Net Neutrality - Infoworld http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/21618 en Netflix CEO knocks Comcast in call for stronger Net neutrality rules http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/netflix-ceo-knocks-comcast-in-call-stronger-net-neutrality-rules-238913?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>A month after Netflix opted to pay up for <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2100600/comcast-netflix-reach-interconnection-deal.html" target="_blank">better direct access to Comcast's network</a>, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings blasted his company's new business partner and other Internet service providers for their stances on Net neutrality.</p> Networking Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:13:52 +0000 admin 238913 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards' http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/corruption-distortion-control-comcasts-real-life-house-of-cards-238904?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/four_aces.jpg" alt="Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Networking The Industry Standard Cringely Internet Consumer Electronics Net Neutrality Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:15:53 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238904 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Hey Verizon, we're not as stupid as you think we are http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/data-center/hey-verizon-were-not-stupid-you-think-we-are-237976?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/rj45_cables_networking.jpg" alt="Hey Verizon, we're not as stupid as you think we are" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Verizon Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 237976 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Railroads, superhighways, and the fight for fair access http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/railroads-superhighways-and-the-fight-fair-access-237815?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/14OPentinsight_hp.jpg" alt="Railroads, superhighways, and the fight for fair access" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I recently witnessed a fictional bar <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/fearmongers-or-fat-cats-pick-your-side-in-the-net-neutrality-fight-234316">fight between a proponent of Net neutrality and a telecom exec</a>, the two </p> Networking Cringely Internet Net Neutrality Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237815 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The simple, sensible -- and impossible -- fix for the Internet in the USA http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-simple-sensible-and-impossible-fix-the-internet-in-the-usa-237438?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/china_internet_cafe.jpg" alt="The simple, sensible -- and impossible -- fix for the Internet in the USA" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stringer Shanghai</p></em></div> Data Center Networking Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 237438 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com 10 cities delivering high-speed Internet to their communities http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/10-cities-delivering-high-speed-internet-their-communities-237361?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>Municipal broadband is becoming a contentious issue in the race to establish ubiquitous high-speed Internet throughout the United States.</p> <p>Last year, the FCC called on every state in the U.S. to reach 1-Gig internet speeds in at least one community by 2015. That challenge came after Google introduced its Fiber program to Kansas City, Kan., where gigabit speeds are available at the same cost most other ISPs charge for much slower services.</p> Networking Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Wide Area Networking Networking IDG Insider Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 237361 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Like it or not, the era of the wimpy CEO has arrived http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/it-or-not-the-era-of-the-wimpy-ceo-has-arrived-237048?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/corner_office.jpg" alt="Like it or not, the era of the wimpy CEO has arrived" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Stockbyte</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Facebook Cringely Net Neutrality Technology Business Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237048 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Verizon: Heavy Web users should pay more http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/verizon-heavy-web-users-should-pay-more-236956?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>Heavy broadband users should help shoulder the cost of their traffic, but Verizon Communications does not give preferential treatment to some Web traffic, the company's CEO said Monday.</p> Networking Verizon Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:54:25 +0000 admin 236956 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com The broadband barbarians will soon control the gates http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-broadband-barbarians-will-soon-control-the-gates-236847?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/connected_laptops.jpg" alt="The broadband barbarians will soon control the gates" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Naomi Anderson</p></em></div> Data Center Networking Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 236847 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Republicans protest FCC's Net neutrality move, ISPs less concerned http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/republicans-protest-fccs-net-neutrality-move-isps-less-concerned-236729?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>Some Republican policymakers objected to a new U.S. Federal Communications Commission plan to reinstate its Net neutrality rules after a court threw them out, but broadband providers appeared to be less concerned.</p> Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:21:27 +0000 ccraig 236729 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com White House defers to FCC on further action on Net neutrality http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/white-house-defers-fcc-further-action-net-neutrality-236629?