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Consumer Groups Urge FCC to Investigate Zero-Rating

Having recently won a landmark victory in upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s authority over establishing and enforcing Net Neutrality regulations, it really wouldn’t surprise me if FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was hesitant to continue pushing his luck, particularly when it comes to investigating the popular zero-rating trend. Show More Summary

FCC chair proposes retaining most media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday proposed retaining most rules limiting cross ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Show More Summary

Boeing applies for license to launch proposed satellite constellation

Boeing Co. has applied for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a network of thousands of satellites, joining companies such as SpaceX and OneWeb in the new race to build constellations for broadband Internet access. In its application filed Wednesday, Boeing...

FCC Chief is ready for 10 to 100x faster 5G wireless, wants policymakers to get on board

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on July 14 to identify and open spectrum for truly next-gem high-speed 5G wireless. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants everyone to get on board, or get out of the way. “[If the FCC] approves...Show More Summary

The Internet is a Public Utility. So has anything changed?

As we reported last week, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s legal authority to implement and enforce Net Neutrality regulations, a landmark victory for the open Internet movement. With it the FCC has had its reclassification of broadband service as a public utility affirmed, and we now officially live in an […]

Telecom Industry Promises Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Earlier this week a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality regulations and as expected it has generated a far amount of commentary on both sides of the fight. On the one hand many proponents of an open Internet see this as a landmark victory in the fight against ISP […]

Will the Supreme Court Really Take on Net Neutrality?

This piece originally appeared in the New America Weekly. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unequivocally upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate the internet and enforce net neutrality. Show More Summary

For the record

FCC chairman: An article in the June 15 Business section about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and the cable TV misidentified the president of the American Cable Assn. as Michael Polka. His name is Matthew Polka.   If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions...

The Internet Is a Utility -- Court Rules in Favor of Net Neutrality

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate internet service providers the same as any common carrier of utility services, opening up companies like Comcast and Time Warner to regulation similar to water and electric providers. Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia......

Net Neutrality Rules Upheld in Court Challenge — Decision Could Send Case to Supreme Court

A divided federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Washington Post reports that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected challenges to the rules....

Appeals Court Approves Net Neutrality Rules

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld on Tuesday June 14, 2016 so called “net neutrality” rules issues by the Federal Communications Commission in February 2015.  Two previous attempts by the FCC to regulate...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Court Decision Yields Early Winners And Losers

If you take the stock market as your guide, yesterday’s court decision to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality regulations was either completely unsurprising or completely uneventful. Among the most directly affected ISPs (Internet Service Providers), Verizon, AT&T and Comcast were up very slightly (less than one percent), and [...]

Saving the Internet from the whims of service providers

The Federal Communications Commission has taken three different approaches to guarding the Internet against meddling by Comcast, Verizon and other Internet service providers that control its gateways. The first two were thrown out by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the commission’s...

FCC’s Net Neutrality Upheld in Appeals Court Decision

For the first time in history the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality regulations have withstood an attack, as a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday voted 2-1 in favour of upholding rules, maintaining the FCC’s legal oversight and regulation of both wired and wireless […]

FCC chief Tom Wheeler, a former cable TV lobbyist, is making his old industry sweat

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Tom Wheeler, the hard-charging head of the Federal Communications Commission, is a history buff who's written books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Cable TV executives - infuriated at a series of recent agency actions, including placing them under utility-like oversight through his net neutrality...

Hold the celebrations, the fight for net neutrality isn’t over

Today, a federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the authority to reclassify internet service providers (ISP’s) as “common carriers,” meaning, the agency is within its power to regulate them much in the same way it regulates telephone providers. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Survives Lawsuit, Internet Can Be Treated as Utility

On the internet, all content is equal. At least, that's the goal behind the Federal Communications Commission's Net Neutrality rules. Propagated last year, Net Neutrality bans three main practices: blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. But in order to put those rules into place, the FCC first had to classify......

Net Neutrality Rules Guaranteeing An 'Open Internet' Finally Prevail In Court

Bringing to a close more than a decade-old battle, an appellate court in Washington D.C. backed the net neutrality rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission. The ruling, which came down earlier today, is likely to end years of perpetual advocacy, lobbying, and litigation in which the FCC tried to [...]

‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as D.C. Court Upholds Rules

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission acted within its jurisdiction when it enacted sweeping net neutrality regulations last y...

What's everyone saying about net neutrality? - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Today's appeals court decision to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's rules regarding equal access to the internet gives the FCC another legal victory.

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