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Airtel Wants To Officially Exploit TRAI’s Loophole In Offering Exclusive Content; Violating Net Neutrality?

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

New Report Highlights Internet Inequality in Rural Communities

last weekNews : Truthdig

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 Crawford is the co-author—with David Talbot,...Show More Summary

House Passes Bill Attempting To Gut Net Neutrality, Supporters Declare The Internet Saved

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Did You Think the Battle Over Net Neutrality Was Over? Think Again

A landmark court ruling from the DC Court of Appeals is expected as soon as this week.

The Broadband Industry Is Now Officially Blaming Google (Alphabet) For...Everything

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

House Republicans pass bill to gut net neutrality, but it's not all bad news

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

Net Neutrality Verdict Could Be Near

A verdict is near on the future of net neutrality.

Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

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 court is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

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 […]

White House Threatens To Veto Bill Attempting To Gut Net Neutrality, Defang FCC

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality bill could be vetoed

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.

Why Facebook failed with Free Basics

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

FCC Chairman Wheeler: House bill would kill net neutrality

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 throttling shows net neutrality on life support: column

Netflix has handed those same U.S. telecommunication giants a potent weapon.        

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