Net Neutrality

FCC Kills Net Neutrality in USA, Reverses Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) has today scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations in the U.S., that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content, The New York Times reports. The action has reversed the agency’s 2015 decision, which protected users who have migrated to the internet for most communications. Following...

Canadian Businesses Worried as U.S. Plans Net Neutrality Rollbacks

According to a report by the Toronto Metro, rollbacks in U.S. net neutrality regulation could have devastating effects on Canadian-based online businesses. It is believed that U.S. ISPs may split the internet into fast and slow lanes, with bigger companies paying for the privilege of operating in the fast lane allowing them to stream video better than...

Apple Breaks Silence on Net Neutrality, Urges FCC Not to Allow “Fast Lanes”

Apple has finally broken its silence on net neutrality, urging the Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back an existing ban against the so-called “fast lanes,” which might allow broadband providers like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon to charge for faster delivery of tech companies’ movies, music or other content, Recode is reporting. “Broadband providers should...

Rogers Surprises as Latest Net Neutrality Supporter, Attacking Videotron

In an interesting turn of events, net-neutrality advocates have gained another supporter: Rogers, Canada’s biggest wireless carrier. Rogers disclosed its (new) position on the matter in a filing with the CRTC in which it spoke against zero-rated content such as Videotron’s Unlimited Music service, as spotted by Peter Nowak. "The Unlimited Music service offered by...

Landmark FCC Net Neutrality Ruling Sees Page Taken from CRTC

The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Thursday that Washington should regulate Internet service like a public good — like it has been treated in Canada for more than five years now. The CRTC adopted a similar approach to net neutrality in 2009. Net neutrality rules are governed by Internet Traffic Management Practices (via The Star)....