Category Archives: Government & Policy

Berners-Lee: Congress should consider net neutrality

Berners-Lee: Congress should consider net neutrality
Timothy Berners-Lee advocated that the U.S. Congress protect net neutrality and questioned the value of DRM (digital rights management) Thursday. Berners-Lee, speaking before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet in the U.S. House of Representatives, said it was “very, very important” for lawmakers to protect the ability of users to access the Web content they want regardless of their ISP.
http://infoworld.com/article/07/03/01/HNcongressnetneutrality_1.html

EC Sues Germany Over High-Speed Internet Law

EC Sues Germany Over High-Speed Internet LawThe European Commission said Monday it was suing Germany over a law allowing Deutsche Telekom to keep rivals off its high-speed Internet networks. A letter “of formal notice” was sent to Berlin after it ignored repeated warnings not to adopt legislation that could grant Deutsche Telekom a de facto monopoly on a new broadband network. The German parliament on Friday passed the telecommunications law, exempting Deutsche Telekom’s high-speed network from regulation.http://ecommercetimes.com/story/55956.html