Its handling of net neutrality has reduced the FCC’s influence.
Net Neutrality has been in the headlines recently, what with Netflix paying Comcast to avoid being throttled and the recent FCC ruling on the topic. We've explained in detail why Net Neutrality is important, but if you want a quick primer to get up to speed, this video can help. Read more...
We're holding a live chat about the latest developments on net neutrality policy (or the lack thereof) in The Hive at 5:00 PM eastern. Answering your questions will be Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America. Get your questions in now and join us at 5 PM.
A federal appeals court recently ruled that the Federal Communications Commission must rethink its net neutrality rules — a decision with potentially far-reaching implications for the future of high-speed Internet. Now FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler must work with Congress to modernize outdated laws that don’t address the reality of today’s Internet. In doing so, he Continue reading ?
By Wall Street Titan: The recent battles between Netflix (NFLX) and internet providers over "Net Neutrality" are examples of the ongoing tech wars being fought over the lucrative interconnected revenue pie. Internet providers must build...Show More Summary
The web has changed a lot in the 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee first proposed its underlying technology, and not entirely for the better -- censorship, reduced net neutrality and surveillance are very real concerns. Berners-Lee and a host of...
Net neutrality has fallen, and Netflix's payment to Comcast may have just opened the door for big wins for the cable companies.
Instead of telling Internet providers how to operate their networks, make them pick one way and disclose it to the world.
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT And, we try again: as expected, the FCC is proposing new net neutrality rules. They are similar to the previous rules, which were recently invalidated by a federal court, but depend on a different legal rationale. Those who are concerned the rules (old and new) do not go far enough to […]
By atmabus: Net neutrality seems to have lost its momentum. Little by little (as evidenced by the latest federal court ruling), the reality of an unfiltered internet seems more and more remote. Once thought of as a sacrosanct protection...Show More Summary
Two of America's largest ISPs have been fighting back hard against regulation that has helped American tech companies lead the world in online innovation, and their victory could stifle economic growth over the long run.
February 2014 will mark a turning point for the internet thanks to a historic peering agreement and the FCC capitulating on net neutrality. Let's let Verizon's CEO share what the future internet will be.
Netflix has agreed to pay US internet service provider (ISP) Comcast an undisclosed fee to relieve internet "congestion" and ensure smoother streaming of Netflix content. The move has renewed fears that major US ISPs will prioritise content in return for a fee, jeopardising the principles of net neutrality. Show More Summary
By The Oxen Group: Is the recent Netflix (NFLX) and Comcast (CMCSA) deal a game changer for either company? How does this deal change the face of net neutrality. In today's Oxen Group market recap, What's Next For The Market, we will...Show More Summary
What drove the Netflix-Comcast deal? Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase, the overturn of net neutrality - or something much simpler?
In January, a landmark legislative decision was made regarding net neutrality: The D.C. Court of Appeals struck down portions of the Open Internet rules that ensured telecoms played fair Since then, it has been the subject of many contentious debates among open Internet supporters and opponents of government regulation. Show More Summary
It's pretty clear at this point that after nearly a decade of histrionics and hyperbole on all sides that the definition of net neutrality has been somewhat warped. That's in no small part thanks to the larger carriers like AT&T andShow More Summary
The FCC has continually attempted to salvage regulatory power in the face of last month’s court decision. While the fate of Net Neutrality remains undecided, in the legal sense of the word, ISP’s and internet based companies are starting to make some very non-neutral moves. Show More Summary