Save the internet and internet freedom - take action
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Fight for the Future and Access collaborated on this short, informative video about a serious threat to the free and open internet that could have devastating effects for human rights and free expression around the globe.
Google enters debate on UN internet control - Americas - Al Jazeera English: "Larry Downes, an analyst with the Bell Mason Group consultancy who follows technology issues, said the Russian proposal "makes explicit" Moscow's desire to bring the internet under greater control of the UN agency and diminish the role of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet address system. "The Russian federation's proposal ... would in specific substantially if not completely change the role of ICANN in overseeing domain names and IP addresses," Downes said in a blog post. "Of course the Russian Federation, along with other repressive governments, uses every opportunity to gain control over the free flow of information, and sees the internet as its most formidable enemy.""
Google Fiber praise, Comcast criticism | BGR: " . . . I’m referring to Google Fiber. And this all brings me back to the ZDNet article I was reading Tuesday morning because it not only shows what a great deal Google is offering but it exposes what lousy deals the cable companies have been getting away with for years now. To recap: for $120 a month and a two-year service commitment, Google Fiber subscribers get a 1Gbps fiber-to-the-home connection, hundreds of fiber television channels on-demand and in full HD, and a full terabyte of storage on Google Drive. What’s more, Google is selling customers this service with no broadband caps or overage fees. And that’s not even the best part. As ZDNet notes, Google is actually giving customers in Kansas City a basic broadband service that promises 5Mbps downloads and no bandwidth caps for around $25 per month over the span of a year, after which the service becomes free for the next six years. . . "
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