By the time I get around to finishing this piece, the FCC's recent net neutrality ruling will be older news than #dressgate. But, somehow, I don't think its need to be understood will be any less relevant. Like many debates in America, it is stereotypically polarized. Show More Summary
Net neutrality won at the FCC, but soon it'll be headed to court.
Here in the States, Netflix has been an incredibly vocal supporter of net neutrality, arguing that all traffic should consistently be treated equally by incumbent ISP gatekeepers. The company has also frequently lambasted usage caps,...Show More Summary
Netflix Inc.’s announcement that it has partnered with Australia’s second largest ISP iiNet Ltd. to allow customers to view Netflix’s soon to be launched local service without data used being counted against a customers data cap has been widely derided … Continue reading ?
The FCC approved net neutrality this week. In effect it ensures the internet will remain open. It will be regulated just like any other utility ensuring that corporations cannot gouge customers or create unfair advantages. Fox News is at it again. Show More Summary
Ben Carson has just announced he's starting a 2016 exploratory committee to be president. One thing is certaibn, the more Ben Carson speaks, the more the American will know how ridiculous he is as a potential politician. Last SundayShow More Summary
The FCC's landmark decision on net neutrality has produced all sorts of speculation about the degree to which well-known tech giants shaped the outcome. Gawker, for instance, claimed that Americans can thank a benevolent Facebook-Google cabal for the…
Last week's historic decision by the FCC to pass strong net neutrality protections is both closure to a 13-year-long struggle and an opening salvo for battles to come. In one of the most important public interest decisions in American...Show More Summary
The Republican Party’s point man in Congress on net neutrality admitted Tuesday that the GOP has been slow to act on the issue but insisted that Congress must be the body setting the rules for how the Internet will be regulated.
Netflix is once again playing both sides of the net neutrality debate. Gigaom reports that the company has partnered with iiNet, an Internet service provider, to make sure its content doesn’t count against its customers’ broadband caps in Australia. Show More Summary
So much for net neutrality: Netflix has struck a deal with Australia's iiNet ISP to exempt its traffic from iiNet's broadband caps. This means that iiNet subscribers will be able to…
Internet providers are widely expected to sue the Federal Communications Commission to overturn the agency's new net neutrality rules. Who will fire the opening salvo, and when, is becoming the subject of a new Washington parlor game — at least until the rules are actually published. But will the country's biggest broadband companies be part […]
“Competition on the internet is constantly evolving and poorly understood. AOL was a has-been before the ink was dry on the relentless complaints about its unassailable monopoly; cable content is suddenly challenged by streaming video; DSL, once thought dead, now offers 25-75 Mbps service. Yet the FCC’s rules ignore this complexity, insisting on a one-dimensional […]
This collection of political cartoons depict the FCC's recent ruling on net neutrality as Big Government throttling the free internet, except that every caption has been replaced with "the cartoonist has no idea how net neutrality works". Here's one example followed by the unadulterated cartoon: The zingers get zinged. (via @john_overholt) Tags: cartoons net neutrality politics
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Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday that he doesn’t put much credibility in claims that U.S. carriers would stop investing in their networks in his new era of network…
Internet service providers and the entire Internet industry together with them suffered a painful blow when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared the Internet a public utility a few days ago. The majority of American Internet...Show More Summary
We've been fighting this battle for a decade.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will be sued by companies seeking to overturn net neutrality rules the agency passed last week, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. "The big dogs have promised that... To view the full story, click the title link.
Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow "want" it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous...Show More Summary