British industry no longer has the ability nor the willingness to build its own nuclear power stations
In this PoC (proof of concept) project, Wenco’s FMS (fleet management system) will be installed at Hitachi’s data center in North America, and will provide cloud-based FMS service to Teck via the internet. Teck, a trusted leader in the mining industry, will support the project and provide feedback on the performance and efficiency of the system within one of its facilities located in British Columbia, Canada.
.. absent any meaningful oversight or competition, why would the carriers devote any resources to improving matters?
The chief problem with the FCC’s order is that there is no such thing as net neutrality. “This regulation essentially provides an economic preference to a politically powerful constituency, a constituency that, as is true of typical rent seekers, wishes protection against market forces. The Commission does not have authority to grant such a favor.”
The decision could also be a boon for anti-piracy measures. The providers would be free to throttle BitTorrent traffic or to block file-sharing sites altogether.
“The commission has adequately supported and explained its conclusion that absent rules such as those set forth in the Open Internet Order, broadband providers represent a threat to internet openness and could act in ways that would ultimately inhibit the speed and extent of future broadband deployment”
It is easy to imagine the changes that could result from this, such as a pay-per-service pricing scheme — within your bill, there could be an extra charge for “online gaming,” or maybe a “bandwidth charge” tacked onto the price of that new 40gb game you were going to download.
Amazingly, even after Comcast was found guilty of violating this basic standard of Internet transmission, the FCC greenlighted its acquisition of NBC, which could only give the firm greater incentive to discriminate among the content being pipelined to its customers.
The problem with two-sided markets is they strike many people as unfair.
The fear among net neutrality supporters is that absent strong regulations requiring service providers to treat all traffic equally, the Internet eventually becomes a realm of digital haves and have-nots.
“This ruling will impact those websites that transmit the most data, so sites that stream video content (particularly in high definition) will potentially feel the most significant impact”
The FCC’s problem was that several years before its 2010 Open Internet Order, it classified ISPs as information services instead of telecommunications services, exempting them from common carrier rules.
The court rejected Verizon’s position that Congress doesn’t give the FCC jurisdiction over broadband access and upheld the commission’s disclosure rules.
The biggest piece of good news is this: On the issue the case was supposedly about, the one with the greatest long-term significance, the FCC won. Verizon’s core argument was that the FCC doesn’t have legal authority to regulate broadband. The court’s answer was unequivocal: It does.
Altran and Alcatel-Lucent announced that they have formed an industrial partnership project to create an expertise and telecoms services centre in the area of Nantes.
Holy conflict of interest Batman!
Verizon wants a “two-sided market,” involving payment for Internet service by subscribers and by companies that want to reach them