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Internet Providers Make Last Stand On Net Neutrality Vote

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May 14, 2014
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Internet providers say calls for classifying their services under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act wouldn't solve anything. Video provided by Newsy


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FCC Set to Take Up Net Neutrality and What Consumers Will Pay

FCC Set to Take Up Net Neutrality and What Consumers Will Pay

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Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

TheStreet (June 4, 2014) — Comcast has answered Google's call to email providers to use encryption to enhance users' security. On Tuesday, Google revealed its email traffic with other providers that remains encrypted and found than less than 1% of messages sent from Gmail to Comcast.net address remained encrypted. Google has been encrypting its Gmail messages since 2010, but it only remains that way if it's encrypted on both the send and receipt ends. Now, Comcast said it would begin encrypting its users' emails for security. Encryption means the data within the message is scrambled, making it more difficult for government surveillance or snoops to access the information. Video provided by TheStreet
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Video Is Expected To Make Up 84 Percent Of Internet Traffic By 2018

Video Is Expected To Make Up 84 Percent Of Internet Traffic By 2018

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) — Internet traffic will be fueled by video over the next few years, according to a new report from Cisco Systems. The report forecasts that video will grow to 84% of internet traffic in the United States by 2018. Video traffic currently makes up 78% of internet traffic in the United States. The internet traffic to watch World Cup related video is anticipated to generate three times the amount of monthly total internet traffic in Brazil, this year's cup host. According to the report released Tuesday, by 2018 the global internet traffic a month will equal 8.8 billion screens streaming the World Cup at the same time or about 5.5 million people binge watching Game of Thrones season four. TheStreet's Kathryn Mykelseth reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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