Latest Network neutrality Stories

2009-01-20 14:43:39

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating Comcast Corp. over concerns that it is giving preferential treatment to its phone service at the expense of similar services from competitors. The FCC asked Comcast, the world's largest cable TV operator, to justify what it called "disparate treatment" in a letter addressed to the corporation on Sunday. Philadelphia-based Comcast said it is reviewing the FCC's letter. It has until Jan. 30 to respond. Last year, Comcast changed the way it...

2008-12-15 15:50:00

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Google Inc. has approached Internet carriers with a proposal to create a "fast lane" for its own content, countering it's previously stated stance of equal network access for all content providers. Google has dismissed this story and denied the reports that they had reversed its stance on the issue of "Net neutrality". The newspaper reported that Google had been in talks with major cable and phone companies about getting preferential treatment...

2008-11-14 13:05:00

In the ongoing battle over so-called network neutrality, a senior U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in January that would bar Internet providers like AT&T Inc from blocking Web content. A top Dorgan aide said on Thursday that Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, believes a law is essential to prevent telephone and cable companies from discriminating against Internet content, even though regulators have taken actions to enforce free Web principles. Speaking at a University of...

2008-10-29 09:00:15

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/115a1b/global_internet) has announced the addition of the "Global - Internet - Net Neutrality Analysis" report to their offering. The Internet has joined the road and rail networks, the postal system and the global telephone network as a vital communications system; particularly in developed countries. The principle known as 'Network Neutrality' allows Internet users to access any web content or applications they choose,...

2008-10-28 09:00:10

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3b8487/telecom_2020_tran) has announced the addition of the "Telecom 2020: Transformation Strategies" report to their offering. Transformation strategies that carriers will follow as they adopt IP and Ethernet architectures The telecom industry will transform itself over the next decade in response to the demands for services that will increase network traffic by about a factor of 100 by 2020. At the same time telecom...

2008-10-17 18:00:12

US-based provider of content delivery network services Limelight Networks has expanded into additional Switch and Data sites to provide better availability, and reliable delivery for its customers' digital media. Switch and Data is a US-based provider of network neutral data centers and internet exchange services. According to Switch and Data, Limelight Networks is using its PAIX Internet exchange, which gives content providers, internet infrastructure companies and network service...

2008-10-16 09:00:17

Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, announced today that Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) has expanded into additional Switch and Data sites to provide 100% availability, and fast and reliable delivery for its customers' rich digital media. The announcement was made at Limelight's Digital Media Innovation Forum, held today in, Phoenix, AZ. The explosive growth of online video has been a key driver...

2008-10-15 12:25:00

Annenberg School unit unveils Policy Watch comparing McCain and Obama on communication and technology issues As the 2008 presidential election enters its final month, researchers at the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) have found some sharp differences "“ and surprising similarities "“ in the two major candidates' positions on technology policy. In areas such as media ownership and consolidation, open access to Internet content and intellectual...

2008-10-14 12:00:13

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/eda9b9/the_bandwidth_deba) has announced the addition of eMarketer's new report "The Bandwidth Debate: Video and Net Neutrality" to their offering. Video is creating huge increases in bandwidth usage. It currently generates more traffic in the US than was transmitted across the entire Internet backbone in 2000. While the Internet is not about to collapse, as video becomes the primary online delivery vehicle for...

2008-10-13 09:00:21

Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network neutral data center and Internet exchange services, announced today that traffic on its PAIX Internet exchanges grew at about twice the rate of overall Internet traffic in the past year. This growth has been driven by international broadband, "eyeball" networks which are increasingly choosing to peer with leading U.S. Internet content sites in the company's Palo Alto and New York exchanges. PAIX traffic has grown by 112% in the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'