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 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
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
AT&T's John Stankey discusses the merger with DirecTV.
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 >>
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 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
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
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.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the conditions to approve the AT&T-DirecTV merger. They all sound like good news for everyone.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 transparent net neutrality rules may spur more innovation than those of the United States.