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In battle for the Internet, Aereo sinks, FilmOn shrugs, net neutrality holds fast

As predicted, this year has been a contentious one for both online video and the Internet. Aereo tested a new way to deliver broadcast content, and lost. ISPs and online video providers, meantime, struggle with meeting the demand for OTT content.

TWC's CEO says FCC's focus on net neutrality, other acquisitions could hold up Comcast deal

Whether it's net neutrality, AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV or Sprint's desire to purchase T-Mobile US coming to fruition, it's clear that the FCC has a lot on its plate this year.

Verizon: Reclassifying broadband under Title II will endanger the entire Internet ecosystem

Verizon has taken the latest stab at the FCC's Open Internet rulemaking proceeding by calling the regulator out on its option to "reclassify" broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carriage telecommunications service.

Netflix keeps up net neutrality chatter, continues verbal spat with Verizon

Continuing to push its stance that ISPs should not impede the open nature of the Internet, Netflix filed comments with the FCC ahead of its net neutrality proceeding. The SVOD provider also published its June speed index, noting that Verizon's average continued to drop despite a peering deal made two months ago.

Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane.

Wheeler: Information will 'flow like the breeze'; Pew: No, it won't

As an optimistic Tom Wheeler waxed poetic in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, pointing to wireless broadband as a key technology that will help Internet data "flow like the breeze" in the near future, a Pew Research report dropped that shines a pessimistic light on the free exchange of information.

Mayors unanimously oppose Internet fast lanes

The U.S. Conference of Mayors--a group including leaders of the nation's biggest cities--opposes any notion of Internet fast lanes. In a resolution unanimously adopted by its membership, the mayors made it clear that they like the way the Internet is operating as an open entity and they don't like the pay-for-play proposal being advanced by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Lawmakers propose legislation to ban Internet fast lanes

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that they say would keep the Internet open by ensuring that the Internet is accessible to any user and not giving preferential treatment to certain types of traffic by prohibiting "fast lanes."

Comcast, Apple wade into the CDN waters

Cable operator Comcast, which recently signed a peering deal with Netflix to increase the amount of bandwidth the online video provider can use to reach subscribers on its network, has launched its own content delivery network without fanfare. Meanwhile, Apple is moving forward with a CDN buildout of its own and is negotiating paid interconnect deals with a number of unnamed ISPs.

FCC passes net neutrality proposal, opens public comment

The FCC voted today to pass Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for a new net neutrality framework, beginning what will be a multiple-month process.