with net neutrality

The Internet's biggest encyclopedia is a lot like other major sites on the Web: It's been a little hesitant to weigh in on net neutrality, the idea that all Web traffic should be treated equally by Internet service providers such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable. That's because the folks behind Wikipedia actually see a non-neutral Internet […]

The Switchboard: FCC says T-Mobile can’t hide throttled data speeds

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. "Digital tsar" urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules. Reuters reports: "The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans […]

The Switchboard: FCC says T-Mobile can’t hide throttled data speeds

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. "Digital tsar" urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules. Reuters reports: "The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans […]

What? Comcast Is on Board With Net Neutrality?

Comcast could use the president's support in its purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Italian EU Presidency Puts Net Neutrality On Hold

The net neutrality debate is heating up, with U.S. President Barack Obama saying broadband Internet should be considered a public utility. In the EU, the Italian Presidency could substantially weaken proposed rules in the contentious area.

EU digital chief sides with Obama in defense of net neutrality

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

Andrus Ansip has expressed worries over the apparent watering-down of EU net neutrality proposals in their final stage of development. But what will the outcome be?

FCC expects lawsuits over net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is previewing the aftermath of whatever eventual net neutrality decision the FCC ends up making: law suits. "Let's make sure that we understand what is going on here. The big dogs...Show More Summary

Watchdog.org's Attack On Al Franken Confuses Time Warner With Time Warner Cable

Right-wing website Watchdog.org incorrectly reported that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has received donations from Time Warner Cable to accuse the senator of hypocrisy in advocating for net neutrality. In fact, the donations in question have...Show More Summary

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