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#EndorseThis: Colbert Trolls Ajit Pai, Killer Of Net Neutrality

Bereft of legislative achievements so far, Trump cut a symbolic red tape to celebrate his administration’s abolition of federal regulations. While observing this idiotic ceremony (attended by smiling Ivanka), a disturbing thought occurred to Stephen Colbert: The most important regulation undone by Trump’s government is net neutrality. As Colbert notes, the promises by big telecom […]

December 15, 2017
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Trump Signs Repeal Of U.S. Broadband Privacy Rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over […]

April 4, 2017
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These Activists Are Hoping FCC Regulations Can Stop Unjust Police Spying

Color Of Change, Center for Media Justice and New America’s Open Technology Institute filed a complaint this week with the Federal Communications Commission, charging that the BDP’s use of mass cell phone surveillance devices known as Stingrays violates regulations of radio waves and cellular networks.

August 22, 2016
Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet in the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith; Speaker Boehner/Flickr)

Net Neutrality Moves To Congress

Opponents of net neutrality have spent big money on lobbying.

March 26, 2015
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Potential For A Bipartisan Bill On Net Neutrality Emerges In Congress

The possibility of a net neutrality bill heats up as Democrats and Republicans clash over negotiations on online traffic prohibitions on Internet service providers.

March 25, 2015

Net Neutrality Regulations Released By FCC; Industry Lawsuit Expected

Net neutrality opponents aren’t ready to give up yet.

March 12, 2015

Open Internet Survives Weird Politics

How net neutrality overcame a Republican blitz in Washington.

March 3, 2015

FCC Tightens Internet Oversight With New Net Neutrality Rules

Learn more about the FCC’s new net neutrality rules.

February 27, 2015

FCC Chief Cites Wireless Industry As Precedent In Net Neutrality Proposal

The FCC is expected to approve net neutrality on Thursday.

February 24, 2015

House GOP Probes White House Role In FCC’s Net-Neutrality Proposal

Congressional Republicans aren’t ready to give up the fight against net neutrality.

February 9, 2015

FCC Chairman Proposes Tough Net Neutrality Rules Advocated By Obama

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is stepping up for net neutrality.

February 4, 2015

FCC Chief Wants More Money For High-Speed Internet Access At Schools

73 percent of schools in rural districts do not have any schools that meet FCC guidelines for high-speed Internet access, but FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a plan to change that shocking statistic.

November 17, 2014

Obama: ‘Protect Net Neutrality’ On The Internet

Find out why the president is speaking out about internet regulation.

November 10, 2014

Internet Titans To Protest ‘Fast Lanes’ Wednesday

San Francisco (AFP) — Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon on Wednesday to rally support for blocking Internet “fast lanes.” It’s part of a massive “Internet Slowdown” protest — joined by dozens of top Internet firms and advocacy groups, including WordPress and the American Civil Liberties Union. […]

September 9, 2014

Sprint To Pay $7.5 Million Over Failure To Honor Do-Not-Call Requests

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times Sprint will pay $7.5 million to resolve federal regulators’ inquiry into its failure to honor consumers’ requests that they not receive telemarketing calls or texts, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday. The agreement between Sprint and the FCC marks the largest settlement yet of do-not-call violations, the FCC said. […]

May 19, 2014

FCC Votes To Start Formal Consideration Of Net Neutrality Proposal

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Amid protests, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to begin the process of formally setting new net neutrality rules for online traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster delivery of their content. The 3-2 vote was a victory for FCC Chairman […]

May 15, 2014

Proposed U.S. Rules Leave Open Internet Fast Lanes

San Francisco (AFP) – Internet fast lanes that defy the ideal of “net neutrality” would be allowed under rules proposed by U.S. regulators eager to keep broadband service providers from abusing their power. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday laid out a proposal to make sure Internet service providers don’t discriminate when it comes […]

April 24, 2014