Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
Why cut the cord when you can take it with you? That’s the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.
Netflix movies and TV shows now account for nearly 30 percent of traffic into homes during peak evening hours, compared with less than 17 percent for Web browsing.
AT&T is introducing caps on free bandwidth for its Internet users. CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley explains what this means.
House Republicans have taken a step towards tossing out the net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission in December.