Americans support Net Neutrality
Americans support Net Neutrality

Americans support Net Neutrality by a wide margin – 61 percent – and this coming from a poll pushed by major companies seeking to control the internet. The joke, as it turned out, is pretty much on the major telecommunications companies who pushed the poll and geared questions and results hoping to show Americans do […]

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 […]

A fair and open internet is doomed in the U.S.
A fair and open internet is doomed in the U.S.

A fair and open internet is doomed in the U.S., if Republican telecommunications regulators follow through on a Christmas promise. Meanwhile, across the northern border in Canada its government formally declared just before Christmas high-speed internet access to be “vital and a basic telecommunication service all Canadians are entitled to receive.” The yin and the […]

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 […]

Net Neutrality: the internet as a public utility
Net Neutrality: the internet as a public utility

One of the most important courts in the U.S. has affirmed Net Neutrality: the internet as a public utility. The 3-judge District of Columbia (federal) Court of Appeals affirmed June 14 a decision made in February 2015 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate internet service in the U.S. much like other public […]

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 […]

Websites are now 25 years old!
Websites are now 25 years old!

It was easy to miss, amid all the holiday festivities and terror news but a silver jubilee was celebrated December 20: websites are now 25 years old! That is to say the very first website was created by World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on December 20, 1990 at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear […]

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 […]