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Netflix Lists Fastest ISPs

New Netflix list ranks the fastest ISPs in the United States

December 17th, 2015

As consumers continue to cut the cord in increasing numbers, having an Internet connection that can ably stream online video from the likes of Amazon and Netflix is extremely important. Especially as the quantity of 4K video content continues to rise, viewers will want to make sure that their broadband provider can keep up with …

Fastest ISPs

These are the fastest ISPs in each country, according to Netflix

August 12th, 2015

With consumers streaming more video online than ever before, having an Internet connection strong enough to handle high quality streams is more important than ever. And seeing as how Netflix is in the business of providing such streams to millions of users across the globe, it’s no surprise that the company knows a thing or …

Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day

April 13th, 2012

Nicholas Merrill’s crowd-funded Internet Service Provider raised more than $43,000 in donations in less than 24 hours, CNET reported on Thursday. “I had no idea that the crowd funding would take off as much as it has in such a short time,” Merrill told the news source. “I hope that people will continue to spread the …

Non-profit ISP wages war on FBI and DOJ by putting privacy first [video]

April 12th, 2012

Nicholas Merrill, formerly the head of a New York-based Internet Service Provider that fought the FBI and DOJ in court over the constitutionality of the Patriot Act and won, plans to launch a new non-profit, crowd-funded ISP that will make its users’ privacy a central focus. “I have a bit of a track record of …

U.K. court orders ISP to expose porn downloaders

March 30th, 2012

Thousands of broadband subscribers in the United Kingdom who illegally downloaded pornography will soon have their identities exposed. The United Kingdom’s High Court has ordered O2, a large U.K.-based Internet service provider, to hand over personal details identifying more than 9,000 subscribers to Golden Eye International and Ben Dover Productions, two companies run by British porn actor …

U.S. ISPs become ‘copyright cops’ starting July 12th

March 15th, 2012

Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other Internet service providers in the United States will soon launch new programs to police their networks in an effort to catch digital pirates and stop illegal file-sharing. Major ISPs announced last summer that they had agreed to take new measures in an effort to prevent subscribers from …

ISPs reportedly taking wrong approach to winning bandwidth battle

December 1st, 2011

Data caps that wireless carriers and internet service providers often implement on heavy data users may not be the right solution for avoiding network congestion. Instead, ISPs and carriers should throttle data speeds to ensure solid network performance. Research firm Diffraction Analysis recently set out to discover if “data hogs” — the few people on …

U.S. broadband actually approaches advertised speeds

August 4th, 2011

4G is a hot topic here on BGR and as such, we’ve likely become more numb than we should when it comes to advertised data speeds. We’re so used to seeing “theoretical limits” that are so far from reality we just chuckle and move along. The wireline broadband industry, however, is a different beast. According …