Monthly Archives: July 2014

FCC Extends Deadline for Comments Regarding Net Neutrality Decision

The US Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it will extend the deadline for comments on the historical net neutrality decision. The new deadline is July 18, 2014. The amount of traffic the FCC was receiving overwhelmed its comment system. “The deadline for filing submissions as part of the first round of public comments in…
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HIPAA Compliance and Security Top Cloud Adoption Concerns for US Healthcare Providers

Over 80 percent of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud services, mostly in SaaS form, according to a recent report by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Hosting of clinical applications and data, health information exchange and backups were the most used cloud services for healthcare organizations. The 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey…
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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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