Tag Archives: net neutrality

Obama calls for FCC to ban fast lanes

As part of the presidents ban, he urged the Federal Communications Commission to avoid blocking websites, slowing Internet content and allowing deals that let companies pay for faster delivery. (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called for the "strongest possible rules" to protect the open Internet, saying that there shouldn't be "fast lanes" and high-speed service…
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Statement by the President on Net Neutrality

An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life.  By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net neutrality” has been built…
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Why Verizon won’t solve its Netflix problem as soon as Comcast

When Netflix revealed that it had started paying Comcast for a direct connection to its network, ending a long squabble over money, Comcast subscribers almost immediately started seeing better video performance. So when Netflix agreed to pay Verizon six weeks ago in a similar “paid peering” deal, it seemed natural to assume that Verizon subscribers…
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Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane. In a letter to the FCC, the WGAE instead called on the FCC to broaden net neutrality to prevent content and service providers from reaping gains on the backs of consumers. According to a Broadcasting &…
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