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Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

By Chris Crum November 10, 2014

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. “This should make it easier …

Merger Looming, Comcast, TWC Still the Most Hated Merger Looming, Comcast, TWC Still the Most Hated

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner …

AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 B AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 B

After weeks of rumor and speculation, AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire DirecTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price, putting it at $48.5 billion. The deal will still face regulator …

Netflix Signs Another U.S. Cable Deal Netflix Signs Another U.S. Cable Deal

Netflix has reportedly signed a deal with Suddenlink Communications, a cable provider serving areas in California, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. It serves about 1.2 million …

Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality, Comcast Deal Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality, Comcast Deal

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast …

Netflix Expands Its ISP Speed Index Netflix Expands Its ISP Speed Index

A year ago, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index site. Since then, updates have included regional reports and prime time performance metrics. Now, the index has been expanded to include the top 60 in the U.S. Here’s a look at …

FFC Will Not Appeal Net Neutrality Ruling FFC Will Not Appeal Net Neutrality Ruling

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. …

Netflix Says It Will Protest ISPs If It Has To Netflix Says It Will Protest ISPs If It Has To

Netflix just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter along with an accompanying letter to shareholders. In the letter, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells talk a little bit about the recent Verizon net neutrality ruling and how …

Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index For October Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index For October

Netflix is now reporting prime time performance metrics in its ISP Speed Index. The company has now put out the October update. “Prime time is the equivalent of rush hour on the Internet,” says Netflix’s Joris Evers. “This can lead …

Here's Netflix's Latest Rankings For Best ISPs Here's Netflix's Latest Rankings For Best ISPs

Netflix has added the data for September to its ISP Speed Index, which looks at the ISPs providing their customers with the best Netflix streaming experiences. As usual, Google Fiber leads the pack. In fact, there aren’t many changes for …

What Would Life Without Net Neutrality Be Like? What Would Life Without Net Neutrality Be Like?

Even though the network that gives life to the Internet is considered an interstate communications service, and therefore is under the regulatory watch of the FCC, companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner are trying their hardest to have these …

Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index

Over the weekend, Netflix put out its first Regional ISP Speed Index Snapshot looking at the greater Boston area. We’ll be seeing more of these regional reports to come. The most significant finding from this particular index is that no …

Google Fiber Is Creating More Competition Google Fiber Is Creating More Competition
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Consumers must really hate Comcast. Back in May, the cable company was rated the worst ISP in the nation with a score of 62 out of 100. Its reputation probably won’t improve nationwide, but at least it’s now making an …

Google Fiber Still Best For Netflix Speed Google Fiber Still Best For Netflix Speed

Netflix has released new data for its ISP Speed Index, which tracks the speed of service providers in the U.S. on a monthly basis. Here’s the July rankings: The index is based on data from over 36 million Netflix members, …

Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet
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Vermont Telecom made headlines in late April when it announced it would bring Google Fiber-like Internet speeds to its customers for only $35 a month. Now another rural ISP has started to offer gigabit Internet, but at a more expensive …

American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP
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Internet service providers are pretty awful. It seems that most Americans agree if a recent survey is to be believed. The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its report for 2013. This year is particularly interesting as ISPs have been …