FCC defends “information service” classification in net neutrality trial

The government makes the case that internet service providers are telecommunications services and aren’t subject to heavy regulation.

New York revokes Spectrum’s license to operate in state

The state says that the broadband provider had failed to expand its network quickly enough as it was agreed upon for the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.

US government has yet to approve FCC’s net neutrality repeal

The Office of Management and Budget still has to sign off on several aspects of the Title II protection repeal that require a change in funding.

Amazon quietly released a new ultra-lightweight ‘Internet’ browser in Google Play

If you need an extra-small, lightning fast, privacy-focused new way to surf the web on your Android device, you could try to give Amazon’s new “Internet” app a chance.

Global private DNS in Android P and a new navigation mode

It’s not just about security while internet browsing, but also an iPhone X user interface motif that might get imported to Android P, according to some conspiratorial monitors.
5G

FCC reacts to reports of Trump administration’s nationalized 5G network

All of the members that have released statements so far are against the reported plans for the federal government to launch a 5G network to defend against security threats from China.

After Title II repeal, AT&T vouches for “Internet Bill of Rights”

AT&T’s clarion call is raising doubts from net neutrality activists given its support for the repeal of Title II protections. That said, one thing’s for sure: new laws would cement things up.

In-tunnel cell service and new train signaling could spread in New York

Ultra-Wideband transceivers could get the MTA a new, modern signaling system to fix the hell that is the New York public transit commute.

Like most things, net neutrality repeal will be gradual on ISPs’ part

Content providers probably won’t be paying more (than they already are) to send product through the internet. Consumers will have to pay more to see it.

FCC’s Pai, Carr, Reilly lead party-line vote to dismantle Title II protections for ISPs; net neutrality at risk

The commission’s three Republican members voted against the two Democratic members to remove regulations that activists say promoted net neutrality.

FCC will vote to kill Title II web protections, hurt net neutrality on December 14

The Open Internet Order equalized internet access after a raft of conflicts between content providers and internet providers. It may be killed.

FCC lets OneWeb into US market for satellite internet service

In doing so, the commission has also set up ground rules for gaining licensure to provide that service from up in the sky down to Earth.

SpaceX satellite internet ambitions enters first regulatory hurdle

800 satellites would serve the US and some of its territories in a first wave while more than 3,000 would follow to cover the world.
Scared of data-only

FCC establishes ISP privacy rules for mining customer data

Some data you automatically give to your internet provider like your email address and what service you sign up for. But you can even opt out of that.

HTC Internet browser heads off Play Store on November 30

HTC continues to slim down its pre-load app portfolio with the move to make its Internet browser obsolete. And it is focused on moving people off of it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets LG V20 campaign going

He’s a star for sure, but his company, hitRECord, wants as many people on the internet to help him deliver a commercial for the LG V20.

Congress votes against state-imposed Internet access taxes

US citizens have never really had to pay internet access taxes, just like many other countries. They might never have to.

Russia will be okay without Google, says country’s internet czar

The country has its first-ever “internet czar.” He wants to see US tech companies taxed and conform to Russian rules.

Broadband internet declines as wireless access grows

There’s been a simmering argument since last decade as to whether access…

Things that went wrong with my tech this week

With as much as our tech can do these days, we grow to depend upon it. What happens when tech failures take over our lives and stop us from #s_($-~~v-^…