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In early August, we reported that 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had no authority to prevent states from imposing restrictions on municipal internet. This was a result of the FCC stepping in last year in an effort to use its authority to “remove barriers to broadband investment and competition”. However, the courts sided with the states, which said that the FCC’s order impeded on state rights. In the end, this ruling was not a win for the consumers, but clearly favored firmly entrenched big brand operators like Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and... Read more...
It looks as though North Carolina’s municipal Internet fight is about to get a bit nastier. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has “gone to the mattresses” in order to stop the FCC from exerting its power over state affairs. But before we get into this latest development, we need a bit of a backgrounder.  The towns of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Wilson, North Carolina were at a time home to underdeveloped and poor-performing Internet solutions from companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. When neither ISP expressed any willingness to offer customers faster Internet speeds, both... Read more...
For many Americans seeking high-speed Internet access for their homes, options are often very limited. In the Raleigh, NC area I have access to exactly two players when it comes to reliable high-speed internet for my home: Time Warner Cable and AT&T. Time Warner Cable’s highest speed tier in my area gives me 50 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream speeds. On the AT&T front, I can’t even get U-Verse at my address, so I would be limited to 6 Mbps downstream speeds via DSL (reliable information on upstream speeds is quite elusive, although they likely aren’t very good). With limited choice... Read more...
A lot more titles are being released to Steam Greenlight, a feature Valve rolled out around this time last year that allows the user community to vote on and ultimately decide which games get greenlit to debut on the platform. The latest batch includes over three dozen games, which will be released independently in the weeks and/or months ahead as development wraps up and any Steamworks features are integrated. "Today we’ve Greenlit another batch of 37 titles to advance through Steam Greenlight, and be offered worldwide distribution via Steam," Valve announced. "These titles were selected... Read more...
Kickstarter has really changed the game, and in more ways than one. It's unlikely that Valve got this idea straight from the tech-funding site, but you have to admit that some of the best ideas from Kickstarter are also apparent here. The company's new Steam Greenlight is a wonderful new platform with near-endless opportunity for game devs. It's described as a platform that "enlists the community's help in selecting some of the next games to be released on Steam." Basically, it'll give devs and publishers the power and information necessary in order to present pitches to the community. If it's... Read more...