Net Neutrality

Trump threatens to publicly release private data of immigrants and foreign visitors, ACLU responds

President Trump wants to dox all the brown people.<p>From the ACLU tonight, the night on which President Donald Trump spoke to a joint session of …

Government

Cricket Wireless announces its new unlimited data plan

If the onslaught of carrier unlimited data plans in the last few weeks hasn't worn you out yet, here's another one for you. Cricket Wireless, the …

Internet

Small wireless players can’t let users ‘permanently roam’ on big networks: CRTC

Canada’s telecom regulator has rejected an unusual approach adopted by discount wireless startup Sugar Mobile that piggybacks off a roaming agreement with Rogers Communications Inc. to keep customers connected when WiFi access isn’t available.<p>In a pair of decisions that adhere to the principle of …

Internet

Sky broadband down: Tens of thousands of London homes left without internet during massive outage

Tens of thousands of homes across London were left without phone or internet access after Sky experienced an outage across its network.<p>Sky – one of …

Internet

The New FCC Chairman’s Plan for Undermining Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the FCC, doesn’t like the net neutrality rules enforced by the agency President Trump named him to lead. He voted …

Internet

Cricket throttling its unlimited data users harder starting April 2

Cricket Wireless reduced the price of its $70 a month Unlimited Plan to $60 monthly today. The plan has talk and text included as well as calls …

Internet

Internet Archive Chairman Brewster Kahle: The web is ‘not fun and games any more’

Kahle says preserving the web — and traditions of openness and net neutrality — is more important than ever under the Trump administration.<p>Brewster Kahle, the entepreneur-turned-chairman of the Internet Archive, has a George Orwell saying on his mind: “If we allow those who control the present to …

Internet

Legacy Pay TV Provider Take Hit, OTT Rises

by ,<p>Traditional pay TV distributors witnessed some of the steepest declines in fourth-quarter 2016 -- but adding in new “virtual” pay TV providers …

Pay-TV

Privacy Opponents Are Using a Sneaky Trick to Help ISPs Sell Your Data

Do you know what your internet service provider is doing with your data? You probably know that it can see the sites you’re visiting, but have you …

Internet

Google announces YouTube TV service that rivals cable for $35

YouTube wants to replace your cable TV service – for real this time.<p>At an event in California today, the company today announced a virtual cable TV similar to the likes of Sling TV or DirecTV Now. Basically you pay $35 every month and have access to a series of live broadcast and cable channels. …

Google

AT&T-Time Warner: Some Turbulence, But This Deal Should Get Done

Deal opponents are looking for leverage, but we continue to think FCC review is avoided and DOJ ultimately gives the OK.<p>We do not expect the FCC to …

Internet

Password-Free Public Wi-Fi In Germany Soon?

A sign advertising free Wi-Fi zone is seen at the Sultanhamet area of Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 30, 2010.The German government is attempting to reform …

Internet

In a speech light on tech, Trump's immigration line provides hope

<i>With help from Ashley Gold, Alex Byers and Theodoric Meyer</i><p><b>TRUMP SKIPS OVER TECH IN JOINT ADDRESS TO CONGRESS</b> — President Donald Trump largely side-stepped tech in his joint address to Congress, focusing more broadly on bringing back struggling American industries, renegotiating trade deals, tax …

Internet

5G isn't coming any time soon because there's no money to pay for it, warns mobile boss

The chief executive of Europe’s biggest broadband provider has poured scorn on attempts by governments and regulators to clear the way for upgrades to 5G internet technology, arguing mobile operators are too weak to invest the necessary billions.<p>Mike Fries, the chief executive of Virgin Media’s …

Mobile World Congress

YouTube announces cable-free TV subscription

CNBC News<p>2h ago<p>Play Now<p>YouTube is giving viewers a way to tune in live to their favorite shows, without a cable or satellite subscription.<p>The company …

You Tube

The Download, Mar 1, 2017: Amazon’s Cloud Fail, Uber’s No Good Month, and Robot Insecurities

The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.<p>Three Things You Need to Know</b> …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Netflix increases investment in European TV content

Netflix will co-produce three new series with the BBC and Canal Plus as part of an expansion of its European content business to drive customer …

Netflix

The Future of Super-Fast 5G Internet Is a Mess

Faster internet is coming to your phone in the form of tech with fancy names like 5G and LTE-U. But just what that tech will look like and how good …

Internet

Adrian Weckler: This giant loophole is making a joke of EU's roaming law

Three and Meteor say that the EU law ushering in a "roam like home" era this summer doesn't apply if they jigger about with their terms and …

News (Ireland)

SoundCloud Launches $5 Subscription Streaming Service

Music streaming platform SoundCloud today launched a new cheaper paid service with a $4.99 a month subscription fee. Called SoundCloud Go, it takes over the name of the $9.99 a month service they launched last year, which has now been rebranded as SoundCloud Go+.<p>Like SoundCloud Go+, the new …

Internet

Google partners with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom to improve connectivity

Why it matters to you<p>Google's going to help Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom improve their networks. It could be the start of a trend.<p>Google’s making it …

Google

Coming to DC on March 6: a panel on right to repair, DRM, and property rights in the digital age

On Monday, March 6 at 10AM, I'll be participating in a non-partisan an R-Street event on "Property Rights in the Digital Age," with participants from …

Internet

What the World Wide Web of the 1990s can teach us about Internet policy today

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is looking to the early days of the Internet for inspiration as he seeks to reduce the role of regulation in the networks that help millions of Americans find jobs, do business and seek entertainment.<p>At an industry conference Tuesday in Barcelona, the nation's top telecom …

Internet

Reliance Jio Prime membership plans finally revealed: Here are all the options!

Early this month, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani made a huge announcement regarding Reliance Jio - customers who own a Jio SIM card will …

Internet

It’s Easy To Trash Facebook. But It’s Also Saving the World (Unlike, say, the UN)

Did you miss the news that Facebook is revolutionising life for 24 million people in Uganda who don’t have internet access?<p>I wouldn’t be surprised if …

Facebook

Verizon inviting pilot members for 5G home broadband tests

Verizon’s plotting the road to a wider 5G rollout to serve everyone: vending machines, smartwatches, phones, laptops and the like.<p>It has 11 sandboxes …

Verizon

YouTube challenges cable TV with streaming service

YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a streaming television service offering bundles of live channels, in a direct challenge by the Google-owned network to …

IPTV

Comcast's XFINITY TV app is now XFINITY Stream, and users are pissed

Comcast is doing what Comcast does best: making its monopolized customers really, really hate the company. That's just Comcast's general state of …

Internet

When Comcast subscribers will get to watch the Yankees again

Turns out, Comcast Xfinity customers won’t miss out on any of the Yankees’ regular season this year after all.<p>After subscribers were forced to live …

Sports

Vodafone boosts data plans, prices for Spanish customers

Vodafone (VOD -0.8%) is offering Spanish customers more mobile data capacity -- and higher prices to go along with it.<p>The company is more than …

Vodafone