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AT&T Will Zero Rate its Upcoming Streaming TV Service, Doesn't Think FCC Will Act

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've long noted how the FCC's decision to avoid prohibiting zero rating (exempting your own or a paid partner's content from usage caps) opened the door to letting incumbent ISPs trample net neutrality -- if they're just creative enough about it. Show More Summary

What if You Could Build Your Own Internet Fast Lanes?

Net neutrality advocates worry about companies like Comcast creating Internet fast lanes that advantage certain sites over others. But what if you could make your own? The post What if You Could Build Your Own Internet Fast Lanes? appeared first on WIRED.

All of Hollywood Should Hate Net Neutrality – And Now They’re Starting to See Why

Network Neutrality is ridiculous, anti-capitalism, monopoly-making Internet policy. It has been since its early 2000s inception. It REALLY has been since 2015 - when the Barack Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unilaterally imposed it. Show More Summary

FCC Republicans refused to give Congress net neutrality documents

"Your refusal to cooperate... is unacceptable," lawmaker tells Pai and O'Rielly.

Engineers propose a technology to break the net neutrality deadlock

Stanford engineers have invented a technology that would allow an internet user to tell network providers and online publishers when and if they want content or services to be given preferential delivery, an advance that could transform the network neutrality debate.

Netflix Wants the FCC to Get Rid of Data Caps

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Broadband data caps have long been the enemy of net neutrality advocates who see the blatant cash-grab disguised as “network management” as a hinderance. Now, Netflix is joining the fray—for obvious reasons—as it stands the most to lose if Americans increasingly find themselves lashed to restrictive data caps. Read more...

One more reason to support Russ Feingold: Net neutrality

Here's just one of the myriad reasons we need to have Russ Feingold back in the U.S. Senate. Democrat Russ Feingold called Thursday for the federal government to treat broadband internet service as a public utility as part of his Badger Innovation Plan. Show More Summary

AT&T Squeezes Net Neutrality With Free Ride For DirecTV

Congratulations, AT&T wireless customers. You can now watch DirecTV without eating into your data plan. But be warned: this is a blow to net neutrality. The post AT&T Squeezes Net Neutrality With Free Ride For DirecTV appeared first on WIRED.

What Net Neutrality? While The FCC Naps, AT&T Now Exempting DirecTV Content From Wireless Usage Caps

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When the FCC crafted its new net neutrality rules, we noted that the agency's failure to ban "zero rating" (exempting your own company's content from usage caps) was going to be a problem. And lo and behold, with the FCC AWOL on the subject, companies are starting to take full advantage. Show More Summary

EU bans network-wide ad-blocking

Among the recently published guidelines on implementing net neutrality in the EU was a clause that forbids telecoms from blocking advertising across their networks, the Financial Times reported. Read more...

Network-wide ad blocking violates net neutrality, European regulators rule

European regulators just put a major roadblock in the way of one of the most ambitious and aggressive ad blocking startups — as well as the telecom that had hoped to benefit from it. The company, an Israeli tech firm called Shine, had...Show More Summary

Open internet activists welcome new European net neutrality guidelines

The guidelines for implementing net neutrality rules in the EU were published on Tuesday this week, eliciting mostly positive responses from net neutrality campaigners. Many however expressed concern over the fact that the guidelines...Show More Summary

Europe may end up behind the curve on 5G internet

Telecom companies claim the EU's new open-internet guidelines disadvantage them relative to U.S. and Chinese players. They're right that Europe may slip behind in the race for superfast internet, but net neutrality isn't the real enemy. Blame a highly fragmented market instead.

FCC Gives Up On Municipal Broadband Fight

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While over-shadowed by the net neutrality vote the same day, the FCC's decision last year to protect municipal broadband was potentially more important. For more than fifteen years incumbent ISPs have quite literally been allowed toShow More Summary

The EU says it won't allow mobile carriers to deploy network-level ad blocking

The EU published its long-awaited net neutrality guidelines on Tuesday to clarify how internet service providers in the region should handle the data they handle over their networks. Buried within the document, as The Financial Times...Show More Summary

Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight

The EU’s top telecom authority issues robust new guidelines following 500,000 comments.

Europe Gets Net Neutrality But With Some Catches

The European Union has published strict guidelines to enforce net neutrality. However, the rules do have exceptions that mean they fall short of a ‘pure’ interpretation of the principle. While the net neutrality debate in the US hasShow More Summary

Surprise! European Union Adopts Net Neutrality Guidelines That Don't Suck

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we noted last October, the European Union passed net neutrality rules that not only don't really protect net neutrality, but actually give ISPs across the EU member countries the green light to violate net neutrality consistently -- just as long as ISPs are relatively clever about it. Show More Summary

EU Body Strengthens 'Net Neutrality' Legislation With Release Of Implementation Guidelines

BEREC, the agency in charge of regulating the telecommunications industry in the European Union, released its guidelines for how EU member states should implement the net neutrality legislation passed last year.

Europe’s Net Neutrality Doesn’t Ban BitTorrent Throttling

Today, the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communication (BEREC) published its implementation guidelines for Europe's net neutrality rules. While public protests resulted in several positive changes from a net neutrality perspective,...Show More Summary

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