Tag: Net Neutrality
Obama comes out in favour of net neutrality… if only he could do something about it.
WATCH: John Oliver destroys broadband providers on Net Neutrality
We've already banged on and on about why net neutrality is important – but now John Oliver, latterly of The Daily Show is paying attention too – and devoted thirteen whole minutes to it last night. The British comedian is…
WATCH: Rappers explain Net Neutrality
A few weeks ago we brought you this explanation of why net neutrality is so important. But that's a lot of talking… what about if you want to hear it in the form of verse? Luckily the folks at Rap…
Don't know why Net Neutrality is important? Watch this video!
Now sit up and pay attention, this is important! As an internet user you'll no doubt appreciate the fact that you can easily access any website out there – without having to pay more to your service provider to, say,…
EFF decides to remain "neutral" over net neutrality
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has come up with some software to help us keep an eye on our ISPs and find out whether or not they’re ‘traffic shaping’ or ‘bandwidth throttling’ what goes into and out of our computers – a practice that some ISPs have begun doing to try and kerb all of that nasty BitTorrenting that’s clogging up the internet…
High-value consumers want Net Neutrality: no two-tier Internet
Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out against it, now new research suggests that high-value Internet consumers in Europe want flat-rate pricing on their broadband service without Internet Service Providers (ISPs) placing restrictions on what they can access.
JupiterResearch, which carried out the Europe-wide study, is urging ISPs not to supply faster, prioritised Internet access only to a select group of web sites that pay for improved performance.
29% of consumers questioned said that they desired flat-rate, unlimited broadband, while 16% said they wanted no access restrictions.
PlusNet: "Consumers should be looking for ISPs who manage traffic"
ISP traffic management can be a controversial subject. On the one hand, it can mean your ISP ensuring your online gaming session or VoIP call go without a hitch. On the other, it could mean deliberately squashing your Skype call to try and get you to upgrade to the ISP’s own VoIP service. Like I said, controversial.
Tim Berners-Lee speaks out against DRM and for Net Neutrality
Grandfather of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has appealed to the US Congress to protect the concept of Net Neutrality. He also questioned the value of Digital Rights Management (DRM) He said that it was very important for lawmakers…