• Aug 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

These are the 11 Representatives and 21 Senators that have stood up to the FCC regarding net neutrality

Last week, the FCC received two letters – one signed by 11 members of Congress and another signed by 21 members of Senate. The first letter was titled simply: “In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom” and reminds the FCC what Congress’s thoughts on net neutrality are. The second letter calls for a longer comment … Continue reading “These are the 11 Representatives and 21 Senators that have stood up to the FCC regarding net neutrality”

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  • Jul 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, Networking, News,

Canada’s Freedom Mobile throttles video streaming, accused of violating net neutrality

Freedom Mobile, Canada’s 4th largest mobile service provider with over 1 million subscribers, is throttling video playback on YouTube, Netflix and other video streaming sites using deep packet inspection (DPI). One user on the Freedom Mobile subreddit showed through speedtests that their YouTube video streaming was being limited to under 800 Kbps even when their … Continue reading “Canada’s Freedom Mobile throttles video streaming, accused of violating net neutrality”

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  • 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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