Greed Concern of ISPs Over Bandwidth Usage Triggers Legislation to Regulate ISPs

It had to happen sooner or later. The heydey of the wild frontier Internet, where ISPs had unfettered artistic license to create the landscape they wanted, is over. Like Adam and Eve in the proverbial garden of Eden, it was theirs to lose, and lose it they are about to, it seems. Now, as some Internet providers are moving to restrict bandwidth usage and charge outrageous amounts for “over usage” – much like the phone company once did, legislation has been introduced to regulate ISPs, and even to have a Federal agency oversee them – much like the telephone companies now do.

What is the Triple Bottom Line and How it Applies to the Internet

You may have heard a lot of talk about “the triple bottom line” lately, and you may be wondering just what the triple bottom line is. The triple bottom line (also expressed as TBL, 3BL, or “people, planet, profit”) is a way of measuring an organization’s social and enviromental impacts as well as its financial health. But what about a triple bottom line analysis of the Internet?

Massive Transcontinental Internet Outage as Three Undersea Cables Severed – Again.

If you are having trouble with Internet connections between Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Taiwan, Yemen, or Zambia, you’re not alone. Three undersea cables were cut this morning, leading to a global disruption of Internet connectivity. And this is the second time this year this has happened.

The Shoe Heard Around the World

By now just about everyone has heard the story of the “Bush shoe thrower” – the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, and called him a “dog”, while Bush was talking at a press conference in Baghdad. Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both his shoes and the epithet at Bush before denouncing him as having brought death and sorrow to Iraq as a result of six years of war. What is amazing about this story – among other things – is how quickly that incident made it around the world. And that is because of the Internet.

The Best Place to Watch the U.S. Presidential Election Results Online

As millions head to the polls today, people are wondering “where can I watch the presidential election results on the Internet?” Many want to sneak a peak at the election returns online from work or school. In fact, in one of the most anxiously watched elections for U.S. president in recent memory, it is predicted that a record number of people will be monitoring the election returns in realtime, and many of them will want to monitor the election results on the Internet. So we’ve scoured the Internet for you to determine where you can most reliably tune in online to watch the presidential election results. Read on below!

Find Out Who Obama’s VP Running Mate Will Be by Text Message

Regardless of one’s politics, or political party affiliation, one can’t deny that Barack Obama has done a pretty good job of using the Internet. Barack Obama’s website and other Internet fund raising efforts have raised him more than $200 million – again, that’s just Internet-raised donations! Now, amid heightening speculation that threatens to reach fever pitch, Obama is signing people up in droves to be able to receive a text message announcing his choice for his vice-presidential running mate, with his “First to Know” Internet campaign.