The Federal Communications Committee (FCC) was successful in repealing the net neutrality rules that the previous FCC leadership passed in 2015. However, Congress can still pass a law to simply reverse the repeal or even improve on the previous net neutrality rules. Net Neutrality Rules Repealed Back in February, FCC’s new chairman Ajit Pai, who is a former Verizon lawyer, issued a “Restoring Internet Freedom” order in the Federal Registry. That order has now gone into effect, which means the net neutrality rules have been canceled. The objective of the net neutrality rules has been primarily to stop discrimination from internet service providers (ISPs) against both large and small websites based on the type of content they serve. This is how the term “net neutrality” was coined -- the idea was that every bit is the same and that ISPs can’t charge differentiated prices based on different types of services. Potential Outcomes Resulting From The Repeal … [Read more...] about FCC Has Repealed Net Neutrality Rules, But Congress Can Reverse The Decision
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MUMBAI (By Himank Sharma, Reuters) — India has become a battleground over the right to unrestrictedInternet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country’s masses. The Indian government has ordered Facebook’s Free Basics plan on hold while it decides what to do. The program, launched in more than 35 developing countries around the world, offers pared-down web services on mobile phones, along with access to the company’s own social network and messaging services, without charge. But critics say the program, launched 10 months ago in India in collaboration with mobile operator Reliance Communications, violates principles of net neutrality, the concept that all websites on the internet are treated equally. It would put small content providers and start-ups that don’t participate in it at a disadvantage, they say. “India is a test case … [Read more...] about India becomes frontline in global battle over Facebook’s free Internet service
Net Neutrality has been a topic that has gotten a lot of press in the U.S. over the past couple years. The idea of it is pretty simple: Internet service providers (ISPs) including wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to give preferential treatment to different content; users should have equal access to all content. Unfortunately, the Net Neutrality debate is really a privilege of the developed world, according to a new report. The report from the MIT Technology Review , details how Net Neutrality is not a reality for developing nations; and, the tenants of Net Neutrality are being violated in developing nations by some of its biggest supporters in the U.S.. In India, Nigeria, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines, Google offers something called the "Free Zone", which allows users to connect to Google services via mobile phones, and Google pays the data charges. Similarly, in 50 different countries around the world (including Australia, France, and the UK), mobile users can … [Read more...] about Companies like Google and Facebook only care about Net Neutrality in the U.S.
posted on 20 Jan 2014, 21:03 1 1. 14545 (Posts: 1686; Member since: 22 Nov 2011) Hummm, That's interesting. Thanks for bringing this out to the open. I didn't know about this until now, and it seems like something that needs to be talked about more. posted on 20 Jan 2014, 22:54 0 2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012) I have one doubt, I have a 2.5Mbps wired connection here in India. While I get the promised speed for every content, somehow Google content loads up way faster. Any download from Google play store/drive/YouTube goes at around 4MBps (Mega Bytes, not bits) means that I'm receiving ~32Mbps for Google content. posted on 20 Jan 2014, 23:45 1 3. wilsong17 (unregistered) im not trying to be rude but google make money of ads posted on 21 Jan 2014, 11:51 1 4. ZeroCide (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Jan 2013) That is why they are the worlds biggest ad agency. Tech is just their medium. posted on 21 Jan 2014, 12:04 0 5. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Companies like Google and Facebook only care about Net Neutrality in the U.S.
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 1. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Sep 2009) This is a great idea. Mainly for parents who get cell phones for their kids. Even myself, a responsible adult, there was a time period in my life were I went over my monthly allowance and had a whopping $400 bill. Yikes!! The phone companies don't care if you go over because it generates more money for them, this change, if implemented would help the consumer. posted on 12 May 2010, 11:58 0 4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010) Well, if you call into AT&T, a rep will easily adjust all charges for an increase in your plan or features. No big deal. posted on 12 May 2010, 09:49 0 2. ostranderterry (Posts: 61; Member since: 14 Apr 2010) ATT already does this for any overage that gets close to 200 dollars, I don't konw if the fcc is going to make it a lower amount or what, it'll be interesting to see what happens. posted on 12 May 2010, 11:39 0 3. … [Read more...] about Comments for : FCC with a plan to help you avoid bill shocks