Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection | Ars Technica

Law & Disorder / Civilization & DiscontentsComcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injectionThe practice raises security, net neutrality issues as FCC mulls Internet reforms.

via Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection | Ars Technica.

MAA – Why is this important? Comcast, if allowed to merge with Time Warner, will control some ~70% of the internet access in this nation. Do we really want this to be a common practice?

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FCC Is Getting Involved in the Netflix ‘Slow Internet’ Spat – The Wire

The FCC is continuing its aggressive course by wading into the fight between Netflix and internet service providers ISPs about what is causing slow internets. In recent weeks, Netflix has been publicly duking it out with Verizon through a campaign of direct shaming about the latter’s alleged poor streaming speeds.

via FCC Is Getting Involved in the Netflix ‘Slow Internet’ Spat – The Wire.

Net Neutrality: The Grizzly Truth | EE Times

When I’m driving back and forth between my home and my office, I like to listen to the National Public Radio (NPR). One of the topics that’s been bouncing around for the last few months is that of “net neutrality” (or lack thereof).

The idea behind net neutrality is that everyone’s data on the Internet should be treated equally. Specifically, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and governments should not discriminate or charge differently based on things like the user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication.

via Net Neutrality: The Grizzly Truth | EE Times.

Download 44 films in a second: UK researchers create fastest-ever commercial internet – Gadgets & Tech – Life & Style – The Independent

Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second.

via Download 44 films in a second: UK researchers create fastest-ever commercial internet – Gadgets & Tech – Life & Style – The Independent.

The State Of The Internet [SLIDE DECK] – Business Insider

A major media company was kind enough to ask me to speak to their senior executives at an off-site last week.

The topic was an overview of the digital industry.

Analyst Alex Cocotas from our BI Intelligence team helped me put together an excellent deck, using slides from the BI Intelligence archive.

We’ve posted the deck here. I hope you enjoy it.

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via The State Of The Internet [SLIDE DECK] – Business Insider.