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FCC Looking Into Paid Peering Deals

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An anonymous reader writes "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Friday that it has successfully obtained the details regarding paid peering deals between Netflix and Comcast as well as Verizon and is working to obtain similar information for other video streamers and their respective ISP peers. The FCC's goal is, as they pointed out themselves, not to regulate as yet but to examine these deals with the goal of providing some transparency to the American public rega ...

Jun 14 2014, 7:27am CDT

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Topics: AT&T, The Free Press, Business Relation, ISP, director

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Verizon's plan to throttle LTE speeds draws scrutiny from FCC chairman

Source: Apple Insider

Verizon is planning to restrict LTE data speeds of customers still holding on to unlimited data plans, but the program has "deeply troubled" FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, who sent a letter to the carrier asking for clarification on the new policy. ...
Full article at: Apple Insider 25 minutes ago


Update: 9

You, Verizon. What's with the download throttle? Explain yourself – FCC boss

Source: The Register

Commission wants answers on plan to cap heavy users The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding an explanation from Verizon over the carrier's decisi ...
Full article at: The Register 3 hours ago

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FCC chairman puts Verizon in hot seat over new throttling policy

Source: Car Craft

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FCC 'deeply troubled' over Verizon's decision to slow down customers

Source: MacNN

Last week one of the largest mobile carriers in the United States announced it would begin throttling some unlimited accounts that access 4G LTE. Verizon stated that it would begin the effort in October, but would be limited to only the top five percent of data users on unlimited plans. While the slowdown won't have an effect on all LTE customers, Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler believes that the new policy is running ...
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FCC chairman puts Verizon in hot seat over new throttling policy

Source: CNet

FCC's Tom Wheeler says in a letter he's "deeply troubled" by Verizon's move to single out unlimited data customers in a policy that could slow their access to the I ...
Full article at: CNet 4 hours ago, 6:56pm CDT

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New Report Shows Edward Snowden Is Seriously Damaging U.S. Tech Firms

Source: Business Insider

The nonprofit New America Foundation released a new report this week that summarizes the impact of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelation on U.S. tech firms. Within weeks of the first NSA revelation last year, companies like Dropbox and Amazon Web Services reported immediate drops in their sales, the report said. Citing a previous report, it said the NSA’s PRISM program could cost cloud-computing companies from $22 billion to $18 ...
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Source: Business Insider

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Verizon’s slowing down data for some of its heaviest users. And the FCC is calling them out on it.

Source: The Washington Post

The Federal Communications Commission has sent a strongly worded letter to Verizon warning that changes in the way it handles mobile Internet traffic may violate federal regulations. More broadly, the letter by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is the latest sign that the commission is considering applying its new net ne ...
Full article at: The Washington Post 6 hours ago, 4:49pm CDT


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