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Net Neutrality: Government Destruction of the Internet

In a landmark decision on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared the Internet a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act as reported by CBS News. The 3-2 split decision forces Internet service providers to not actively discriminate in terms of what content is transmitted at what speed. Show More Summary

A word from Verizon

(Scott Johnson) Verizon is an outspoken opponent of the government takeover of the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission. It therefore weighed in on Thursday when the FCC voted to approve an order urged by President Obama;...Show More Summary

'SNL' skewers Internet celebrities who don't get net neutrality

Net neutrality won big on Thursday when the Federal Communications Commission voted to enact strict regulations on Internet service providers. Naturally, Saturday Night Live chimed in on Sunday with a sketch that breaks net neutrality...Show More Summary

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, and Broadband Companies Are Miffed

The Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt "net neutrality" regulations on Thursday, which made the White House and tech companies very happy, and broadband companies very mad.  The changes will keep broadband companies from blocking legal content, prioritizing some web traffic over others, or discriminating at all when it comes to... More »

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. Show More Summary

Norquist Explains Stealth Taxes in New FCC Internet Rules

At CPAC on Friday, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist told  National Review’s Jay Nordlinger that the Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations on the Internet will cost Americans as much as $16 billion in new...Show More Summary

US Chamber of Commerce Denounces Net Neutrality Rules

The US Chamber of Commerce stated that the net neutrality rules adopted by the US Federal Communication Commission on Thursday will harm business conditions and trigger expensive lawsuits.

How Net Neutrality, Unloved by Very Powerful People, Made It

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved new net-neutrality rules, and, as you'd expect, everyone on the internet is now wondering what it all means.  But seeing as the rules still need to survive bureaucratic lethargy, Congress, and litigation threats, who knows exactly what the change could mean, and if consumers will even notice. (The... More »

The FCC’s net neutrality decision could mean stronger privacy rules for Internet service providers

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Federal Communications Commission made history on Thursday, classifying Internet providers as public utilities for the first time. The landmark vote was aimed at ensuring "net neutrality" -- the principle that all online traffic be treated the same. Show More Summary

The Internet Is Safe!

In the much-needed good news category, the Federal Communications Commission voted this week to classify

The Unseen Effects of "Net Neutrality" Regulation

(February 27, 2015 03:56 PM, by David Henderson) Various friends on Facebook have been venting, quite justifiably, about the Federal Communications Commission's vote to regulate the Internet as a public utility. Some of the more extreme venters have claimed that it will slow down communication and reverse much... (1 COMMENTS)

Ron Paul: Federal Government Should ‘Keep its Hands Off the Internet’

The US Federal Communications Commission has made a historic decision to reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Civil liberties groups are cheering, broadband providers are banging their heads, but who’s right? Ron Paul may have a surprising answer.

US Communications Commission Slaps Telecom With $9Mln Fine

The US Federal Communications Commission plans to fine GSPS, Inc., an Atlanta, GA telephone company more than $9 million for exploiting customers and deceiving regulators.

Verizon isn't happy with the FCC's Net neutrality ruling

The Federal Communications Commission Thursday adopted Net neutrality rules that would prohibit companies such as Verizon and Comcast from blocking or slowing online traffic and from offering faster... To view the full story, click the title link.

Victor Pickard on native ads and the new journalism economy

Victor Pickard celebrated the Federal Communication Commission's vote Thursday to regulate the internet as a public utility at an internet victory party in Washington, DC. For Pickard, an assistant professor at the Annenberg School of...Show More Summary

FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve New Net Neutrality Rules, Music Industry Applauds

In a contentious meeting yesterday morning, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to adopt new Net Neutrality rules, preserving a fair and open internet. If you're still wondering what net neutrality means and how this effects you, you're not alone. NPR's Elise Hu provided a bit of clarity in layman's...

First Slice 2/27/15: FCC approves net neutrality

Net neutrality has won in a 3–2 vote at the Federal Communications Commission. The new Open Internet Order establishes rules that prohibit internet service providers from granting faster access to companies who pay for priority and from blocking or throttling sites.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Lamest Official Reactions Against Net Neutrality

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Let's all agree on one thing: The Federal Communications Commission passing the strongest net neutrality rules in America's history is a step in the right direction. But that didn't stop an army of naysayers from crowing about an imaginary government takeover of the internet or how the new plan would slash their profits. Show More Summary

FCC chair: Net neutrality ‘no more a plan to regulate Internet than 1st Amendment is to regulate free speech’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler gave an impassioned speech as he announced the FCC’s decision to embrace net neutrality. “This proposal has been called by one opponent,” Wheeler said, referring to Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, “‘a secret...

Net neutrality, explained

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers more heavily. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC’s work to regulate Internet traffic: WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY? Net neutrality is the principle that...

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