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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 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”

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”

European Union Approves New Net Neutrality Rules to Guarantee Equal Access to the Internet

A Vodafone store in London. Proposed rules would cut cellphone charges, ending roaming charges across Europe. (Credit Justin Tallis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
A Vodafone store in London. Proposed rules would cut cellphone charges, ending roaming charges across Europe. (Credit Justin Tallis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

European lawmakers approved new rules on Thursday aimed at guaranteeing equal access to the Internet and cutting cellphone charges across the 28-member European Union. Continue reading “European Union Approves New Net Neutrality Rules to Guarantee Equal Access to the Internet”

Netflix CEO Slams ISPs for Extracting Fees to Maintain Streaming Video Quality “Because They Can”

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO (BBC)
Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO (BBC)

The head of video-streaming service Netflix has hit out at internet service providers (ISPs) for demanding a fee to maintain video streaming quality. Continue reading “Netflix CEO Slams ISPs for Extracting Fees to Maintain Streaming Video Quality “Because They Can””

On 25th Anniversary of World Wide Web, Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Internet Bill of Rights

British computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. (Getty Images)
British computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. (Getty Images)

The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Continue reading “On 25th Anniversary of World Wide Web, Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Internet Bill of Rights”

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