Netflix speeds lag for Verizon users amid dispute

Netflix’s internet provider claims Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner are causing streaming bottlenecks (update). Having trouble streaming “House of Cards?” A stand-off involving Verizon and Netflix may be to blame. Streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS customers dropped by 14% between December and January, according to Netflix. Meanwhile, Netflix speeds on most other Internet service providers …

Net Neutrality Just Got Shattered. Will users get reprieve?

Net Neutrality Just Got Sucker-Punched. Will Madison Avenue Get the Bill? Carriage Costs Could Pass to Consumers, Content Companies, Brands By: Tim Peterson for Adage Advertising already subsidizes much of the internet’s content. Soon marketers may underwrite access to it as well. As the internet loads up on data-heavy content like high-definition streaming videos, companies …

Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online. It’s a new effort by entertainment companies to keep people buying what they …

UN plans Internet governance amid outcry to defund ITU

A petition to de-fund the U.N.’s telecom arm emerges just as the ITU readies to hammer out internet governance plans at the World Telecommunication Information and Communication Technology Policy Forum meetings in February and May 2013. read more Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of …