Broadband Roundup: Senate Announces Hearings on Open Internet, While House Democratcs Urge FCC to Regulate Broadband, and Popular Web Sites Protest ‘Slow Lanes’
September 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, September 10, 2014 – The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it had scheduled a hearing next Wednesday on the best means to protect an open internet. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he saw the hearing as an opportunity to hear testimony about his views regarding importance of a free and open internet. Leahy and Rep. […]
Motion Picture Association Tries To “Unfriend” Google In Court Fight Over Digital Copyright Law
February 21st, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2011 — Movie industry lawyers told an appeals court late last week that it should ignore an attempt by Google to get involved in an appeal of a case that they won — even if Google is ostensibly on their side.
A History of Network Neutrality
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
October 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2010 – The issue of network neutrality is one that has become an increasing problem around the globe. In the United States, the problem became more of an issue with the rise of cable and DSL service.
Appeals Court Deals Network Neutrality Blow to FCC
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
April 6th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2010 – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the power to mandate that broadband provider Comcast must give equal treatment to Internet traffic streaming through its networks. Interested parties in the broadband community rushed to express their opinions.
The Cable Pipeline Opinion: Net Neutrality’s Conundrum
Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality
January 17th, 2010
The Net Neutrality debate has taken on a conundrum like atmosphere where fear and hysteria rule the argument with proposed future abuses by Internet Service Providers.
Google, Verizon Laud FCC Principles, But See No Role for Agency in Internet’s Future
Net Neutrality Comments
January 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – Verizon and Google submitted a rare joint filing to the FCC on Thursday. The two communications giants praised the agency for its principles while stinging it by saying that communications laws and regulations should not apply to Internet applications, content, or services.
Comcast vs. FCC: Implications in throttling BitTorrent
Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality
January 10th, 2010
Comcast is appealing a ruling before a three-judge appeals court panel concerning the FCC’s sanctions in 2008 of the operator, and whether it has jurisdiction under current Net Neutrality rules to do so, for what has become known throughout the media as past throttling of BitTorrent. See FCC formally rules Comcast’s throttling of [...]
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell on C-SPAN’s ‘Communicators’
National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Wireless
January 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2010 – With about a month left until the Federal Communications Commission delivers its National Broadband Plan to Congress, Commissioner Robert McDowell spoke about the impending plan – as well as spectrum politics, Net neutrality and competition in the video media landscape – on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.”
Panelists Consider Pros and Cons of Alternatives to Internet's Transport Protocol
Broadband Data, Net Neutrality
September 26th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., September 26, 2009 – Whether internet service providers will accelerate early efforts to prioritize bandwidth, and what impact such measure might have upon the open internet, were actively discussed by panelists at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference here.
Google Enters Free Speed Test Marketplace with Academic Collaboration
January 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 27, 2009 – Search giant Google is preparing to enter the market for free broadband speed tests, through a collaboration with the university research consortium PlanetLab, and the New America Foundation.