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Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show?

Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show? The website currently covers 2degrees, Actrix, Bigpipe, Compass, Farmside, Flip, Inspire, MyRepublic, Now, Orcon, Skinny Broadband, Slingshot, Spark, Trustpower and Vodafone.The other 55 ISPs can self-declare by using a Google form through which they can send their information.

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative.While Google Fiber has been well-received in the press and technical publications, actual sign-ups appear to be far below the company’s target goal of five million people.

Kiwi ISP releases groundbreaking app feature

Kiwi ISP releases groundbreaking app feature The Kiwi Internet Services Provider’s (ISP) automated line testing feature is the first of its kind in New Zealand.Sarvajith Ravishankar, product manager at Bigpipe, says for many New Zealanders ADSL broadband is still their only connection option.

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company As a result of this decision, the FCC issued declarations in 2008 and 2009 that prevented New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) from continuing to regulate cable TV prices.Under the terms of its contract, Verizon has six months to fulfill a customer request for FiOS once that property has been “passed” by its fiber optic line.

Time Warner Cable sued in New York for rampant fraud, lying to the FCC

Time Warner Cable sued in New York for rampant fraud, lying to the FCC New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Time Warner Cable, accusing the company of lying to both its customers and the FCC.” First, Spectrum-TWC promised consumers high performance, but leased them modems and routers that were incapable of delivering the performance they were paying for.

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data For a brief moment, the personal data you gave to Verizon, AT&T and Comcast was protected from their corporate whims.But last week, new Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai suspended customer privacy protections put in place under the last FCC administration just last year.

Donald Trump is now your last hope for the most basic internet privacy rules

Donald Trump is now your last hope for the most basic internet privacy rules The House voted on Tuesday in favor of erasing a rule that would prevent internet service providers from quietly selling off consumer data without notifying those consumers.The rule — enacted last year by the Federal Communications Commission — was so short-lived that it never got the chance to be implemented.

People are plotting to get back at the politicians who voted to sell your web data

People are plotting to get back at the politicians who voted to sell your web data Now that protecting our web data is a distant dream, some folks figured it was only fair to return the favor to those politicians.Two GoFundMe accounts were recently started to help their creators purchase the private internet history of Congress members.

Those GoFundMe campaigns can't simply buy Congress's internet history

Those GoFundMe campaigns can't simply buy Congress's internet history You might've recently come across a link or eight for two different GoFundMe campaigns bouncing around the social web.To crowdfund the purchase of members of Congress' internet histories.

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse However, if you're not careful, using a VPN can actually make things worse.Hola, a VPN with millions of users, sold off non-paying users' idle bandwidth.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right. Internet service providers are in an awkward spot.After getting all dressed up for the sell-your-data dance, it turns out they'll be staying home.

It's official: Trump just made your personal data seriously less secure

It's official: Trump just made your personal data seriously less secure Donald Trump's legislative achievements during his first months in office have been somewhat light, but here's one that should trouble everyone on the internet.As promised, the president signed a bill Monday repealing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement that your internet service provider ask permission before tracking and selling your data.

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations The regulations, part of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order, were issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.But a new Republican government opposed the limitations, as made clear by recent Senate and House majority votes to eliminate them.

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations Many of us hoped the net neutrality battle was over two years ago when the FCC implemented Title II classification of internet service providers.Indeed, chairman Pai has released a plan to roll back the 2015 Title II “common carrier” reclassification, essentially gutting net neutrality in the US.

Former CenturyLink Employee Alleges ISP Fraudulently Signs Up Customers

Former CenturyLink Employee Alleges ISP Fraudulently Signs Up Customers The company was fined $185 million, is facing various criminal and civil suits, and its CEO resigned in disgrace.A former CenturyLink employee is alleging that the ISP used a similar tactic in a new court filing.

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage Yesterday was the net neutrality “day of action” protest around the internet.Companies and websites posted messages of support for net neutrality, which is imperiled by a Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

If using a VPN seems too complicated for you, then this could be a good place to start

If using a VPN seems too complicated for you, then this could be a good place to start If the internet is like a public highway, a VPN is like your own personal tunnel that goes to the same places, just without anyone seeing you.If you're new to the VPN game, ZenMate Premium could be a good place to start.

Vodafone shuts down 20-year-old Paradise and Clear email platforms

Vodafone shuts down 20-year-old Paradise and Clear email platforms Matt Williams, Vodafone NZ consumer director says, “Since we launched our email service in the 1990s, email and technology have grown up a lot and our customers have told us their email service is no longer delivering the sort of experience our customers need today.“We’ve made the decision to close the service down and connect customers who need a hand setting up a new account to the email experts, Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook,” says Williams.