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Why the FCC should take the Title II path to net neutrality

Practically speaking, Netflix chief Reed Hastings believes the Federal Communications Commission will ultimately end up enforcing the new net neutrality rules it develops through merger approval conditions, with the Commission currently vetting deals for three of the largest Internet service providers.

ACA tells FCC to also look out for 'edge providers' in net neutrality debate

While most of the million-plus net-neutrality comments delivered to the FCC recently have focused on the behavior of Internet service providers, the American Cable Association has formally asked the Commission to also consider Internet content, applications and service providers.

Hastings: Don't worry, ISPs, Netflix won't charge you for the 'privilege' of carrying its data

Among the fringe speculation sometimes indulged in by media investment analysts has been the notion that Netflix might not be content to merely not pay interconnection fees to Internet service providers.

Net neutrality: Cohen says Comcast not 'degrading' content, Netflix tells FCC to classify ISPs as utility

In the busiest week yet for the FCC's ongoing revaluation of net neutrality policy, Comcast executive VP David Cohen told a Senate hearing that his company was not "blocking or degrading" video content on its network, and that Comcast would remain beholden to the FCC's net neutrality policy as a condition of its NBCUniversal acquisition approval in 2010.

Level 3 calls for FCC to extend net neutrality to interconnect points

Even if the FCC adopts rules that restrict Internet service providers from discriminating against certain types of traffic, ISPs could still circumvent the spirit of the rules by building chokepoints into their networks.

Confirmed: T-Mobile exempting speed-testing data from monthly data allotments

T-Mobile US confirmed that it is not going to throttle the data generated from network speed-testing apps, an effort to reiterate to customers how fast T-Mobile's network is even after they exceed their monthly data buckets. Although the carrier's new initiative could raise net neutrally concerns, the carrier argued that it is not prioritizing specific kinds nor is it accepting payments--the carrier said its only goal is to show off the data speeds it can supply.

Telekom Srbija mulls free access model to get round net neutrality

AMSTERDAM--Telekom Srbija is exploring fresh approaches to monetising mobile data traffic, including giving away free access to selected services, Nemanja Ognjanovic, manager of the operator's network and services planning department, said.

House Republicans say FTC should set net neutrality laws

Forging yet another wrinkle into the highly complex debate about net neutrality, Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday suggested that the Federal Trade Commission, not the Federal Communications Commission, should decide the matter.

Consumers opposed to Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, survey says

A majority of consumers in the U.S.--56 percent--oppose the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.

T-Mobile's Music Freedom may tread on net neutrality's territory

T-Mobile US' latest "Un-carrier" initiative includes unlimited access to several music streaming services, including Pandora, Slacker, iHeart Radio and Spotify, Samsung's Milk and the forthcoming streaming service Beatport, without imposing data charges on users' 4G plans. In other words, customers using T-Mobile's Music Freedom who go over their monthly data allowance won't have their music service throttled.