Optical fibres carry data from the web, these cables were previously neutral containers – but not anymore.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
No problem, I can talk….
Phones' functions go far beyond making calls these days. Here's the basics on why you can use some features and not others – and why planes may someday soon be filled with passengers yakking on phones.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire, following the spread of a video showing anchors at its stations reading a script criticizing ‘fake’ news stories.
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It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
Are we really headed for a two-speed internet?
There are other more pressing problems when it comes to internet regulation.
Some Americans have fast internet, but many still lag behind – especially in rural areas.
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The Trump administration's proposed budget suggests it will continue to spend federal dollars on expanding broadband internet access. But the rules governing internet traffic matter too.
Not so private any more.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
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As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
The US is set to rollback the rules that keep internet companies on a level playing-field. It could make services slower and more expensive.