For most people, September 15th was a day much like any other. But for Internet-based content providers including Ustream it was an important milestone in a story that will shape the future of the Internet. On September 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially closed the public comment period on its latest proposal Continue reading ?0
An Internet connection speed of 4 Mbps “seems too slow to be worthy of the name ‘broadband,'” the trade group Internet Association told the Federal Communications Commission this week. “The market for
Internet-connected devices has exploded over the last few years, and consumers are increasingly using multiple devices to access different services at the same time — e.g., streaming video onto a
television while surfing the Web or checking email,” the Internet Association says in its filing.
Advocacy group Public Knowledge is warning the Federal Communications Commission that AT&T’s proposed $49 billion merger with DirecTV would give the company a big incentive to block competition from
online video providers. The organization is calling on the FCC to block the merger. The group adds that if the deal isn’t nixed, the FCC should at least impose a host of conditions on AT&T —
including that it follow open Internet principles.