Washington loves a good analogy almost as much as Silicon Valley, and recent events are providing plenty of fodder for Internet analogies.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to craft a new set of net neutrality rules that will prohibit broadband providers from throttling bandwidth or blocking Internet content from over-the-top providers like Netflix of Amazon, reports The Washington Post.
Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, recently talked with Stephane Bourque, CEO of Incognito Software, about the challenges that ISPs face delivering online video, such as the prospect of more OTT providers, the adoption of 4K streaming and the wait-and-see approach ISPs are taking to net neutrality in the U.S.
Stephane Bourque, CEO of Incognito Software, shares his thoughts on the changes in store for ISPs and the over-the-top video landscape in 2014 and beyond.
Netflix said it may soon adopt a new pricing model that will provide different tiers of service at different price points.
A federal appeals court struck down FCC rules that restricted the way broadband providers could handle Internet content. The court's decision Tuesday could change the way companies like YouTube and Netflix do business with ISPs.
Verizon and a number large cable operators won a large victory on the regulatory front as an appeals court ruled that the FCC can't impose its net neutrality rules that require ISPs to treat all traffic equally.
Google Fiber's rule in its terms of service that prohibits customers from attaching servers to its networks has drawn the ire of consumer group Free Press which says the Internet giant needs to live up to its promise that it is not like traditional cable and telco broadband providers.
Last week, Tom Wheeler faced a Congressional panel, one of the last formalities before he is approved as FCC chairman. It's a deal that appears to be almost done. What will Wheeler's legacy be? What side will he take on the issues in front of the regulatory agency?
Verizon and the FCC will get their chance to square off on net neutrality this Sept. 9 in a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.