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Net Neutrality, Civil Rights, and Big Telecom Dollars

James Rucker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
James Rucker

While this dynamic is understood by those working in the beltway, people outside of Washington remain largely unaware of the relationship between civil rights organizations and the interests of telecom industry players.

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...

The Wait Is Not Over

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Leonard Slatkin

Over at my telephone/internet/cable company, they play one lite jazz segment over and over. For more than an hour I listened to this ditty, all 30 seconds of it, before it repeated and repeated. It was minimalist hell.

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 What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

Confused About Net Neutrality? This Clears It All Up

Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

The principle of net neutrality -- that Internet service providers should not discriminate among different kinds of content -- is getting two hearings...

Gerry Smith

What Verizon And Comcast Don't Want You To Know About U.S. Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and d...

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...

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

The Internet Is Not Free

Lowell Peterson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology
Lowell Peterson

In the ceaseless debate about whether information yearns to be "free" on the Internet, it seems to me that one important fact is overlooked.

'We Must Not Place Limits': HuffPost Readers Voice Concerns Over Cable Industry's Shift Toward Metered Billing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Cable companies are considering moving from a flat-fee Internet service model -- where every user pays the same price for Internet access, regardless ...

There Is No Internet Freedom Without Internet and Broadband Competition

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality only became an issue once the phone and cable companies got the government to protect their businesses from competition by blocking who could use the wires.

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.

Hacker Given 3-Year Sentence For Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

Internet service providers are increasingly looking for ways to charge customers more money for faster speeds and access to more data. For years, h...

Comcast Told To Stop It With The 'We're The Fastest' Stuff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

A recent exchange in the advertising world has gone something like this: Comcast XFINITY: "It's official. We're the fastest." The Better Busines...

To My Internet Service Provider: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, But I'm Doing It!

Lori Day | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy
Lori Day

So I say to the worst Internet service provider in the world, to whom I have given dozens of hours of my time over the years dealing with their incompetent customer service and tech support professionals and their highly unstable platform, goodbye and good riddance.

What's Behind Washington's About Face On Internet Piracy

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Kevin Bermeister

Behind the SOPA legislative scene a very different and highly competitive industrial-scale battle is being fought by publishers of the web's content, Internet service providers (the final distributors of content) and copyright owners, including Hollywood.

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...

White House Will Defend Net Neutrality From House GOP Bill

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is threatening a veto against a House Republican bill that would overturn new federal rules aimed at ensuring equitable ...

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...

Justice Department Wants Web Providers To Hold On To Your Data

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Internet service providers may soon be required to hold on to your data. The Department of Justice is moving for new data retention policies due to in...