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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US appeals court has blocked the FCC's attempt to pull a broadband subsidy for low income households in tribal areas, staying the FCC decision pending appeal   —  FCC trying to kill $25 subsidy in urban areas and limit subsidy in rural areas.  —  A US appeals court has blocked …
Aug 13, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Trade group says Verizon lied about its 4G LTE coverage, potentially preventing smaller carriers from obtaining funding to expand in underserved rural areas   —  “Sham coverage map” could prevent rural carriers from getting network funding.  —  Verizon “grossly overstated” …
Aug 8, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Study: listed speeds for 11 ISPs drop as much as 41% after new UK truth-in-advertising rule   —  Only one of top 12 ISPs raised listed speed after new truth-in-advertising rule.  —  Most broadband providers in the UK “have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise when selling deals” …
Aug 7, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC approves new One Touch Make Ready rule that lets companies prepare utility poles themselves for new fiber services   —  One Touch Make Ready prevents big ISPs from delaying competitors' construction.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today approved new rules that could let Google Fiber …
Aug 2, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC will now take your comments on whether to allow T-Mobile/Sprint merger   —  FCC starts public interest review—petitions to deny merger must be in by Aug. 27.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will accept petitions from now until August 27 to deny the $26 billion T-Mobile USA/Sprint merger …
Jul 20, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Jul 2, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service now throttles personal hotspot usage on its “unlimited” plan to 600kbps and caps videos at 480p quality unless users pay extra   —  Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage …
Jul 2, 2018, 1:52 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
EFF files lawsuit asking court to invalidate FOSTA arguing that it amounts to unconstitutional censorship of the Internet violating First and Fifth Amendments   —  Sex work law prohibits speech that's protected by First Amendment, lawsuit says.  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked …
Jun 29, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After Senator Wyden's probe into whom the US carriers sell real-time location data to, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint say they are reexamining the practice   —  Carriers forced to make changes after leak of real-time phone location data.  —  Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling …
Jun 19, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast has disabled its “congestion management” throttling system that it deployed in 2008, but retains data caps and overage fees in 27 states   —  Congestion-management system was deployed after 2008 BitTorrent controversy.  —  Comcast has disabled a throttling system …
Jun 13, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context

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