NET NEUTRALITY: A recent article posted on openDemocracy recounts how the European net neutrality rules were developed amid lively debate, and anticipates what is to be expected as the implementation of the rules starts. Read more.....
There have been plenty of really bad ideas coming out of France in the digital arena recently, as Techdirt has been reporting. So it makes a pleasant change to be able to write about a new law that has quite a few good ideas. One reason...Show More Summary
Last year the Indian government forged new net neutrality rules that shut down Facebook's "Free Basics" service, which provided a Facebook-curated "light" version of the internet -- for free. And while Facebook consistently claimed its...Show More Summary
Trump's rumored tech adviser fought net neutrality and called for the breakup of Microsoft.
Clinton vows to defend net neutrality—Trump calls it “attack on the Internet."
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
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.
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
"Your refusal to cooperate... is unacceptable," lawmaker tells Pai and O'Rielly.
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.
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...
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
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.
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
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...
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
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
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.
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 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