Internet

Why failing to protect net neutrality would crush the US's digital startups

American leadership in technology innovation and economic competitiveness is at risk if U.S. policymakers don’t take crucial steps to protect the country’s digital future. The country that gave the world the internet and the very concept of the disruptive startup could find its role in the global …

Net Neutrality

T-Mobile's Earnings Report Had Some Good News For Verizon Investors -- The Motley Fool

Verizon's unlimited plan is keeping subscribers from switching to T-Mobile.<p>The second quarter was <b>Verizon</b>'s (NYSE:VZ) first full quarter following the …

Stocks

Around 27,482 cybercrime cases in 2017: Will Windows 10 OS upgrade prevent cyberattacks in India?

Around 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June in India, according to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.<p>Cyber crime …

Cybercrime

Changing the channel on cable

New streaming services can deliver your favorite TV shows for a lot less money than cable, and for years American consumers have been experimenting …

Televisions

Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to gut the 2015 net neutrality laws, which declared that internet service providers (ISPs) could not offer paid prioritization to web companies and lower speeds for other services.<p>Comcast is happy to see the regulations go, it was one of the …

FCC

'Realities on the ground': Labor to embrace compromise fibre option for NBN rollout

Labor is preparing to put a compromise technology known as fibre-to-the-kerb at the centre of its plans for the National Broadband Network should it …

Broadband

Digicel wants telecoms to get a share of Internet revenues

<b>Digicel’s Chairman, Denis O’Brien, wants telecoms operators to be given a share of revenues from advertising and over-the-top (OTT) services so they</b> …

Jamaica

ISED Canada to invest $16 million in rural internet coverage

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada has announced that it plans to invest more than $16 million CAD towards improving …

Digital Divide

Verizon admits to "optimizing" amid accusations of Netflix throttling | Pocketnow

Verizon and Netflix are on opposite ends of another battle, though this one technically does not involve net neutrality.<p>Subscribers to Big Red have …

Net Neutrality

How Google Fiber won by failing

Google Fiber, for all intents and purposes, was a failure. For all the promise of Gigabit speeds nationwide, Google managed just to install its super fast internet in just 20 cities while burning through billions of dollars and numerous staffers — including two CEOs in just nine months.<p>But even in …

Google Fiber

Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents

Unlimited data plans have to be one of the most blatant examples of false advertising. Whether you’re grandfathered into an old plan, or buy one today, deep in the small-print will be a note that the carrier reserves the right to throttle your speeds once you hit a certain usage level.<p>But Verizon …

Verizon

Verizon Confirms It Throttled Netflix Traffic as Part of 'Test'

Verizon Confirms It Throttled Netflix Traffic as Part of 'Test'<p><b>Updated</b> with Verizon comment at bottom. Verizon Wireless users over at Reddit have …

Net Neutrality

More than 10 million people flooded the FCC with net neutrality comments

The Federal Communications Commission has a lot of reading to do if the agency wants to take the commenting period on net neutrality seriously. After …

Net Neutrality

More than 10M people take part in FCC consultation on net neutrality

Some 40 tech giants calling on the public to voice their support for net neutrality appears to have been successful: more than 10.5M comments have been made on the FCC website …<p>A random sampling of them suggests that the vast majority favor net neutrality protections remaining in place, many of …

Net Neutrality

Some Verizon customers say they're not getting the speeds they're paying for

Verizon says it has been "optimizing" video applications on its mobile network in recent days, an admission made after a number of Verizon Wireless subscribers said their mobile data speeds were being limited whenever they streamed videos on Netflix or YouTube.<p>Users on both Reddit and the …

Streaming

Tech giants' record lobbying spend

<i>With help from Nancy Scola, Steven Overly, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill</i><p><b>HEY, BIG (TECH) SPENDER —</b>Several of the country's largest technology companies spent record sums on lobbying during the second quarter as they figured out how to navigate Washington in the new administration, lobbying …

Net Neutrality

Verizon says video throttling due to optimization tests

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) admits that slowness on its network yesterday for Netflix users was due to its actions, in what appears to be a violation of net …

Fortune 500

Opinion: These 7 highly taxed companies need Congress to finally act on tax reform

Memo to Republicans in Congress: It’s time to move on.<p>Your efforts to strip insurance away from millions of Americans — I mean, reform Obamacare — are only making you look bad. And I’m not talking about the “mean” plan that the House passed that shows how many in the GOP lack basic compassion for …

Net Neutrality

‘Neutrality’ for Thee, but Not for Google, Facebook and Amazon

The internet giants driving net neutrality are happy to skew your web experience to goose their profits.<p>Google, Facebook and dozens of major internet companies joined forces last week for a “Day of Action” to rally support for “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that everything on the internet—email, …

Net Neutrality

Report: Verizon Throttles Netflix, YouTube During Networks Tests

Verizon says the speed discrepancies were related to 'network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our …

Ziff-Davis

Why Google Fiber Failed to Disrupt the ISPs

This week brought more bad news for Google Fiber, the search giant’s troubled bid to become a powerful internet service provider. On Tuesday, Greg …

Google Fiber

Verizon Wireless Reportedly Caps Netflix, YouTube Data Speeds

Verizon Wireless doesn't have a great sense of timing. Shortly after tech companies, digital rights organizations, and individuals banded together in …

Verizon

Verizon Denies Intentionally Slowing Netflix and YouTube

Verizon denied it was intentionally slowing the video feeds of Netflix and YouTube on its wireless network, after some customers took to online web …

Net Neutrality

Developers choice of broadband partner gets crucial

The fraught business of choosing a broadband carrier to wire up a new property development is poised to intensify even as NBN Co has half of …

Business (Australia)

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.<p>The State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that …

World News

Bad news if you downloaded Game of Thrones

IF YOU decided to illegally download this week’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, you might soon be receiving a letter in the post from HBO’s …

Game of Thrones

57 percent of internet users are worried about malvertising

According to a new survey by advert filtering company AdGuard, 57 percent of internet users have either fallen prey to advert scammers, or are …

Advertising

That massive DDoS attack on FCC was so powerful, the watchdog made no notes about it

US broadband watchdog the FCC has declined to spare any more details on the cyber-assault that supposedly downed its website after it announcing its …

Net Neutrality

Netflix, Microsoft, Others Blast Suggestion That Net Neutrality Rules Harm Investment

When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed revoking the net neutrality rules, he justified the move by arguing that the …

Net Neutrality

Telstra giveth and Telstra taketh away under its new global roaming deals

Telstra's new international roaming day pass looks good on paper but overseas travellers need to read the fine print.<p>Telstra has always been more …

Business (Australia)