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House Judiciary to mark up Internet tax freedom bill

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is marking up a new bill today dubbed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which would permanently extend a ban on local and state Internet taxes that dates from 1998.

Sandvine: Internet usage soars in North America

Fueled by Netflix, which accounted for a 33 percent bandwidth share, North American Internet data usage spiked 120 percent in the last year, according to the latest research from Sandvine. Data culled from a selection of 200-plus Sandvine customers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America and Asia-Pacific, revealed "mean monthly data usage has increased by 120 percent."

California Connects leverages $10.9 million BTOP grant to bring broadband to 61,000 people

California Connections, a program that's funded through a $10.9 million grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) administered by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's National

Report: Mobile data traffic climbs ever higher in Germany

The German population appears to have enthusiastically taken to mobile broadband, with the latest estimates indicating that mobile data revenues would climb to €7 billion in 2011, almost a 12

Report: BlackBerry OS tops Apple's iOS in mobile Internet usage

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone may have surpassed BlackBerry devices in sales but the BlackBerry OS now tops the iOS when it comes to mobile Internet usage, according to web analytics firm StatCounter.

Europe lags behind US and Japan for mobile internet, but leads in SMS

While mobile internet usage in developed regions continues to grow, Europe dramatically lags behind Japan and the US in consumer uptake. According to comScore, a staggering 75 per cent of mobile

U.K. regulators set up discussion on need for Internet traffic regulations

The U.S. isn't the only place where regulators are looking at net neutrality with more than passing interest. The British Office of Communications (more commonly known as Ofcom) has launched its own

Canadians prefer online to TV-even to watch TV

Canadians spend more time online than watching TV on their television sets. The kicker is they're still watching TV, they're just doing so on their computers as shows migrate onto the Internet,

Measuring the metrics of mobile internet usage

The GSM Association has joined forces with comScore and four UK mobile operators in a new initiative, Mobile Media Metrics (MMM). Initially available only in the UK, MMM is designed to provide hard

EU reaches agreement on proposed telecom rules

The European Union (EU) came one step closer to getting its proposed new telecom laws on the books. Yesterday, EU lawmakers agreed to a provision that will enable users accused of illegally