Net Neutrality

FCC chief to attend Ohio-West Virginia broadband summit

The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission is slated to attend a broadband summit next month in Ohio.<p>The Parkersburg News and Sentinel …

FCC

Trump's rural internet access drive is one of his few ideas everyone seems to support —but is he serious about it?

If you live in the country, there's a good chance you don't have broadband-speed internet.<p>Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government's new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them live in rural areas. In those regions, nearly 40 percent of …

Internet

Beware ISPs Bearing Promises

The same ISPs currently promising to honor the principle have already demonstrated beyond any doubt their hostility toward net neutrality.<p>Want to know what the two most commonly spoken words are among con men and charlatans?<p>“<i>Trust me</i>.”<p>Call me a cynic, but when the internet service providers that …

Internet

Era of Costly Cell Service Is Ending -- WSJ -2-

Brutal price competition is rippling through profits, inflation and antitrust<p>This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the US print edition of The Wall Street Journal (June 24, 2017).<p>Customers are used to cellphone bill shock, but …

Internet

No, Italy isn't banning the iPhone

On June 23rd, 2017, a lot of noise was made by an Italian newspaper that said that our new Senate Act 2484 had the potential to "ban the iPhone in …

Italy

The FCC’s independent chair is getting too cozy with the White House, critics say

<b>Correction:</b> <i>An earlier version of this story suggested that Pai was in the same room as Trump. In fact, he attended a breakout session with other meeting members in a different building.</i><p>Much of the media coverage surrounding President Trump's meetings with tech industry executives this week has …

Internet

Why Net Neutrality Matters

Next month, Amazon, Netflix, and dozens of other companies and organizations will host a "day of action" aimed at saving net neutrality as we know …

Internet

Low-latency satellite broadband gets approval to serve US residents

50Mbps Internet could hit remotest parts of country by 2019.<p>A company seeking to offer low-latency broadband from satellites yesterday received a key …

Internet

An Attack on Net Neutrality Is an Attack on Free Speech

Several US senators spoke out this week on the importance of net neutrality to innovation and free speech. They are right. The Internet has become …

Internet

FTC commissioner chatter

<i>With help from Nancy Scola, Ashley Gold, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill</i><p><b>FTC NAME TO WATCH</b> <b>—</b> One of the names that’s been circulating for a FTC Republican commissioner opening is Noah Phillips, currently chief counsel for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), according to four industry sources. …

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Porn Companies Tell Us Why the End of Net Neutrality Will Make Porn Boring

The fight for net neutrality, the basic principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally, isn't important only because it ensures users are able to stream the latest episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> via HBO GO just as easily as they can watch the latest Pewdiepie video on YouTube. For …

Internet

Poll: 60 percent of voters support FCC's net neutrality rules

A new poll has found that 60 percent of registered voters support the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules, even as the …

Internet

Comcast Accused of Sabotaging Small ISP Owner's Business By Destroying His Cables

The former owner of a small internet service provider in South Texas is suing Comcast, accusing the telecom giant of intentionally—or by way of its …

Comcast

Tumblr is now owned by a phone company, so it's stopped fighting for Network Neutrality

Yahoo's sale to Verizon means that Yahoo's sub-companies -- Flickr, Tumblr and a host of others -- are now divisions of a phone company, and as you …

Internet

In Defense of Net Neutrality

As the battle around net neutrality rages again, we need to take stock, and ask ourselves: What is the debate really about, and why should business leaders and entrepreneurs care?<p>Businesses of all sizes create value, jobs and investment opportunities online. Their innovation and value creation are …

Internet

Why 2017’s net neutrality battle is crucial for the game industry

Two years ago the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules went into effect, giving consumers what was supposed to be a ‘free and open’ internet.<p>Unfortunately, the future of the FCC’s Open Internet Order (OIO) is in jeopardy and this is bad news for game developers.<p><b>What ‘net</b> …

Internet

Broadband’s future is in the crosshairs of the FCC’s ‘political spectrum’

The Federal Communications Commission, once a sleepy regulatory backwater, has become a deeply political agency, governed less by the science of radio waves than by pressure from inside-the-Beltway groups. If nothing else, the decade-long debate over net neutrality, reignited this year by Chairman …

Internet

PornHub Will Promote Net Neutrality on July 12

If you're searching for X-rated videos on July 12, you may be surprised to find that PornHub will have an important message for you—and it's political. The site will display a message speaking out against a new Federal Communications Commission proposal, part of the battle for the Net's …

Internet

FCC Fines Man $120 Million for His 100 Million Robocalls

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission Thursday proposed a record $120 million fine against a Miami man who the agency said was responsible for making almost 100 million falsified robocalls in late 2016 in violation of telecommunications laws.<p>The man, identified by the FCC as Miami …

Internet

Tumblr, known for activism on internet issues like net neutrality, may change under Verizon

Internet

How the FCC's $100 million fine against AT&T faded away

Just over two years ago, the FCC proposed a $100 million fine against AT&T for misleading consumers, the largest penalty the agency had ever …

Internet

Tell the FCC: Keep the internet free

Required text:<p>(this text will appear at the beginning of your message)<p>I strongly oppose Chairman Pai's proposal to reverse net neutrality protections …

Internet

Former Commish Michael Copps: “Maybe the worst FCC I’ve ever seen”

The Trump White House and new FCC chair are rolling back the effort for an internet that's open to all<p>In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the president has appointed to the Cabinet and …

Internet

Democrats urge Trump administration to block AT&T/Time Warner merger

Senate Democrats: “Mega conglomerate” could punish rivals and harm consumers.<p>A group of mostly Democratic senators led by Al Franken (D-Minn.) today …

Internet

California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump

State law could protect customers' browsing history, but FCC rule is still dead.<p>A proposed law in California would require Internet service providers …

Privacy

I'm Suing New York City to Loosen Verizon's Iron Grip

<b>A couple of months ago,</b> I interviewed a woman in public housing in the small town of Wilson, North Carolina. She told me that the best thing that …

Cities

White House 'Tech Week' heads to fields of Iowa

<i>With help from Nancy Scola, Ashley Gold, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill</i><p><b>WHITE HOUSE 'TECH WEEK' HEADS TO THE FIELDS OF IOWA</b> — President Trump is slated to visit Cedar Rapids' Kirkwood Community College today to dig into the potential for cutting-edge tech in American agriculture, the latest …

Internet

Does Internet neutrality shake up IoT plans?

The Internet of Things means there will be a lot more devices with IP addresses, generating more data to be monitored, managed and optimized.<p>This is …

Internet of Things

Utility that says Comcast didn’t pay bills threatens to pull wires off poles

UPDATE: Comcast and the utility have reached a settlement.<p>An electric utility in Tennessee has accused Comcast of not paying its bills for three …

Internet

Is Comcast’s Rally Running Out of Steam?

Not so long ago, investors were overly concerned that Internet video would destroy the cable business, with everyone cutting their cable cords. The …

Markets