Jon Brodkin

The FCC doesn’t have to authorize Internet fast lanes -- they’re already legal

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler repeatedly said that his network neutrality proposal doesn’t authorize Internet fast lanes.

Mad at the FCC? Use this code to create your own “slow lane” on the Web

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a controversial "fast lane" proposal, and it's inspired a bunch of people to protest by slowing down their own websites.

Comcast plans data caps for all customers in 5 years, could be 500GB

A Comcast executive said he expects the company will roll out "usage-based billing" -- what most people call "data caps" -- to all of its customers within five years.

Netflix’s many-pronged plan to eliminate video playback problems

For all of Netflix’s complaints about Internet service providers harming video performance, one of the company’s top technology experts is confident that the streaming company can solve most of its customers’ problems. }

AT&T claims common carrier rules would ruin the whole Internet

AT&T urged the Federal Communications Commission to avoid reclassifying broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service, which is something network neutrality advocates are asking the FCC to do.

Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

Lots of people are angry about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's Internet "fast lane" proposal that would let Internet service providers charge Web services for priority access to consumers.

Weak net neutrality won’t scare investors away from Internet startups

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission's proposal to let Internet service providers charge Web services for a "fast lane" probably isn't a good thing for the Internet -- even the FCC said so itself in 2010 when it warned that such paym

Yahoo is the latest company ignoring Web users’ requests for privacy

Yahoo announced that it will stop complying with Do Not Track signals that Web browsers send on behalf of users who wish to not be monitored for advertising purposes.

Netflix researching “large-scale peer-to-peer technology” for streaming

Netflix is looking for an engineer to research using a peer-to-peer architecture for streaming.

Google Fiber finally rolling out Internet service to businesses

Google Fiber began as a service just for residents and public buildings like schools, libraries, and community centers, but it's now being expanded to cover businesses as well.