The US' top source of Internet traffic, Netflix beats the Net neutrality drum in a new filing to FCC, with a nod to HBO's viral comedy-show clip.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the FCC's plan to regulate the Internet and why it's such a high-stakes proposition.
The new rules would prohibit speeding up, slowing down or blocking broadband Internet traffic, under regulations that date back to the early days of the telephone business.
Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.
In an effort to decrease buffering and increase streaming speeds, the video service signs a deal with the Internet service provider to get a direct connection to broadband customers.
The company highlights key points in its well-known position on protecting a free and open Internet. But it also offered suggestions on how to protect consumers.
As an acrobat performs on her harness, a stunning light show complements her dance in real-time, responding to sound and movement.
Preliminary data on Internet congestion in the US indicates there isn't much of it -- unless Netflix is part of the equation.
Most broadband customers get the speeds ISPs advertise -- but some don't, and they're likely to be DSL users, says an FCC report.
Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency needs a better handle on broadband provider hookups to make sure the ISPs aren't abusing their power.