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Freeness: why the Caribbean ought to be vigilant about zero rating net neutrality

For those who have been with us from the beginning, you may recall that one of our earliest articles here on ICT Pulse was on Internet (net) neutrality, and we have been keeping tabs of the debate over the years. Since our launch in 2011, net neutrality has escalated in importance, and recently, there was...

India's New Net Neutrality Guidelines Suggest Facebook's Internet.org Is Just Glorified Collusion

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

India's government has finally released the country's recommendations for new net neutrality protections, and the report makes it very clear: they're not impressed with Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a Facebook-dominated, walled-garden Internet future. Show More Summary

AT&T Closes DirecTV Acquisition: Reviewing The Concessions And Benefits

While the company had to make some concessions in order to gain federal approval (relating to its broadband services and net neutrality), we think that they were worthwhile, considering the revenue and cost synergies that the combined company would provide in an increasingly competitive wireless and content distribution landscape. Show More Summary

Republicans are trying to defund net neutrality. Will it work?

It's no secret that many Republicans hate the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, which went into effect this June and regulate Internet providers like legacy telephone companies. Some now want to use Congress' power of the purse to roll those regulations back.Read full article >>

Why Governments Going After U.S. Tech Companies Is The Price Of Innovation

Whether it’s cybersecurity, privacy, net neutrality or labor concerns, federal regulations have been viewed as both necessary to protect the public at large and those companies’ employees, as well as a hindrance to innovation. The post Why Governments Going After U.S. Tech Companies Is The Price Of Innovation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly: Nobody Takes Me Seriously After Voting Down Every Consumer-Friendly FCC Policy This Year

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly will never be confused with a consumer advocate or champion of the people. He's voted down nearly every consumer-friendly FCC initiative that has come down the pike, whether that's net neutrality, raising...Show More Summary

Encryption Protects Free Speech: Lavabit's Ladar Levison on Online Freedom, Net Neutrality, and Cryptography

6 days agoNews : Reason

Download Video as MP4 "If we are going to continue to preserve our right to free speech in the electronic age, then we need to use tools like encryption," says Ladar Levison, founder of the Lavabit, the encyrpted email service used by...Show More Summary

AT&T agrees to stricter Net neutrality rules to get its DirecTV deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.

Triple Play: FCC Chairman Endorses AT&T-DirecTV Merger Under Net Neutrality Conditions

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the conditions to approve the AT&T-DirecTV merger. They all sound like good news for everyone.

Net Neutrality: Assocham Demands Regularization of All Messaging & VoIP Apps- Have They Turned Into Telco’s Lobbyist?

The debate and the fight over Net Neutrality has further intensified, as ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India) has demanded all messaging and VoIP apps be regulated. In layman terms, this means that if Assocham’s recommendations...Show More Summary

Weekly Wrap-up: Flipkart Adoption Policy, Purchase With Google, Foxconn India Plans, Net Neutrality Dot Recos & More…

It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, the wrap-up will give you all the buzz in tech-mob-startup space! Credit card payment mode is now back at Uber. Show More Summary

I Can't Unsubscribe from Ted Cruz's Mailing List, and the FTC Says That's OK

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr In March, I wrote about how Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz doesn’t know how to internet, citing his backwards views on net neutrality and other online mishaps. In the following weeks, the thesis...Show More Summary

Searching, but wanting to Explore

A recent study of Google search results by Tim Wu (of net neutrality fame) and others found that the search giant might be skewing its search returns to favor certain businesses. It's hard to know what's surprising about that. Google is after all a business, not a non-profit. Show More Summary

Netflix Now Supports Charter Merger After ISP Promises Not To Screw Up The Internet...For A Measly Three Years

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Charter Communications is desperately trying to avoid the same fate that befell Comcast's doomed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. As noted recently, Charter hired long-standing net neutrality advocate Marvin Ammori to craft its promise...Show More Summary

India’s Department of Telecommunications supports net neutrality, but recommends taxing some VoIP services

India has been grappling with the notion of net neutrality since zero-rating services like Facebook’s Internet.org and Airtel Zero were announced. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has now released a report (PDF) on the issue with its recommendations to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); here’s what’s up. Show More Summary

DoT Panel Says “The Core Principles of Net Neutrality Must be Adhered to”; Recommendations on Free & Fair Internet Made Public

Department of Telecom (DoT) had formulated a special committee to understand the impact of anti-net neutrality plans formulated by some telecom companies. The recommendations of the committee led by AK Bhargava are now public. The committee...Show More Summary

Oh Net Neutrality, Where Art Thou?

Despite the fact the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality standards have been implemented, the open Internet drama isn’t over, far from it in fact. What’s interesting in this ongoing saga, though, is what adherence to the FCC’s Net Neutrality standards seems to mean to the big Internet service providers, as compared to what it means [...]

Europe's Net Neutrality Rules: Consumers May Enjoy More Innovation Across The Pond

Europe's transparent net neutrality rules may spur more innovation than those of the United States.

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