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Can Governments Tax the Internet?

Posted by Dan Pope on Oct 28, 2014 11:52:13 AM

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.

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Topic FCC Net Neutrality open Internet digital divide News

The Growing Issue of Net Neutrality

Posted by Dan Pope on May 16, 2014 1:17:17 PM

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.

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Topic FCC Net Neutrality Internet speeds Network providers News VoIP

The background to Net Neutrality

Posted by Dan Pope on Jul 19, 2011 9:00:23 AM

Network Neutrality - the principle that internet users can access any web content/application they choose without restrictions or limitations imposed by the ISP’s or government, has been a hotly  debated topic over the last 18 months.

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Topic ISP Net Neutrality Network Neutrality News