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This is not a net neutrality issue: Drexel Hamilton's Barry Sine
CNBC
Senator blasts FCC for refusing to provide DDoS analysis
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
Verizon Slows Mobile Video Streams, Claims Customers Not Affected
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
The biggest names in tech are spending record lobbying fees—here’s what they want
Daily Dot • Phillip Tracy
A new hyperloop, Bixby launches, and Alexa hits Android
The Verge • Andrew Marino
Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality
The Verge • Russell Brandom
How to Reduce Frivolous Comments in Federal Proceedings
Forbes • Contributor, Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits “video optimization”
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
Verizon Denies Intentionally Slowing Netflix and YouTube
Fortune Magazine • Aaron Pressman
Tech giants' record lobbying spend
Politico • Li Zhou
 
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This is not a net neutrality issue: Drexel Hamilton's Barry Sine
CNBC
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Net Neutrality, Tech Policy
Senator blasts FCC for refusing to provide DDoS analysis
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) criticized the Federal Communications Commission for failing to turn over its internal analysis of the DDoS attacks that hit the FCC's public comment system. The FCC declined to provide its analysis of the attacks to Gizmodo, which...
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Digital Media, Economic Policy
Verizon Slows Mobile Video Streams, Claims Customers Not Affected
MediaPostWendy Davis
Faced with reports that it was slowing down mobile video streams, Verizon acknowledged on Friday that it was testing a new traffic management system. "We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on...
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Google Inc, Lobbying
The biggest names in tech are spending record lobbying fees—here’s what they want
Daily DotPhillip Tracy
Silicon Valley shelled out more than $15 million lobbying the White House. The biggest names in tech, including Google, Amazon, and Apple, spent more this quarter attempting to influence the U.S. government than ever before, according to public lobbying records. The tech...
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Google Inc, Music Industry
A new hyperloop, Bixby launches, and Alexa hits Android
The VergeAndrew Marino
Summer editions of cast continue as Nilay and Dieter welcome Ashley Carman and Jake Kastrenakes back to the show to discuss the news that hit the site this week. Elon Musk said he got “verbal” approval from The White House to build...
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Net Neutrality, Radio & Television Equipment
Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality
The VergeRussell Brandom
Photo: Chris Welch / Yesterday, we reported that Verizon Wireless appeared to be throttling Netflix traffic, — and today, the company seems to have come clean. In a statement provided to Ars Technica and , Verizon implicitly admitted to capping the traffic,...
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Net Neutrality, U.S. Congress
How to Reduce Frivolous Comments in Federal Proceedings
ForbesContributor, Harold Furchtgott-Roth
The Federal Communications Commission recently closed its record on proposed rule changes entitled “Restoring Internet Freedom,” a review of controversial network neutrality rules. The Commission received more than 10.5 million comments on its proposal. It’s time for the Commission and the broader...
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Digital Media, Mobile Phones
Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits “video optimization”
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network. When contacted by Ars this morning, Verizon acknowledged using a new video...
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Net Neutrality, Reddit
Verizon Denies Intentionally Slowing Netflix and YouTube
Fortune MagazineAaron Pressman
Verizon denied it was intentionally slowing the video feeds of Netflix and YouTube on its wireless network, after some customers took to online web sites to complain about a perceived slowdown. "We've been doing network testing over the past few days to...
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Google Inc, Lobbying
Tech giants' record lobbying spend
PoliticoLi Zhou
With help from Nancy Scola, Steven Overly, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill HEY, BIG (TECH) SPENDER —Several of the country's largest technology companies spent record sums on lobbying during the second quarter as they figured out how to navigate Washington in...
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