Net Neutrality

Study Proves The FCC’s Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False

The biggest study yet finds Ajit Pai’s repeated claims that net neutrality hurt broadband investment have never been true. A new study has found the FCC’s primary justification for repealing net neutrality was indisputably false. For years, big ISPs and Trump FCC boss Ajit Pai have told anyone who’d listen that the FCC’s net neutrality […]

Net Neutrality

Testing the economics of the net neutrality debate

Author Christopher Alex https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2019.101869Get rights and content Highlights US Net Neutrality rules produced no impacts on telecommunication investment.• Telecom new investment decisions showed no change after net neutrality rules.• Paper utilizes comprehensive dataset with observations from Q1 2009 through Q3 2018. Abstract This paper examines the impacts of net neutrality rule changes in the United […]

Net Neutrality

Wireless carriers slow streaming video content even in off-peak hours

Researchers say that wireless carriers “throttle” streaming video content around the clock — not just during times of peak congestion. AT&T throttled YouTube and Netflix content, but not Amazon Prime video, they found in a recent study. Experts say that the FCC’s 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules enables broadband companies to play favorites with […]