“A sensible question is why civilized governments do not seek to deprive terrorists of unfettered access to the Internet…Sadly, here in America, limiting access to the Internet would be illegal under the euphemistic term “network neutrality,” the two-year-old experiment in federal regulation of the Internet…To its supporters, network neutrality is a bulwark of civilization. But network neutrality is also a shield for terrorists who seek to destroy civilization.”
Source: Former FCC Commissioner Tries To Claim Net Neutrality Has Aided The Rise Of White Supremacy | Techdirt
The NSA has operated a top-secret surveillance program out of an iconic AT&T building in Manhattan, documents indicate.
Source: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight
The news comes just a week after Boehner joined the board of tobacco giant Reynolds American for an estimated $400,000 a year.
Source: John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China
Not to be outdone by Citigroup, AT&T has applied to trademark “AT&T THANKS.”
Source: Citigroup trademarks “THANKYOU” and sues AT&T for thanking clients | Ars Technica
Fiber customers have two months to opt out of binding arbitration clause.
Source: Like Comcast, Google Fiber now forces customers into arbitration | Ars Technica
FCC would block mergers between cable companies that compete, Charter CEO says.
Source: Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies | Ars Technica
And while this is generally an idea that would benefit all broadband providers, it would benefit new providers like Google Fiber the most. That’s why companies like AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have been blocking this pole-attachment reform, in some cases trying to claim such policies violate their Constitutional rights. The ISPs figure that if they can’t block Google Fiber from coming to town, their lawyers can at least slow Google Fiber’s progress while they try to lock customers down in long-term contracts.
Source: ISPs Are Blocking Google Fiber’s Access To Utility Poles In California | Techdirt