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

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 messages saying, “The Verizon network is crowded right now. Adjusting video for smoother playback.” These appeared as users had issues …

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Vermont ISP Offers Gigabit Internet For $35 A Month

National telecoms like AT&T have said they are going to compete with Google Fiber, but there’s not been much proof of that so far. Instead, startups and small phone companies are leading the charge in bringing fiber Internet to more Americans. The Wall Street Journal reports that Vermont Telephone Co, a local telecom that only recently upgraded its century old …

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Japanese ISP Now Offers 2Gbps Internet, Twice The Speed Of Google Fiber

The Internet infrastructure in the U.S. is pathetic. It’s slow, expensive and run by companies that care more about their bottom line than what their customers actually want. There is one bright spot though – Google Fiber and its record-breaking 1Gbps Internet service. Now a Japanese ISP is aiming to steal some of its thunder. PCWorld reports that Sony-backed ISP …

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Australian ISP Tells Entertainment Industry To Start Offering Better Service

After numerous delays, the six largest ISPs in America will be joining forces with rights holders to implement a six-strikes policy. The program will seek to educate Internet users on legal methods for obtaining content online. There’s already a discussion for a similar program in Australia, but one of the nation’s leading ISPs has just walked out of those talks. …

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Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access

It’s obvious that we in the U.S. have it pretty bad when it comes to Internet. Our ISPs charge too much while providing little service. We can, however, take refuge in the fact that our Internet isn’t quite as bad as Canada’s. In fact, Netflix thinks the Internet situation up north is “almost a human rights violation.” Netflix Chief Content …

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You Don’t Have to Secure Your Wi-Fi to Help Prevent Piracy, According to Judge

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 AF Holdings vs. Josh Hatfield and John Doe. In that case, adult video company AF Holdings sued Hatfield for failing …

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UK ISP Comes Out Against The Pirate Bay Blockade

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 seems to have had the reverse effect for now. Now a UK ISP has come out against the court order. …

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The Pirate Bay Blocked By More European ISPs

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. TorrentFreak is reporting that The Pirate Bay is now to be blocked by two Finnish ISPs – TeliaSonera and DNA. …

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Neelie Kroes Discusses European Net Neutrality

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 her latest blog post, discusses some concepts that some may not consider when the subject of net neutrality arises. Not …

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Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable?

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.

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U.S. Government Anti-Piracy System Delayed To Later This Year

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 on July 1 of this year. It would appear that the original date is going to be missed. TorrentFreak is …

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FYX No Longer Offering Its ‘Global Mode’ Workaround

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 only 48 hours after it went live. The Register is reporting that FYX pulled the option even though the whole …

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