Net Neutrality

Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication. The term was coined by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu in 2003 as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier.
Posts about Net Neutrality
  • The FCC seems to think we have enough internet

    … When they’re not busy getting ready to dismantle a free and open internet, the FCC seems to think mobile broadband is enough for most homes. According to Ars Technica, the President Trump-backed FCC is leaning toward declaring mobile broadband speeds as the national standard. As Ars Technica points out, this could mean we may see a slow-down…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • Are internet providers gearing up for the end of net neutrality?

    … Proponents of net neutrality have almost completely resigned themselves to the idea that the FCC will revoke the Title II status that currently regulates internet providers. Title II treats internet service as a utility, like electricity or water. This means internet providers can only provide a stream of internet and can’t throttle internet…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • Is Netflix fighting for net neutrality once again? Sort of.

    … Previously, the CEO of Netflix said that his company was not worried about net neutrality since he said they were “big enough to get the deals they want.” Now it appears the subscription video streaming service may have changed its tune. Recently, Netflix made an announcement they were participating in the July 12th Battle for the Net campaign…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • Big name steps in to replace Netflix in net neutrality debate

    … As previously posted on this blog, video streaming heavyweight Netflix has withdrawn itself from the net neutrality debate. They claim they are so large an entity they can command any deal they want from internet service providers. By doing so, the net neutrality supporters lost their biggest ally. Now, a number of tech companies are banding…

    Greg's Corner- 16 readers -
  • Has net neutrality lost its biggest ally?

    … When the discussion of net neutrality comes up, Netflix is usually used as the poster child for keeping the internet open. It’s been argued if ISPs are allowed to prioritize traffic, consumers may have to pay extra to access the bandwidth hogging streaming service. In the past, Netflix had argued in favor of net neutrality. However, now…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • Is net neutrality dead?

    … Yesterday, the President Trump-backed FCC voted 2-1 to overturn the net neutrality regulations the Obama administration had put in place in 2015. Net neutrality basically states all internet traffic should be treated equally and internet service providers should not charge consumers extra for prioritized traffic. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • The battle for net neutrality is being fought on the FCC’s website

    … were in fact common carriers, however, under the Trump administration, those regulations have largely been gutted. This is a battle that’s been going on for years but it reached a fever pitch recently when a large salvo was fired against the Trump-controlled FCC the other night. It all started when political humorist John Oliver started talking…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you?

    … Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you? As was expected, the House of Representatives also voted to repeal internet privacy regulations that would have prevented internet service providers from selling your personal information to advertisers. President Trump is expected to sign it into law once…

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  • Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs

    …. What those who are in favor of the repeal want to do is move these regulations from the Federal Communications Commission to the Federal Trade Commission. Privacy advocates see this as a start of a war on net neutrality. Net Neutrality is a concept where all internet traffic is treated equally. For example, without net neutrality ISPs could slow…

    Greg's Corner- 20 readers -
  • Express Wifi: Facebook’s Latest Attempt to Connect India

    … to an op-ed in The Times of India to defend the offering. In February, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India enacted net-neutrality rules, which spelled the end for Free Basics in the country. The description of Express Wifi follows from its website: With Express Wifi, we’re working with carriers, internet-service providers and local…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Prediction: The 5 Biggest Threats to Your Online Career

    … that the lawmakers simply didn’t perceive. If you look at something like Net Neutrality you’ll see how quickly a poorly crafted law could affect every (small) business on the net. Here’s President Obama talking about it: It’s a good idea to try and stay informed about what your local government is planning to do in regards to these types of issues…

    Blog Tyrant- 31 readers -
  • Indian Regulator Slams Facebook Over Free Basics Poll

    … exercise designed to produce informed decisions in a transparent manner into a crudely majoritarian and orchestrated opinion poll. Equally of concern is your self-appointed spokesmanship on behalf of those who have sent responses to TRAI using your platform. TRAI asked Facebook to put Free Basics on hold over concerns that it went against the principles of net neutrality. Readers: How do you think this conflict in India will play out? TRAI Response …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • How Will 2016 Tech Policy Impact the Digital World?

    … Legislation never seems quite able to keep up with technological development. However, it seems that issues like Net Neutrality, encryption, and commercial drone usage are starting to mature, and get the regulatory framework they need. A post from BuzzFeed outlines how tech policy issues are being addressed this coming year. Cybersecurity…

    AllTwitterin How To's- 15 readers -
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