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A little more than 10 years ago, Comcast stuffed mailboxes in Batavia, Illinois, in the weeks leading up to a vote on a referendum measure attempting to establish a municipal broadband network, warning of failed projects and other horror stories that would come to life if they voted in favor of it.
CHRIS UHLMANN: Australians are among the world's most prolific downloader's of illegal videos and music and the Government looks likely to ask internet service providers to do more to crack down on piracy.
The top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday he is "deeply troubled" by Verizon Communications Inc's plan to slow data downloads for some high-speed wireless customers remaining on the older unlimited data plans.
Harry Reid wants the Federal Communications Commission to know he'll be on the agency's side in a political battle with Republicans.
The streaming company has publicly derided such deals as net neutrality regulation is being considered by the FCC.
Image Caption: The study, which was requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, found that ISP customers are often confused about which types of activities tended to consume the most data.
Attorney-General George Brandis and communications minister Malcolm Turnbull have opened a public consultation on changes to the enforcement of copyright law.
Efforts by Google, Time Warner, AT&T and others are provoking an about-face on the lackadaisical approach to high-speed Internet in the U.S. Analysts say online video watchers, technology start-ups and financial companies might see a dramatic upgrade in Internet speeds by the end of the decade with the implementation of gigabit broadband.
Austrian Internet providers have been given until the end of the week to block access to popular file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay and Movie4K.
Growing alarm about big companies controlling online content has led to an unprecedented amount of public participation in a phase of the FCC's regulatory process usually reserved for lawyers and policy wonks.
Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to give its streaming service direct access to AT&T's network, with the goal of reducing buffering when subscribers watch shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black .
U.S. broadband providers appear to be embracing monthly data caps, but customers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Many Americans are already accustomed to the idea of cellphone data caps. Go over your monthly limit, and you'll get hit with steep overage fees or your service will slow to a crawl.
Under the NBN Co Satellite Support Scheme, IPA is appointed an official wholesaler and will deliver the scheme together with participating Internet Service Providers in highest priorities.
Consumer advocacy group Choice has criticised anti-piracy proposals contained in a leaked government discussion paper as likely to be ineffective and failing to deal with the root causes of unauthorised downloading of content.
Last fall Comcast began tinkering with a new bundle that offered HBO, basic cable, and 25 Mbps broadband.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 03:55 am
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