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FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

The FCC has postponed its next hearing by more than two weeks, pushing the next scheduled meeting from December 2 to December 21 and prompting speculation that the agency is readying itself for a vote on net neutrality. According to InformationWeek, the three Democratic commissioners on the board are likely to vote for "consumer-friendly regulation" while their two Republican counterparts will be pushing for "relatively unfettered oversight favoring industry players."

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FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

The chief of the FCC has received massive amounts of web-based backlash on account of a new "fast-lane" internet bill he’s proposed this year. It’s set to go up for a vote this month, and just this week he’s introduced a number of tweaks to - he hopes - satisfy the nay-sayers. It’s not going as well as he’d hoped, net-neutrality supporters making their case clear across the web.

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Google and Verizon deny net-neutrality bypass talks

Google and Verizon deny net-neutrality bypass talks

Storm in a teacup time today, with an NYT report suggesting that Google and Verizon were secretly conspiring to bypass net neutrality, and then a flurry of denials from all involved.  According to the original report, Google was negotiating with Verizon to enable so-called tiered service, which would see sites - such as YouTube - willing to pay for a fatter pipe being rewarded with better bandwidth.  Google disagree; they told Gizmodo that "The NYT is quite simply wrong. We have not had any conversations with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google or YouTube traffic. We remain as committed as we always have been to an open Internet."

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President Obama voices opposition to Internet ‘fast lanes’ proposal

President Obama voices opposition to Internet ‘fast lanes’ proposal

Having campaigned in support of net neutrality during the 2008 election, President Barack Obama last week spoke out in opposition to recent FCC proposals that threaten to bring about "paid prioritization." Obama said he was against the creation of internet "fast lanes," which would allow ISP to charge users a higher price for faster speeds when it comes to content and data.

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Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

In the same way it did with Comcast and Verizon, Netflix has struck a peering agreement with AT&T to bring subscribers' buffering woes to an end. This news was first rumored earlier today, and later on confirmed by AT&T in a statement saying, in part, "We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."

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Netflix user on Verizon? Your buffering days may soon be over

Netflix user on Verizon? Your buffering days may soon be over

If you're a Verizon internet customer and you've been getting increasingly frustrated with Netflix buffering, a fix may be at hand, with a new deal with the on-demand video service that it says should prevent the glitches and pauses that even high-speed FiOS customers have been complaining of. Still, even as the collaborative fixes go into play, Verizon can't help but throw the blame for the persistent issues onto Netflix itself.

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Five US ISPs accused of holding the internet to ransom

Five US ISPs accused of holding the internet to ransom

Five US internet providers have been accused of "deliberately harming" the web experience for their customers, with claims that the companies are purposefully keeping things congested so as to extract cash from content providers. The US ISPs - described as "large Broadband consumer networks with a dominant or exclusive market share in their local market" - and one European ISP are not named by "internet middleman" Level 3, though the company has previously requested that the FCC look into AT&T's handling of networks.

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