Post Tagged with: "Net Neutrality"

FCC Raises Bar for Broadband Internet Speeds

Many Americans technically no longer have a broadband Internet connection, thanks to a decision by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has revised the definition of broadband services, raising the standard for downloads from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps and the upload speed from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps. Since the average speed of Internet [...]

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Net Neutrality Rules Delayed to 2015 as FCC Responds to Obama’s Plan

Net neutrality has been a big topic this year and that’s set to continue into 2015. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, originally said that he wanted to have new rules in place by the end of the year. However, that’s unlikely after comments from President Obama earlier this week. Obama has [...]

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FCC Receives Record 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

Monday marked the last day for the public to submit comments on the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed new net neutrality rules. The agency has received a record number of comments, totaling 3 million submissions from consumers, advocates, businesses, and lawmakers that continued to roll in up to the midnight deadline. The number of submissions received [...]

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Netflix Signs Fourth Peering Deal with Time Warner Cable

Netflix has signed another paid interconnection agreement, this time with Time Warner Cable. This is the fourth such agreement signed by the video-streaming service, which previously announced similar arrangements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. The paid connections are expected to result in faster speeds for Time Warner Cable customers across all of the company’s markets. [...]

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Netflix Signs Interconnection Agreement with AT&T

Netflix has signed another interconnection agreement, this time with AT&T. The story was first reported by Mashable, with a statement from AT&T revealing that the agreement was actually reached in May, though connections are only just now being turned up. For AT&T customers, the deal should mean faster streaming when watching videos on Netflix. This [...]

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Google Launches YouTube Video Quality Report for ISPs

Google is following in the steps of Netflix by ranking Internet service providers on whether they can deliver high-quality video-streaming for YouTube. The company has put together a Video Quality Report website which lets users see the ranking of ISPs in their area. The site also provides some information on how video-streaming gets to a [...]

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FCC Votes to Make Net Neutrality Proposal Public

The FCC has voted to open chair Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal up for public comment. Though the latest version of the proposal has been changed from an earlier incarnation, it still leaves open the possibility of Internet service providers creating “fast lanes” for companies that pay for better service. This provision has drawn strong [...]

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FCC Chair Reportedly Revises Net Neutrality Proposal Following Backlash

Tom Wheeler, the head of the Federal Communications Commission, has reportedly revised parts of his net neutrality proposal following the public backlash to the original proposal. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new incarnation of the rules will offer assurances that Internet service providers won’t be able to separate traffic into fast and slow [...]

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Internet Companies Criticize FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

A large number of Internet companies have come together to ask the Federal Communications Commission to change its recently proposed new rules for net neutrality. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and over a hundred other companies signed a letter to the FCC expressing concern with the agency’s proposal. The version of net neutrality put [...]

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Level 3 Accuses Six ISPs of Not Updating Networks to Ease Congestion

Level 3 has called out six broadband providers for failing to upgrade their networks and causing congestion. Though the accused providers remain nameless, Level 3 did say that five of them were located in the United States, with the remaining offender in Europe. The companies were also said to “rank dead last in customer satisfaction [...]

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