Category: ISP’s

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

| December 15, 2017

Imagine if you took every single gripe you’ve had with Verizon over the past five years — the time it blocked Nexus 7 tablets for five months; the time it forced you to pay $20 per month for tethering; the time it tried to make you use a mobile wallet app called “ISIS” — and […]

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50,000 net neutrality complaints were excluded from FCC’s repeal docket

50,000 net neutrality complaints were excluded from FCC’s repeal docket

| December 6, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission docket for its repeal of net neutrality rules is missing something: more than 50,000 complaints that Internet customers have filed against their ISPs since the rules took effect in 2015. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) was able to obtain the text of net neutrality complaints from the FCC via a […]

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Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps “unreasonable”

Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps “unreasonable”

| September 12, 2016

Netflix has asked the US Federal Communications Commission to declare that home Internet data caps are unreasonable and that they limit customers’ ability to watch online video. Netflix submitted a filing last week for the FCC’s annual investigation of broadband deployment, a review that is mandated by Congress in Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act. […]

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Comcast, Wireless Industry Using 'Diversity' Groups To Oppose Net Neutrality, Fight Cable Set Top Box Reform

Comcast, Wireless Industry Using ‘Diversity’ Groups To Oppose Net Neutrality, Fight Cable Set Top Box Reform

| May 12, 2016

We’ve noted several times how one of the sleaziest lobbying tactics in telecom is the co-opting of minority or “diversity” groups to support policies that actually hurt these groups’ constituents. Such theater benefits large telecom companies by presenting the illusion of broad support for what usually are extremely anti-consumer (or anti-small business and startup) policies. […]

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CenturyLink Follows Comcast's Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees

CenturyLink Follows Comcast’s Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees

| February 13, 2016

from the more-money-for-the-same-shitty-product dept You can add CenturyLink to the growing number of ISPs charging more money for the same product thanks to limited broadband competition. The company told attendees of an earnings conference call this week that it would be following Comcast’s lead and conducting a “trial” of broadband usage caps and overage fees […]

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