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 […]

No internet access means no political power
No internet access means no political power

No internet access means no political power – nor social power – for politically marginalized ethnic groups feared by governments around the world. Those are the findings of a new study published September 9th in the journal Science: autocratic and authoritarian governments seeking to limit the rise of ethnic groups perceived as a threat to […]

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: 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 faces a court battle
Net Neutrality faces a court battle

Net Neutrality faces a court battle in the U.S. today. The big telcoms – Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and others – go to court to challenge the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision last February that Internet in the U.S. can be regulated as a public utility and access to high-speed broadband Internet should be available […]

Net Neutrality in Europe faces a test
Net Neutrality in Europe faces a test

Net Neutrality in Europe faces a test in the European Parliament today (Oct. 27) and the outcome could affect millions of Internet users within the European Union. It failed the test. The EU Parliament voted on a set of Internet use rules and regulations which on the surface proclaim Net Neutrality but critics, tech firms […]

An open and fair Internet – Net Neutrality!
An open and fair Internet – Net Neutrality!

Today – June 12, 2015 – is the day the US of A formally, officially has an open and fair Internet – Net Neutrality is now the law of the land. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. refused June 11 to block the new net neutrality rules from taking effect. The major Internet […]

Telcoms keep throwing rocks at Net Neutrality
Telcoms keep throwing rocks at Net Neutrality

One can hardly expect America’s major Telcoms to sit quietly as Net Neutrality becomes the law of the land. And, indeed, they continue to poke at the February decision of the U.S. Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) to regulate the Internet in the U.S. as a public utility, which will ensure fair and speedy access to […]

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 […]