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net neutrality should not apply to content delivery networks: Akamai's McConnell It has been a whirlwind year for content delivery network players like Akamai and Cloudflare.
In mid-May, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted two-to-one to continue the process of overturning net neutrality rules, which were enacted in 2015 under the Obama administration. The rules had forced internet service ...
When Democrats controlled the agency in 2015, Rosenworcel joined with Clyburn and then-Chairman Tom Wheeler to pass the controversial net neutrality rules that subjected broadband providers to the same utility-like oversight as conventional phone ...
... going around among the anti-net neutrality crowd (and in the Federal Communication Commission's proposal to roll back the net neutrality rules) is the idea that the current rules, adopted by the previous FCC, contain a loophole that allows Internet ...
Washington Post technology reporter Brian Fung joined MPR News host Tom Weber to talk about the Federal Communications Commission's plan to roll back regulations on high-speed internet. In May, the FCC voted to start the process of replacing ...
"Hell hath no fury like the internet scorned," Evan Greer, campaign director of advocacy group Fight for the Future, told Motherboard in April.
activists pushing back on FCC chairman Ajit Pai's plan to roll back Title II classification of ISPs and rethink the rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization in the 2015 Open Internet order say they have added a bunch of backers ...
Asked about net neutrality, Pai suggested the term was a great marketing slogan, but that in reality it was about Internet regulation and the question of "whether you want the government deciding how the internet is run." Pai argued that the Clinton ...
The NCTA recently conducted a survey that found that 61 percent of respondents either "strongly" or "somewhat" support net neutrality rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. Fifty-three percent support "a light-touch approach to ...
OPINION | The problem is exemplified by the abundance of bots participating in the debate over net neutrality.
In the age of the Internet, the issue of net neutrality comes up. And it's been mystified, it's been sidetracked; where do we stand on net neutrality? Because after all, right now when we talk about media, the medium we really have to talk about is the ...
Internet providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T say U.S. net-neutrality rules, which require firms to treat all web traffic equally, threaten innovation and undermine investment in broadband.
Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI, said net neutrality is just "a slogan" this week and suggested the internet could be better served by having paid fast lanes for certain types of data.
This week, the head of the Federal Communications Commission and a Republican US Senator each called net neutrality a "slogan" that solves no real problems, with the senator also arguing that the Internet should have paid fast lanes. "It's a great ...
Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, mozilla, and Vimeo all intend to hold a day of protest on 12 July in opposition to plans by Donald Trump's newly appointed telecoms regulator to neuter tough 2015 rules meant to protect "net neutrality" -- the concept that ...
House Republicans are tying an ongoing process to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules with their efforts to expand broadband internet access in rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, recently voted to take ...
Amazon, Vimeo and BitTorrent are among the groups taking part in a large-scale net neutrality protest on July 12. ... "The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way ...
Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, mozilla, and Vimeo all intend to hold a day of protest on 12 July in opposition to plans by Donald Trump's newly appointed telecoms regulator to neuter tough 2015 rules meant to protect "net neutrality" -- the concept that ...
net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers and their government regulators should treat all data on the web equally.
Despite an essentially borderless internet connection between most of the countries of the world, net neutrality in one nation can mean ensuring internets while in another it might mean internet censorship. As we've covered, the U.S. net neutrality ...
Some of the internet's biggest names are ready to jump into the fight over the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules. A coalition of activists and internet companies is mobilizing net neutrality supporters for an online "day of ...
But it also raises questions about a central theme brought up again and again by the principal businesses working to repeal net neutrality - rules intended to ensure that Internet providers can't play favorites with the traffic flowing across their ...
"Politicians in Washington, DC need to learn that net neutrality is not a partisan issue and Internet users will not tolerate these attacks on our basic rights - we will come together to protect the web as an open platform for free expression and ...
Millions of net neutrality supporters faced down a mighty phone and cable lobby, which had spent hundreds of millions of dollars over a decade to dismantle the one principle that makes the internet a tremendous engine for equal opportunity, democratic ...
net neutrality has internet service providers confused and scared about what they're allowed to give away for free, explains Contributing Editor Mike Godwin (progenitor of Godwin's Law and former attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation).
