The internet has spoken: “Keep Net Neutrality.”
The internet has spoken: “Keep Net Neutrality.”

The internet has spoken: “Keep Net Neutrality.” Well, the internet itself didn’t speak but a broad coalition of the internet’s biggest companies, perhaps the biggest single voice of the internet as a whole – the Internet Association – issued a resounding plea this week to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and it’s new chairman, […]

FCC now building walls on the internet?
FCC now building walls on the internet?

Is the new FCC now building walls on the internet? A flurry of actions late last week by the Trump Administration’s new regulators of national communications – the U.S. Federal Communications Commission – certainly make it seem as if roadblocks at least are set to go up on the information superhighway in America. After pledging […]

Net Neutrality a done deal in the U.S.?
Net Neutrality a done deal in the U.S.?

And you thought Net Neutrality a done deal in the U.S.? You thought internet users in America would forever enjoy a fair and open information superhighway? You thought it a fait accompli when the U.S. government’s communications regulators decided in June 2015 all Americans should have – would have – equal and fair access to […]

Could the U.S. lead in 5G?
Could the U.S. lead in 5G?

Could the U.S. lead in 5G? That’s a question the U.S. government’s top communications regulators want answered – and they want it answered quickly. 5G is short-hand for the next generation – the 5th generation – of wireless internet infrastructure. A 5G wireless internet infrastructure would deliver data to and from mobile devices (and, really, […]

Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress
Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress

Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress, this time by the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives. The “people’s house” voted out late last week a measure, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act – also labeled H.R. 2666 –  which House Republicans said will prohibit the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from setting rates […]

FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.”
FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.”

Online information is gold these days – almost literally – and data privacy is a pivotal issue so U.S. regulators may act; at least the FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.” The U.S. Federal Communications Commission – the FCC – will take up the issue of consumer data protections when it meets in Washington March 31 […]

FCC: America is not wired enough
FCC: America is not wired enough

Too many Americans remain without adequate access to broadband Internet, according to the nation’s communications regulators, the FCC: America is not wired enough. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, is due to present this week its congressionally-mandated Broadband Progress Report for 2016 and what the draft report finds is 34 million Americans still lack […]

Net Neutrality battle far from over
Net Neutrality battle far from over

You’re mistaken if you think Net Neutrality in the U.S. – an open and free-flowing Internet – is a done deal. The major Internet service providers (ISPs) – the major telecommunications corporations like Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and others – are fighting back vociferously and with an unrelenting (and heavily financed) effort to take complete control […]

Lawsuits filed to challenge Net Neutrality
Lawsuits filed to challenge Net Neutrality

The first lawsuits challenging an open, free-flowing Internet in the U.S. – what’s known as Net Neutrality – were filed earlier this week. The lawsuits were inevitable, of course, because the major Internet providers (ISPs) in the U.S. – the giants like Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and others – want to control the Internet’s flow and […]

U.S. may actually achieve Net Neutrality
U.S. may actually achieve Net Neutrality

With federal communications regulators poised Feb. 26 to transform the Internet in the U.S. into a public utility it appears Net Neutrality may actually become a reality – eventually. A huge potential threat to the guarantee of an open Internet in the U.S. evaporated Feb. 24 when the Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate conceded […]