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Uh Oh! Time Warner Cable & AT&T: Google Fiber Winning 75 Percent of Customers in Kansas City

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 17:19
Stop the Cap!

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.

Pay-TV Field Could Shrink Again With AT&T Interest in DirecTV

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 21:04
Los Angeles Times

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.

Chairman of Key House Committee Agrees to Proceed with NSA Reform Bill

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:19
The Verge

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

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:59

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.

This Is Why the FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Could Disempower Communities of Color

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:20

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.

FCC Will Allow Internet 'Fast Lanes'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:43
National Journal

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.

Gosh, Perhaps Next Time Don't Appoint a Lobbyist to Run the FCC?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:42
Broadband Reports

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?

Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:39
New Yorker

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.”

When It Comes to Net Neutrality, Either the FCC Thinks We're Idiots, or It Just Doesn't Care

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:36

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 Is Planning New Net Neutrality Rules. And They Could Enshrine Pay-for-Play

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:32
Washington Post

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.

It's Time for the FCC to Stand Up for Americans Instead of Ruining the Internet

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:30
The Verge

The internet is fucked, and the U.S. government is making it worse.