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[News] Net Neutrality Under Attack in Europe and Under Attack from Republicans

  • Subject: [News] Net Neutrality Under Attack in Europe and Under Attack from Republicans
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:39:42 +0100
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Net Neutrality to be curbed in the EU

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| AS US REGULATORS consider new legislation to protect 
| net neutrality, European citizens are set to have their 
| internet freedoms significantly curbed.
| The debate on net neutrality revolves around whether 
| telcoms firms should be allowed to intentionally speed 
| up or slow down traffic based on which service or 
| application is being used.


Telecoms Package: Contact EU Reps now!

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| It is time to act again to protect Net Neutrality in 
| Europe, as reported by the open letter signed by 26 
| European internet civil society organizations.


Republicans Move to Block Network Neutrality

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| Senate Republicans react quickly to FCC Chairman Julius 
| Genachowski's proposal to expand the Federal 
| Communications Commission's network neutrality 
| authority. Working on an unrelated appropriations bill, 
| Republican senators push an amendment to deny the FCC 
| funds for developing or implementing new Internet 
| regulations.



When Networks Collide: AT&T suddenly doesn't like Apple so much.

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| What I believe is troubling the relationship between AT&T and Apple is the 
| upcoming auction for 700-MHz wireless spectrum and AT&T's discovery that -- 
| as I have predicted for weeks -- Apple will be joining Google in bidding. 
| AT&T thought its five-year "exclusive" iPhone agreement with Apple would have 
| precluded such a bid, but that just shows how poorly Randall Stephenson 
| understood Steve Jobs. Steve always hurts his friends to see how much they 
| really love him, so AT&T probably should have expected this kind of corporate 
| body blow.       



AT&T admits it censored other bands

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| It looks like Pearl Jam isn't the only band that has had its politically 
| charged comments bleeped from concerts streamed from AT&T's Blue Room Web 
| site.  
| [...]
| AT&T quickly apologized for the incident and blamed the company that handles 
| the Webcasting for performances on Blue Room. 


Customers can sue AT&T, after all

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| A federal court in San Francisco has decided that AT&T's wireless contract 
| is "unconscionable". 


AT&T takes another step towards filtered network with investment in Vobile

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| AT&T announced earlier this year that was planning to introduce content 
| filtering of some sort for all video passing across its network. Exactly what 
| AT&T was thinking remained unclear: would the company truly attempt to 
| reassemble the fragments of peer-to-peer transmissions, then extract video 
| from all sorts of different codecs, then attempt to match it-in real time-to 
| some database of copyrighted works? Would such a thing even be possible?     


Hey, AT&T, What's the Value of a Closed Network Again?

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| Closed networks, its proponents maintain, offer a trade-off. Individuals or 
| outside developers can't make any changes or improvements to it. But since 
| the network and its applications are controlled at a single source, 
| individuals are supposed to get an easier experience in which they don't have 
| to think about the network, just what they're doing on it. Trust the network.    


How AT&T chewed up, and spat out Net Neutrality

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| In an interview with Business Week in October 2005, Whitacre said
| he thought taking over BellSouth would be rejected by the FCC.
| He also made another memorable comment that began the process
| which culminated in the FCC's approval in December.

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