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Internet Traffic To Grow By More Than 20 Percent Thanks To Video
2014-06-10 13:23:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Video could account for 84 percent of all Internet traffic in the United States by 2018, up from 78 percent currently, according to a new study conducted by Cisco Systems Inc. Video will also see a jump beginning this Thursday with the start of the FIFA World Cup 2014, when millions of people are expected to view games and/or highlights via the Internet. Cisco forecast that the World Cup is anticipated to generate 4.3 exabytes of IP...

2014-06-05 23:15:39

Analyst firm Disruptive Analysis has looked beyond Net Neutrality to new mobile data concepts such as sponsored data, paid-priority “fast lanes”, zero-rated apps and per-app pricing. Many are controversial and fuel the Neutrality debate – but technology problems and commercial weakness will limit their reach, despite possible law changes. London, UK (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Disruptive Analysis forecasts revenues from “non-neutral” mobile broadband access reaching $25bn by 2019 –...

HBO's John Oliver Breaks FCC Website With Net Neutrality Plea
2014-06-03 13:19:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of just "reporting" – or perhaps "mocking" – the news on the HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the comedian made headlines on Tuesday for his rant about the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 120-day public comment period over proposed net neutrality regulations. Apparently the viewers listened and he reportedly brought down the FCC's comments site! It may be hard to believe that what was just a...

2014-05-19 16:23:05

Strategy Analytics Predicts "Stars are Aligning for Seamless Broadband Services" BOSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T's planned acquisition of DirecTV offers benefits in the form of a nationwide footprint for AT&T as a Video Over the Top (OTT) and pay TV operator and ties in with the company's already strong IPTV, broadband and wireless businesses, according to new research from Strategy Analytics' Service Provider Strategies and Wireless Networks & Platforms services....

2014-05-17 23:01:19

The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from selectively blocking traffic, but allowing those companies to enter into deals with content providers for preferred access to their networks in “commercially reasonable” ways. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from...

Data Caps May Be Comcast's Response To Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
2014-05-16 10:00:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those who use massive amounts of data will simply have to pay more. That is in essence what Comcast told its customers on Thursday. The nation's largest Internet service provider (ISP) and cable giant also responded to the Federal Communications Communication's (FCC) net neutrality proposal – and the two events could be closely tied together. Comcast is currently seeking the FCC's approval for its $45-billion buyout of Time Warner...

fcc votes on net neutrality
2014-05-16 09:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to release a highly contentious proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules. This begins a four-month process that the agency has said would lead to new open Internet protection. The 3-2 vote – which had FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was appointed by President Barrack Obama last fall, casting the deciding vote – came on Thursday, and approved proposals that...

2014-05-15 12:43:59

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the FCC's May Open Meeting, please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a "CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a 'win-win' for consumers and the...

2014-05-15 12:31:36

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of the FCC's 2010 net neutrality order. The following statement should be attributed to Randal S. Milch, executive vice president, public policy, and general counsel of Verizon: "Verizon has long been committed to an open Internet for a simple reason: Our customers demand it. This was true before the FCC ever...


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