If you’ve been following our blog in recent years, you know that we have a deep interest in the principle of net neutrality. We have been pretty outspoken in our concern that Trump’s FCC would gut Obama’s 2015 net neutrality policies.
We’ve discussed why we think it’s important to save net neutrality a number of times, and our feelings on the topic haven’t changed. So we’re very happy when we see efforts being made to keep “big business” from controlling how we all use the internet despite the FCC’s December vote to roll back the protections … Continue reading Trying to Save Net Neutrality
Earlier today the FCC voted 3-2 to roll back the rules preventing ISPs from controlling the free flow of bits and bytes on the Internet – a vote that clearly favors Big Business over consumers. But do NOT give up now – this is not a done deal! The New York State Attorney General Eric … Continue reading Long Live Net Neutrality!
Why are the big tech companies (Facebook, Amazon, NetFlix, Google, etc) silent on the current attack on Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is clearly a good thing for everyone, so why o why are these companies backing off the fight?
Back in December we began wondering about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for Net Neutrality. Well, after the inauguration it took just a couple of days for the rubber to begin accosting the proverbial road. Last week President Trump announced the appointment of Ajit Pai as our new Federal Communications Commission Chairman, and he nestles … Continue reading End Times for Net Neutrality?
If you’ve followed this blog, you know that we are avid proponents of Net neutrality. While the Obama administration has been generally friendly to keeping Net traffic free and open – all those moving bits and bytes being treated equally by carriers – the winds of change may be blowing colder with the incoming Trump administration. … Continue reading BE READY: Trump & Net Neutrality
For the moment, legislation around Net Neutrality carries the day. Yesterday a federal appeals court upheld the notion that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) cannot discriminate and allow some Internet traffic into a “fast lane,” meanwhile relegating all other traffic to a “slow lane.”
It’s no surprise that we’re very interested in how our current administration is impacting topics like Net Neutrality and Internet Privacy. When Ajit Pai was appointed to be FCC chairman a couple months ago, we encouraged everyone to stay informed and keep an eye out for new issues. Well, this week the House voted to … Continue reading Goodbye, Internet Privacy Rules
It’s no secret that computer science careers are more lucrative than ever. Plenty of students have recognized the opportunity, but can higher education keep up? In a New York Times article titled The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class the author brings to light a very serious issue – universities and colleges across the country … Continue reading Can higher education keep up with computer science interest?
Back in May of last year, the FCC’s website went down. At the time, the agency blamed it on DDoS attacks – a claim that was disbelieved by many, especially net neutrality supporters because the timing coincided with a relevant segment John Oliver did on Last Week Tonight that presumably drove large amounts of traffic … Continue reading FCC admits cyberattacks not real