All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released, Blasted By Commissioners

The Federal Communications Commission has released its new net neutrality rules after announcing them two weeks ago. The rules followed a call from President Obama in November to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would make it a utility. The new rules call for broadband to be considered a telecommunications service, and providers are to …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. January’s data saw Verizon FIOS hang on to its lead in the U.S., but Cablevision matching it at an average speed of 3. 43 Mbps. The new data looks at February, which saw Charter jumping two …

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Did The FCC Get Net Neutrality Right?

As you may have heard, the FCC announced that it has set rules on net neutrality and an open Internet, which it says “will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks.” Do you think they got it right or do there need to be changes? Let us know what you think. …

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Hey Time Warner Cable, You Can Call Me Whatever You Like

I have Time Warner Cable and high-speed (lol) internet. If anyone from the billing department is listening, I just wanted to let you know that if you happen to get upset with me and call me names – let’s say on my bill or something – well, I’m cool with that as long as it means I get free stuff. …

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Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty

New data has been released finding that WhatsApp, Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, and Google are the leading brands for customer loyalty in their respective categories (Instant Messaging, Social Networking, Online Music, Online VideoStreaming, and Search). This data comes from the Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index based on a survey of 36,605 consumers, 18 to 65 years of age from …

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Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

Facebook has brought its internet.org app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications. By “basic”, we’re talking 38 services – which includes Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Wikipedia, wikiHow, ESPN Cricket Info, Bing search, and BBC News. There …

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FCC: Broadband Internet Must Hit 25Mbps, or ISPs Can’t Call It Broadband

If your ISP doesn’t provide download speeds of 25Mbps, it can no longer tell you you’re getting broadband internet. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to change the definition of “broadband”, raising the minimum download speed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps and the minimum upload speed from 1Mbps to 3Mbps. “We are never satisfied with the status quo. We want …

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FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal

The Federal Communications Commission has stated, unequivocally, that businesses which interfere with consumers’ Wi-Fi are in direct violation of the law. “In the 21st Century, Wi-Fi, represents an essential on-ramp to the internet. Personal Wi-Fi networks, or “hot spots,” are an important way that consumers connect to the Internet. Willful or malicious interference with Wi-Fi hot spots is illegal,” says …

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Louis C.K.’s New Special Now Available for $5 on His Site

Like he’s done in the past, comedian Louis C.K. is premiering his new standup special on his website, and is letting fans grab a copy for just $5. The new special is called Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store, and it’s now available to download on louisck.com. The show will then air on FX in the spring. Up for …

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Google Fiber Coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Google is gearing up to announce that its Fiber initiative is expanding into four metro areas. The four cities reportedly getting Google Fiber next are Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville. From the WSJ: Google recently sent invitations to local news organizations in those four cities to attend events this week, without …

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Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared to 2013. It works out to nearly 50,000 new blogs per day. There were also 555,782,547 blog posts created, which …

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90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads – but for a mysterious new product called “The Facebook”. Simply ship a few photographs to The Facebook, they’ll cover the …

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