Net Neutrality

The day the internet stood still

The Internet is a landscape with an endless horizon. Its vastness of information, ideas, sounds, and images is matched only by its constant growth and ceaseless change.<p>But one day, the Internet stood still.<p>On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, websites all over the Internet covered their homepages in a …

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'I don't intend to go crawl under a rock': An exit interview with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

If you're familiar with the comedian John Oliver, then you may also remember the man he once memorably called a "dingo." That's Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.<p>Wheeler earned the nickname during a tense and historic policy battle over net neutrality, the rules …

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AT&T's deal with Nielsen promises more accurate TV ratings

DirecTV and U-Verse will provide clearer data on what you're really watching.<p>For years, TV ratings data has revolved around a small number of households using specialized gear to track their viewing habits. That's not completely representative of what the broader public is watching, is it? However, …

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What Can the Entertainment Industry Expect in Trump’s First 100 Days as President?

Repealing Obamacare, renegotiating trade deals, and rolling back regulations and executive orders are said to sit atop the agenda for Donald Trump’s …

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FCC's TV Airwaves Auction Nears End With About $18 Billion in Bids

The Federal Communications Commission’s auction of television airwaves is wrapping up after attracting about $18.2 billion in bids, far less than the last sale of government licenses amid weaker demand.<p>The complex process freed up spectrum from local TV stations so it could be repurposed for …

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Cable Company Can’t Reach Agreement With CBS, Tells Customers To Go Stream It Instead

There’s a contract dispute afoot in the Nutmeg State. Cable company Optimum has been unable to reach a retransmission agreement with the Hartford CBS …

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Netflix expects HBO to go binge-first in an 'internet TV world'

It added 7 million customers in Q4, and will increase its original content investment by a billion dollars this year.<p>Netflix just announced its final earnings report for 2016 (PDF), revealing that it grew by seven million customers to 93.8 million. That's two million more than it had projected and …

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Five Years Later, SOPA and PIPA Serve as a Warning to the Trump Administration

Photo: Andrew Dallos (via Flickr)<p>As Washington readies for a leadership transition, its resident politicians are more bitterly divided than ever.<p>Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers have announced their plans to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration in the wake of his attacks on civil rights leader Rep. …

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Verizon Might Be Gearing Up for a Big Cable Buy

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) could be gearing up to make an acquisition of a cable company as it readies its response to AT&T Inc.’s (T) Direct …

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Will AT&T and Verizon's Sponsored Data Dreams Be Crushed?

The FCC recently declared that<b>AT&T</b> (NYSE: T) and <b>Verizon</b>'s (NYSE: VZ) "sponsored data" programs -- which exclude their own streaming media from data caps --violate net neutrality rules. Many streaming companies like <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) believe that practice, also called "zero rating", gives telcos …

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Trump administration threatens net neutrality, cloud and IoT

Businesses could lose their choice of cloud services and applications if the incoming administration or the new congress rolls back net neutrality …

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Silicon Valley fears FCC overhaul with Trump pulling strings

The Trump administration rolls into power on Friday and is expected to undertake a complete shake-up of the Federal Communications Commission.<p>While …

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Why Netflix isn’t worried about GOP plans to weaken net neutrality

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the Oval Office, one high-profile tech issue that many analysts are watching is net neutrality. Republicans are widely expected to seek changes to the rules, which as they stand currently bar Internet providers from slowing down websites they don't …

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Is Net Neutrality really dead in Donald Trump’s America? Maybe not

On Friday Donald Trump becomes the 46th President of the United States. No doubt there’s significant questions as to what exactly this means for both …

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Mozilla unveils new logo, font, and design

Mozilla today revamped its “brand identity”: a new logo, font, color palette, language architecture, and imagery. This is the first time the company, first founded in February 1998, has done such thorough brand refresh.<p>The project began in June 2016 as an open-source design process that asked the …

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Internet Freedom Day: How Massive 'Blackout' Protests Killed Two Anti-Piracy Bills

At the start of the decade several new bills were introduced in the United States, aiming to make it easier for copyright holders to enforce their …

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Netflix Beats On Q4 Earnings And Subscriber Growth

The results are in on Netflix’s Q4 earnings–in a release to investors today, the company announced earnings of 15 cents per share and revenue of $2.48 billion. This beat Wall Street expectations of earnings at 13 cents per share, and slightly beat predictions of $2.47 billion in revenue.<p>Netflix …

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FCC Eyes App Criterion

The Federal Communications Commission and the cable industry are agreed that the next generation of digital cable readiness should be app-based. But …

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Netflix Tops Analysts’ Estimates With 7.05 Million New Customers - Bloomberg

Netflix Inc. signed up a record 7.05 million new customers in the fourth quarter, topping analysts’ estimates for domestic and international growth …

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Porn Pirates Exploit YouTube 'Backdoor'

Porn Pirates Exploit YouTube 'Backdoor'<p>Adult websites are hosting explicit videos on Google's servers.<p>Porn pirates are reportedly using a known …

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Wheeler Presses For Preservation Of Net Neutrality Rules

Outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler warns that "nobody is safe" if the net neutrality rules are reversed. He added that without net neutrality, …

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Airtel is resilient against Rel Jio’s new $4.4 bn war chest to kill competition

At 59, Sunil Bharti Mittal is perhaps fighting the biggest battle in his lifetime. It is against Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man who is committed …

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AT&T frees up additional spectrum by terminating 2G network

Data usage on AT&T’s network alone has grown by a staggering 250,000 percent since 2007, the company said, with video being the most significant …

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Five Years Ago, Internet Users Showed Their Political Might. And They Will Do It Again.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the internet uprising that put an end to politics as usual, at least where the Web is concerned. As we step into …

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Nielsen Lands Deal To Tap Set Top Box Data From AT&T’s DirecTV And U-Verse

Nielsen’s local and national TV ratings will begin include set-top box data from the nation’s No. 1 TV distributor, AT&T, this year as a result of a …

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ISP Says it Won’t Send BREIN’s Anti-Piracy Warnings

As one of Europe’s most prominent anti-piracy groups, BREIN is at the forefront of copyright enforcement in the Netherlands. In early January the …

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Have hackers just turned YouTube into the largest reservoir of porn and pirated content on the Internet?

YouTube is the go-to place to find all sorts of videos, be it the funny cat videos or snippets from your favourite TV shows. But there's more. Hackers are now using a loophole in Google's video sharing platform to upload sexual and pirated content, which is in direct conflict with the web giant's …

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Most Users Object To Video Piracy, One-Third Watch Pirated Content

While video piracy is still illegal, according to a majority of of U.S. consumers, a significant minority also say they watch pirated content.<p>A new …

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FCC airwaves auction goes tepid as bids fail to match broadcaster supply

The FCC's broadcast incentive wireless spectrum auction is winding to a close -- and it's a less ambitious close than expected, as the agency has …

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DIRECTV NOW Issues an Official Statement on Refunds for Upset Customers

By onJanuary 18, 2017 in News<p>Over the last few weeks talk about how to get a refund from AT&T for its DIRECTV NOW service. Many subscribers have been …

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