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Google Finally Stops Playing Mute On Net Neutrality, Says New Rules Won't Hurt Google Fiber In The Slightest

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While Google was a major player in the net neutrality fight early on, the company performed a stark about-face on the issue sometime around 2010. Google was responsible for co-writing the FCC's original, wimpy net neutrality rules alongside...Show More Summary

Saving Net Neutrality

Co-authored by Theodore Andrew Lee We live in an age where we have become dependent on the Internet. Most people check the Internet before going to bed and in the morning. Whether it is to see their emails, check the weather, read the...Show More Summary

Credits not deductions

Harold Pollack at Same Facts has a good long post on the political problems of capping 529 tax advantages for the affluent in order to change the tax system in a net revenue neutral manner that benefits people who earn under $100,000 per year.  He notes the following: President Obama himself established a big 529 account [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Internet Providers Had A Silly Case To Keep Your Broadband Speeds Slow

As the FCC prepares to make a big decision on net neutrality, it's taking small steps to classify broadband internet. The FCC voted Thursday to classify broadband internet as connections that provide download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. Show More Summary

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

Canada stands up for net neutrality with new ruling

No longer can Canadian wireless providers give their own video services preferential treatment

The FCC has voted to change the definition of broadband to a minimum of 25Mbps

While we’re still waiting around to see what happens with net neutrality, the FCC just voted to change the definition of broadband. Broadband should now mean 25Mbps and higher. Before today’s vote, ISPs could legally advertise speeds from 4Mbps up as broadband. That’s laughably slow in our connected, always-streaming age. Show More Summary

Canada upholds net neutrality rules

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

From Michael Geist: "Canada's telecom regulator has issued a major new…ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from data charges."

Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom

To fully understand what’s at stake in the fight over the future of the Internet, you have to revisit another era.

Canada cracks down on zero-rating in two net neutrality rulings

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The list of countries that find zero-rating to be a violation of net neutrality just keeps on growing, with Canada the latest to crack down on the practise. "Zero-rating" or "positive…

CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act: “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”

The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from data charges. Show More Summary

Google Says Net Neutrality Won’t Curb Expansion Of Google Fiber

Opponents of the net neutrality rules pending before the Federal Communications Commission claim that they would be an impediment to investment and slow the expansion and improvement of broadband networks around the country. But theShow More Summary

Does the FCC want to oversee peering deals like Netflix vs. Comcast?

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The FCC will soon pass new rules for how ISP's must handle broadband traffic and, while it's expected to impose a policy of net neutrality when it comes to consumers, it's been less clear how the…

How net neutrality rules can fix Verizon’s supercookie problem

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The FCC is on the cusp of proposing new rules for the internet, and it may have a chance to kill two birds with one stone: along with preserving so-called "net neutrality," the…

Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy: 'Open access to the internet must not be compromised'

As a Republican-controlled Congress has decided it needs to do something to protect big telecom from the pending net neutrality rules from the Federal Communications Commission, it's critical that Democratic members of Congress coalesce against their sham legislation. Show More Summary

Fight for net neutrality turns to Congress

The Federal Communications Commission will decide next month whether to take strong action to protect net neutrality, and by all indications that's just what they'll vote to do: reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which gives them clear authority to enforce net neutrality. Show More Summary

Google: Strong net neutrality rules won’t hurt the future rollout of Google Fiber

After announcing a major expansion of its high-speed Internet service, Google said Tuesday it will continue to pour money into new broadband networks even if federal regulators adopt strong net neutrality rules designed to thwart Internet providers that may want to speed up or slow down certain Web sites over others. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up During Wait for FCC Decision

The wrangling and wrestling over net neutrality has continued for more than one year at this point, and it looks like this particular fight may be coming to an end. When the Federal Communications Commission lost a case against Verizon Communications in January 2014, the whole concept of net neutrality was blown wide open. Show More Summary

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