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Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...We like Netflix. We'd like to keep enjoying them.Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that American Internet providers aren't utilities under federal law. This wrongheaded decision must be repaired by legislation or new rules before...
Alaska's Internet speeds among nation's slowest the road system get their Internet via satellite, which is slower than cables and fiber.Alaska's largest Internet providers, GCI and Alaska Communications, had to run fiber optic cable underwater more than 1,000 miles from Anchorage...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

...That's unfortunate.Under the FCC's old rules, Internet providers were required to treat websites equally, a principle...comments offer a simple solution for the FCC: Label Internet providers as utilities.Here in Juneau, we don't have...
Outside editorial: Ensuring a balanced Internet

...on their networks. But the Internet providers rightly worry that this could...That language prompted Internet providers to wonder whether they would...will unduly tie the hands of Internet providers, inhibiting investment in...
Outside editorial: Do you mind if the FBI tracks your online habits?

...permits the FBI to demand from Internet providers without a court order. The...told the Post. "And for some Internet providers, it'll mean giving a lot...protections, and transform their Internet providers into arms of the government...
Business group watchful of anti-internet-piracy campaign

...a new deal between record labels, movie studios and other industry groups to crack down on illegal downloads. Internet providers included in the pact will start issuing warnings to subscribers whose accounts have been allegedly used to pirate...
'Tubes' wasn't far off the industry jargon

...will protect the consumer's ability to use the Internet connections that they purchase without interference from Internet providers. Consumers will be able to go wherever they want on the Internet at whatever Internet speed they purchase. Here...
My Turn: Internet tax would be costly for consumers

...downloads, Web hosting and more - will also be subject to new taxes. The cost of compliance will put most small Internet providers in Alaska out of business, add new costs for every Internet user and cripple efforts to deploy broadband throughout...
Map may be key to better broadband access

...population density. Connected Nation Chief Executive Officer Brian Mefford said one purpose of this map is to help Internet providers evaluate areas like Juneau to determine the needs and availability of coverage in its different parts. When asked...
State and local briefs

...purchased 8 percent of Internet Alaska for an undisclosed amount. Internet Alaska is one of the state's largest Internet providers, with some 32,000 accounts. Mike Jalone, who owns about 20 percent of the company, said he hopes Kuskokwim...


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