Tagged with: Net Neutrality

The Future of the Internet

The Future of the Internet

What might the future of the Internet be? What can it be? How empowering can it be for Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st century? What must we do to maximize the positive possibilities the Internet provides humanity as we stand at the fork in the road Buckminster Fuller foresaw decades ago: – Utopia or Oblivion? As ...

Google Fiber Teams Up With Netflix Against Comcast and FCC

Google Fiber Teams Up With Netflix Against Comcast and FCC

Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon on Wednesday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection with its network. This positions Google squarely behind Reed Hastings, who has argued that such ...

It’s Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

It’s Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

On May 15, 2014, the FCC voted to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new rules known as "Open Internet" rules -- the new name for Net Neutrality. If you are a provider of Internet services, nothing has changed. You still get to do business exactly the way you have been. If you are a concerned citizen ...

FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality, Wants to Know What You Think

FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality, Wants to Know What You Think

The Federal Communications Commission approved a proposal for a controversial set of new net neutrality rules on Thursday morning that advocates say could undermine the very principals that they set out to support by introducing so-called "fast lanes" to the internet. The rules aren't set in stone just yet, however: as the ...

Tech Giants Take a Stand Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality

Tech Giants Take a Stand Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality

A sizable coalition of technology companies has taken a stand in favor of net neutrality in the form of a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. The group, led by giants including Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, and Yahoo, challenges a proposal the FCC is considering that threatens net ...

Mozilla Offers Up a Fix for Net Neutrality

Mozilla Offers Up a Fix for Net Neutrality

Mozilla has drafted an alternative to the FCC's proposal to restore Net neutrality, which would require the commission to take a new approach to defining broadband services. In a filing Monday to the Federal Communications Commission, the developer of the Firefox browser and operating system suggested the FCC start from ...

Netflix Signs Deal With Verizon to Improve Streaming Quality

Netflix Signs Deal With Verizon to Improve Streaming Quality

Netflix just confirmed that it will pay Verizon for direct access through the carrier's network, allowing for improved streaming video for customers. According to a brief statement, "We have reached an interconnect arrangement with Verizon that we hope will improve performance for our joint customers over the coming ...

Report: Google Wants to Offer Mobile Phone Service in Fiber Areas

Report: Google Wants to Offer Mobile Phone Service in Fiber Areas

Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for The Information claim that the search firm wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas. It's not yet clear how this would work, but ...

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Remember last month, when Netflix and Comcast signed a deal to guarantee fast delivery of the video service’s streams to the cable company’s customers? That’s exactly the kind of deal Netflix shouldn’t have to sign, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. That’s the gist of the argument Hastings makes in an essay he has ...

The FCC is Again Trying to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC is Again Trying to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC has announced its intention to pursue a new version of the Open Internet order that was struck down by a judge last month. In a statement, agency chair Tom Wheeler says that he will begin taking public input on an updated set of net neutrality rules. The FCC will not pursue an appeal in the case it lost against ...