Net Neutrality

Comcast

DOJ looking into whether Comcast, other TV giants are unfairly (knee)capping Hulu, Netflix

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The Department of Justice may have taken Netflix chief Reed Hastings’ net neutrality complaints about Comcast as a lot more than just sour grapes. It’s reportedly conducting an investigation into whether Comcast, AT&T and other TV providers are anti-competitive in their data restrictions. The Wall Street Journal cites primary concerns that Comcast’s Xfinity TV cap […]

The 2011 Cynic Measures His Predictions

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Originally posted at www.TonyGreenberg.com A friend of mine in the research industry used to give out little post-it-notes to trainee analysts that said “be wrong boldly.” Her reasoning – if you are bold and right, you will be hailed as a prophet. If you’re wrong, most likely the crowd will have moved on by the […]

Net Neutrality

Senate Strikes Down Anti-Net Neutrality Measure

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The U.S. Senate voted against a resolution that would have given service providers an unprecedented control over our Internet use. The resolution would have allowed Internet services providers like Verizon and Comcast to restrict how and what we view online. Senate Republicans had issued the repeal to overturn Obama’s net neutrality laws that will take […]

Parthenon

How Amazon’s Kindle Fire is Saving Civilization

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Oh what a seemingly overblown headline. And yet, if you think about it, it’s not that far from the truth. Because with its broad potential reach, and its likely ability to get people to pay for valuable content, the Fire seems poised to provide a counterbalance for a “free” web, while also giving people the […]

FCC

FCC Files Net Neutrality Laws

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The FCC has filed and published official net neutrality laws that will go into effect on November 20th. The plan will most likely become sidelined by a bevy of lawsuits from telecomm providers. Regulations still don’t stop mobile providers from throttling connections.