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 […]

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 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 […]