$100m fine? How about, er, $16k? AT&T teabags FCC with its giant balls

When ‘unlimited’ refers to a company’s efforts to avoid liability

AT&T has taken its four-year campaign to avoid liability for throttling its “unlimited” data plans to new heights by proposing that a $100m fine imposed last month be reduced to just $16,000.…

Lying to customers, Unicom? Cough up £200k, do not pass Go

Firm has to smarten up its act if it wants to avoid another Ofcom thrashing

It’s good to know that complaints to Ofcom produce action. A probe into broken promises and lies told by Unicom has seen the company fined £200,000 by the regulator.…

Sri Lanka braves monsoon with Loon broadband balloons

Google scores whole-of-country deal for internet-over-windbags

Service to launch just weeks before monsoon hits, complete with rain and wind a-plenty Sri Lanka has signed up for broadband services delivered by Google’s “Project Loon” broadband balloons.…

Behold, Facebook’s 10Gbps ray-gun internet drone wider than a 737

Lasers used to pump data between ground and aircraft

Pics Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to beam internet access to remote corners of the world has taken another step, or rather a flight, closer to reality.…

FCC swamped by 2,000+ net neutrality complaints against ISPs

Avalanche of gripes could come in handy once someone figures how to enforce new rules

The FCC has reportedly received over 2,000 complaints related to alleged violations of its Open Internet rules.…

BT hands £129m back to UK.gov after beating rural broadband targets

Super generous state monopoly? Fat chance – it’s in their contract

Both BT and the Ministry of Fun – or the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, if you prefer – have spun BT’s toeing-the-line-of-a-contractual-obligation as unbridled generosity towards taxpayers.…

So just WHO ARE the 15 per cent of Americans still not online?

Hint: Many of them look like this old fogey

Analysis According to the most recent survey of online usage by Americans, 15 per cent of adults are still not online.…

Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

Lawmakers shocked to learn the rules apply to them too

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler caught the members of the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology off guard Tuesday when he told them that one of their favorite campaign tools is against the law to use.…