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John Oliver Inspires Internet To Take On FCC

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June 3, 2014
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Comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight John Oliver rallied the Internet to comment on the FCC's website and shut down the site for hours. Video provided by Newsy


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

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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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Quadriga: Worldwide Web Free Internet in Danger?

Quadriga: Worldwide Web Free Internet in Danger?

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 6, 2012) — Up to now, the Internet has enabled millions of people to access information and express their opinion. Now, China and Russia are pushing for states to have a greater say over the World Wide Web at the UN telecom's conference in Dubai. Could this mean an end to the Internet as we know it? UN member states are set to review Internet regulations at the conference, which kicked off in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. User data has been administered by private organizations up to now. But Moscow has put forward a proposal saying member states should have equal rights to manage the Internet. Data protectionists and human rights campaigners fear greater curbs on cyber freedoms in authoritarian countries. And Europe is pressing for a new Internet tax to target the Web's largest content providers, including Google, Facebook and Apple. Under the proposals, the companies would have to pay a fee to send data along telecom operators' networks outside the US.
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Judge Strikes Down FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Policy

Judge Strikes Down FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Policy

Newsy (Jan. 14, 2014) — A US District Court of Appeals judge struck down the FCC's open Internet policy in what could be a landmark moment in the Web's history.
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