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As Iran throttles its internet, activists fight to get online

As protesters flooded the streets of Iran in September after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old woman who was arrested for not wearing her hijab in accordance with the country’s strict dress code for women — videos and images of the protests spread online inside the country. Previously unheard-of acts, such…

11:58 am PDT • October 5, 2022
As Iran throttles its internet, activists fight to get online

South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband, a subsidiary of South Korean telco company SK Telecom, has filed a counterclaim against Netflix to demand payment for the bandwidth the streaming…

South Korean ISP SK Broadband counterclaims against Netflix for bandwidth usage fees

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Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on Big Tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more

The Biden administration just introduced a sweeping, ambitious plan to forcibly inject competition into some consolidated sectors of the American economy — the tech sector prominent among them — through executive action. “Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers,…

10:50 am PDT • July 9, 2021
Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on Big Tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more

The U.S. Lifeline program, a monthly subsidy designed to help low-income families afford telephone services, needs to be polished to ensure all Americans have access to broadband internet.

Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline

SpaceX now has 60 more Starlink satellites in orbit – it launched its latest full complement of the internet broadband spacecraft early this morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Just…

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites just one week after the last batch

SpaceX has launched yet another batch of Starlink satellites – a full complement of 60, the standard size for its current Falcon 9-based Starlink missions. This brings SpaceX’s total to…

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites for its Starlink service on the heels of opening up access

U.K.-based Isotropic Systems has raised a $40 million funding in an “oversubscribed” round that the startup says will help it get its next-generation broadband terminal to the production phase by…

Isotropic Systems raises $40 million for a satellite antenna that could make the most of new constellations

Amazon SVP of Devices & Services David Limp joined us at TC Sessions: Space today, and he shared some new details about the company’s Project Kuiper broadband satellite constellation. Limp…

Amazon’s Project Kuiper will seek multiple launch providers to carry its satellites to space

Alphabet’s Loon has officially begun operating its commercial internet service in Kenya. This is the first large-scale commercial offering that makes use of Loon’s high-altitude balloons, which essentially work as…

Alphabet’s Loon launches its balloon-powered Kenyan internet service

Alphabet-owned Loon, the company focused on providing connectivity via high-altitude, stratosphere skimming balloons that can act as on-demand, deployable cell towers, has signed a new agreement with AT&T. This partnership…

Alphabet’s Loon partners with AT&T to extend coverage globally in case of disasters

The impacts of telecommuting, shelter-in-place laws and home quarantines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are starting to impact broadband speeds across a number of U.S. cities, a new report has…

88 out of top 200 US cities have seen internet speeds decline this past week, 3 cities by more than 40%

Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per…

Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

A new industry alliance led by Alphabet’s Loon high-altitude balloon technology company and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile stratospheric glider subsidiary aims to work together on standards and tech related to deploying network…

Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile team with Airbus, China Telecom and more on stratospheric cell networks

Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned Internet para Todos (IpT).…

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Harnessing new networking technologies that can turn any real estate developer into their own wireless internet service provider, Wander is launching a $25 per month high-speed networking service for the…

Sick of your ISP? Wander is rolling out in LA with a $25-per-month, wireless high-speed service

An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the…

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

Google spin-out and now fellow member of the Alphabet family of companies Loon will get a big test in the coming months, as it begins its first commercial trial in…

Alphabet’s Loon balloons will get their first commercial trial in Kenya

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas,…

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

China’s internet firms are getting pally with giant state-owned automakers as they look to deploy their artificial intelligence and cloud computing services across traditional industries. Ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing, which…

Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture

Congressman Ro Khanna’s proposed Internet Bill of Rights pushes forward in a positive manner individual rights on the internet. It provides guidelines for critical elements where current legislation is lacking.…

The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

Canadian internet provider Altima Telecom has fixed a flaw in its website that could have given an attacker full access to its customer database. The customer database was connected to…

Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISP’s entire customer database

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet service into Ghana. The new…

Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a…

Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history

The proposed merger of Time Warner and Charter Communications is set for approval by government regulators, who want the combined company to follow restrictions designed to prevent it from stifling…

Time Warner-Charter merger given go-ahead by Federal Communications Commission

Navigating culture and business practices can be a trying task for any company going global. For tech companies, this often can mean coping with varying degrees of Internet connections from…

Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users