Net Neutrality

Verizon’s good unlimited data plan is now three bad unlimited plans

Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there’s no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore<p>Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was “testing” reduced Netflix streaming speeds last month. Today the biggest US carrier announced that its existing unlimited data plan is being divided into three new …

Phones

ANA Wants California To Put Brakes On Broadband Privacy Proposal

"Because this bill raises many serious concerns for both consumers and companies, it clearly deserves extremely careful consideration and must not be …

Internet

Don’t kill net neutrality before making complaints public, groups tell FCC | Ars Technica

FCC now says it will release net neutrality complaints "as soon as we can."<p>The Federal Communications Commission is being pressured to release the …

Internet

To close digital divide, cable company expanding low-cost Internet program

In an effort to increase access to the Internet for low-income seniors, Comcast Corp. is announcing today it is expanding its Internet Essentials …

Digital Divide

Unlike FCC, FTC cannot protect net neutrality

To distract you while they smother net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and acting Federal Trade Commission …

Internet

Tech has gone from the White House to the doghouse in Trump’s new Washington

Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s …

Canadian News

Citizens Advice slams ISPs over broadband compensation proposals

Citizens Advice has criticised BT, Sky and Virgin Media after it emerged that the three internet service providers (ISPs) have put forward an …

Business Technology

The Utter Dumbness of the Bureaucracy ‘Comment Period’

The United States is a Constitutional republic. What does that mean?:<p>“A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other …

Conservative View

FCC's decision on "net neutrality' looms

Foes, including Sen. Al Franken, say looser rules could lead to blocked content and higher prices.

Internet

Judge Kills AT&T's Attempt To Thwart Google Fiber Competition In Louisville

There's plenty of methods incumbent ISPs use to keep broadband competition at bay, from buying protectionist state laws to a steady supply of …

Google Fiber

Open thread for night owls: Shallow media transform net neutrality struggle into clash of brands

Liberal View

Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media's Shallow Coverage

John O'DayA common refrain in popular news media is that net neutrality is just too boring and esoteric for ordinary people to be interested in. “Oh …

Liberal View

Memo suggests how Google and Facebook could be vulnerable to a political attack from the right

A leaked memo written by the president of a conservative lobbying group shows how the right could attack Facebook, Google and Twitter over alleged …

Internet

One idea for regulating Google and Facebook's control over content

We reported this morning on the mounting pressure on major web platforms over their role in moderating content. A conservative activist named Phil …

Internet

Can Anyone Stop Trump’s FCC From Approving a Conservative Local News Empire?

John LightPresident Trump’s Federal Communications Commission, under chairman Ajit Pai, has been clearing the way for a merger between Sinclair …

Liberal View

Protect the reason that Colorado broadband access has increased

Times-Call file photoWorkers install fiber-optic cable for broadband internet in Longmont on Nov. 9, 2016. State officials estimate that 77 percent …

Internet

Comcast's low-cost internet program signs up 1 million families

The Comcast Corp. program that offers cheaper internet service to low-income families has connected a million of them nationally — many for the first …

Philadelphia

There must be open access for all: Ispa

The Internet Service Providers' Association, an industry body that represents many of South Africa's ISPs, believes regulatory intervention is needed …

Open Access

Lawmakers Call For Review Of Cybersecurity At FCC

An influx of fake comments about net neutrality, combined with the Federal Communications Commission's recent website crash, has spurred two …

Internet

The Real Reason ISPs Hate Net Neutrality Regulation

It’s less about the question of a free internet and more about fears of being regulated as monopolies.<p>After years of speeches and protests, you probably have the gist of the arguments for net neutrality: Don’t mess with what I can read/watch/download/upload, either by blocking or slowing it down. …

Internet

FCC Packs Broadband Advisory Group With Big Telecom Firms, Trade Groups

When the Federal Communications Commission went looking this year for experts to sit on an advisory committee regarding deployment of high-speed …

Liberal View

AT&T’s attempt to stall Google Fiber construction thrown out by judge | Ars Technica

AT&T sued Louisville over pole attachment rule, but judge says rule is valid.<p>AT&T has lost a court case in which it tried to stall construction by …

Google Fiber

72% of Consumers Don't Know What Net Neutrality Is

Maybe it’s a busy political news cycle, perhaps fatigue, or even worse, it might just be a lack of understanding, but the FCC voted this year to roll …

Internet

Former FCC Commissioner Tries To Claim Net Neutrality Has Aided The Rise Of White Supremacy

When last we checked in with former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, he was rather grotesquely using the Manchester bombing to try and launch …

Internet

GOP lawmakers shamed on billboards for trying to repeal net neutrality rules | Ars Technica

Republicans want a "slower, censored, and more expensive Internet," group says.<p>Pro-net neutrality activist group Fight for the Future has put up a …

Internet

Don't want your phone bill to rise? It's time to learn about net neutrality

By Anders Gyllenhaal It’s been portrayed as a standoff between giants, with tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix on one side, and …

Internet

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials | Miami Herald

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:<p>___<p>Aug. 15<p>The Seattle Times on anti-hate protests :<p>The shocking white nationalism on …

Business

U.N. Free Speech Expert Outlines Concerns Over Proposed Net Neutrality Repeal

The United Nations' free speech expert is weighing in against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to gut the net neutrality rules.<p>"We …

Internet

The FCC must enforce standards that keep the web free and open

The internet is fundamental to economic opportunity, social action and innovation in the modern age. It has the power to democratize information, it …

Internet

FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege | Ars Technica

Pai is helping Sinclair expand its reach into TV-owning homes, lawmakers say.<p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai should explain why …

Internet