Sprint Instantly Regrets Shady-As-Hell Video Throttling Policy

Early this morning, Sprint announced a new ‘All-In’ wireless plan with unlimited data, throttled to 600kbps for anyone trying to stream videos. The internet’s resounding ‘hell no’ showed Sprint the error of its ways, and it has now changed that explicit throttling policy to a more vaguely-worded (but no less shady)… »6/30/15 10:16pm6/30/15 10:16pm

The FCC Continues Kicking Ass By Subsidizing Broadband Internet

A little over a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission seemed like an evil cabal of cronies, threatening to ruin the US as we know it. Today, the agency is making decisions to help securing the future of the internet, giving broadband to poor people, and banning robocalls. Isn’t this a pleasant surprise. »6/18/15 6:20pm6/18/15 6:20pm

How to Yell at the FCC About Your Cable Company Violating Net Neutrality

Hell yes: The new open internet rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a few months ago take effect today. The downside is that the internet’s future is hardly secure, as the rules will be stuck in litigation limbo for years. Nevertheless, you can now officially complain that your cable company… »6/12/15 5:05pm6/12/15 5:05pm

Mark Zuckerberg Is Just Plain Bad at Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg means well. Or at least the billionaire says he does in a recent blog post about net neutrality and the Facebook-backed initiative Long story short, publishers in India are pulling their content from the app over apparent net neutrality violations, and well, Zuck’s reaction »4/17/15 7:00pm4/17/15 7:00pm

HBO and Friends Want Their Own Pipes for Internet TV

Just when you thought the net neutrality debate had died down, a band of content providers now want special treatment. The Wall Street Journal reports that HBO, Sony, and Showtime are asking internet service providers to be treated as "managed" services. In other words, they want dedicated bandwidth for their video… »3/19/15 5:28pm3/19/15 5:28pm

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… »2/28/15 10:58am2/28/15 10:58am