By: John Martin | Updated January 08, 2018 04:37:47Google and Yahoo have been shutting down the SDR traffic that they used to provide for over a million people around the world.
The move comes in the wake of a recent crackdown by the Federal Communications Commission, which has banned SDRs and other open Internet services, including Skype.
The FCC also announced that it would be enforcing the existing net neutrality rules that apply to Internet traffic, but did not specify what those rules might be.
The new rules would apply to SDR data.
“While these changes may have been welcomed by many, there are several reasons why the Internet needs to remain open and accessible,” said a Google spokesperson in a statement.
“We continue to believe that the SVR community is a vibrant and important part of the Internet ecosystem.
We continue to work with industry partners to find solutions to this issue.”
Yahoo is also shutting down its SDR service.
In addition to shutting down services like Skype, Google and the other top tech companies are shutting off a variety of SDR-based services, such as the popular SDR Radio, the SDSR-Powered by Pixels, and the SRSDR-Packed by Google.
The latter two services are essentially SDR radios.
The new rules also affect the SSPs and the companies that provide them.
For instance, a SSP is a company that provides SDR radio service.
The SSP must comply with the new rules, and they will be banned from selling or renting SDR content.
Yahoo, Google, and others are also shutting off the SESPs, which provide Internet radio services.
A Google spokesperson said that the company is “actively working with regulators around the country” to find ways to work together to address the FCC’s net neutrality policies.
“We have taken steps to strengthen our existing SDR and SESP policies, and are also working to roll out our new SDR platform and other improvements to SSP services,” the spokesperson said.
Yahoo is not the only company shutting down open Internet access.
Amazon has also stopped providing SDR audio and video services.
Google also announced this week that it is also removing its SRSP service, as well as SDSRs that provide Internet-based SSP content, such the SPS-Purchased by Google that Google sold to Apple.
This service is also available for SDR video streaming.
Google’s announcement is notable because it comes just as the FCC is set to announce its new rules for net neutrality.
The rules, which are expected to be released on January 12, will apply to all online services, not just SDR.