Will Appeals Court Overturn “Network Neutrality” Rules?

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A U.S. Court of Appeals finally will hear a Verizon challenge to Federal Communications Commission network neutrality rules. How the court rules could lead to big changes for the broadband access business. Specifically, if the court sustains the network neutrality rules, it is possible the...Learn More

Level 3 Signs First Peering Agreement Under New Policy

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It’s been two years since Level 3 and Comcast got into a tussle over Internet traffic exchange — and the matter still has not been resolved. But Level 3 today gained an endorsement of sorts for its peering policy from TW Telecom, which has reached...Learn More

FCC: On Average, DSL Providers Deliver 82 Percent of Advertised Speeds, Cable 93 Percent and FTTH 114 Percent

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After talking numerous times last year about how service providers don’t deliver advertised broadband speeds, the FCC today reversed that position, issuing new data which shows that, by and large, service providers are delivering advertised speeds—and a few providers consistently exceed advertised speeds, even at...Learn More

Broadband Heavyweights Form Network Neutrality Advisory Group

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AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, DISH, EchoStar, Google, Intel, Level 3, Microsoft, Time Warner and Verizon have banded together to form a voluntary broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (TAG) whose mission is to “bring together engineers and other similar technical experts to develop consensus on broadband network...Learn More

Bandwidth Metering: The Proverbial Writing on the Wall?

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Seems like a week doesn’t go by without a new announcement of bandwidth metering (the politically correct term is network management) these days. The newest service provider to join the bandwidth metering parade is Charter. Charter’s bandwidth metering announcement was joined by Time Warner Cable,...Learn More

Cox Joins Bandwidth Management Movement

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Seems like the in thing to do these days. Cox has announced they will implement a “Cox Congestion Management” trial for their broadband networks in Arkansas and Kansas market. Cox joins Comcast, AT&T, and Time Warner, among others, with some form of bandwidth management system...Learn More

FCC Questions Comcast Treatment of VoIP Competitors

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Safe to say that Comcast won’t be inviting anyone from the FCC over for dinner. The two have been squaring off over the past year or so over a variety of Comcast policies. The most recent involves Comcast’s treatment of competing VoIP services over their...Learn More

Google’s OpenEdge Plan: Faster Internet Access for Google Content

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Update-15 Dec – Google is denying this effort violates network neutrality principles. Their strategy is more akin to network caching, which they argue is a common practice. In their view, the Wall Street Journal is distorting the facts on this issue, and they remain committed...Learn More