[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/101222_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] The FCC approved net neutrality rules that are a half step forward from current legislation. The new rules would limit wired Internet providers from committing “unreasonable discrimination” against any Web traffic. Not surprisingly, wireless companies are still free to determine how you use your bandwidth. In other […]
During his State of the Union address in 1930, President Herbert Hoover said, “Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.” He was talking about railroads, but he might as well have been talking about the cable television business. My cable bill has been a grudge […]
What is Net Neutrality? The best definition available is in the sidebar. However, the specifics of the Net Neutrality fight, and the proposed guidelines (which will soon become rules) are all a smoke screen. Let's talk about how the future is likely to unfold if a reasonable agreement is not reached.
The new net neutrality was previewed on Wednesday before the FCC votes on it later this month. Notably, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski now supports the use of metered-broadband Internet pricing, which he formally opposed. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal has been met with a wide range of reactions from Internet service providers to public interest […]
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/101202_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a new plan to help protect consumers’ personal data online. The proposal includes a Do-Not-Track provision that would allow Internet users to decide whether they give sites and advertisers permission to collect personal data about their online habits. The F.T.C. recognizes […]