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India's telecom regular TRAI has delivered a policy decision banning price-differentiated services such as Facebook's Free Basics program on the grounds that they violate net neutrality.
The latest controversy surrounding reaction videos highlights important issues now faced by YouTube uploaders. Let's forget about trademarks and concentrate on the links with Net Neutrality.
The EFF has done some research and determined that T-Mobile is throttling video traffic with their "Binge On" service in direct opposition to the United States' Net Neutrality rules passed in 2015.
After long negotiations, EU authorities have finally agreed on a deal that will see the end of roaming charges and the introduction of net neutrality into laws across the Union. But there are caveats.
The Indian government has given a deadline of April 24th for citizens to send in their views regarding net neutrality. A new website wants to provide information and help people understand the issue.
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!
Microsoft has come out in favor of the FCC ruling that creates 'bright line' rules for net neutrality, which should come as no surprise as they depend on broadband for many of their consumer services.
A historic vote took place today in Washington, D.C. where the future of the Internet was voted upon by FCC to determine if broadband access should be reclassified.
In a stunning reversal from last year's position, the FCC is looking to propose very strong net neutrality rules for the people's benefit. The FCC wants to reclassify ISPs as Title II carriers.
FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
FCC will vote on new proposed net neutrality rules next month, which would stop Internet providers from blocking or throttling access to websites and other Internet services.
A letter addressed to the European Council and signed by numerous NGOs and civil society groups is urging the government to keep Net Neutrality rules strong amid signs that worry supporters.
Andrus Ansip, the EU's digital leader has come out against some proposed moves in Italy and other countries which would weaken the important net neutrality rules that Europe is putting in place.
President Obama is pushing the FCC to reclassify access to Internet as a basic utility which means that broadband providers will not be able to throttle or block access or create 'fast lanes'.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to create new rules designed to cover Internet speeds for ISPs in the U.S. but could still allow for them to create "fast lanes" for net access.
A large number of internet companies have sent a letter to the FCC in support of net neutrality, a founding principle of the internet which is now in danger thanks to new proposed regulation.
Addressing the Netflix CEO's blog post on net neutrality, an AT&T exec delivers a strong-worded response detailing AT&T's position and concerns with Netflix's position
Now that Net Neutrality is apparently dead, Netflix signed a deal with Comcast to ensure that customers will be able to stream content through the large Internet Service Provider. Is this bad news?
The White House gives a very encouraging response to a petition regarding Net Neutrality, emphasizing the importance of a free and neutral Internet.
An appeals court in Washington struck down part of the FCC's net neutrality rules on internet service providers, which could now allow them to prioritize or even block traffic to websites.
ACTA and the whole copyright concern around it, was thought to have been laid to rest. It hasn't been: A European Commission negotiator managed to let slip CETA copies from ACTA.
The Iranian government has removed the block on Gmail again after only a week, with ministers in parliament showing their dissent against the sudden loss of one of the most popular email services.
In a last ditch effort to control their networks with an iron fist, Verizon is falling back to the US Court of Appeals, claiming that net neutrality violates their First Amendment rights.
With a flick of its middle finger to the concept of net neutrality, one of Europe's largest mobile network operators will shortly beginning charging its customers to use VoIP services.
The US Senate voted today to block an effort by one of their own to overturn the net neutrality rules that were approved by the FCC late in December 2010; the rules go into effect November 20.
We all know that China controls their internet with an iron fist. But did you know that they want the UN to enforce their censorship policies? And if they don't, China isn't afraid to do it themselves
Verizon has once again filed an appeal to the Federal Communications Commission as they try to block the FCC's recently approved net neutrality law from going into effect.
Here's a twist for you: Net neutrality supporters file a lawsuit protesting net neutrality. Apparently, they beat Verizon and Metro PCS to the punch.
The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules will finally go into effect on November 20, but the rules are expected to be disputed by wireless and ISP companies in court.
Ever wondered how regularly Google is requested to remove or show content? In another move intended to highlight the company's transparency, the search giant released statistics on Monday, June 27th. The statistics displayed are broken...
One of the big issues of late has been that of net neutrality; the fundamental principle that all internet traffic is equal regardless of the source of that traffic. Current 3G wireless providers such as...
Coming from the prophet of doom department (we have a lot of funky departments over-seen by our mighty overlord Mr. Parker here at Neowin :-) ) comes this rather negative article from PC Pro’s Barry...
In a statement released earlier today, BT denied claims that its upcoming Content Connect service contradicts its position of supporting net neutrality. Envisioned as an opportunity for content providers to strike up deals with ISPs...
Net neutrality, the idea that the Internet should be free of restrictions placed by governments and ISP’s, has been in the news for quite some time now. The Guardian reports that the US Federal Communications...
When does a compromise stop being a compromise and become an all-out policy reversal? In 2007 the iPhone was fresh and set to dominate the nonexistent "lifephone" market by single handedly creating the category. On...
In a joint blog post on the Google Public Policy Blog today, Google and Verizon laid out a broad proposal to American legislation roadmapping their ideas for an open Internet. Titled “A Joint policy proposal...
Yesterday, The New York Times posted an article that revealed a deal between Verizon and Google that would go against the tenets of net neutrality. The deal would set up Verizon to deliver content faster...
A US federal court of appeals today struck down a 2008 FCC sanction against Comcast for blocking P2P channels from its customers. The overruling stated that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authority...
The chief of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Julius Genachowski, has outlined a plan on Monday with a new net neutrality plan to help keep the Internet open. The new purposed plan would prevent all...
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain issued his technology policy today, which strongly supported open markets and unregulated competition for the nation's IT sector. Like his Democrat competitor, Barack Obama, McCain wants to keep the internet...
Under fire from consumer groups and law professors who have issued formal complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, Comcast has told the FCC that hampering some file-sharing by its subscribers was a justifiable way to...