1. AlphaAtlas

    Google Fiber Ends Service in Louisville

    WDRB reports that Google Fiber is ending their service in Louisville, Kentucky. The withdrawal of the ISP comes after customers suffered from serious service outages on Wednesday, and the local news station claims that Louisville is the first city Google Fiber has abandoned. The report also says...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Malfunctioning Networking Card Led to Huge CenturyLink Outage

    According to a recent report from GeekWire, a single faulty network management card was behind a 2 day, "widespread" outage in CenturyLink’s cloud network. On Twitter, Brian Krebs posted a screenshot of a notice that was allegedly sent out by CenturyLink, which blames a single card for...
  3. cageymaru

    The Supreme Court Has Refused to Vacate Net Neutrality Ruling by Lower Court

    Today the Supreme Court refused to wipe away an earlier ruling by a lower court that upheld net neutrality laws. This does not undo the 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but "leaves a legal precedent in place that could help net neutrality supporters in any future legal battle if that policy is...
  4. cageymaru

    Industry Groups Representing Internet Providers Sue Vermont over Net Neutrality Law

    Vermont is the latest state to be sued by multiple industry groups representing the cable industry and internet providers. The trade associations filed the lawsuit to block states from being able to write laws that adopt Net Neutrality. "The lawsuit argues that states cannot regulate...
  5. cageymaru

    Court Rules on Merits of IP Address Identification in Open WiFi Case

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was presented with a case about open WiFi and the responsibility of the owner of the network when someone commits copyright infringement on the IP address. Thomas Gonzalez was sued by the makers of the Adam Sandler movie, The Cobbler. He had won his initial...
  6. DooKey

    Here Comes Big Cable to Slay Another Rule That Helps Small ISPs Compete

    Big Cable is lobbying to kill off a rule that helps small ISPs compete. The rule in question requires the telecom companies to allow competitors to resell their internet access at a government set rate. They don't like this. Economist William Zarakas uses figures from the telecoms to build his...
  7. M

    Most Consumer ISPs are Still Dreadful 2017 Edition

    Good news for everyone with terrible internet service, you're not alone in thinking it! Thanks to DSL Reports for this, according to Consumer Reports' latest telecom survey, most consumers have a less-than-pleasant feeling towards their own service providers. The ratings are based on responses...
  8. Bees

    Verizon Offering $70 FiOS Gigabit Service for New Customers

    The Northeast U.S. can get ready to rev up their favorite streaming sites, as Verizon is now offering Gigabit Connection via their FiOS internet service. New and existing customers in areas of Boston, Providence, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Hampton Roads, VA., and...
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    Senate Resolution to let ISP's Share Private Data Without Permission

    Well, maybe it is time to sign up for that VPN service after all. Remember those sweeping privacy rules the FCC put in place back in October? Well, the Senate is apparently looking to undo them, removing the requirement that users "opt-in" before their sensitive personal data such as...
  10. Zarathustra[H]

    New York Sues Charter, Alleges Time Warner Fraud on Internet Speeds

    I'm sure there are quite a few of you out there frustrated with the internet speeds you are getting from your ISP's and wondering why no one is doing anything about it. Well now someone is. Reuters is reporting that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against...
  11. FrgMstr

    Russia Says All Your Encryption Base are Belong to Us

    Nothing to see here, move along. Oh wait just a friggin minute, this is worth hearing about. The Russian government are requiring Internet service providers to give backdoors in order for the government to collect encryption keys.