If you're just catching up on this issue, net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated the same by your internet provider - whether it's email, online games or streaming music. To prevent ISPs from arbitrarily ...
Internet service providers keep track of everything you do online. How they can use that information is up to federal regulators, including members of Congress ...
Network neutrality rules are needed to protect individuals against cable companies and other giant internet service providers (ISPs) that want to put their own profits ahead of the public interest in a free and open internet where anybody can ...
But the technical glitch gives us a peek into what a future without net neutrality could hold. Dozens of Comcast residential internet subscribers posted on 4chan, Reddit, and twitter Thursday night and early Friday morning that they were unable to ...
It's more likely that ISPs will be more subtle in how they attempt to charge you to access the internet and then turn around and try to charge websites for access to you.
Anyone who has followed the hyperbolic debate about net neutrality has likely heard that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to "squelch competition," "limit consumer choice," "raise prices," and perhaps even "destroy the internet.".
Netflix is ready to wave the white flag when it comes to the war over net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission and President Donald Trump want to tear down the rules governing an open internet that were put in place under the previous ...
The most surprising thing about net neutrality is that the Internet policy community is still debating it 15 years after the idea was born.
Fight for the Future sees dead people, or at least it said a few have somehow filed anti-Title II comments with the FCC, according to reports from the deceased ...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is lauding the Federal Communications Commission for starting to roll back federal rules that govern high-speed internet providers. Appearing on C-SPAN, the Brentwood Republican said she views the FCC's ...
A Chrome plugin called Removal Of net neutrality shows what it could be like should the FCC decide to ditch protections.
net neutrality is viewed by many as a bright spot in the otherwise rather dim and confused tech policies of the United States, and its enemies are subject to the harshest disdain.
But the big Internet providers want to eliminate net neutrality. They want Netflix to pay them extra for faster delivery.
The FCC's only just begun rolling back regulations that allow it to enforce net neutrality, but tensions over the hotly contested issue are already on the rise.
Removal of net neutrality Simulator is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that lets you experience the Web without net neutrality. The extension has been designed to show to anyone who installs the extension, but specifically Internet users ...
They believe that the web has a bedrock principle: The mighty broadband providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon shouldn't be allowed to selectively slow down or block websites, and all internet data must be treated equally. ... The solution could ...
Democrats argue that conservatives want to strip consumers of key online protections and hand more power back to large internet providers, and liken the issue to another hot-button topic: former President Obama's health care law. ... As a right-wing ...
A spokesman for the Internet Association, which also favors the Obama administration "net neutrality" order poised to be rolled back at the FCC, said the browser Act "has the potential to upend the consumer experience online and stifle innovation.
The Federal Communications Commission voted last week to approve a proposal to begin dismantling net neutrality, the latest step in a series of moves by conservatives targeting federal regulations that protect consumers from Internet service providers ...
Mullaney's letter, coordinated by internet activists Fight for the Future, calculates that as many as 450,000 of the comments on FCC's website may be spam created by enemies of net neutrality. "Whoever is behind this stole our names and addresses ...
The comments site in question has become a battleground for supporters and opponents of Trump administration efforts to roll back net neutrality rules that bar internet service providers from favoring some sites over others. The site was overwhelmed ...
The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to dismantle Obama-era "net neutrality" rules designed to protect the free and open Internet. Anyone who cares about free speech, fair market competition, or access to information should be concerned ...
What you can access on the internet may soon change with the Federal Communications Commission's vote to begin rolling back net neutrality regulations late last week. "net neutrality" refers to the expectation that internet service providers will ...
Comcast and other big telecom companies seek the repeal of the Obama-era internet regulations, or "net neutrality" protections, through the new head of the FCC, Ajit Pai.
The proposal is called "Restoring Internet Freedom," because its proponents believe that net neutrality is restrictive.


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