FCC wants Apple to activate (non-existent) iPhone FM radios
The latest controversy involving Apple is a curious one: pressure from industry bodies and regulators to activate a feature in its iPhones which the company says does not exist. The feature is an FM radio chip, with Federal...
September 29, 2017
US internet companies demand ‘strong, enforceable net neutrality rules’
With the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulling its options in the long-running debate over net neutrality, tech trade body The Internet Association has weighed in with its views. The body represents the likes...
July 15, 2014
More musicians add their voices to US net neutrality debate
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth access to their...
July 10, 2014
100 VCs team up to complain about FCC’s planned net neutrality rules
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is facing rising criticism about its plans for net neutrality – or rather, as those critics claim – its plans to undermine the concept of net neutrality by making it acceptable...
July 9, 2014
Net neutrality may be crumbling in the US
US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reportedly planning to suggest new rules that will allow ISPs to charge digital services for preferential treatment over the ‘last mile’ of their networks,...
June 30, 2014
Why should the music industry care about the net neutrality debate?
That headline isn't meant to sound negative: the music industry should definitely care about this week's debate around net neutrality in the US, and what its implications may be for digital music services in the future. The...
January 16, 2014
A2IM bangs drum in support of net neutrality
The debate around 'net neutrality' rages on in the US - focusing on whether ISPs have the right to prioritise traffic for certain services or types of content. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has filed...
March 10, 2010
FCC boss comes out in favour of net neutrality
The debate over net neutrality - and whether ISPs should be prevented from blocking or slowing certain kinds of internet traffic on their network - has been heated in the US.
September 22, 2009