Under new chair Ajit Pai the agency would likely to reverse its Open Internet Order—a regulation expected to become less relevant as the Net continues to evolve
The new administration will likely defang efforts to enforce Net neutrality and online privacy protections, and potentially ramp up domestic and international surveillance
Broadband Internet access will be reclassified as a telecom service under a modified set of rules. Court battles and more Congressional hearings to follow
Recent U.S. Senate and FCC activity favors large Internet companies at the expense of their customers
The FCC will soon vote on the spread of high-speed municipal broadband services and ISPs’ rights to discriminate against certain Web traffic
As readers of this blog know, since 2005 I’ve been teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. One of the best parts of being an academic is hanging out with cool (compared to me), young (compared to me), up-and-coming scholars, some of whom know far more about the history of science and [...]..
President Obama announced his support Monday for net neutrality. And Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz let loose one of his biggest howls, tweeting: “Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government...
A brief history of the war for Net neutrality
The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending
International governments and ISPs gather at Columbia University to discuss speeds and limits of data networks
The controversial measure will let broadband providers prioritize Internet content, but detractors say the government is fixing something that is not broken
Who gets to control what's passing through those pipes?
What is net neutrality and why is it making news lately? Tech Talker explains.
The FCC has asked for comment on whether the Internet should be reclassified as a public utility to preserve net neutrality—but the motion faces political and legal hurdles
The chances that government policy about the internet is going to decide who will win the U.S. presidential election are pretty slim. (I'll leave it to others to consider the possible effect of recent videos posted on the internet.) But one of the clearest differences between Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on the 14 top science questions facing the US has to do with the Internet, which is the subject of this week's closer look.Romney thinks the FCC's rules promoting "net neutrality" are the fulfillment of a campaign promise that was made to "special interests." Obama reiterates his support for an open internet, while listing all the issues that compete for regulatory attention--from protection of intellectual property to cybersecurity to privacy...
Distribution companies’ digital locks are like roach motels: Copyrighted works check in but they don’t check out
The government's net neutrality compromise fell flat. Here's a simple fix
To keep the Web from collapsing under the weight of ever more data, the network needs to radically change the way it handles information, says the head of Bell Labs Research
The head of Bell Labs Research says the Internet should deal in information rather than simply bits and bytes
A global computer-based communication network has fundamentally changed our social, cultural, and political landscape over the past 20 years. As an evolutionary anthropologist, I have to point out that there has been no previous communication revolution of this speed or intensity. Consequently, this communication tool gives us the power to completely restructure our entire existence, [...]..
And one step that could change it
Changing the Internet's focus from data location to the nature of the information itself should improve network efficiency and security
The ruling in favor of corporate broadband providers may not only up consumer costs but also cripple start-ups, which may stifle the kind of innovative content that has made the Web an essential service...
Content providers and users are still far apart on proposed Internet piracy-protection legislation as alternative bill is offered
Get ready for IPv6: The explosive global growth of connected devices has nearly depleted the 4.3 billion addresses of Internet protocol version 4
SAN DIEGO—“We know even now that we are at some fundamental limits of what the Internet can handle,” warned University of California, San Diego processor kc claffy [ sic capitalization ] at the beginning of her talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in San Diego...
The middle-aged Internet (ARPANET first went live more than 40 years ago) could easily slide into complacency, but the National Science Foundation (NSF) might be staving this off with four multimillion-dollar grants that the agency has recently awarded...
Future of the Internet: Net Neutrality, the Semantic Web, plus some comments on science by the mayor of New York.
In this episode, Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, talks about legislation that will decide the future of "network neutrality." Net neutrality means that transmission rates to and from all websites are the same, rather than some websites being able to steer traffic their way through faster rates...