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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ajit Pai hasn’t finalized net neutrality repeal—here’s a theory on why | Ars Technica

Ajit Pai hasn’t finalized net neutrality repeal—here’s a theory on why | Ars Technica: "You may have seen reports in the past few days saying that the net neutrality repeal has been finalized. Those reports were incorrect, though perhaps understandably so given that this process is kind of confusing.

The FCC published its "Restoring Internet Freedom" repeal order in the Federal Register in February. The post-publication 60-day waiting period would have let the repeal take effect on April 23, if not for the FCC's decision to make the core changes contingent on OMB approval.

 The only change yesterday was "a non-substantive title change" that switched the title of the FCC rules from "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet" to "Internet Freedom," a spokesperson for Pai told Ars.

 Feld says the FCC could have structured the repeal in a different way that would have allowed the net neutrality rules and the Title II classification of ISPs to be repealed before the OMB signs off on information collection requirements. In fact, the Obama-era FCC ensured that the core net neutrality rules took effect in June 2015 even though the OMB didn't approve information collection changes until December 2016—18 months later.

 Pai's FCC got around to submitting the information collection changes to the OMB on March 28. The OMB will stop accepting public comments on the changes after April 27, but we don't know when the OMB will issue a final decision." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, April 19, 2018

IoT News - UK NetNeutrality - Ofcom Investigates 3 & Vodafone, reports June

IoT News - UK Not So Neutral, Caps for Cash & Suite Graphics - YouTube: "UK regulator Ofcom has decided to open investigations into Three UK and Vodafone to assess compliance with net neutrality rules. They expect to publish an update on both investigations in June. Three UK is under examination for restricting tethering on certain plans and imposing restrictions on the kinds of devices in which a SIM can be used. Vodafone is being examined for traffic management practices such as slowing down particular categories of traffic and that of customers who are roaming or abroad." 'via Blog this'

Monday, April 02, 2018

Potential Warning Signs in the Colocation Market

Potential Warning Signs in the Colocation Market: "Content and cloud providers are driving the network market. When we examine core submarine cable routes worldwide—notably the Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, and Intra-Asia routes—content providers account for a majority of the used bandwidth, moreso than the aggregate internet demand on these routes.

 "We're talking about a couple of companies in particular—the Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Microsofts of the world," said Jon. "We also know that the same providers have been building out their own proprietary data centers at a very rapid rate."

According to Jon, in the last two years we've seen 46 percent growth in the number of sites that these operators are deploying, with Google showing a 75 percent increase in their overall number of sites worldwide." 'via Blog this'