• Tech firms are starting to speak up against the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality: 'We are disappointed'

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Business Insider asked some of the biggest tech firms in the US about the FCC's plans to kill net neutrality.
    Netflix, Facebook, Google and more are all speaking out in support of net neutrality, and against the FCC's plans.
    The FCC is planning to kill net neutrality - and some tech companies are starting to speak out.
    In December, the US telecoms regulator is planning to roll-back Obama-era rules that ensure net neutrality - the principle that all data must be treated equally, and companies can't charge for preferential access.
    The plan is expected to pass, and if it does, it will mean...
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  • Commentary: The FCC Has Always Defended Net Neutrality. Why Stop Now?

    Commentary: The FCC Has Always Defended Net Neutrality. Why Stop Now?

    19 days ago - By Fortune

    Earlier this week Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a radical plan to undo the net neutrality protections that have been in place in the U.S. since the beginning of the Internet. He wants to eliminate the protections that have kept companies such as Comcast , AT&T , and Verizon from blocking sites, slowing down or speeding up applications, and charging sites just so their websites load for an Internet service provider's subscribers.
    Since its inception, Internet access in the U.S. has been guided by one basic principle: ISPs that provide the on-ramps to the...
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  • It's not just net neutrality: The FCC also wants to relax one of broadcast media's biggest rules

    19 days ago - By Washington Post


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  • The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps - read the full plan

    The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps - read the full plan

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    The FCC will vote on a new rule December 14 that will repeal net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015.
    The full text of the draft order was released on Wednesday.
    It includes several major changes, including allowing ISPs to create so-called "fast lanes," block apps and services, and proposes giving some oversight responsibilities to the FTC.
    The FCC, led by chairman Ajit Pai, released the final draft of a closely-watched plan on Wednesday to reverse a net neutrality policy enacted in 2015 which banned the blocking or slowing down of web content.
    Net neutrality is the concept that...
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  • Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

    Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

    19 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday's announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were negative.
    In response, protests are being held on December 7 at Verizon retail stores across the country.
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  • New York's top prosecutor looking into bots that flooded the FCC with fake net neutrality comments

    19 days ago - By Fast Company

    The FCC just announced that it is doing away with Obama-era net neutrality rules, with a vote on the order expected to take place at its meeting on December 14th. While there may be no way to save net neutrality as we've come to know it, one man is not giving up the fight-New York...
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  • FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

    FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

    19 days ago - By NPR

    The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free-market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."
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