The next round of deliberations over how the FCC navigates the net neutrality maze begins in earnest during the last week of February, but when it ends remains uncertain.
A letter sent by Google last week to the FCC spells out its argument that if Google became regulated like a cable company, mandates for equal access to utility poles would apply to Google, too.
In his commentary this morning, my very good friend and colleague David Strom lists several of the ironies emerging from the Sony Pictures incursion story.
Perhaps the interconnection agreements between Internet service providers should always be private affairs. But does this mean the FCC can only regulate the "last mile?"
You're reading one of the first tech publications to intentionally target networking specialists, security experts, C-suite executives and marketing professionals all with a single shot. How come?
The original point of communications convergence was to bring chat and document exchange under the auspices of the operating system. Now that this won't happen, here comes Plan B.
What started out as a stalemate evolved into an impasse and finally into a seemingly permanent state of gridlock. No single solution to the Internet regulation issue seems palatable.
The Internet is not, and continues not to be, worldwide so long as agriculture, petroleum, logistics, geology and other legitimate enterprises run outside major cities are left out.
Inspired by a belief that ICANN and IANA extend First Amendment protections to Internet users worldwide, representatives in Congress successfully thwart budget provisions for a transition plan.
A security upgrade process just begun by ICANN on its zone domain transfer system revealed a compromise whose signature implies the hacker knew what he or she was doing.
If you're scared by the idea of a central server out there in the world granting you access to your company network, maybe you'd feel easier with your company network granting you access to the world.
The era of logging onto the Web using a real, physical key may have just begun. Of course, if things start to get cumbersome and that key is easily bypassed, it may have just ended.
Most intelligent people actually know what the Internet is. So why, when we get into one of the most important debates of our time, does intelligence fail us and we suddenly get this wrong?
I'm already on record as somewhat skeptical about enterprises deploying yet another chief something-or-another officer. One key reason is that it isn't exactly clear who has responsibility for what initiative.
It may not be an official re-definition of "broadband" just yet, but the FCC's alteration of its Universal Service Fund order does give it double-digit download speeds. The question remains, will enough carriers sign up?
IT organizations aching for more data that could lead them to a decision about whether to abandon Windows as their company desktop may get a few morsels next month.
One of the objectives that the FIDO Alliance 1.0 Specification sets forth is to strengthen authentication through a choice of multiple factors. And one of its compromises is allowing passwords to be one factor.
One of the most productive and useful innovations in the history of communications may not happen because some folks are making headway characterizing it as unnecessary.