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Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Says ISP Messages Just A Test

Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Says ISP Messages Just A Test

By Chris Crum June 9, 2014

Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index data right as ISP speeds are a hot button issue in the industry (even more than usual), particularly as they relate to Netflix. If you hadn’t heard, Netflix was showing Verizon users …

Judge: You Don't Have to Secure Wi-Fi to Stop Piracy Judge: You Don't Have to Secure Wi-Fi to Stop Piracy

In a ruling that should make internet freedom activists very happy and many copyright holders very sad, a California Judge has set a precedent that protects internet subscribers from lawsuits based on “negligence.” The decision comes out of the case …

UK ISP Comes Out Against Pirate Bay Block UK ISP Comes Out Against Pirate Bay Block
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It’s been a little over a month since the The Pirate Bay was blocked in the UK due to a court order. The block was meant to cut down on the amount of file-sharing happening across the Internet, but it …

Two More European ISPs Block The Pirate Bay Two More European ISPs Block The Pirate Bay
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The Pirate Bay can not catch a break these days. It seems like there’s a new case brought against the torrent tracker every day to have its IP blocked by various ISPs across Europe. The latest block comes from Finland. …

Neelie Kroes: Net Neutrality More Than An Open Net Neelie Kroes: Net Neutrality More Than An Open Net

Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice President of the European Commission, is an active supporter of net neutrality and all that it entails. In fact, she goes beyond the idea of an open net and in …

Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable? Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable?
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How do you feel about data caps? I think it’s safe to assume that most people aren’t in favor of them, which is why many public interest groups are speaking out against them. Several of these groups have reached out to lawmakers and the FCC asking that they investigate data caps.

U.S. ISP Anti-Piracy Plan Delayed U.S. ISP Anti-Piracy Plan Delayed

We reported back in February on a plan being implemented by the Center for Copyright Information and major ISPs to stop the rampant problem of file-sharing over BitTorrent. Back then, it was announced that the plan would go into effect …

New Zealand ISP No Longer Offering Proxy Service New Zealand ISP No Longer Offering Proxy Service

We reported this past week on FYX, the new ISP in New Zealand that offered a “Global Mode” that would have let its users access geo-blocked content like Netflix. Those plans have been dialed back as FYX rescinds the service …

New Zealand ISP Skirts Region Restrictions For Users New Zealand ISP Skirts Region Restrictions For Users
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When are movie and television studios going to learn that the internet effectively makes any country or region-specific premiere into a global premiere. It’s clear that piracy is simply a market correction for those markets that can’t legally obtain already-released …

New Zealand ISP Offering Proxy Service New Zealand ISP Offering Proxy Service

Living in a country that is not the U.S., Canada or the UK can be a pain sometimes, especially when it comes to accessing online content. Many online services like Netflix geo-lock their Web site to only certain countries. People …

Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case

The High Court of Australia has soundly rejected the notion that internet service providers (ISP’s) are responsible for their subscribers’ copyright violations. In a unanimous decision by the seven justices of the High Court, the case brought by several Hollywood …

ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12 ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs …

AT&T Threatens Man Who Won Small Claims Lawsuit AT&T Threatens Man Who Won Small Claims Lawsuit
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Late last month we brought you the story of Matt Spaccarelli, the iPhone user who sued AT&T in small claims court for throttling his “unlimited” data connection after around 2GB of data use (which, for the record, is less data …

iPhone User Wins Throttling Suit Against AT&T iPhone User Wins Throttling Suit Against AT&T
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Earlier this month we reported that AT&T was throttling the data connections of customers who still had the old unlimited data plan and used more than 2 gigabytes of data per month. The practice struck many as unfair, since users …

AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling? AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling?
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Earlier this month we brought you news that AT&T had started throttling the data streams of certain smartphone users. Those who had managed to hang onto AT&T’s now-defunct unlimited data plans were reportedly having their connections throttled after 2.1 gigabytes …

Does That Make Me a Terrorist? Apparently, It Does
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So, you use the internet frequently, you like to check your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Well, you’re probably a terrorist then; or, at least you’ll eventually become one. I mean with all the content that’s on the internet …

AT&T Is Pretty Bad At Being A Mobile ISP AT&T Is Pretty Bad At Being A Mobile ISP

It’s clear AT&T wants its customers who were lucky enough to have the unlimited data plan, something they do not offer any longer, to switch plans to one of their tiered plans, and to facilitate this, the communications monolith announced …