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Big Week at the FCC: New Net Neutrality Rules, Power to the Munis

News this week included net neutrality, municipal broadband, iOS and Android (near) total dominance, dire mobile app security and super-fast wireless.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TDS and others remain divided on new net neutrality rules

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS, three telcos that have a long heritage of serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, are taking diverging paths on what they think about the FCC's passing of new rules to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act and Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

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.

F.C.C. Moves to Free Up Community Broadband Services

54 minutes agoTechnology : Bits

The F.C.C. passed an order to override state laws that hinder the expansion of community broadband networks, saying the laws limit competition. Legal challenges are expected.

Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality

55 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few weeks ago, after it was more or less confirmed that the FCC was going forward with full Title II reclassification of broadband, we noted that the stocks of the big broadband companies actually went up suggesting that Wall Street...Show More Summary

If You Want To See What The U.S. Broadband Market Really Looks Like, Take A Close Look At West Virginia

55 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While sexy Google Fiber deployments get the lion's share of media attention these days, it's the notably less sexy service in states like West Virginia that continue to perfectly exemplify just how broken U.S. broadband really is. Local...Show More Summary

4 Things We Still Don’t Know About Net Neutrality

The FCC voted yesterday to reclassify broadband and protect the open internet. In other words, at long last, we have a net neutrality rule. And that’s great! But there is still a lot we don’t know, and there are a lot of questions left unanswered. Here are the major things we don’t know, and parts we’re waiting to better … [More]

There Is The Dress and Only The Dress

I was working from home this week, which is to say I was alone, when the internet rose as one to watch llamas and then debate what color the dress was. Also the FCC voted to reclassify broadband as a utility or something, which registered as a distant third. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

Morning 10: Police sergeants' contract | Net neutrality passes | Tracking veterans

The city's police-sergeants' union agreed to a new contract that authorizes 11% raises over the next seven years. The Federal Communications Commission approved regulating broadband Internet... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Title II Internet

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the FCC vote to reclassify broadband internet into Title II, the inevitable legal challenges and what this means for the future of the web. The post A Title II Internet appeared first on RedState.

Net Neutrality Passes

On a party line vote: The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. The new rules, approved...Show More Summary

Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents

9 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Last month Apple and Ericsson went to war over the fees Ericsson is trying to charge Apple for the use of its mobile broadband patents. Apple sued Ericsson in an attempt…

TalkTalk’s systems breached, subscribers’ info stolen and used in scams

UK-based phone, TV and broadband service provider TalkTalk confirmed today that its networks were breached last December. The company said that users’ personal data — including names, addresses, phone numbers and TalkTalk account numbers — was stolen. Show More Summary

FCC Approves Strict Net Neutrality Rules, Declares Broadband A Public Utility

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Following one of the most intense – and bizarre – lobbying battles in the history of modern Washington politics, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed strict new rules that give the body its greatest power over the cable industry since the Internet went mainstream.” Said the FCC chairman, “This is no more a plan to […]

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

Good morning! It's a bright and sunny start to Friday. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. The FCC voted for net neutrality. Broadband companies can't pay for internet fast-lanes, as the internet is classified as a utility. Show More Summary

From Applause To Lawsuits And Legislation: What Key Players Are Saying About Today’s Net Neutrality Vote

Over the summer, we rounded up what all the key players in broadband and online were saying about the potential for the FCC to write a clear net neutrality rule. Earlier today, the FCC actually went and made that rule; here’s what everyone has to say about it now. Although AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon all hint once again at … [More]

Net neutrality win: US FCC reclassifies broadband as a public utility, bans internet "fast lanes"

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted 3-2 to uphold the principles of network neutrality – that is, to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all web traffic as equal. This prevents ISPs from...Show More Summary

FCC Classifies Internet Service as a Public Utility

Image via Shutterstock I know the amazing llama chase was huge news today, but this might be even more important: F.C.C. Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Classifying Broadband Internet Service as a Utility. WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a...

Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

20 hours agoNews : News Desk

Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality, preserving an open Internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing content that flows across their pipes. Show More Summary

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