Tag Archives: Net Neutrality

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality

This is, hands-down, the single best explanation of Net Neutrality (or as I shall now call it “Preventing Cable Company F**kery”) and why it’s important that I have seen so far. Please watch and say something. Not to me, but to the FCC. www.FCC.gov/comments

The Internet Is About to Become Worse Than Television

Last week, an obscure but potentially internet-transforming document was leaked from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. It revealed that government regulators are considering rules that would give big companies a chance to make their online services run faster than smaller ones.

Source: The Internet Is About to Become Worse Than Television

Netflix to pay Comcast for faster speeds

And thus, it begins….

(Reuters) – Netflix has agreed to pay one of the largest broadband providers in the United States Comcast Corp for faster speeds, throwing open the possibility that more content companies will have to shell out for better service.

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Now That It’s in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality

First PRISM, now this. Hey, GOOG, whatever happened to “Don’t be evil”?

In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don’t give citizens the right to run servers on their home broadband connections, and that the Google Fiber network is perfectly within its rights to prohibit customers from attaching the legal devices of their choice to its network.

Source: Now That It’s in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality