• Outage Alert Jul 7, 2020

    Frontier Communications Says Internet Services Have Resumed

    Frontier Communications, which provides internet service for rural and suburban areas in California, Florida, Connecticut, and 23 other states, is currently experiencing outages.

  • internet service providers Mar 13, 2020

    Internet Companies Won't Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • internet service providers Mar 13, 2020

    Internet Companies Won't Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • Google Mar 20, 2019

    Google Unveils ‘Stadia,' Its Video Game Streaming Service

    In much the same way as Google changed email, maps and online video, the search giant now has its eye on the video game industry. In its first-ever Game Developers’ Conference keynote on Tuesday, Google announced “Stadia,” a service that aims to eliminate physical gaming consoles and PCs, replacing them with specially-designed game servers housed in data centers.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Google Unveils ‘Stadia' Game Streaming Service

    In much the same way as Google changed email, maps and online video, the search giant now has its eye on the video game industry. In its first-ever Game Developers’ Conference keynote on Tuesday, Google announced “Stadia,” a service that aims to eliminate physical gaming consoles and PCs, replacing them with specially-designed game servers housed in data centers.

  • White House Mar 6, 2019

    Democrat Bill Seeks to Restore ‘Net Neutrality' Rules

    Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services. The bill will face a tough time becoming law, despite Democrats’ control of the House. But the effort could give Democrats political points on consumer protections that a Trump-appointed...

  • Associated Press Oct 8, 2018

    Kavanaugh Impartiality to Be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against “left-wing opposition groups” and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about...

  • San Jose Aug 25, 2018

    Verizon Updates Policy in Response to Santa Clara Co. Firefighters

    Verizon officials said they have made multiple policy changes in response to the Santa Clara County fire chief’s criticism of the company for throttling data speeds while firefighters were battling the 400,000-acre Mendocino Complex fires.

  • San Jose Aug 24, 2018

    San Jose to Join Lawsuit Against FCC Claiming Verizon Data Throttling During Fires

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said Thursday that the city will join a lawsuit filed Monday against the Federal Communications Commission by Santa Clara County, its fire department and over two dozen other parties supporting net neutrality after Verizon allegedly cut internet speeds for firefighters battling the Mendocino Complex fire.

  • Facebook Jun 30, 2018

    Comcast Says Most Services Restored After Widespread Outage

    Comcast said most of its services had been restored following a widespread outage Friday. The company said in a statement that two separate and unrelated fiber cuts at backbone networks, which are a type of infrastructure that helps connect different computer networks, caused outages to its services.

  • United States Jun 12, 2018

    GRAPHIC: Where Net Neutrality's End Could Be Felt the Most

    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to end net neutrality rules, which that have prevented internet service providers from playing favorites with websites. The change won’t affect everyone in the United States the same way, according to data compiled by mapping firm Esri. By and large, cities are more likely to be impacted by changes than rural areas, according to...

  • Congress Jun 11, 2018

    Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But the Fight Is Far From Over

    As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules prohibiting internet service providers from throttling internet speeds at the state level and pass a resolution in Congress to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s decision. The FCC voted on...

  • Associated Press Apr 17, 2018

    US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

    Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. A joint statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI...

  • lawyer Mar 28, 2018

    Lawmaker Withdraws Anti-Porn Bill, Citing ‘Dubious Origins'

    A proposal that would have required a filter for online pornography that could be lifted with a $20 fee was withdrawn Tuesday by a lawmaker who cited its “dubious origins.” Sen. Frank Ciccone said he pulled the bill after The Associated Press reported Monday that the legislation had been pushed around the country by a man with a history of...

  • lawyer Mar 27, 2018

    Elizabeth Smart Demands Porn Bill Backer Stop Using Her Name

    A proposal targeting online pornography and human trafficking billed as the “Elizabeth Smart Law” has grabbed headlines for its unusual approach: require a filter that can be lifted with a $20 fee....
    But Smart, who was kidnapped from her Utah home as a teenager in 2002, sent a cease-and-desist letter to demand her name be removed from it....
    And the National Center...

  • Daniel Macht Mar 20, 2018

    Imagine Net Neutrality Is a Flame Grilled Whopper…

    Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King’s new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it’s lighting up Twitter. In the ad customers, whom the restaurant says are real, are told they will be charged different prices...

  • California Jan 10, 2018

    San Jose Mayor, State Lawmaker Announce Net Neutrality Bill

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo hosted state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon in a news conference outside City Hall Tuesday morning to introduce a new net neutrality bill.

  • Google Dec 20, 2017

    After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet ‘Fast Lanes'

    Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such “paid prioritization,” as it’s technically known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like...

  • Google Dec 19, 2017

    FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules, Bars States From Imposing Their Own

    The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must...

  • Congress Dec 16, 2017

    What's Next for Net Neutrality, and When Will We See Change?

    After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to “regulatory ping-pong” with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported. The attorneys general of New York and Washington state have already announced they plan to sue. However, it’s likely that Congress may hold the key to ending the expensive and time-consuming back-and-forth over...

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