Latest neutrality publications

India rules in favour of net neutrality, blocks Facebook’s Free Basics

India’s leading telecom regulator, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), has today voted against differential pricing [PDF], ruling with immediate effect that all data prices must be equal, and that companies cannot offer cheaper rates than others for certain content. The call is a significant blow to Facebook’s Free Basics (previously Internet.org) initiative and Airtel… Read More

AT&T patents system to ‘fast-lane’ BitTorrent traffic

U.S. telecom giant AT&T has been awarded a patent for speeding up BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer traffic, and reducing the impact that these transactions have on the speed of its network. Unauthorised file-sharing generates thousands of petabytes of downloads every month, sparking considerable concern among the ISP community due to its detrimental effect on network… Read More

AT&T withholds fibre roll-out in uncertainty about net-neutrality

American telecommunications corporation AT&T has announced that it will cease investment in fibre-based high-speed internet infrastructure in 100 cities until the current Title II debate about net neutrality is resolved. Though anticipated by Cisco’s complaints about the consequences of Title II, the statement from AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson is the first notable response from an American… Read More

Obama urges FCC to adopt ‘strongest possible rules’ on net neutrality

President Barack Obama has today released a statement calling for net neutrality goals to be upheld, underlining the importance of the “free flow of information and ideas” across the internet. The White House released a video alongside the statement in which Obama urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “do everything they can to protect… Read More

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Net Neutrality

On Monday night John Oliver widened the debate on Net Neutrality with this hilarious tirade, that has now gone viral. For those of you who haven’t watched it yet please do so. Just plug in some headphones and if your boss asks, this can probably be described as work. When you get to the end… Read More