introduced Fast.com — yet another broadband test that purportedly allows you to measure the speed of your Internet connection. While this might seem like a good way for customers to hold their Internet service providers (ISPs) accountable, the speed test actually says very little about ISP performance: Despite the claims of tools such as Fast.com, ISPs do not control end-to-end packet delivery speed. The tool will not tell customers the speed Netflix actually uses. But if the speed test doesn’t provide an accurate picture of your broadband connection, why did Netflix create it?
economic analysis of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Congress has mandated such reports for all US trade agreements. As in the past, the USITC’s assumptions and conclusions are based on solid, standard models for evaluating the economic impact of trade agreements. Aware, however, of the highly controversial issues surrounding trade policy and the deep division among US stakeholders and members of Congress, the commission’s analysis adopts very cautious, conservative estimates of economic gains and losses.
his own words, “[is] an independent agency” unto himself. The long-term effects of this leadership style are going to significantly damage the FCC.
posted a Notice and Request for Public Comment (RFC). The RFC is asking stakeholders of the Internet community to weigh in on what role the ITU — traditionally a telecom-oriented body — should take in Internet policy and what proposals the United States government should support or oppose at the October meeting. Asking the public to comment on these issues is unique in the Internet governance world, and we should seize the opportunity to voice our opinions.