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 […]

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 […]

Net Neutrality – U.S. Internet still threatened by greed
Net Neutrality – U.S. Internet still threatened by greed

Despite recent hope Net Neutrality may prevail in the U.S., corporations controlling the Internet appear to be getting help from Congressional allies in a last-ditch effort to remain absolute bosses of a free-flowing information superhighway. U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., filed bills offering what they describe as a solution […]

Net Neutrality – FCC chair: Internet as utility
Net Neutrality – FCC chair: Internet as utility

Net Neutrality seemed to get a boost Jan. 7 when top U.S. communications industry regulator suggested the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. Speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler said the final rule to be presented in February will seek to […]

Google Fiber makes case for Internet as utility
Google Fiber makes case for Internet as utility

Google Fiber is making a case for the regulation of the Internet in the U.S. as a utility, just like electricity, water and other public services managed often by private companies. While hardly anyone was watching during the holidays, Google filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggesting it would welcome regulation of […]

Worldwide threats to Internet freedom
Worldwide threats to Internet freedom

Fast lanes and toll booths in the U.S. are not the only threats to Internet freedom. Government and security agencies the world over want to tap Internet users’ information for various reasons and to varying degrees and ends. In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may well set up soon a two-tiered system of […]