U.S. ISPs wants low baseline standard for broadband

With all the responses in, the Federal Communications Commission’s call for comments on how it should define the term “broadband” has again highlighted the deep fissures that mark the policy debate.The nation’s largest ISPs have asked the commission to set a relatively low baseline standard for broadband speed, in stark contrast to the recommendations of…

Google to expose traffic chokers….

Google has begun offering tools to expose Internet service providers (ISPs) that choke traffic or shift users into slow lanes while allowing others to zip along at high speeds. The online search and advertising king is an unabashed champion of “net neutrality” in which all Internet traffic is treated equally instead of letting service providers…