Jon Brodkin

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.

Google: Still no plans to bring Fiber to New York

A Google Fiber job posting in New York City has a bunch of tech news sites excited about the prospect of Google bringing its fiber Internet service to the Big Apple.

But Google says there are no such plans.

Verizon led massive astroturf campaign to end NJ broadband obligation

Verizon doesn't want to deploy high-speed wired broadband service to all New Jersey residents, despite receiving financial perks from the state for the past 20 years in exchange for building a statewide network.

After Netflix pays Comcast, speeds improve 65%

Netflix's decision to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the Comcast network has resulted in significantly better video streaming performance for customers of the nation's largest broadband provider.

Comcast PAC gave money to every senator examining Time Warner Cable merger

It's no surprise that Comcast donates money to members of Congress.

Comcast beats Monsanto in Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” poll

Comcast has edged out controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto in Consumerist's March Madness-style "Worst Company in America" poll.