I don’t see any difference between my connection to a network service and a telephone call.
In fact, sometimes my network connections ARE telephone calls.
Why should AT&T be a common carrier when I plug in a PSTN telephone, but not when I plug in a DSL modem?
via ISPs “secretly furious” at Verizon, scared of stronger net neutrality rules | Ars Technica.
The broadband industry really had everything it wanted: rules that didn’t touch wireless networks, and made it effectively ok to do pretty much whatever you wanted short of outright website blocking.
Then Verizon got the bright idea of suing the FCC hoping that they could permanently erode the FCC’s authority and prevent any additional rules.
via Broadband Giants Quietly Blame Verizon For New Neutrality 'Mess' | DSLReports, ISP Information.
Verizon didn’t say exactly who or what convinced the company to pull an about face on the throttle plans ..
via Verizon: We're throttling broadband. FCC: WTF? Verizon: Lol, jk! • The Register.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is being sold to China Huaxin Post and Telecommunciations Economy Development Center for cash proceeds of approximately $268 million.
via Alcatel-Lucent Sells Enterprise Networking Business for $268 Million.
Vodafone Qatar’s main shareholders are state-run Qatar Foundation, which owns 22 percent, and London-listed Vodafone, which holds 23 percent.
The remainder of the shares are freely traded. Government entities own the majority of Ooredoo.
via Vodafone Qatar agrees to buy state-owned broadband firm | Reuters.
Some questions and answers about the concept of “net neutrality.”
via 'Net neutrality:' 5 questions, 5 answers – ContraCostaTimes.com.