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The FCC took the first steps toward overturning its net-neutrality rules earlier ... of 2,000 complaints, and the responses by internet providers.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has spoken out against the banning of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, after back-end web ...
(TNS) -- A study showing zero impact on internet provider investment by net neutrality rules relied on "corrupted" and "made up data," according ...
The impetus for the memo is the ongoing battle over net neutrality. ... The internet's innovation would be curtailed if providers could favor certain ...
Pro-net neutrality activist group Fight for the Future has put up a series of ... repeal will lead to "slower, censored, and more expensive Internet.
They want the US government to abandon its plan to repeal the laws preserving net neutrality, the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) ...
If Trump's Federal Communications Commission has its way, the internet of the future is probably going to look a lot like the internet of ...
The point of having net neutrality rules isn't to protect multibillion-dollar internet companies. It's to give other companies a chance to join or ...
The scenario underscores the potential impact of a loss of net neutrality, the principle that prohibits favoritism when it comes to Internet access, could have on nonprofits. President Donald Trump's administration has reportedly taken interest in ...
In 2015, former Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler helped pass the Open Internet Order, a sweeping set of rules designed to protect net neutrality. The order effectively bans internet service providers from blocking or slowing down any ...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he's "not too worried" about what will happen if new FCC chairman Ajit Pai eliminates the Title II regulations that have guaranteed a neutral internet experience for US consumers in recent years. Speaking to a group of ...
The consultation paper primarily looks at how "non-discriminatory access" to content on the Internet could be ensured. It also discusses various issues of net neutrality including traffic management, throttling of speeds, and preferential treatment of ...
These are not new questions, but they have taken on greater significance with a clear shift at the US comms watchdog, the FCC, away from net neutrality and toward Big Cable, with the scrapping of several rules and provisions due to go into effect and ...
As the United States once again slips back into battle mode over the preservation of an open internet through regulation, India continues its efforts to develop a thoughtful and effective regulatory approach to the concept of net neutrality. These ...
What is net neutrality, why does it matter elsewhere and how might it move onto the agenda in New Zealand? net neutrality says internet companies can't play favourites with network data. Nor can they pick and choose what services or organisations can ...
net neutrality is back on the political docket as the Trump administration seeks to roll back advances made under the Obama administration.
Just two years after adopting its net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down.
Zero-rating is a thinly veiled violation of the net neutrality principle that says all data should be treated equally online.
President Donald Trump's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai, has wasted no time in setting an agenda that could wind down the open internet as we know it. In a presentation at the Google Cloud Next conference today, Google ...
Many in the media are already writing the epitaph for net neutrality in the Trump era. And it's true that with every new press release and statement out of the Federal Communications Commission (and they're coming fast and furious) it's become pretty ...
In the wake of new FCC chairman Ajit Pai's confirmation of his opposition to net neutrality and overturn 'Open Internet' proposals, a grouping of 171 public policy and advocacy bodies has written an open letter urging Pai, Democratic Senator Bill ...
Two years ago, after months of deliberation and nearly 4 million public comments, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve rules enshrining the concept of net neutrality: the idea that ISPs should treat all traffic on their networks ...
Dr. Christopher Ali is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg school for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Back in 2013, a couple of Internet pranksters who were fed up with Time Warner Cable's (TWC) dismal customer service released a parody video and website that asked, "What Can We [TWC] do Worse?
"Protecting net neutrality is crucial to ensuring that the internet remains a central driver of economic growth and opportunity, job creation, education, free expression, and civic organizing for everyone," the letter reads.
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, has targeted net neutrality and its rules, which may aid internet service providers (ISPs) to discriminate data. According to Gina Giotta, a communication ...
Calling the Open Internet Order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) two years ago a "mistake," new FCC chairman Ajit Pai today told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the agency intends to return to a ...
Two years ago this week, the FCC adopted net neutrality rules that protect an open and unfettered Internet. net neutrality is the principle that the big media companies that provide internet access should not be able to pick winners and losers. Most ...
The Federal Communications Commission has outlined a list of proposals it will discuss at a meeting later this month that span from ending the use of ...
And while facebook and Google have run into obstacles such as concern over net neutrality, Wifi Dabba said it's not following the same path.
It was difficult for President Barack Obama and his appointee, Mr. Thompson, to keep the internet as is -- for people. The new head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to change it to benefit corporations that don't care about people.
And now, so do observers of the net neutrality debate that, in the last week of February 2015, appeared to be settled once and for all.
net neutrality, the concept that internet providers should treat all data that travels over their networks equally, became law in 2015 after the FCC decided to regulate the internet like a basic utility. This allowed the commission to require internet ...
Pai went on to criticise the previous pro-net-neutrality FCC administration, which classified Internet access as a telecommunications service under a 1930's law and launched an investigation into how free data plans offered by the nation-wide telcos ...
It's only been a month since Tom Wheeler stepped down from his post as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, but he's already lined up a new gig.
Melissa A. Fabello, a 31-year-old Ph.D. candidate in Philadelphia, wrote a blog post on body neutrality in 2015 (the term seems to have been popping up on the internet for the past few years, but Green Mountain applied to trademark it last year) that ...
Verizon and AT&T, meanwhile, have at times tried to tout their other offerings that wireless-only T-Mobile and Sprint can't match, from home internet bundles to video or internet content. Verizon has also emphasized the quality of its network, pointing ...
net neutrality In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission enacted net neutrality rules that would help tech companies and arguably hurt Internet service providers. Google supported net neutrality, then dropped the issue. Trump's pick to lead the ...
The net neutrality rules, approved by the FCC in 2015 amid an outpouring of online support, let the agency regulate the Internet as a public utility, placing greater restrictions on broadband providers. The rules prevent Internet providers like Comcast ...
President Donald Trump's newly appointed Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is serious about undoing current net neutrality regulations. During a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pai called Obama administration net ...
Last year, Comcast's (CMCSA) IP-based offering, Stream TV, priced at $15 per month, ran into criticism from consumer advocacy groups.
net neutrality has been a much debated global topic. Discussions increased notably with the rise of new OTT (over-the-top) content providers such as Netflix (NFLX).
Speaking with Swisher before Donald Trump's inauguration, Kahle expressed concern about the new presidential administration's opposition to both journalism and net neutrality. He warned that the openness of the world wide web is "just embedded in a few ...
Current net neutrality rules, he seems ready to argue, will hold back a faster internet. net neutrality holds that internet providers shouldn't have the freedom to discriminate against particular sites or apps. activists have worried for years that ...
Pai is a longstanding opponent of net neutrality, the principle that says that Internet service providers must give all content equal treatment - denying them the ability to, for example, speed up traffic to certain websites for a fee.
The fight over net neutrality is heating up as the landmark internet rules hit their two-year anniversary on Sunday.
Most recently, the NAACP and the National Urban League endorsed a rollback of the Obama administration's rules on net neutrality. Under a Democratic chairman, the Federal Communications Commission had reclassified high-speed Internet as a ...
Less than two months after he came aboard, net neutrality's second trip through the legal system, courtesy of Verizon, struck a heavy blow to the quest.


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