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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firms like Google, Facebook and Netflix is seeking to intervene in a host of lawsuits filed against the FCC after it repealed most of its net neutrality rules.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 ...
“This statement has been online within our Terms and Conditions for a few years now: 4.4 Under federal law, Customer has the right to confidentiality, and LPC has a duty to protect and keep confidential information about the amount, type, and destination of Customer's Digital Voice Service (CPNI) and ...
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered net neutrality to end on April 23, the agency formally announced Thursday in the Federal Register. The commission voted 3-2 in December to overturn Obama-era rules preventing internet service providers, or ISPs, from treating certain content ...
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, who chairs the city's Blue Ribbon Panel on Municipal Fiber, released a report identifying key recommendations intended to thwart attempts by internet service providers to sell consumer data or compromise net neutrality principles. If adopted, the recommendations would ...
In the EU, Margrete Vestager's people in the DG Competition have published a 200 page report on net neutrality and zero rating. The report reaches the same conclusions that my employee reached in her research at Aalborg University. If you read the report, you will see that my employee and her ...
Some of the fiercest advocates for internet freedom spend their working life surrounded by books. Librarians around the country and here in Alabama are sounding the alarm about the potential danger of rolling back net neutrality protections. "One of the busiest areas in the library on any given day is the ...
Charter Communications cannot use the federal net neutrality repeal to avoid a lawsuit over slow Internet speeds in New York, the state's Supreme Court ruled today. The lawsuit was filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Charter and its Time Warner Cable (TWC) subsidiary in ...
When the Federal Communication Commission acted to enforce net neutrality in 2008 and 2010, Comcast and Verizon sued and won both times. Finally, in 2015, over the dissent of commissioner (and former Verizon lawyer) Ajit Pai, the FCC issued its Open Internet Order, which survived a court challenge ...
The executive orders from Vermont, Hawaii, Montana, New Jersey, and New York require ISPs to follow net neutrality principles if they sell Internet service to state agencies. Vermont's governor was the latest to sign such an order, doing so yesterday. Instead of imposing net neutrality restrictions on all ...
Members of Congress have the ability to quickly restore net neutrality through a law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Many members of Congress are ... Finally, visit publicknowledge.org/SaveNetNeutrality to learn more about what's next in the fight to restore an open internet for all. Despite public outrage and ...
The FCC's rule ending net neutrality will go into effect shortly, and the organization argued that Mozilla must refile its lawsuit only after the FCC's order has formally been published. Mozilla has announced that it will do this, in an effort to protect the concept of net neutrality and the idea that internet content ...
In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality, the policy that safeguards a free and equal internet and allows us all to tweet, like, email, surf, learn, bank, and fuck (or at least witness fucking) regardless of circumstance. When the decision was announced, a number of ...
The repeal of net neutrality confirms what we already know: The internet, from its infrastructure to its applications, is not built for us. When we look back at the 1990s libertarian vision of the web—an open network from which everyone might profit—it seems quaint. The tech pontificators at Davos fawningly ...
“You're seeing it now surrounding net neutrality, and some of them don't know what they're doing,” Cali said. Cali's wish for federal movement to strengthen protections for people online was too much for Gigi Sohn, a prominent open internet advocate with the Washington, D.C.-based Open Society ...
A Federal Communications Commission member who opposed the panel's recent repeal of net neutrality rules for the internet said she is "absolutely worried" about the change that she said allows internet service providers to “almost direct what you see." Mignon L. Clyburn, a Democratic commissioner on ...
The Internet Association penned an open letter calling for the reversal of the net neutrality repeal earlier this week, having addressed its communication to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer. The lobbying group representing Silicon Valley juggernauts such as ...
KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette As technology manager at the James V. Brown Library, Doug Harkness is concerned about the potential impact the rollback on net neutrality could have on the public library system and the people who use it everyday. Above, Harkness stands in the tween and teen ...
Another move in a long line of maneuvers to protect net neutrality at the state level was smashed down when a Virginia bill that would have prevented internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking web content was killed by a state House subcommittee Tuesday. The Associated Press reports that the ...
The FCC voted along party lines in December to repeal net neutrality regulations. Those rules, introduced in 2015, were lauded by tech companies and consumer groups but denounced by internet service providers as hindering investment. The Internet Association, which represents Google's parent, ...
The FCC is patting itself on the back for restoring progress in broadband deployment and essentially saving the internet. To prove it, the FCC released a report showing that "several companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, and Alaska Communications either commenced or announced new ...
A group of high school students from around the state is trying to guarantee equal access to the internet with a new bill for the state. It's an effort to get state lawmakers to back net neutrality. In December, the Federal Communications Commission repealed the requirement that internet providers had to treat ...
A protester opposed to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) net neutrality repeal slowed traffic to a crawl outside the FCC Monday as a ... The protest was meant to mimic what critics say will be the effect of the net neutrality repeal, which will allow internet service providers to favor certain ...
Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, both have sponsored bills that would ensure net neutrality in Washington state. Net neutrality is a set of regulations that requires internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all websites equally, preventing them from creating fast lanes for those that can afford to pay for them.
San Francisco is trying to find network providers to build a city-wide, gigabit fiber Internet service with mandated net neutrality and consumer privacy protections. It would be an open-access network, allowing multiple ISPs to offer service over the same lines and compete for customers. The city yesterday ...
California has just joined New York and Montana in resisting the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality. ... It's undoubtedly a volatile time in the battle to restore net neutrality, and internet providers will be hard-pressed to make any drastic changes to their services during ...
After the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality last December, Republicans, and Democrats across the US are looking at ... Below is the letter I sent to Chairman @AjitPaiFCC today to ensure the continuation of a free and open #internet. pic.twitter.com/oKqh7lxaLI.
The California State Senate yesterday approved a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. The FCC's repeal of its own net neutrality rules included a provision to preempt state and municipal ...


 

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