News tagged with service providers

Five questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

dateSep 29, 2014 in Telecom
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Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Internet
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Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Telecom
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Data retention flopped in Europe and should be rejected here

When it comes to metadata the federal government appears to have learnt nothing and forgotten everything. Statements this week by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis display the same confusion evident in recent testimony to parlia ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in Internet
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Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK (Update)

In a deal that creates Germany's biggest mobile phone company in terms of customers, the European Union's antitrust authority on Wednesday approved network operator Telefonica's bid to buy its competitor E-Plus under certain ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Telecom
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