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Can Governments Tax the Internet?

Posted by Dan Pope on 28/10/14 11:52

One of the biggest issues when it comes to the global digital divide is the cost of technology, as developing countries struggle to afford installing telecommunications hardware while residents see Internet access as a luxury. This is why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced his plans for a “911 Internet” – an Internet that would be completely free to use by those in developing countries.


Topic FCC Net Neutrality open Internet digital divide News

Broadband Providers facing Investigations

Posted by Dan Pope on 17/06/14 14:48

The American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hasn’t been able to avoid the headlines recently as they have been attacked left, right and centre for their policies. Just a few weeks ago Fluidata published a news story discussing how the FCC were being vilified for suggesting that there should be a ‘two-tiered’ Internet system, and now it seems that they are once again under the microscope due to their involvement in the issue of slow broadband download speeds in the US.


Topic BT Openreach download speeds FCC Leased Lines Broadband News

The Growing Issue of Net Neutrality

Posted by Dan Pope on 16/05/14 13:17

When it comes to the regulation of the Internet there are usually extremely passionate debates, as many believe that the Internet should be left free and open to all users. This is why a recent proposal by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create what is being called a ‘two tiered Internet’ has already led to a number of major players in the online industry – including Google, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon – to write to the FCC in protest.


Topic FCC Net Neutrality Internet speeds Network providers News VoIP