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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Net Neutrality’

An Internet Without Net Neutrality Looks Pretty Damn Scary

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 powers stripped in what some are calling a plan to “ruin the Internet.” While that may come across as misguided …

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Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom

On the eve of the kickoff of their 2012 National Convention, the Democrats released their official party platform. And just like the Republicans did in their official platform, they’ve included a small segment concerning “Internet Freedom.” It looks like the three main tenets of the Democrats’ internet strategy concern unfettered information flow, IP protection, and privacy. Here’s what they have …

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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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The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, are obviously treated differently in the Netherlands than they are in the United States. Now, it appears as if the …

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Is the Internet Becoming Less Open?

Although the issue of Web openness has been mostly quiet of late, it was revived after Google’s Sergey Brin made some powerful statements to the Guardian. According to him, the freedom of the Internet is under a greater threat than it has ever been before.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Blasts Comcast Over Net Neutrality

While using a number of stream-related apps recently, Netflix CEO noticed something about Comcast’s application of their much-maligned Internet data usage caps–they, according to Hastings, weren’t being applied equally. And so, he posted about it on Facebook, taking his beef with Comcast to the masses. By airing his grievance in such a public forum, Hastings accomplished a few things. First, …

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Is Net Neutrality Being Misrepresented?

Net neutrality is in the spotlight once again after Comcast’s recent announcement about its Xfinity video streaming service. The cable giant said that it would not count the television programming users access through Microsoft’s Xbox against their 250-gigabyte monthly data cap. On a FAQs page Comcast set up for the use of Xfinity on the Xbox 360, it states:

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AT&T Proposes Charging Developers For Data Usage At The Expense Of Net Neutrality

AT&T may have found a solution to their ever growing problem of skyrocketing mobile data usage. At the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, AT&T revealed that it has a possible pay plan in the works make the providers of mobile services, pay for the cost of data usage associated with things like streaming movies and smart phone apps. …

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Mike D of the Beastie Boy to Rock the AT&T Net Neutrality Vote

When AT&T holds their next annual shareholder voting process, the SEC is commanding that net neutrality be included in the list of items to be voted on. This means shareholders will be allowed to at least influence AT&T’s postion on providing a truly neutral wireless Internet to their mobile subscribers. Naturally, AT&T resisted such a stipulation, which was spearheaded, in …

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