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  • FCC raises standards for broadband speed
    ISPs balk at new FCC standards for broadband speeds
    The FCC voted on Thursday to define broadband speed as 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up. The boost, which was approved by a 3-2 vote along party lines, seems to be consistent with the Republican quest to push American policy as far back to the past as...
  • FCC plan to restore net neutrality is an empty promise
    FCC plan to restore net neutrality is an empty promise
    FCC chair Tom Wheeler, a former cable industry lobbyist, announced on Wednesday that he would introduce a plan to restore the net neutrality rules the US District Court struck down in January. However, whatever Wheeler suggests might not be as...
  • Internet access
    Court ruling on Net Neutrality could lead to internet censorship
    In January, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) no longer had to adhere to fairness rules, known as Net Neutrality, when it came to how people connected to websites. The decision has stirred controversy on how it...
  • Internet Kill Switch
    Internet Kill Switch?
    To silence dissidents, the Egyptian government made a move Thursday that has no precedent: It turned off the Internet nationwide. How did they do it — and could the same thing happen here in the good ol U.S. of A.?A government's ability...
  • USPS vs. Internet
    USPS vs. Internet: pick a side
    The venerable U.S. Postal Service announced last Friday that it lost $8.5 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September. It is on pace to be completely broke by the end of 2011. It is seeking freedom from onerous requirements that mandate...