Removal of Net Neutrality Simulator is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that lets you experience the Web without Net Neutrality. The extension has been designed to show to anyone who installs the extension, but specifically...Show More Summary
That is an unpopular point — with both sides — but it might just well be true. Here is a newly published study by Robert W. Crandall: More than a year after a court invalidated its “net neutrality” rules on broadband Internet service...Show More Summary
Half a million fake, identical anti-Net Neutrality comments were posted on the FCC's docket on killing Net Neutrality, using identities that appear to have been stolen from a voter registration breach. (more…)
BEFORE WE GET STARTED TODAY Yesterday, I posted instructions for John Oliver's direct link to the FCC comment page on the agency's net neutrality changes. In case you missed it, here it is again: To get to the page, go...
As we look back on the week's music industry news, we revisit the departure of TIDAL's CEO, MySpace's attempt to play dead to avoid lawsuits, FCC commenter's support of net neutrality, and more! Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out - 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years MySpace Plays Dead In...
A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that a significant number of anti-net neutrality comments on the FCC's website were being fraudulently attributed to real people. The pro-net neutrality advocacy group Fight for the Future proceeded...Show More Summary
By Timothy Karr / Moyers & Company For net neutrality supporters, the last week felt like déjà vu.
Via Disobedient Media The control of private information on the internet has been a contentious for as long as the people have been online. It has long been the consensus that maintaining internet freedoms is essential for free expression,...Show More Summary
Group of people claim identities used to make remarks to FCC against net neutrality regulations.
By now, most Techdirt readers realize that far too many members of Congress don't so much have thoughts about technology policy, as they do bulleted mental lists of talking points provided by a lobbyist happy to do their thinking for them. Show More Summary
PROTEST FCC CHANGES TO NET NEUTRALITY Finally, John Oliver's direct link to the FCC comment page on the agency's net neutrality changes is up and running again. To get there, go to this URL, click on the word, “express” at...
Several victims of imposters who used their names to send messages opposing net neutrality are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the acts. The 14 victims are also calling on the FCC to inform up to 450,000...Show More Summary
You may remember, a few years ago, Verizon attempted to start its own tech blog, called "SugarString," where the founding editor they hired was telling potential reporters they couldn't write about net neutrality. After that got mocked around the web, the whole idea of SugarString faded away. Show More Summary
Democrats are pursuing a high-risk, high-reward strategy.
"I have been slandered."
Now that federal regulators have released their official proposal to repeal the government's net neutrality rules, Democrats are vowing, Churchill-style, to fight that measure in the courts, at the Federal Communications Commission and in the realm of public opinion. Sensing they've hit on a white-hot campaign issue, liberals are seeking to stir up a grassroots firestorm […]
Net neutrality activists are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission investigate a series of messages sent to the agency that allegedly impersonate people who did not sign or support those public comments. More than a dozen people sent a letter to the FCC Thursday saying that their names and contact information were improperly used as part of […]
The FCC recently posted a notice about a proposed piece of legislation that would, essentially, roll back the Open Internet Order of 2015, which established the concept of net neutrality. These are publicly available documents, and you can read them for yourself. Show More Summary
On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency’s 2015 Title II Order which subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to regulation as telecommunications services pursuant to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. In a 2-1 vote along partisan lines,...… Continue Reading