Category Archives: Internet

Documentary on EVO arcade fighting game tournament is now set on “Free Play” for all to see

More Than A Game, is a  a documentary by Thomas Hewett and Jack Abbot. In it they cover the famous Evolution Championship Series, or lovingly called EVO for short. EVO is the yearly tournament for the best of the best players of any assortment of competitive fighting video games, but most famously Capcom’s classic fighter franchise Street Fighter.  Now the documentary with interviews of many internet famous gamer competitors is up for view on Vimeo for free by its makers.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants to kill the FCC, network neutrality, & municipal broadband

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UPDATE: The Hill reports that the Republican run House, in a vote of 223-200, has approved Rep. Blackburn’s proposed fcc gutting amendment. It would still need Senate approval to become law, and will most likely be vetoed by the president still. Even so House Republicans are using this as a knife to kill network neutrality and any sort of protective regulatory actions for the internet now with a threat of possible government shutdown if they don’t get this bill passed.

The non-profit Washington, D.C.-based public digital citizen freedoms interest group Public Knowledge is rallying its supporters after learning that an amendment to the house version of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill will try to block funding of FCC network neutrality rules. Congressional House representative Marsha Blackburn is trying to add an amendment to H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.  The amendment would block the FCC from allowing  community broadband networks build out.  In several states and municipalities lobbyists for the telecom industry have even made municipal community broadband options illegal. Continue reading

Overly Attached Comcast Won’t Let You Go

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At Comcast, you are not just an undervalued customer – you are also an indenture servant, and you will answer any question they have if you try to leave them. Ryan Block, former editor-in-chief of AOL’s Engadget before he co-founded the community site GDGT, posted online his recorded voice call with Comcast trying to explain to them they wanted to cancel. Comcast though decided that going Overly Attached Girlfriend was a good idea. After the jump here is 8 minutes of a 20 minute phone call tug of war with Block trying to cancel Comcast with a rep who just can’t take the hint, he just isn’t that in to them.

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Alcatel-Lucent claims 10,000 Mbps internet over plain old copper telephone line

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The Bell Labs R&D division of telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent has today claimed to set a new world record after they successfully pushed “ultra-broadband” speeds of 10,000 Megabits per second (Mbps) down a traditional copper telephone line using XG-FAST technology, which is an extension of the protocol G.fast (ITU G.9700).
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