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Washington Post: Will changes in the U.S. ruin your Internet?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:40 -- Eva Prkachin

If the U.S. allows Big Telecom to build an Internet slow lane, how will the rest of the world be affected?

Article by Nancy Scola for The Washington Post

Two human rights professors at the George Washington University Law School have come up with that rarest of unicorns in the debate over net neutrality: a novel argument.

BGR: Big Telecom is trying to scare you

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:29 -- Eva Prkachin

Halloween's over, guys.

Article by Brad Reed for BGR

With a renewed push to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, the cable industry has ramped up its public relations blitz to convince you that Title II reclassification is the single scariest proposal in the history of the world. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin points us to a new ad funded by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association that is just about the least convincing argument against Title II reclassification that we can imagine.

Ars Technica: AT&T throws a hissy fit over municipal fiber

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:24 -- Eva Prkachin

Yet again, Big Telecom is trying to get in the way of communities that want to build their own high-speed Internet. That makes me hopping mad, how about you?

Article by Jon Brodkin for ArsTechnica

A city in Kansas that plans to expand a fiber broadband network to serve all residents and businesses has to explain itself to local DSL provider AT&T.

A new tool to fight Big Telecom's slowdown of your favorite online services

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:33 -- David Christopher

The battle against Big Telecom’s Internet Slow Lane plan is really heating up - and it’s never been more important to speak out. Decision-makers are on the verge of making new rules that will either open the door to Internet slow lanes, or preserve the free and open Internet for future generations.

Use our straightforward Letter to the Editor tool right now to make sure your voice is heard at this crucial time ->>

A lot is at stake. If the telecom giants get their way, the Internet as we know it would change forever: Big Telecom giants like Comcast and Verizon are pushing for new rules that would make your Internet more expensive, while slowing every website that can’t pay expensive new prioritisation fees to a crawl.

TechCrunch: What cell phones have to teach us about Net Neutrality

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:23 -- Eva Prkachin

Wondering what the world might look like if Big Telecom builds Internet slow lanes? Look no further than the recent history of SMS

Article by Jeff Lawson

People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. Net neutrality is more than just a debate, it’s not a hypothetical, and it’s real and alive today with SMS.

The Verge: Guy who profited off of net neutrality wants to destroy it

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 15:30 -- Eva Prkachin

Apparently, already being a billionaire isn't enough

Article by Ben Popper for The Verge

Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with The Washington Post yesterday, Cuban said that he was in favor of creating "fast lanes" on the internet that would ensure the quality of certain services. He’s a man who has always had plenty of opinions, and he’s certainly entitled to them, but in this case, it’s worth pointing out what a hypocrite he sounds like, pushing a position that would have been a death blow to the very startup that made him so rich in the first place.

Ars Technica: How cities can lead growth in Internet infrastructure

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:25 -- Eva Prkachin

U.S. cities are getting tired of Big Telecom's price gouging and slow connections, so they're taking matters into their own hands.

Article by Jon Brodkin for Ars Technica

State and local governments aren't typically known for leading the way on technology. Remember that West Virginia library that uses a $20,000 router for a building the size of a trailer?

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