### 5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality

This week the FCC passed new rules on net neutrality, which were essentially designed to limit the ability of internet service providers…

### The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has taken the unprecedented and awesome step of using Title II to ensure that the internet remains open…

### It’s on! FCC plans strong net neutrality for mobile and broadband

The Federal Communications Commission plans to reclassify broadband internet providers so they can’t favor some websites over others, which is the outcome that has been…

### Does the FCC want to oversee peering deals like Netflix vs. Comcast?

The FCC will soon pass new rules for how ISP’s must handle broadband traffic and, while it’s expected to impose a policy of net neutrality when…

### Regulating peering

One of the most puzzling aspects of the peering disputes that have arisen -- principally between Netflix and a handful of the largest ISPs -- is how little money appears to be involved.…

### Google Cloud goes corporate with peering, carrier interconnects, VPN

Google Cloud struts its corporate stuff, adding connections from carrier hotels and direct peering as well as virtual private networking access for risk-averse companies seeking hybrid cloud.…

### Peering problems aren’t technical issues, but economic ones

A report out Tuesday on the cost of interconnection fights shows that the problem is the business deals, not technology, and that the consumer pays the price.…

### Peering deals speed up U.S. Netflix streams, but European ISPs still a lot faster

Want the best-possible Netflix streaming experience? Then get ready to move to Switzerland. U.S. ISPs still rank far behind their European counterparts, despite commercial peering agreements.…

### The Bay Area gets the European internet exchange model Netflix hopes will spread

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange putting up a point of presence in Digital Reality's San Francisco data center signals the rise of an alternative to the current model of peering in the U.S.…

### Is this the sound of Comcast’s merger hopes dying? FCC Chairman declares U.S. broadband uncompetitive

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the U.S. lacks meaningful broadband competition and proposes a few vague solutions while also calling for higher speeds.…

### Here’s more data on (and some solutions for) the high cost of bandwidth in the US

Understanding how bandwidth is priced can be complicated. But if you value the internet, it's worth trying to understand how it works because large ISPs and certain business models can drive up bandwidth costs for all.…

### Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams

Netflix, the online streaming giant, has signed a paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, meaning that it now has deals with the four biggest U.S. ISPs.…

### Netflix comes to France with enough capacity to supply a small ISP

In preparation for it's European expansion, Netflix is readying a monumental amount of bandwidth in France.…

### Verizon FiOS gives customers a boost on upload speeds

Verizon will upgrade its fiber-to-the-home service to symmetrical broadband connections at no extra charge for customers. That means customers get the same…

### Why the consumer is still held hostage in peering disputes

It's been almost 10 months since consumers began complaining about poor Netflix streaming because of congestion where the last-mile ISP network met Netflix's network. Why is this still an issue?…

### Netflix to FCC: reclassify Comcast and Verizon so they can’t choke the internet

Netflix submitted an unusually blunt filing to the FCC that blasts Verizon and Comcast, and says the agency should use its "Title II" power to enforce net neutrality.…

### Verizon’s FIOS Netflix speed tanks as finger-pointing by both companies continues

Even streams of the Netflix kids show Turbo Fast are very slow for Verizon FIOS customers: The ISP continues to decline in Netflix's monthly speed index.…

### Why do U.S. ISPs want to charge for peering? Peering makes the internet cheaper. Here’s how

The practice of network peering is gaining ground, which is good news for everyone on the web except for those companies providing transit. Will that continue?…

### Level 3 calls for net neutrality rules to extend to all ISP activities

Even if the FCC reimposes "net neutrality" rules, consumers' video streams could still suffer if ISP's are allowed to impose choke points at deeper layers of the internet.…

### Peering, under the hood

The FCC's findings regarding "path specific," congestion problems comports quite closely with Verizon's version of what was going on in its dispute with Netflix.…

### The FCC just launched its peering investigation with a call for data

The FCC is taking on the interconnection battles between Netflix and several large ISPs with a call for data. It already has the agreements between Netflix and two large ISPs.…