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Despite years of arguments from telecom companies that residential customers don’t need or want super-fast broadband speeds, the people of Kansas City think otherwise.
A survey by Wall Street analyst Bernstein Research discovered Google Fiber has signed up almost 75 percent of homes offered the gigabit fiber-to-the-home service.
A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition.
Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become more competitive in the rapidly consolidating pay-television landscape. A potential deal would create a chief rival to Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable television operator that hopes to acquire Time Warner Cable and some customers of Charter Communications.
The chairman of a key committee in the House of Representatives agreed to move on a major surveillance overhaul on Monday, after months of delay.
The decision, by the Republican chairman of the House judiciary committee, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, breathes new life back into the USA Freedom Act, a legislative fix favoured by privacy advocates to prevent the US government from collecting domestic data in bulk.
Mozilla's Crazy Plan to Fix Net Neutrality and Turn Broadband into a Utility --- and Why It Could Work
Mozilla, the open-source foundation behind the Firefox browser, thinks that it has found a legal way to get the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and to give consumer activists calling for the agency to regulate broadband as a utility what they want.
Black and Latino Net Neutrality advocates say it will be much harder, and maybe even impossible, to catapult stories like Trayvon Martin’s to a national level if new FCC 'fast lane' rules are implemented.
The FCC plans to move ahead with regulations that would allow Internet service providers to charge websites for faster service, according to an agency official.
How many lobbyists do we need to appoint to regulatory agencies before we realize it's a bad idea and formulate some kind of firewall?
President Obama’s chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, has proposed a new rule that is an explicit and blatant violation of this promise. In fact, it permits and encourages exactly what Obama warned against: broadband carriers acting as gatekeepers and charging Web sites a payola payment to reach customers through a “fast lane.”
The proposed Network Neutrality rules the FCC is settling on don’t appear neutral at all. Here’s the conversation we should be having if the FCC really thinks our network policies need a rewrite.
The FCC said it will propose rules that could give high-speed Internet providers more power on what content moves the fastest on the Web based on which firms pay the most.
The internet is fucked, and the U.S. government is making it worse.