"Data caps create challenges for consumers and run the risk of undermining innovation in the digital economy if they are imposed bluntly and not designed to truly manage network congestion."
— Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Thursday introduced a Read More →
Tech and policy matters from this week, times three:
• AT&T announced Thursday that it will expand the availability of Apple video-calling app FaceTime to all customers of its high-speed data plans except its unlimited plans, which it is Read More →
"This will become a real problem for real people on release of the new system."
— Matt Wood, policy director for Free Press, one of three public-advocacy groups that plan to file a complaint with the FCC against AT&T Read More →
• A damages award for downloading and sharing 30 songs that had been reduced to $67,500 from $675,000 is now back to the original six figures after a federal court ruling Thursday in Massachusetts. CNet reports that U.S. Read More →
"This is our revolution — government needs to get out of the way."
— from "The Technology Revolution," an Internet-freedom manifesto backed by the Pauls (Ron, the GOP presidential candidate, and son Rand, the Kentucky senator). Read More →
More than a year ago, GMSV wrote about an emerging movement to establish some sort of bill of rights for the Internet. At a conference on Internet issues last year, Marc Davis, partner architect at Microsoft, said, "we are in Read More →