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FCC Gets Involved in Fight Between Netflix and ISPs

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The FCC is continuing its aggressive course by wading into the fight between Netflix and internet service providers (ISPs) about what is causing slow internets. In recent weeks, Netflix has been (publicly) duking it out with Verizon through a campaign of direct shaming about the latter’s alleged poor streaming speeds.  Continue reading “FCC Gets Involved in Fight Between Netflix and ISPs”

FCC is Testing 9-1-1 Texting Program

You can now text 911 in some parts of the country. Texting while driving, however, is still not a good idea. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
You can now text 911 in some parts of the country. Texting while driving, however, is still not a good idea. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Injured, on fire, or under fire citizens can now text the emergency services in a new pilot program in the US. Continue reading “FCC is Testing 9-1-1 Texting Program”

FCC to Open Public Debate on Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

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Federal regulators appear to share one view about net neutrality: It is a good thing.

But defining net neutrality? That’s where things get messy. Continue reading “FCC to Open Public Debate on Proposed Net Neutrality Rules”

FCC Moving Towards ‘Two-Lane Web’

FCC Moving Towards 'Two-Lane Web'

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a proposal that could dramatically reshape the way consumers experience the Internet, opening the possibility of Internet service providers charging Web sites for higher-quality delivery of their content to American consumers. Continue reading “FCC Moving Towards ‘Two-Lane Web’”

FCC Chairman says he has Revised his Approach to Net Neutrality Rules

Eleven Senators told Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, that rules allowing companies to pay an Internet service provider for express-lane access to consumers would violate the principle of an open Internet. (Karen Bleier/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Eleven Senators told Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, that rules allowing companies to pay an Internet service provider for express-lane access to consumers would violate the principle of an open Internet. (Karen Bleier/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

After his proposal to allow Internet companies to charge Web companies for speedier delivery of their content was met with widespread criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is trying to make the case that it is possible to have Internet fast lanes without slow lanes. He first did so in a letter to tech companies on Friday, and the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that he has also revised his approach to net-neutrality rules. Continue reading “FCC Chairman says he has Revised his Approach to Net Neutrality Rules”

Netflix to Pay Verizon for Peering Two Months After Comcast Deal

Verizon has signed a peering agreement with Netflix. IMAGE: FLICKR, ERIC HAUSER
Verizon has signed a peering agreement with Netflix.
IMAGE: FLICKR, ERIC HAUSER

Netflix has reached a deal to pay Verizon to connect networks, the second such agreement aimed at improving the quality of the video streaming service. Continue reading “Netflix to Pay Verizon for Peering Two Months After Comcast Deal”

Joshua DuBois on Killing Dreams by Killing Net Neutrality

MANDEL NGAN/Getty
MANDEL NGAN/Getty

The FCC’s proposal to end net neutrality could fatally erode the Obama administration’s efforts to help tech-savvy young minority students.

Continue reading “Joshua DuBois on Killing Dreams by Killing Net Neutrality”

FCC to Propose Pay-for-Preferential Treatment Rules in Blow to Net Neutrality

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday. Continue reading “FCC to Propose Pay-for-Preferential Treatment Rules in Blow to Net Neutrality”

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