Open Internet advocates are warning that AT&T's 'sponsored data' program could create pay-to-play mobile Web. It has also been described as a new form of double-dipping, where both customers and businesses are charged for the same data usage.
A new mockumentary posted on YouTube and backed by a group of net neutrality advocates makes the case that the FCC is right and Verizon is wrong in a fight that today goes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
It's almost time for us to unveil our predictions for 2013 but before we look forward, today we'll look back to see how we did when we made predictions for 2012 -- projecting trends for telepresence, wireless substitution, cloud-based unified communications, BYOD and net neutrality.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski offers his views on the role of government in nurturing the broadband ecosystem, what he sees as a critical ingredient to economic success. He also defends net neutrality and government's role in preserving and promoting free markets.
We've watched with interest as mobile service providers try and decide how to charge (or not charge) for VoIP calls made over the mobile data channel, and policies continue to evolve on this issue. We also think the same might be said for how video over IP calls are managed by mobile providers. And...
Three advocacy groups plan to file a formal complaint against AT&T, alleging the carrier is violating the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules for blocking a video-conferencing application on Apple's iPhones and iPads.
About 5.9 percent of AT&T shareholders have voted for a proposal calling on the company to commit to net neutrality principles on its wireless networks, but supporters of the measure called the vote a success.
For those readers who found sound advice in our last newsletter delivered from Avaya on how to avoid pitfalls with unified communications (UC), we've got one more paper to recommend. "UC: Mitigating the Risk and Reaping the Rewards" is available from Integrated Research through Webtorials, helping...
From providing more spectrum space for wireless providers to battling online piracy to creating cybersecurity policy to protecting intellectual property, expect things to heat up in Washington this year. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and read on to learn how lawmakers will impact the tech world...
Today we unveil our top five predictions for 2012, looking at expected trends for telepresence, wireless substitution, cloud-based unified communications, BYOD and fixed mobile convergence, and net neutrality.
As has been our custom for over a decade, today we'll look back at the predictions we made a year ago and see how well we did with our crystal ball, then next time we'll look forward with some 2012 predictions about convergence, VoIP and unified communications.
Verizon has denied that it is blocking the availability of Google Wallet on its smartphones and says that it's ironing out technical issues with Google to make the application secure to use on its phones.
The fierce debate over net neutrality continues unabated. On the one hand, advocates of net neutrality believe that without regulation, a few large network operators will dominate the market, discriminating against consumers and content providers to the detriment of affordable services and...
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today dismissed a suit filed by carriers Verizon and MetroPCS against the Federal Communications Commission on the grounds that the FCC was being sued for something that it hadn't yet done.
In the wake of Internet blackouts in Egypt and Libya, Google has announced it is awarding at least $1 million to Georgia Tech researchers working on tools that will immediately reveal when governments are trying to shut down or censor use of the Internet.
For quite a while I've been baffled by the inability of too many members of Congress to understand the importance of the network neutrality discussion. I'm not satisfied that I know for sure, but I may be getting closer.
The Internet has become such an integral part of our modern world that it's no surprise that there are many Internet topics that have political dimensions and implications. Today I want to start a short series of articles summarizing some of the issues in each of the topics listed for the...
Former Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin today said he still believed the FCC had the legal authority to enforce network neutrality rules and that he would have appealed a court decision last year that ruled otherwise.
Verizon didn't let any grass grow under its feet. Last week, less than a month after the FCC passed its controversial net neutrality order, Verizon filed suit against the agency, challenging the FCC's authority to create formal rules aimed at preserving an open, equal-access Internet.
Just prior to the 2010 holiday break, the FCC voted to adopt three basic rules in the hopes of preserving an open Internet. But the agency focused its "net neutrality" order mostly on fixed broadband pipes, leaving rules about operating mobile broadband networks largely up to interpretation.
Dec. 31 marks the passage of not only another year but also of a decade. Consequently it seems like a most appropriate time both to look back and to look forward and to venture forth with some reflections on what has transpired and some ideas as to what we might expect.
As discussions once again come to the forefront concerning the Internet and net neutrality, we feel compelled to raise the issue of what this might portend for the corporate network, especially since the current focus on consumer-based services could easily shift to commercial services.
The net neutrality framework FCC chairman Julius Genachowski outlined in a speech last week and which will be voted on later this month sustains many of the original goals of neutrality while giving the telcos enough to give a tentative nod of approval, all of which adds up to a meaningful step...
The term network neutrality has been used lately to refer to a number of different ideas. One is that networks should be operated without any protocol filtering. Another is that the one and only business model for an ISP is one in which there is a flat fee for unlimited access at the specified line...
In spite of the fact that the net neutrality proposal that Google and Verizon published on Aug. 9 was not much like what the rumor mill predicted as late as the day before, the proposal sure has kicked off a lot of controversy.
Despite a high degree of opposition, Google is defending its net neutrality proposal co-authored with broadband and wireless provider Verizon. The search giant on Thursday issued counterarguments on six points (Google calls them myths) that the company believes have been misunderstood about its...
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