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SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Cloudflare Terminates Service to 'The Pirate Bay of Science'

Supporters tell Sci-Hub to “stay strong” while academic publications celebrate their victory.
Rebecca Flowers
2.9.18
Tedium
Tedium

How File Sharing Broke the Internet’s First Forum

Usenet—a formative online protocol intended for conversations—was forever changed once the public figured out you could transfer binary files through it.
Ernie Smith
2.6.18
government
government

Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network

The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.29.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Burger King Trolled Customers to Perfectly Explain Net Neutrality

In a new ad spot, the fast food chain uses Whoppers to teach customers about net neutrality.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.18
Tedium
Tedium

The Tale of the Free-Net, the Cheap Way Dial-Up Users Got Online

In the 80s, a defining online phenomenon—being able to use the internet for free—came from (of all places) Cleveland. Here’s the story of the Free-Net.
Ernie Smith
1.20.18
muninets
muninets

Rural Broadband-Boosting Bills Would Enshrine Towns' Rights to Build Their Own Internet

If they can get traction, it will make small gains towards closing the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.19.18
rural broadband
rural broadband

FCC Chairman Admits Cell Phone Data Is Not the Same as Broadband Internet

Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement and fact sheet Thursday ahead of his 2018 Broadband Deployment Report.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

22 States Are Suing the FCC For Repealing Net Neutrality

This is the first of what is expected to be multiple lawsuits challenging the agency’s vote last year.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.16.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

The Senate Only Needs One More Vote to Pass Its Net Neutrality Restoration Bill

And a new bill is moving through the House of Representatives, too.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.16.18
digital divide
digital divide

A Meshnet Will Help This Inuit Town Monitor the Effects of Climate Change

An app called eNuk is being configured to run on the network and help residents in northern Canada swap information about their changing environment.
Brennan Doherty
1.16.18
comcast
comcast

Harvard Study Shows Why Big Telecom Is Terrified of Community-Run Broadband

Community-owned internet service providers are cheaper and better.
Karl Bode
1.12.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

At the Behest of T-Mobile, the FCC Is Undoing Rules That Make it Easier for Small ISPs to Compete With Big Telecom

The rules around the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum were changed in 2015 to make it easier for wireless ISPs to license space, but might be changed right before they are useful.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.11.18