Evan Greer: “The people in this room have an unparalleled ability to shape the future of the web.”

As I arranged to meet net neutrality activist Evan Greer for lunch at this week’s Broadband World Forum in London, I knew she wouldn’t be hard to find(...)

“YouTube is a major user of web bandwidth, along with streaming service NetFlix. Between the two, they hog half of the world’s total bandwidth. Surely they should pay more for it?” Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Just when it seemed the critical principle of net neutrality would be preserved in two of the largest and most influential internet populations – the (...)

Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Barely a week after the Obama administration strongly reaffirmed its commitment to net neutrality in the US, the EU appears to be contemplating a radi(...)

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, announces the preservation of net neutrality. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote to preserve net neutrality last week was the right move, even if its full impact can not be i(...)

Visitors at the Mobile World Congress. FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly criticised his agency’s new net neutrality rules during a speech at the event.  Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The subject of net neutrality continued to court controversy at Mobile World Congress, with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Micha(...)

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler: Compared fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) to a Picasso painting. Photograph: Bloomberg

The internet can’t exist without a referee, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has said. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barc(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler: rules ban Internet providers from blocking and unfairly slowing down any web traffic

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 along party lines, with Democrats in support, to set new so-called net neutrality rules that wo(...)