American multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company Level3, is siding with Netflix in posting a letter from Level3’s Mark Taylor. In it they show how Verizon has just opened itself up to a world of hurt. It goes to show proof that Verizon is purposely throttling Netflix’s service to end customers who are on Verizon. This is something big, proof of possible criminal malfeasance of Verizon in blocking competition and fraud to their end customers.
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.
Sarah Doyle’s new sci-fi indie comedy short film first got internet viral recognition for being a female written and directed short film seeking funding on INDIEGOGO with support from American Film Institute. The plot takes the sci-fi idea of the multiverse and how running into better versions of yourself could really set off existential comical midlife crisis.
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