Give money to the poor telco monopolies
President Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s FCC is considering taxing internet companies and giving the money to the ISP monopolies.
The United Nations agency for information and communication technologies the ITU has been asking around and estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the internet.
Changes definitions to suit its case
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened its defence of its net neutrality repeal, telling a court that it has no authority to keep the net neutrality rules in place.
At least in the US
Internet, social media use and device ownership in the US have plateaued after years of growth, according to beancounters at Pew.
Vanquishing big tech with lashings of open sauce
Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web has a plan to rescue his creation from the clutches of big US tech.
Schmidt hits out
The internet will split into two different worlds within the next decade – and China will lead one of them, according to Eric Schmidt.
Loony Tunes? We don't think so
A division of Alphabet – Google's parent company – has struck a deal with Telkom Kenya to bring the internet to people of the country.
According to estimates from media agency Zenith, next year, for the first time, people will spend more time using the internet than watching TV.
Government minister touts ancient Indian engineering feat
Ancient Indians invented the internet thousands of years ago, according to an Indian government minister.
Worried about armed revolt
Having just spent a fortune giving big corporations and the very rich tax cuts while doing nothing for the poor and middle classes, the US Republicans want to maintain the iron grip that security forces have over the internet, just in case the rest of the country revolts by linking themselves to worldwide terrorist organisations.