Things were tense at the end of February, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepared to vote on a proposal that would revamp the way Washington regulates the Internet. The 332-page document put forth by Chairman Tom Wheeler...Show More Summary
A famous management quote from Harry Truman says, “If you can’t convince them, confuse them” It seems COAI has adopted this new mantra when it comes to Freedom of Internet in India. Unable to convince Indian citizens regarding the discriminatory plans and anti-net neutrality stand, they have officially launched SabKaInternet campaign yesterday. Show More Summary
Net neutrality and Netflix help quash Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable
Concerns about monopolies, net neutrality and competition be damned: Time Warner and Comcast will no longer attempt to close a deal that would merge the two cable giants under Comcast's banner.
After spending many months and many dollars campaigning for support for the deal, Comcast has given up on acquiring Time Warner Cable under pressure from the extreme left. Comcast just spent the whole Net Neutrality fight appeasing the left by supporting their plans, and now they get no loyalty in return. Show More Summary
At this time last year, the powerful cable industry seemed to be at the top of its game. An appeals court, in January 2014, had chucked out the Federal Communications Commission’s latest attempt to establish net neutrality rules, and a month later, in February, the two biggest cable companies in the country, Comcast and Time…
It’s been a pretty robust one-two punch for advocates of net neutrality lately. First they won a resounding victory at the Federal Communications Commission, and now a TKO of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger (I’ll have more to say on that later). But if you’re an Internet consumer rather than [...]
The debate on net neutrality has caught the eye of the public in a big way. Videos are being made, petitions are
The air of inevitability that once hung over the deal dissipated for months as the debate over net neutrality played out in Washington.
The Open Internet Rule is finally entering the Federal Register and this means lawsuit season is officially upon us. Beware of the ISPs. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
Trying to justify the cable industry's latest lawsuit over net neutrality, former FCC boss turned top cable lobbyist Michael Powell has offered up an incredibly entertaining interview in which he struggles to understand why Google tends...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Brian Doherty covered many of the issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade deal currently coursing its way through Congress. Generally speaking, free trade—or even just freer trade—is a moral and an economic good. Show More Summary
The NCTA is big cable’s big lobbying group. Right now, they’re trying their hardest to make sure the FCC can’t protect consumers and businesses from the largest ISPs with a lawsuit trying to block the FCC’s net neutrality rule. At the organization’s head head is former FCC chairman Michael Powell, who loves terrible internet speeds and data caps for all… [More]
It seems that the debate over net neutrality is never ending. Earlier this month we saw the first legal challenges to the proposed new regulations to treat ISPs as common carriers, and now that the regulations have been added to the federal register there are fresh challenges. Show More Summary
Net neutrality is synonymous with open internet wherein no restriction is imposed on the content or communication mode viewed or used by individuals. In the technical jargon, it implies that the Internet Service Provider cannot block or discriminate against any internet application over its network. Show More Summary
This year's spring Comptel trade show in Orlando, Fla., once again reflected a competitive industry that's in transition. The show featured three keynote speeches from members of the service-provider industry and even a lawmaker: Representatives from Google Fiber and Sprint were keynote speakers, as was Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla).
Summary: Recently, Internet.org has come under fire from India. The project, which is headed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has been accused of being against net neutrality. Internet.org is "a Facebook-led initiative bringing together...Show More Summary
Whether it's his organization's move to file a lawsuit against the FCC to repeal the regulator's net neutrality rules or the possibility that the multi-billion dollar Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will be nixed, Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), has a lot on his plate these days.
Last week, at the annual Broadband Communities Summit held in Austin, Texas, there was some, albeit guarded, celebration of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision regarding Net Neutrality, and their vote to pre-empt state...Show More Summary
Last week, at the annual Broadband Communities Summit held in Austin Texas, there was some, albeit guarded, celebration of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision regarding Net Neutrality, and their vote to pre-empt state...Show More Summary