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Net neutrality must be restored. that's a given. the decision in December by the Federal Communications Commission to abolish the First Amendment of the Internet was, in the words of dissenting commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, “not good for consumers. Not good for businesses. Not good for anyone ...
Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer who now runs the FCC, successfully ram-rodded a repeal of net neutrality rules from the FCC last fall. ... At a speech to industry body the American Cable Association yesterday, Pai dwelled on the lack of high-speed internet in rural communities, a very real and serious ...

WASHINGTON — The trade association representing major internet firms like Google, Facebook and Netflix is seeking to intervene in a host of lawsuits filed against the FCC after it repealed most of its net neutrality rules. In a petition filed on Thursday, the Internet Association argued that without the net ...
The net neutrality fight rages on, and now tech's big lobbying group is signing on. The Internet Association — a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that represents Google, Facebook, Netflix, Uber, and dozens of other tech companies on public policy issues — filed a motion to intervene against the ...
Internet service providers are promising to maintain a free and open internet. They just but don't want Rhode Island lawmakers to try to make them to do it. Telecommunications and cable companies this week mobilized to stop two bills in the General Assembly that would use state government purchasing ...
When a California-based activist posted the phrase #BlackLivesMatter on social media in 2013, she had no way of knowing her sentiment would launch one of the biggest movements of our time. From #TakeAKnee to #MeToo, the internet continues to change the way we talk about activism and mobilize to ...

Forget net neutrality, Congress must pass internet regulations that hit Facebook ... The decades long debate over net neutrality - the principle that all internet data must be treated equally and fairly online and no internet company should be allowed to censor or discriminate what we do or see in cyberspace ...
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Cities Open Internet Pledge at South by Southwest this week. Mayors that sign the pledge commit to procuring internet services from providers that treat all lawful traffic the same. They also agree to uphold net neutrality when providing city-owned WiFi and ...
As 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year and a longtime advocate for open access to educational resources like the internet, I am grateful the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4155 to protect net neutrality last month, ("Oregon House passes net neutrality bill," Feb. 26). Given the importance of this issue, ...
Lift the net neutrality requirements, as President Trump's Federal Communications Commission recently did, and cable companies like AT&T or Verizon could theoretically create a fast lane on the Internet. Those Internet service providers could devise a new business model, which could perhaps speed up ...
Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs), such as Comcast, provide equal access to all content and applications regardless of the source, without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. The FCC instituted net neutrality regulations in 2015 during the Obama ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. "We know that when D.C. fails to act, ...
Blackburn's horrible anti-net neutrality bill," said Mark Stanley, communications director for Demand Progress. "This legislation would be disastrous for net neutrality, opening the door for large internet providers to create fast and slow lanes online, which would destroy innovation and stifle free expression.
This is Packets, Please: A Post-Net-Neutrality Simulator, a video game that depicts a dystopian alternate reality where net neutrality is dead and internet service providers abuse their power. Sound familiar? Players control a little cartoon mouse working for the large ISP CosmoCast whose job is to decide ...
Republicans in Congress are continuing to push a net neutrality law that would preempt state net neutrality rules and let Internet service providers charge online services for prioritized access to Internet users. The Open Internet Preservation Act would prohibit ISPs from blocking or throttling lawful Internet ...
Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. "We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state has to do ...
Net neutrality advocates have long argued that keeping the internet an open playing field is crucial for innovation. If broadband providers pick favorites online, new companies and technologies might never have the chance to grow. For example, had internet providers blocked or severely limited video ...

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over internet providers, a decision that has ramifications for the future of net neutrality. When the FCC repealed most of its existing net neutrality rules in December, it left it to the FTC to take up oversight of ...
To prevent such harms, the expert panel explained how the city could best operate its network so that competition, as well as legal requirements, would prevent ISPs from violating net neutrality or the privacy of residents. That would include, as was found in the 2015 Open Internet Order recently repealed by ...
Its “Restoring Internet Freedom” order entirely revokes the net neutrality regulations put in place back in 2015 and replaces them with basically nothing. Internet providers can now block, throttle, and prioritize content if they want to. The only real rule here is that they have to disclose if they're doing any of ...
The FCC has published its net neutrality rules repeal in the Federal Register, a process that spells the beginning of the end for a free and open internet. Publishing the final notice of the repeal, which the FCC voted on late last year, triggers a 60-day countdown until the rules are removed. At that point, the ...
A trade group representing internet giants including Google and Facebook is throwing its support behind a bill that would reverse the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules. The Internet Association (IA) on Thursday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Washington's legislature and governor defied the Federal Communications Commission's claim that states cannot implement their own net neutrality rules, and they are likely to face a lawsuit from Internet service providers or their lobby groups. But the legislation's primary sponsor, State Rep. Drew Hansen ...
Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally, that internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast should be barred from blocking, slowing down, or speeding up access to particular sites and services. The FCC rules guaranteeing it were designed to protect internet ...


 

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