The Internet rejoiced over the idea that comedian John Oliver’s 13-minute rant on Net neutrality inspired trolls to do something useful for once. Now, the revelry may all be dismissed as a farce. The FCC claims that it was hacked.
There has been speculation for months about a deal coming forward between T-Mobile and Sprint. That deal may be closer than ever to reality and total a whopping $32 billion to buy T-Mobile USA
Comedian John Oliver’s Net neutrality tirade seems to have caused a disruption. Two days after he made a call to action to Internet trolls, the FCC’s comments page crashed due to “heavy traffic.”
Potentially moving toward a greater level of broadband regulation, the Federal Communications Commission is considering shifting the classification of broadband from a minimum of 4Mbps up to at least 10Mbps or higher.
A House Republican has introduced a bill that seeks to prohibit the FCC from using its “nuclear option” to reclassify ISPs as a public utility. The legislation aims to strip the FCC of authority in the matter.
A court upheld an FCC decision to divert funds originally intended for improving land line access, towards upgrades for broadband service in rural areas. You can learn more about the case here.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was the target of bipartisan condemnation in Congress over his agency’s Net neutrality rules. He was criticized for raising the possibility of an Internet divided between the haves and have-nots.
Today’s FCC vote pushed forward a proposal that could reshape the Internet. The plan, which was approved along party lines, may allow ISPs to charge higher fees to websites for faster delivery of their content.
Under growing pressure from a host of major tech firms and net neutrality advocates, the FCC today announced new revisions to its new net neutrality regulations. However, pay-for-priority deals are still alive and well under the new draft.
Tom Wheeler has backed down from his agency’s broadband proposals, introducing a draft that promises stronger scrutiny to keep ISPs from discriminating against firms that can’t afford to pay for Internet “fast lanes.”
Today in poetic justice, Web hosting service Neocities.org has dragged the FCC’s Internet access to the mid-‘90s, throttling the agency’s private network to dial-up speeds of 28.8 kbps in a Net neutrality protest.
A coalition of more than 100 of the world’s top technology companies have come out to support net neutrality as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler faces a revolt within his own agency's ranks.
Definitely not interested in paying ISP's for preferential treatment, a group of nearly 150 technology companies stood together against the FCC's proposed plan to regulate deals involving paying for speed.
Democratic Senator Al Franken, who is running for re-election in Minnesota, has come out as one of the leading voices condemning the FCC’s proposed rules that would allow Internet “fast lanes” for big corporations.
Looking for a way to compete against the Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger, AT&T has approached representatives at DirecTV to discuss a potential deal that would merge the two media companies.