Last week, AT&T announced its sponsored data program, which allows users to "browse websites, stream video and enjoy apps … without impacting [their] monthly data allowance" by permitting companies sponsoring data content to pick up the tab on customers' charges. But some are questioning whether the move is anti-competitive.
If you add up the capacity of the hard drives aboard FedEx's trucks and planes, the company has the power to transfer 150 exabytes of data on a daily basis, according to a rundown by Randall Munroe at XKCD. This translates to traffic moving at 14 petabytes per second, which is nearly 100 times the throughput of the Internet.
After a lot of discussion and much hand wringing, the FCC is set to approve net neutrality rules. If you're not clear why this important, I suggest you take a few moments to read Char James-Tanny's
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday put out a long-awaited proposal for network neutrality. Calling the proposed framework "basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a
What impact will the new Congress have on technology policy? Probably not much, according to Beltway prognosticators. With a Republican majority in the House and Democratic majority in the Senate,
Guest post by Char James-TannyWho owns the Internet? No one. Who controls the Internet? No one (except in certain countries that censor content, and that's not ownership). So what's all of the ruckus
The net neutrality debate is often framed as pitting consumers against Internet Service Providers, but as demonstrators gathered on Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) doorstep recently to protest its proposed
The debate in Washington over net neutrality was a constantly moving target last week. A rumor spread mid-week that while the major players were engaging in closed-door discussions at the Federal
The FCC formally opened its inquiry into reclassifying broadband services so that it can establish some rules covering ISPs' obligations regarding non-discrimination, or net neutrality. The agency is
Following closely on the heels of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to try to establish some net neutrality rules, the major telephone and cable companies are teaming up with Google