Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Wednesday proposed overturning open internet rules and will seek an initial vote May 18 before inviting public comment. Commissioner Mignon Clyburn criticized the proposed rule change, and other opponents said they would resist it fiercely.
USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter discussed his viewpoints on Title II and the open internet and its effects on consumers and the economy in an op-ed posted on news site Morning Consult today. Spalter notes that all sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections. What they don’t agree on is whether net neutrality rules can only be achieved by imposing utility-style regulations written in 1934. Learn more.
More than 40% of internet users globally prefer to watch TV shows on laptop or desktop computers, compared with 32% a year ago, an Accenture survey found. The poll of 26,000 people also showed that 41% of respondents prefer smartphones to watch short-form videos.
South Korea is working with major tech companies, including Samsung, LG Electronics, MDS Technology, SK Telecom and Samyoung S&C, to build a support network for smart home technology. "We can make the world's leading smart home industry with the combination of our home electronics industry, information technology, infrastructure and semiconductors," Trade Minister Joo Hyung-hwan said.