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FCC’s net neutrality to take effect November 20

FCC’s net neutrality to take effect November 20

The Federal Communications Commission will be publishing the net neutrality rules tomorrow, which will take effect starting November 20. The new rules barely passed last December with a 3-2 party-line vote, but have not taken effect yet largely due to continued opposition and the FCC dragging its feet on publishing them to the Federal Register.

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TimBL Calls for Preservation of Net Neutrality

TimBL Calls for Preservation of Net Neutrality

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, has called for more regulation to preserve the principle of net neutrality, the concept that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. He has called upon service providers to self-regulate, but failing that he said governments must act. He is working with the UK government to negotiate an agreement on an open internet with service providers and content firms.

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FCC Net Neutrality proposal blocked

FCC Net Neutrality proposal blocked

Net neutrality has suffered a new blow, with the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology rejecting the FCC's open-internet regulations. According to the WSJ, a 15-8 partisan vote saw House Republicans send the proposals back to the full Energy and Commerce Committee, arguing that the FCC lacked the statutory authority under the Telecommunications Act to implement the rules.

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Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

The issue of net neutrality has been one to cause some to get heated under the collar, and after the FCC ruled in favor of the new rules, several higher-ups in pertinent companies, like Verizon, sent out their own comments about the upcoming regulations and rules. If you'll recall, Verizon's been pretty open about their overall disapproval of the new rules, and now Verizon is taking it one step further by heading to court to challenge the new rules.

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FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

As you might already know, the FCC Federal Communications Commission has adopted the "Open Internet Order," what some are saying is Net Neutrality - and others are saying is no such thing. The regulations adopted an Order that bans content blocking, requires transparency from ISPs, requires that network management and packet discrimination be "reasonable." Wireless broadband is exempt from all but the transparency and blocking rules. "Managed services" that are delivered over a last-mile broadband pipe will be allowed but monitored for "anti-competitive behavior." This move has been commented on by a slew of voices from all bits and pieces of life, check out a few of the more pertinent ones below. *Watch out for the Woz!

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Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

The net neutrality debate has flared up once again, with arguments between cable operator Comcast and broadband backbone provider Level 3 over new fees for data transport. Level 3 has accused Comcast of charging extra for content delivered to Comcast subscribers from Level 3's customers, "effectively putting up a toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network, enabling it to unilaterally decide how much to charge for content which competes with its own cable TV and Xfinity delivered content." However, Comcast argues that this isn't an open access issue, and is in fact Level 3 offering CDN (Content Delivery Network) services to its clients but refusing the pay the going rate for such data transport to Comcast.

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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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Netflix offline ‘never going to happen’ says exec

Netflix offline ‘never going to happen’ says exec

Netflix is available on just about every device you might have, but it’s not available anywhere you go. The streaming service still needs a solid signal, and if you’re trying to stream over cellular, that’s sometimes an issue. Offline playback seems a solid workaround to such connectivity woes, but that’s not really Netflix’s problem, is it? Netflix Director of Corporate Communications and Technology, Cliff Edwards, said offline playback is “never going to happen”, and that providing the feature is a “short term fix for a bigger problem”.

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