Internet code of conduct goes into effect for 10 big service providers
The code is the CRTC’s answer to a soaring number of complaints about internet services, such as “bill shock” caused by unexpected extra fees or price increases
Bell Canada invests $400M in Internet for Hamilton
Will bring direct fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout the city.
Court: FCC can dump net neutrality, but can’t bar state laws
Net neutrality has evolved from a technical concept to a politically charged issue.
Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?
More than a dozen companies have asked U.S. regulators for permission to operate constellations of satellites that provide internet service.
Canadians benefit from indie ISPs competing with big internet: study
Independent ISP customers significantly more likely to be “very satisfied” than customers of the facilities-based carriers.
Canada invests $85M into advanced satellites to connect rural, remote regions
Feds have set a goal of ensuring all Canadians are connected to high-speed internet by 2030.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
States aim to stop internet release of 3D printed gun plans
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia secured a restraining order to stop that process; now they want to make it permanent.
Feds see internet data cloud as alternative to their creaky computer systems
…But concerns related to data control, protection and privacy have been raised.
Prepare for an attack: Lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal
Without adequate remedial action in place, cyber attacks can impact organizations in many ways.
Cisco Systems announces 1,100 more layoffs as revenue declines
Adds to the 5,500 laid off in August, 7% of the internet gear makers workforce.
Internet firms winding up for a fight over ‘net neutrality’
Government may downgrade prohibitions on anti-consumer and anticompetitive internet actions to voluntary commitments.
Internet connected ‘smart’ devices are stupid about security
A growing dependency on network-connected technologies is outpacing the means to secure them.
Feds explore potential of blockchain as next-gen Internet tech
Giant digital bulletin board shares, moves and maintains an online database on a transparent network.