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Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules

European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterda

Netgear put a cable modem in latest Orbi wifi router

Generations ago, the internet spoke of an old saying that involved a man exhibiting excitement about hearing of a person’s love of an object, so he did favor, and put that something inside of so

Astranis emerges from stealth with a new satellite technology for connecting the world

There’s a new entrant in the race to provide internet connectivity to the roughly four billion humans on the wrong side of the world’s digital divide. Launching from stealth today with a f

More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCC’s foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality

Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality

Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC.

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet

The free and open internet as we know it is at risk.

Startups and nonprofits set sights on closing the achievement gap through internet access

With the dawning of the digital age, low-income students face a new, unprecedented challenge: access to high-speed internet. Startups and nonprofits across the country are stepping up to help low-inco

EFF urges companies to prepare for more surveillance and censorship

The Electronic Frontier Foundation – a group of tech pioneers trying to keep the Internet open and free – have published an open letter to tech companies pleading them to prepare for an er

Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit data throttling online. But the fight for net neutrality is

FCC proposes new privacy rules for ISPs

As widely expected, the FCC has proposed expansive new data privacy rules for broadband providers that, if adopted, could see ISPs required to gain explicit consent from users for using or sharing the

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

Google in talks with telecoms to pilot Project Loon in India

Google is currently talking with several Indian telecoms to help launch Project Loon, which uses balloons instead of cellular towers to provide affordable Internet access in remote areas. According to

Seeing Beyond The Hubris Of Facebook’s Free Basics Fiasco

What Zuckerberg and his U.S. team didn’t understand was that in India you can buy computer tablets and smartphones for as little as $50, and that 100MB of data—which is more than a Free Basics use

Republican FCC Commissioner Says Silicon Valley Should Revisit Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner and outspoken critic of the Title II regulation proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, says Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs should not support Net Neutrality.

Google’s WiFi for Indian Train Stations Launches At Mumbai Central Railway Station Tomorrow

Google’s long-anticipated Wi-Fi for railway stations in India is slowly going operational starting tomorrow. As was announced late last September, Mumbai Central railway station will be the first l

Threats To Google Fiber

What’s the greatest threat to the Internet? Did you say the elimination of net neutrality? What about SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act? Or the Protect IP Act (PIPA)? The fact of the matter is that t

Facebook’s Controversial Free Basics Program Shuts Down In Egypt

Free Basics, a Facebook program that gives free access to certain Internet services, has been shut down in Egypt. The news comes the week after India’s telecom regulator ordered the suspension of Fr

UPDATE: Brazilian Judge Shuts Down WhatsApp And Brazil’s Congress Wants To Shut Down The Social Web Next

A temporary WhatsApp shutdown is not even close to the craziest thing happening with the Brazilian internet right now. If Brazil’s conservative Congress gets its way, they’re going to take down th

Candidates Need To Address The Tech Industry In The 2016 Election

The technology industry is of vital importance to our national economy. And it faces real problems that the next president will have to address. So where are the candidates?

Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit has a new ISP: Rocket Fiber is today detailing its upcoming fiber optic internet service, which it brags are 1,000 times faster than the current average internet connectivity in Detro
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