• Jul 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Verizon Wireless is apparently now throttling Netflix and Youtube to 10Mbps




Verizon Wireless users on the┬áVerizon subreddit and Howard Forums have reported that YouTube and Netflix are being throttled to 10Mbps regardless of the speed you have paid for. If it sounds like a step towards a world without net neutrality, that’s because it is. The reported speed cap, 10 Mbps, allows for 1080p streaming video, … Continue reading “Verizon Wireless is apparently now throttling Netflix and Youtube to 10Mbps”

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  • Jul 19, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Trump Administration officially announces support for FCC net neutrality rollback




The Trump Administration has officially thrown its support behind the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) net neutrality rolback – the quest to destroy net neutrality rules in America. Even up until earlier this week, Press Secretary Sean Spicer had been declining to comment on the President’s stance on net neutrality – as is appropriate given the … Continue reading “Trump Administration officially announces support for FCC net neutrality rollback”

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The mere existence of the Net Neutrality debate is a symptom of a much, much deeper rabbit hole




The Internet had a Day of Action this past week in pointing out the necessity of Net Neutrality to governmental regulators. And yet, in arguing for governmental intervention, the bigger picture is often lost: that the mere existence of the debate is actually a symptom of a much, much deeper problem of telco/cable corruption, lobbying, … Continue reading “The mere existence of the Net Neutrality debate is a symptom of a much, much deeper rabbit hole”

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  • Jul 12, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality,

Private Internet Access supports Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality




Today, July 12th, 2017 is a special day. Browsing around the internet you may have noticed that many websites have messaging directing you to leave comments about net neutrality with FCC. This coordinated day of action is thanks to Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, and Free Press. The FCC has been receiving millions of … Continue reading “Private Internet Access supports Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality”

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  • Jul 11, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Defend the open internet: Tomorrow is the Internet’s Net Neutrality Day of Action




Tomorrow, on July 12th, the Internet will commemorate a Net Neutrality Day of Action to stand up for net neutrality in the United States. Net Neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products, services, or … Continue reading “Defend the open internet: Tomorrow is the Internet’s Net Neutrality Day of Action”

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UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about net neutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix




Three, one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) largest telecom and internet service providers (ISP), recently announced a new plan which zero-rates and gives access to unlimited Netflix. Essentially, streaming from Netflix wouldn’t count against a customer’s data usage; however, using other sites such as YouTube or Amazon would. While this may seem like a benefit … Continue reading “UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about net neutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix”

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  • Jun 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads




AT&T plans to reinstate their GigaPower pay-for-privacy scheme, as revealed by AT&T VP Robert Quinn in a recent interview with C-SPAN. In 2014, AT&T started offering GigaPower 300 Mbps fiber internet in cities around the United States. Users signing up had the option of paying $29 more per month to guarantee that AT&T doesn’t snoop … Continue reading “AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads”

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Private Internet Access shines the cat signal for net neutrality




Today, Private Internet Access is shining the cat signal with a full page ad in the New York Times to gain support for the Net Neutrality Day of Action on July 12th that Fight for the Future and other organizations are planning at Battle for the Net. We, the people of the Internet, have stopped … Continue reading “Private Internet Access shines the cat signal for net neutrality”

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  • Jun 19, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Amazon granted patent to restrict the open internet at in-store public WiFi hotspots




Jeff Bezos’s Amazon has been granted a patent for a tool called “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” which helps brick and mortar locations control users’ online shopping experience when they are at the store and on the store’s WiFi network. If a customer searches for a product or competitor, Amazon would be able to “control” … Continue reading “Amazon granted patent to restrict the open internet at in-store public WiFi hotspots”

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Britain’s ISPs already censor political opinions they just randomly happen to disagree with




British Internet providers already censor political opinions they don’t like. Specifically, they censor this blog by default, which is trivial to verify, thanks to Open Rights Group. This blog isn’t a random corporate blog; it builds political opinion in favor of net liberty and net neutrality, and frequently against the old telco dinosaurs. Therefore, it’s … Continue reading “Britain’s ISPs already censor political opinions they just randomly happen to disagree with”

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