Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’ | Technology

Bill Gates appears via video conference – Microsoft Teams, not Zoom, obviously – from his office in Seattle, a large space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Washington. It’s a gloomy day outside and Gates is, somewhat eccentrically, positioned a long way from the camera, behind a large, kidney-shaped desk; his Continue Reading

Telstra worries about neutrality of new rural telco support service – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Telstra is against the prospect of a new limited-hours telephone service being set up to troubleshoot telecommunications issues for regional and rural users, fearing the advice provided might not always be “neutral”. The telco is the only operator to directly respond to a government inquiry into the establishment of a Continue Reading

Tech industry asks US court to reconsider net neutrality ruling – Networking – Telco/ISP

Trade groups representing major technology companies and advocacy groups on Friday asked a US appeals court to reconsider its October ruling that largely upheld the 2017 repeal of landmark net neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission in December 2017 reversed Obama-era rules prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or Continue Reading

Mozilla and others file petition for net neutrality rehearing

Big quote: “As we said then, the fight is far from over. The decision raises issues of exceptional importance to protecting consumers and the open internet, and we look forward to continuing the fight to preserve net neutrality as a fundamental digital right,” said Amy Keating, chief legal officer for Continue Reading