Monthly Archives: September 2014

Internet Companies Take Aim at Wireless Net Neutrality as Debate Rages On – Re/code (blog)

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Google, Facebook and other large Internet companies are ramping up a lobbying campaign to ensure federal regulators cover wireless networks in its new net neutrality rules. The Internet Association, a trade group made up of 28 Internet companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix and Twitter, released a survey Tuesday showing that a vast majority of the American people would ...

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Mobile Web Use Causes Challenges for Net Neutrality – Roll Call

By Anne L. Kim Roll Call Staff Sept. 30, 2014, 3:52 p.m. Related Links The Federal Communications Commission’s 2010 Open Internet Rules, intended to prevent Internet service providers such as cable and phone companies from blocking or discriminating against content, didn’t cover wireless Internet services, or mobile broadband, to the same extent as fixed broadband. The prohibition on blocking content ...

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Wireless Net Neutrality Has Overwhelming Public Support in Tech Industry Survey – In The Capital

People want wireless net neutrality, at least according to a new survey published by the Internet Association, which represents some of the biggest Internet companies in the world. The firestorm of debate over net neutrality is all coming to a head as the tech industry anxiously waits for the FCC to releases its revised guidelines on ...

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Demystifying LTE – BBQ Online

Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth, writes Fayaaz Seedat, Huawei Consumer Product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation (DCC). These ‘smart devices’ are allowing ...

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An Active Debate Over Whether Wireless Broadband Must Also Play Under Net … – BroadbandBreakfast.com

Austin Allen, Reporter, Broadband Breakfast WASHINGTON, September 29, 2014 – Whether or not mobile Internet providers will be subject to the same net neutrality rules as wired broadband providers has become an increasingly prominent factor in the current debate over net neutrality rules. The proposal laid out by the Federal Communications Commission in May would only be ...

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FCC Chairman: Broadband Rules Could Cover Wireless Networks – Wall Street Journal (blog)

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler European Pressphoto Agency Wireless carriers could soon be subject to new rules on how they handle content on their networks, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler suggested Tuesday. The FCC is currently considering new rules for how broadband providers must treat traffic traveling over their networks. Speaking at CTIA Shows, a wireless-industry convention in Las Vegas, ...

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FCC Revisits Net Neutrality Exemption for Mobile Broadband – CNBC

Removing the wireless exemption from some net neutrality rules would be a change in the commission's stance since May, when the regulator laid out a set of proposed rules called "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet." In that draft, the newly proposed rules would subject wired Internet service providers to "commercially reasonable practices" of network ...

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Berne tries to bridge a digital divide – The Altamont Enterprise

BERNE — Cars are parked alongside the town’s library even when the building is closed and its parking lot isn’t full. Its Wi-Fi signal is strongest there. People come to the rural hamlet, with their laptops and smartphones, from the sparser stretches of the town, which has some of its 2,800 residents scattered among steep hills, ...

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GSMA Focuses on Connected Living in Atlanta #Mobile360 – CMSWire

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ATLANTA  —  GSMA, an association of mobile operators best known for its massive annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain, opted for a more intimate setting this week.  Rather that the  85,000 mobile industry stakeholders it attracts in Barcelona, the inaugural Mobile 360 North America conference here lured less than 300 attendees.The two-day event kicked off ...

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SA's free Wi-Fi initiative, Project Isizwe goes live in the Western Cape – Ventureburn

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Project Isizwe has today launched in Atlantis, in the latest phase of the free Wi-Fi for South Africa project. Later this week, the service will be rolled out in Robertson as well, implementing the Western Cape Government’s plan to connect all residents to the internet. Residents of Atlantis, on the Western Cape’s West Coast, “will now ...

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