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Another Reason For Defending Net Neutrality: NSA Surveillance

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The net neutrality debate has been underway for many years now, but more recently it has entered the mainstream. The main arguments in favor of preserving net neutrality -- that it creates a level playing field that allows innovation,...Show More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Email The FCC, Rip YouTube Music, & See News Scoops On The Map

Dear FCC – The FCC has asked for public comment on new rules about net neutrality, and it is vital that you tell the FCC your feelings on the subject, before a final decision is made. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has provided you with a ready-made template where you can enter your details and your feelings on the subject. Show More Summary

This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality

After a last minute extension last week, the FCC has finally stopped taking comments regarding the controversial net neutrality proposal. We don’t know what effect over 1 million comments will have on the decision, but we do know what the public is saying: fast lanes are not acceptable and corporations shouldn’t control access to the Internet. Show More Summary

Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast

As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its net neutrality proceedings, AT&T is in with its 99-page contribution. And there's one section in particular that has caught the attention and earned the ire of some fans of neutrality regulations. It has to do with the idea that in some cases, […]

Watch John Oliver Explain Just How Broken America’s Prison System Is

On yesterday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver continued his strong run of main stories—see, for instance, his recent segments on net neutrality and income inequality—with 17 minutes on America’s exceptionally high incarceration...Show More Summary

One in a Million: Coming Clean in the Net Neutrality Proceeding

Open Internet comments have passed the seven-figure mark, but one in particular sticks out. Update: Word is that the total number of comments filed in the net neutrality proceeding leapt from around 650,000 the day before the original...Show More Summary

A Sunday Well-Spent On Civil Liberties, Technology & Stupid Whitehat Tricks: Tune In Now To The Hackers On Planet Earth Conference

Here's today's essential livesetream for anybody really interested in governmental and corporate, well, dominance, of our private lives, the use of technology to fight for human rights here and overseas, or net neutrality -- which to...Show More Summary

Netflix Earnings Expected To Catapult Forward

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pending ruling over the future of the internet. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Comments To FCC Slows As First Comment Period Ends

Net neutrality has still piqued many people’s interest. Just ask the Federal Communications Commission. The allotted time for citizens to send an electronic message to the FCC about net neutrality has passed, and it ended with nary a whimper. But, its huge start guaranteed the messages totalled over 1 million comments made. From legal briefs

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

(Filed as comments in the Net Neutrality proceedings) Verizon New York, cable franchise, 2005 While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation...Show More Summary

No One Is Paying Attention To They Way Wireless Companies Could Destroy Internet Freedom

Over the past few months, there's been a lot of anger, debate, and misinformation regarding the FCC's plans for net neutrality. Since the FCC introduced a proposal that would essentially prioritize some internet traffic over other traffic, something net neutrality advocates fear could ruin the internet. Show More Summary

This Is How Comcast Is Astroturfing the Net Neutrality Issue

Op-eds in favor of killing Net neutrality are appearing from a think tank fellow all throughout media--without disclosing ties to Comcast.

Free Porn Video And Photo Websites To Go Out Of Business If Net Neutrality Ends

Free porn video websites may be facing extinction, or at least a hefty change to the business model, if net neutrality ends. What could this mean to the sex industry and would porn stars actually like this to happen? In a related report by The Inquisitr, Google AdWords will no longer be supporting porn websites

The Messy Convergence of Shty Customer Service and Net Neutrality

Tod Kelly reports on two happy endings from hellish telecommunication customer fails, and wonders aloud about the possible role the industry's push to end net neutrality might have had in bringing them about.

'The Shield' Creator Shawn Ryan: Industry Consolidation Hurts Writers, Consumers

The showrunner for "The Unit" will tell a Senate committee that the Comcast-TWC merger should be blocked and net neutrality should not allow priority access. read more

Guy Files Dishwasher User Manual As An FCC Comment On Net Neutrality

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The FCC has confirmed that over 1 million comments have already been filed in the open comment period concerning net neutrality and the open internet. The official comment period closes tonight at midnight (and even that's kind of meaningless...Show More Summary

Comments To The FCC Regarding Net Neutrality Slow As Deadline Approaches

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) initial comment period regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on net neutrality regulations ends in around seven hours. Instead of seeing a final surge in submissions, however, it appears that the influx in missives from the public to the agency is slowing. Read More

From AT&T To Verizon: What The Web’s Biggest Players Told The FCC About Net Neutrality

The FCC originally planned to stop taking comments about their net neutrality proposal on Tuesday. But after demand overwhelmed and crashed their antique IT system, they extended the deadline to 11:59 p.m. (EDT) tonight. As of yesterday, well over one million comments had been entered, and that number’s still going up. Clearly, the public cares — but what is … [More]

Tech Companies Call for the FCC to Make and Enforce Rules for the Internet

Ever since the FCC lost the case where it tried to defend its position on net neutrality, there has been a battle between tech giants, like Google and Netflix, and ISPs like Verizon and Comcast. This back and forth has led to the striking of uneasy deals, anger from consumers and even propaganda campaigns. Show More Summary

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