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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution now heads to the House, where it faces long odds   —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …
May 16, 2018, 3:53 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
To combat cord cutting, Comcast gives some plans free internet speed increases in OR, WA, and Houston but only to subscribers of both internet and TV service   —  Comcast keeps losing TV subscribers, but it has a new way to fight cord cutting.  —  As streaming video continues to chip away …
May 1, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The NCTA, CTIA, and USTelecom, trade groups that represent nearly the entire broadband industry, file motions to help the FCC to defend repeal of net neutrality   —  NCTA, CTIA, and USTelecom sign up to defend net neutrality repeal in court.  —  The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers …
Mar 19, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Proposed net neutrality law in California would be toughest yet by banning zero-rating, affecting programs like Verizon FreeBee and AT&T's Sponsored Data   —  Bill would recreate core FCC net neutrality rules and be tougher on zero-rating.  —  A proposed net neutrality law in California …
Mar 14, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon pays $614M FCC fine after closing its $3.1B acquisition of Straight Path; Straight Path's deal with FCC last year included remitting 20% of proceeds   —  Straight Path failed to use spectrum, resulting in $614M fine and sale to Verizon.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today collected …
Mar 1, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T describes post-net neutrality plans for paid prioritization, to “enable innovative new technologies” like autonomous cars, remote surgery, and VR services   —  “AT&T is not interested in creating fast lanes and slow lanes,” ISP claims.  —  AT&T is talking up the benefits …
Feb 27, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Troy Hunt releases new Pwned Passwords API to securely check your login data against a database of 500M+ leaked passwords; 1Password among first to use the API   —  A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password.
Feb 26, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New York Supreme Court rules that FCC's net neutrality repeal has no bearing on NY AG's lawsuit against Charter for allegedly deceptive internet speed promises   —  NY Supreme Court rejects Charter's motion to dismiss Internet speed lawsuit.  —  Charter Communications cannot use …
Feb 16, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey governor signs executive order requiring ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell internet services to state agencies, in effect on July 1   —  ISPs can't block or throttle traffic if they sell broadband to state agencies.  —  New Jersey is enforcing net neutrality …
Feb 5, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Government Accountability Office says it will investigate fake net neutrality comments made on FCC website before repeal vote, starting in five months   —  Democrats requested investigation after millions of people were impersonated.  —  The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) …
Jan 24, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context

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