New European rules on net neutrality will oblige Internet service providers to be transparent about connection speed and stop blocking competing services such as Microsoft Corp.’s Skype, European Union technology chief Neelie Kroes said Tuesday.
The French government is studying ways to push large Web companies to pay local Internet providers more for the bandwidth being used, a minister said Monday, in a sign of how European countries are intensifying efforts to wring revenue out of largely American businesses such as Google Inc.
You can do all sorts of amazing things with mobile phones these days. But many of you, it seems, are content to use your handset as a YouTube delivery device. A new study says the site accounts for a fifth of mobile bandwidth usage worldwide.
What an odd coincidence. Verizon Wireless introduced a new policy today that gives it the right to throttle the data speeds of its heaviest bandwidth users-–just as it began accepting pre-orders for the new CDMA iPhone.