In February this year, then TRAI banned Free Basics by Facebook and upheld Freedom of Internet and Net Neutrality principles, there was a small loophole related with distribution of exclusive content over ‘intranet’. Two months later, Airtel has decided to officially exploit this loophole; and they are doing it in style. Show More Summary
A net neutrality vigil at the Massachusetts State House in 2014. (via Flickr) “Would you buy a home without modern-day Internet access?” Susan Crawford asks in an article on Backchannel.com. Crawford is the co-author—with David Talbot,...Show More Summary
As we've been discussing, the House has been pushing a new bill dubbed the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act" (pdf). As the name implies, the bill is being framed as a way to keep an "out of control" government from...Show More Summary
A landmark court ruling from the DC Court of Appeals is expected as soon as this week.
From net neutrality to municipal broadband, to new broadband privacy rules and a quest to open up the cable set top box to competition, we've noted repeatedly that the FCC under Tom Wheeler isn't the same FCC we've learned to grumble about over the years. Show More Summary
The Republican House voted on almost entirely partisan lines Friday to essentially gut the open internet order the FCC implemented last year to establish net neutrality. The bill passed 241-173, with just five Democrats voting with Republicans. Show More Summary
A verdict is near on the future of net neutrality.
Vote to ban "rate regulation" would limit FCC's consumer protection powers.
The U.S House of Representatives today passed bill HR 2666, which could interfere with the FCC's ability to enforce net neutrality provisions. As written, the bill explicitly intends to "prohibit the Federal Communications Commission...Show More Summary
A federal appeals court is expected to rule on net neutrality any day now.
If you thought the battle over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission slapped a series of unprecedented rules on Internet providers last year, think again. For months, the tech and telecom industries have been waiting for a court decision on net neutrality. It's the result of a legal appeal filed last year by companies such as AT&T and trade […]
As we just noted, the House has been pushing yet another bill that attempts to punish the FCC for its uncharacteristic new habit of actually standing up to giant ISPs. The "No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act" (pdf) professes...Show More Summary
If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.
Federal open internet protections are under attack.
Land grab! Net neutrality! Imperialism! There was a lot of justified outrage (and perhaps delight) when Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of bringing the Internet to rural Indians came crashing down recently, fueled by the 11 million people who...Show More Summary
New labels will help ISPs comply with net neutrality transparency rules.
Wheeler disappoints Netflix critics who called for investigation.
The good news and bad news for the country is that the House is scheduled to work about 65 days between now and September 30. It's bad news because this is Congress and they're kind of supposed to be doing their job. It's good news because when they are working, they're doing horrible stuff. Show More Summary
Netflix has handed those same U.S. telecommunication giants a potent weapon.