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
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
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
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
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
Verizon has signed a peering agreement with Netflix.
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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
The FCC’s proposal to end net neutrality could fatally erode the Obama administration’s efforts to help tech-savvy young minority students.