This plan includes the Commission’s first big attempt to tackle net neutrality, to end roaming premiums, to protect customers, and to encourage investment.
Time Warner Cable isn’t happy about Netflix’s new “Open Connect” initiative, a separate network ISPs can use to pull data from the streaming video service.
Ron Wyden outlined today a number of pivotal tech policy points that need to be discussed over the coming year, including privacy, net neutrality, and other data usage.
AT&T has made it harder for its subscribers to use Apple’s FaceTime app. But the bigger problem is how the company defends the move.
The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that AT&T and other wireless telecom companies will have to let shareholders vote on net neutrality, thanks in part to a proposal from a group that includes Mike D of the Beastie Boys.
Dan Kaminsky’s job is making the internet safer and less vulnerable to hacking attacks. His knowledge about computer security and past talks at security events have earned him widespread respect among the security community. Now the researcher is coding some interesting technology that could propel him into the center of the net neutrality debate.
The Dutch Parliament on Wednesday passed a law that prohibits Internet service providers from slowing down any kind of Internet traffic unless it’s to ease congestion, preserve security, or block spam.
Most film makers aren’t encouraging digital pirates to illegally copy their works. But Lloyd Kaufman (pictured above) isn’t your usual film maker. The controversial movie maker has been making low-budget, exceedingly gory, vomit-filled and highly sexualized horror movies since the 1970s under the Troma Entertainment brand.
Guest Post Peter Yared is the vice president of apps at Webtrends, which acquired Transpond, a social-apps developer he founded. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.
The Federal Communications Commission voted today to lay down a number of basic rules that ban Internet service providers from blocking specific content and help keep the web open.
Tell us what you really think, Verizon. The company yesterday issued a press release titled “Congress Needs to Update the Nation’s Antiquated and Anti-Competitive Telecom Rules” — which, as you can guess, isn’t exactly a love letter to the FCC.
Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, today defended the government’s delays in implementing a net neutrality policy. He also offered mixes comments regarding a recent Google-Verizon proposal.
In a last-minute conference call today, Google CEO Eric Schmidt (pictured to the right with Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam) and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg joined together to discuss their support for net neutrality, or the idea of an open internet.
Google and Verizon have denied a New York Times report, published yesterday, that claimed the companies are nearing an agreement for Google to pay Verizon to speed up internet access to its services.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Larry Golob is senior director of business development for Global IP Solutions, a technology creator of real-time voice and video over IP.)