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said in response to a petition that it continues to back an open Internet, but declined to direct the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on how to go about preserving InterNet neutrality, as it is an independent agency.</p> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down in January the FCC's Net neutrality rules, ruling that the agency does not have the authority to implement rules that would prohibit broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic.</p> Networking Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:22:03 +0000 admin 236629 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Comcast and Time Warner join forces to kill the Internet as we know it http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/data-center/comcast-and-time-warner-join-forces-kill-the-internet-we-know-it-236392?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Web_Apps_hp.jpg" alt="Comcast and Time Warner join forces to kill the Internet as we know it" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable have finally reached a merger deal. Well, not really a merger: Comcast will be acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in stock. Seems like a steal, doesn't it?</p> Data Center Networking Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 236392 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Glimmer of hope or dying embers? Net neutrality flares up again http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/glimmer-of-hope-or-dying-embers-net-neutrality-flares-again-236271?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/web_browser.jpg" alt="Glimmer of hope or dying embers? Net neutrality flares up again" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Networking Cringely Internet Net Neutrality Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 236271 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Top 5 technology failures of government http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/data-center/top-5-technology-failures-of-government-235950?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><br /><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/congress.jpg" alt="Top 5 technology failures of government" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Amanda Walker</p></em></div> Data Center Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Data Security Data Center Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:39:14 +0000 Paul Venezia 235950 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Democratic lawmakers look to restore Net neutrality http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/federal-regulations/democratic-lawmakers-look-restore-net-neutrality-235610?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>A group of Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to restore Net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.</p><p>The two bills, introduced Monday, come about three weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Columbia Circuit <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/011414-appeals-court-strikes-down-fcc39s-277683.html" target="_blank">struck down rules</a>, passed by the FCC in late 2010, prohibiting broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic.</p> Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:46:46 +0000 ccraig 235610 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/bittorrent-throttling-in-us-creeps-back-235012?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>Most U.S. Internet users enjoy unfettered access to the Web. But that could be changing, if the upwardly creeping percentage of throttled BitTorrent users is any indicator.</p> Networking Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:25:53 +0000 admin 235012 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Netflix warns ISPs against 'draconian' response after Net neutrality ruling http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/netflix-warns-isps-against-draconian-response-after-net-neutrality-ruling-234819?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>Netflix has a message for ISPs that might be thinking about charging more to carry its video service in the wake of last week's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/welcome-the-internets-new-toll-lane-234269">Net neutrality ruling</a>: Do so at your own risk.</p> Networking Internet Net Neutrality Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:07:33 +0000 admin 234819 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Google uses YouTube performance to rate ISPs http://origin-images.infoworld.com/d/networking/google-uses-youtube-performance-rate-isps-234761?source=rss_net_neutrality <p>A new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs.</p> <p>The Video Quality Report website will first be available in Canada, where users will be able to see how an ISP's network performs in a specific region. Unlike many other performance tests, the <a href="http://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/" target="_blank">Video Quality Report</a> doesn't spit out a number of megabits per second, but one of three ratings.</p> Networking Google Internet Net Neutrality Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:19:16 +0000 admin 234761 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Net neutrality: Mostly dead or all dead? http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/net-neutrality-mostly-dead-or-all-dead-234411?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Net_Neutrality_hp.jpg" alt="Net neutrality: Mostly dead or all dead?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>When the Federal Court of Appeals <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet/court-strikes-down-net-neutrality-whats-next-234192">struck down the FCC's Net neutrality rules</a> this week, it unleashed a raft of concerns about the future of the Int</p> The Industry Standard Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234411 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com Fearmongers or fat cats? Pick your side in the Net neutrality fight http://origin-images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/fearmongers-or-fat-cats-pick-your-side-in-the-net-neutrality-fight-234316?source=rss_net_neutrality <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/china_internet_cafe.jpg" alt="Fearmongers of fat cats? Pick your side in the Net neutrality fight" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stringer Shanghai</p></em></div> Networking Cringely Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 234316 at http://origin-images.infoworld.com