The New H.265 Video Format Will Help Chew Up Video So Your Network Can…

Streaming video is the future. Well, it's the present, but the future too. And as resolutions increase, it's going to be a tougher and tougher proposition to pipe all that data to your screen of choice in a timely fashion. Fortunately, the new H.265 standard has been approved by the ITU and it's here to help. » 1/27/13 10:07am 1/27/13 10:07am

Predictably, the US Refused to Sign That UN Internet Treaty

Over the past fortnight, the internet has been awash with debate over the future of the internet: the UN, so the stories went, was planning to change the governance of the internet for good. Predictably, the US has point-blank refused to play ball—along with Canada and the UK—and that stops proceeding dead. » 12/14/12 3:45am 12/14/12 3:45am

Russia and China Are Pushing For More Government Control Over the…

With the WCIT-12 in full swing, it's pretty much inevitable that some countries' views on the Internet and the direction they are trying to push it will leak out. In this case, the news is about a coalition led by Russia and China that aims to find ways to exert more government control over the 'net. Surprised? » 12/09/12 12:00pm 12/09/12 12:00pm

Europe Wants to Tax Internet Giants for Bandwidth Use

Facebook, Google, and Netflix are all parts of the Internet many of us consider fundamental. And now, a lobby group sponsored by prominent European telecom corporations is pushing for a bandwidth use fee which would force companies like these to pay up for their internet activity on the other side of the Atlantic. Ugh. » 6/08/12 10:33am 6/08/12 10:33am