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Bernie Sanders Says The Cable Bill Is Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter on Friday accusing big cable companies of using monopoly power...

Saving Net Neutrality

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.

Did Verizon Commit Perjury in the Net Neutrality Proceeding About the Use of Title II?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

New Networks Institute has filed a Petition for Investigation with the FCC to examine Verizon's use of Title II and whether the company has committed perjury in the current Net Neutrality, Open Internet Proceeding, (Docket number 14-28).

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the last article about broadband I supplied a list of the "video dialtone" deployments that were filed at the FCC by what are now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink to upgrade the utility copper networks and replace these wires with fiber optics wires -- which never happened.

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

Comcast CEO Ignores Reality, Says U.S. Internet Quality Is A-OK

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Eight nations currently have faster Internet connection speeds on average than the U.S., and 30 have faster average download speeds, according to two ...

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

(Adds new sourcing, background) By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) - AT&T is close to announci...

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with pe...

Comcast Just Accused Netflix Of Screwing Its Users To Make A Point

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

The war between Netflix and Comcast is entering surreal territory, with both companies accusing the other of conspiring against them. In a blog pos...

Netflix Dislikes The Comcast-Time Warner Deal Just As Much As You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology

Add Netflix to the ranks of those opposed to a Comcast-Time Warner Cable union. In a letter to shareholders on Monday, the company formally came o...

Netflix Throws Down The Gauntlet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave Internet service providers a strongly worded piece of his mind over net neutrality in a blog post on the company's webs...

This Is The United States Of Comcast, Depressing Map Shows

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

Forget the United States of America: This is the United States of Comcast. Comcast's $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable is going to give it ...

Venezuela Service Providers Forced to Police Internet

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
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Committee to Protect Journalists

The concept of network neutrality holds that all Internet traffic should be treated equal and that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, should serve as free-flowing gateways for information rather than as filters. But in Venezuela, neutrality is an increasingly rare commodity and now ISPs are feeling the heat.

Internet Providers Are Now The Most Hated Companies In America

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Time Warner. Comcast. AT&T. If the names of these Internet service providers make you cringe, you're not alone. On Tuesday, the American Customer S...

Infographic: Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, there's this law called CDA 230 which is a major free speech protection on the Internet. It also protects much of the business on the Net, which involves engagement with regular people. It's a really big deal. Maybe the most important law protecting Internet speech.

Internet Providers Hijacking Users' Search Queries

New Scientist | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

Searches made by millions of internet users are being hijacked and redirected by some internet service providers in the US. Patents filed by Paxfire, ...

The 10 States With The Slowest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

Pando Networks, which specializes in cloud-based media delivery, has completed a six-month "Nationwide ISP and Network Study" to determine the fastest...

Top 10 States With The Fastest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology

As part of a study conducted between January and June 2011 by Pando Networks, a company that provides online "content delivery solutions," examined w...

The Real Internet Censors: Unaccountable ISPs?

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

[A] new report suggests that nations are slowly turning ISPs into the off-duty information cops of the world. Eager to placate politicians in order to...

Treaty Aims to deputize ISPs on copyrights

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Internet service providers could become copyright cops encouraged to block access to suspected pirate Web sites, according to a previously secret draf...

Why Internet Content Needs the World Wide Web to Be Open

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

There needs to be regulations and a clear distinction between Internet content and Internet access. Content is the commodity which Net Neutrality is defending; not the pay wall.

The Day of Sharing

Wayne Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wayne Kramer

That the recording industry is in the toilet is no surprise. How is it that artists don't see the solution?