Latest Network neutrality Stories

AT&T Inconsistent With FaceTime
2012-11-09 10:49:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online AT&T and consumer advocacy groups have been in a standoff regarding Apple´s FaceTime over cellular networks, and yesterday, AT&T flinched. Big Blue has now said they will enable FaceTime over Cellular for iPhone 5 users on any tiered data plan as well as their Mobile Share plan. While this slight change is welcome, some advocacy groups are still calling for AT&T to open this service to everyone, despite their...

AT&T Faces Net Neutrality Complaints
2012-09-19 06:02:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, AT&T got back in the game of angering their iPhone customers by announcing they would allow FaceTime calls over 3G, (a new feature in iOS 6) but only if customers dropped their grandfathered unlimited data plans and jumped on one of their new, Mobile Share plans. These plans offer one pool of data for all on the plan at one price, as well as a per-device cost. While some users could end up saving a small amount...

2012-08-18 23:02:33

Demand for new technologies is continuing to shape the industry, as more consumers are becoming internet-savvy. Convergence will be the most important theme for major players over the next five years, as packages with voice, video and internet services become more prevalent. Large companies that take advantage of demand for bundled services will benefit, putting pressure on small firms that cannot compete on price to find niche markets or exit the industry. Additionally, issues like net...

Verizon Says Net Neutrality Rules Violate 1st And 5th Amendment Rights
2012-07-04 05:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Net neutrality rules, saying they violate its First Amendment right to free speech. The company filed its first brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, calling the FCC's rules arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional. The carrier argues that the Net neutrality regulations violate its Fifth Amendment property rights as well....

FCC Chair Approves Tiered Pricing For Broadband
2012-05-23 08:27:40

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband internet plans, a growing trend that he claims could be “healthy and beneficial” for broadband and high-tech industries. Streaming services such as Netflix do not agree, reports Washington Post´s Cecilia Kang. Cable service providers and wireless carriers are revising their billing practices to charge users based on how much data they use and moving away from...

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