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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Posted on 03/12 13:41 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

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Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform

Posted on 07/06 21:32 in Shows | 0

The company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Netflix to allow Netflix access over its own X1 platform.Prior to this, Comcast blocked Netflix from its hardware.

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Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Posted on 08/04 19:12 in Shows | 0

The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.In its FCC filing, the ISP compares tracking its customers to the sort of tracking already going on around the internet.

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The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate

Posted on 09/28 16:17 in Shows | 0

In the lead-up to the first presidential debate on Monday, Hofstra University dropped a bombshell on journalists attending the event to cover it for various publications.Instead of providing free Wi-Fi or offering the service for a nominal fee, attendees were expected to pony up $200 per person.

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Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Posted on 10/11 22:43 in Shows | 0

The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

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Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges

Posted on 10/12 13:38 in Shows | 0

If you’re a Comcast customer, chances are you’re now operating under an effective 1TB data cap.We have learned that our customers want the peace of mind to stream, surf, game, download, or do whatever they want online.

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FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

Posted on 12/20 23:19 in Shows | 0

Incoming President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he opposes net neutrality, as have Pai and O’Rielly, and the regulatory scheme that implements it is not long expected to survive Trump’s taking office.Under Tom Wheeler, the FCC generally defended the principle of an open Internet, as opposed to a tiered version.

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Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics

Posted on 02/16 23:31 in Shows | 0

Over the past year, it’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s new parent company that runs the Access division responsible for deploying Google Fiber, hasn’t been thrilled with that segment’s performance or cost structure.Now, word is that Access employees are being reassigned or terminated, while plans to expand Google Fiber beyond its current markets are being substantially overhauled.

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New GOP bill seeks to let ISPs sell your web history to advertisers

Posted on 03/15 18:10 in Shows | 0

Quick: Name five people you’d love to show all the internet traffic that has ever gone through your router.) have introduced Congressional Review Act resolutions that would overturn the FCC’s privacy rules for ISPs.

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The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

Posted on 03/28 15:23 in Shows | 0

If you care at all about the concept of user privacy, you should call your Congressional representative.In October, 2016 the FCC enacted privacy rules that would require ISPs to use an opt-in process in some cases before it sold consumer data to third parties.

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Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

Posted on 04/05 20:39 in Shows | 0

Last week, Congress voted to kill FCC regulations that would have prevented ISPs from selling your personal browser history to third party “trusted partners.We’ve written our own guide to VPN services and I’ve personally had good luck with GoldenFrog’s VyprVPN as well.

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Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet'

Posted on 04/18 13:48 in Shows | 0

Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed.When challenged on this claim by someone who correctly understood that Facebook and your ISP have very different levels of access to your personal data, Sensenbrenner said the following: You know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet.

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FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations

Posted on 04/26 22:47 in Shows | 0

Many of us hoped the net neutrality battle was over two years ago when the FCC implemented Title II classification of internet service providers.Indeed, chairman Pai has released a plan to roll back the 2015 Title II “common carrier” reclassification, essentially gutting net neutrality in the US.

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How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

Posted on 05/10 19:19 in Shows | 0

Remember the halcyon days of 2015 when the Federal Communications Commission voted to secure net neutrality in the United States?If that doesn’t sit right with you, now’s your chance to speak out against the so-called “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal.

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The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs

Posted on 05/19 15:22 in Shows | 0

The FCC has begun the process of dismantling net neutrality and its classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II.” The classification of ISPs under Title II was a contentious decision that the industry ultimately forced upon itself.

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