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Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation

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This morning at CES, Senator Ron Wyden laid out a broad and detailed agenda for how Congress can and should promote internet freedom and increase innovation -- mainly by focusing on knocking down the barriers presented by legacy players who don't want to adapt or compete. Among other things, he...
Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation
AT&T's FaceTime move could get it slapped with an FCC fine
VP Pick, Paul Ryan, Has (Mostly) Been A Friend To Technology
Pirate Bay must be blocked, says Dutch court
AT&T backtracks on FaceTime blocking, but some customers are still out of luck

Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

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The group of caretakers of Internet standards and practices has been on record supporting fundamental principles linked with net neutrality. But in Part 3 of ReadWriteWeb's interview with Sally Wentworth, the Internet Society's public policy spokesperson says that enabling a service provider to engineer a competitive advantage for itself may...
Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

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One of the new features in Apple's iOS6 release due this fall is an enhancement to the FaceTime video call feature, allowing it to function on any cellular network. Friday, AT&T announced that the privilege only extends to users on its new "Mobile Share" programs, and not for users grandfathered...
Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

The DSL death march continues….

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The slow death march of DSL continues, especially at two of the largest phone companies in America. Last week, Verizon reported a loss of about 89,000 DSL connections and a boom in demand for its faster fiber optic service, FiOS, which added about 193,000 new subscribers. We are seeing similar trends...
The DSL death march continues….

AT&T Continues To Mock The Concept Of Net Neutrality; This Time With Google Hangouts Block

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The big telcos (AT&T and Verizon) have been trying to move more and more to wireless networks over wired networks, in large part because they've realized that, for whatever reason, the FCC more or less gave them pretty free reign to completely ignore net neutrality concepts on their wireless networks....
AT&T Continues To Mock The Concept Of Net Neutrality; This Time With Google Hangouts Block
Life Online gallery gives the internet's origins the museum treatment

Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

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The EU Parliament recently joined the US government in speaking out against the ITU's upcoming WCIT event, which we've been discussing. This is where the ITU -- an ancient organization designed to deal with telegraphs, and whose relevance today has been widely questioned -- is seeking to take over certain...
Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

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Today Yahoo announced it is officially supporting the Marco Civil da Internet bill that is expected to be voted through the Brazilian Congress in the coming months. The bill, which was originally conceptualised by professor Ronaldo Lemos, also founder of the Center for Technology & Society, in May 2007, was first drafted...
Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

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From cybersecurity to privacy, mobile broadband to net neutrality, the coming year in Washington promises to be a busy one for the technology sector....
How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

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The government’s investigation of the cable industry is sweeping, and could play a big role in determining the future of Internet video. FORTUNE — Now that the Department of Justice is reportedly investigating how cable companies handle video streams from their competitors over their Internet networks, it’s anybody’s guess what...
Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has raised the prickly issue of net neutrality with social networks, after a senior executive at the telecom giant claimed that Web-based companies should share revenues in exchange for using operators’ expensive infrastructure. Speaking to The Hindu’s Business Line supplement, Jagbir Singh, Director of Network Services Group, called...
Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

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I’ve amended my proposed Bill of Rights in Cyberspace thanks to a suggestion in the comments from Jeff Sonderman: All data are created equal. I made that all bits are created equal, which broadens it somewhat and is quite relevant today in the discussion of net neutrality that will explode...
Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

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More than 80 European digital rights organizations on Wednesday called on the European Commission to do more to protect net neutrality.The groups, represented by The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi), are demanding an end to "dangerous experimentation with the functioning of the Internet in Europe."The...
EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

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Net neutrality: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation affirming the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction to "ensure a free and open Internet."According to remarks prepared for a speech, Eshoo said she would introduce such a bill if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit
Comcast rejiggers its 250GB monthly data cap policy

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

Netflix: “Internet caps should apply equally, or not at all”

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In a broadside aimed directly at Comcast, Netflix devoted a section of its quarterly shareholder letter on financial performance to call the cable provider out for exempting the Xfinity On Demand Xbox video streaming app from its own broadband usage caps. On page four of the letter under the bold...
Netflix: “Internet caps should apply equally, or not at all”

It's Baaaack. Net Neutrality To Get Its Day In Court

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Like some hideous policy monster that won’t go away, network neutrality is hitting the headlines again. Verizon and Metro PCS, the two operators that sued the Federal Communications Commission last year over its rules forbidding ISPs from discriminating against packets on their networks, won a victory on Thursday. Their...
It's Baaaack. Net Neutrality To Get Its Day In Court

Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

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Well, well. For a legal ruling that really has no direct impact on the actual case it's about, the decision that the FCC can't punish Comcast for breaking net neutrality sure got people worked up. Suddenly there's talk of the FCC reaching for the so-called "nuclear option." What's that? It...
Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

Engadget HD Podcast 300 - 05.22.2012

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This week the Engadget HD podcast crew rolls the odometer over 300 episodes, but it's no big deal. Especially not when we've got new hardware and software from the likes of TiVo and Comcast to discuss during Cable Show 2012. Comcast is actually all over the news this week,...
Engadget HD Podcast 300 - 05.22.2012

Google and Verizon Won’t Be BFFs Forever

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Google and Verizon have teamed up once again, with its CEOs penning a jointly authored opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal that praises certain aspects of the National Broadband Plan. The article, from Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon and Google’s Eric Schmidt, manages to gloss over areas where the two...
Google and Verizon Won’t Be BFFs Forever
Why I'm voting for Barack Obama

Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

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Security was a big theme this week, with researchers finding another critical Java vulnerability as well as a command-and-control setup called "Red October" that has been spying on governments. Google also tackled new approaches to the password, using a physical cryptographic card. Our stories this week were wide-ranging, however, so check...
Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

AT&T responds to FaceTime concerns, will restrict usage because it's a pre-installed app

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Having come under fire with the announcement that only customers signed up to one of its Mobile Share plans can utilise Apple’s FaceTime service over a cellular connection, US operator AT&T has taken the legal approach to explain its decision to customers, stating that because the app is preloaded, it...
AT&T responds to FaceTime concerns, will restrict usage because it's a pre-installed app

AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

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AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar...
AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers
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