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ISPs in UK Legally Obliged to Provide High-Speed Broadband Upon Request, Starting 2020

ISPs in UK Legally Obliged to Provide High-Speed Broadband Upon Request, Starting 2020 Dec 21, 2017 3:20 PM PST Comments: 0 Views: 6,244

UK Government says internet providers will be legally required to meet user requests for speeds of at least 10Mbps starting in 2020. Jessica Elgot reporting in the Guardian: "British homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband by 2020 ... dismissing calls from the network provider BT that it should be a voluntary rather than legal obligation on providers. Broadband providers will now have a legal requirement to provide high-speed broadband to anyone who requests it, no matter where they are in the country." It is reported that 4% of UK homes and offices (i.e., about 1.1m properties) cannot access broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps.

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Vinton Cerf, Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols & the Architecture of the Internet China Stepping Up Cryptocurrency Crackdown

China is preparing for a new crackdown on cryptocurrency, planning to stamp out remaining trading in the country, according to state media. more

Jan 17, 2018 6:45 AM PST Views: 618 DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into VeriSign Inc.'s involvement in an auction for the .web internet domain. more

Jan 12, 2018 3:23 PM PST Views: 1,719 New Harvard Study Recognizes Community-Owned Internet Service Providers as Value Leaders in America

Community-owned fiber networks provide least-expensive local "broadband," according to a recent study by Harvard's Berkman Klein Center. more

Jan 11, 2018 5:52 PM PST Views: 1,857 Senate Bill to Reverse FCC Decision to Repeal Net Neutrality Received Its 30th Co-Sponsor

A Senate bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to repeal Net Neutrality received its 30th co-sponsor today, ensuring it will receive a vote on the Senate floor. more

Jan 08, 2018 4:44 PM PST Views: 2,344 California Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Bill; Similar Bills in Progress for WA and New York

Sen. Scott Wiener along with ten state assembly and Senate Democrats have proposed legislation which includes a number of ways to ensure telecom companies operating in California adhere to the principles of net neutrality. more

Jan 07, 2018 2:44 PM PST Views: 2,332 FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules in a 3-to-2 Vote

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:52 AM PST Views: 6,269 FTC, FCC to Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Efforts After Roll Back of Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have announced plans to coordinate efforts for online consumer protection following the adoption of the proposed 'Restoring Internet Freedom Order'. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:30 PM PST Views: 4,825 FCC Doesn't Understand How the Internet Works, Say Internet Pioneers in Open Letter

Internet pioneers and leading figures published an open letter today calling on FCC to cancel the December 14 vote on the agency's proposed "Restoring Internet Freedom Order." more

Dec 11, 2017 12:27 PM PST Views: 5,550 EFF to FCC: 'Restoring Internet Freedom' Plan Riddled With Technical Errors and Factual Inaccuracies

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a post today pointing out that the FCC continues to ignore the technical parts of a letter sent to it earlier this year by nearly 200 Internet engineers and computer scientists. more

Dec 07, 2017 1:53 PM PST Views: 6,549 Puerto Rico Disaster Stands Alone: A Look at Prolonged and Widespread Impact on Its Internet Access

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Dyn, has a report published today examining the state of Puerto Rico's recovery of its internet access. more

Dec 07, 2017 12:31 PM PST Views: 5,916 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says FCC's Roll Back Plan on Net Neutrality Makes No Sense

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday told reporters that President Donald Trump's plan to roll back net neutrality protections for the internet "does not make sense". more

Nov 23, 2017 11:56 AM PST Views: 5,692 FCC Plans to Order States Not to Impose Laws Regulating Broadband Service, Senior Officials Revealed

In a phone briefing with reporters on Tuesday, Senior FCC officials revealed plans whereby state and local governments will not be able to impose local laws regulating broadband service.

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Nov 22, 2017 12:56 PM PST Views: 5,715 FCC Chair Releases Draft to Abandon Net Neutrality, Says Gov't Must Stop Micromanaging the Internet

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today released a statement on his draft "Restoring Internet Freedom Order", circulated to Commissioners this morning and will be voted on at the FCC's Open Meeting on December 14 more

Nov 21, 2017 9:35 AM PST Views: 5,411 Berners-Lee Talks Net Neutrality in Washington, "ISPs Should be Treated More Like Utilities"

Tim Berners-Lee is in Washington urging lawmakers to reconsider the rollback of net neutrality laws. more

Nov 17, 2017 12:34 PM PST Views: 5,871 U.S. Government Takes Steps Towards Increased Transparency for Vulnerabilities Equities Process

The White House has released a charter offering more transparency into the Vulnerabilities Equities Process. more

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