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White House Warns Congress To Stop Its Sneak Attacks On Net Neutrality

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For most of the last year the House has desperately been trying to punish the FCC for standing up to ISPs on net neutrality. This has included an endless number of taxpayer funded "accountability" hearings designed to shame the agency, as well as attempts to gut FCC authority and funding via sneaky budget riders. Show More Summary

Net neutrality advocates to FCC: Put the kibosh on internet freebies - CNET

Weeks after a federal appeals court upheld the FCC's net neutrality rules, supporters are asking the FCC to take action against broadband and wireless companies they say are violating the regulation.

Internet as a Public Utility: A Canadian Case Study

Even as Canadians attempt to sort out their own Net Neutrality regulations, repairing the debacle left by previous federal administrations, there is one Canadian city that is hoping to pave the way forward towards establishing high speed broadband service as a public utility, even if federal regulatory bodies are unwilling to define it as such. […]

Explaining Net Neutrality While Riding a Giant Roller Coaster [Video]

Net neutrality is hard talk about on a late night show. Stephen makes it easier to stomach by taking a roller coaster ride with professor Tim Wu. [The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]

Study Finds That T-Mobile's Binge On Is Exploitable, Unreliable, And Still Violates Net Neutrality

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a while now we've warned how "zero rating" (letting some content bypass usage caps) is a creative way for ISPs to tap dance around net neutrality --potentially to public applause. Comcast, for example, exempts its creatively-named...Show More Summary

This Indian carrier shows Facebook how to give free Internet to users

A few months after India banned Facebook's Free Basics platform for violating net neutrality, Indian carrier Idea has launched an "Internet For All" program that gives away one month of free access to non-Internet users. While Free Basics...Show More Summary

Big Telecom lost in court, but an open internet won. So did you.

A critical court ruling on Tuesday upheld long-contested rules that stop your internet provider from blocking or slowing sites — ”net neutrality,” in fewer words.

Stephen Colbert Interviews Net Neutrality Expert Tim Wu While Riding a Roller Coaster

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Stephen Colbert interviewed Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu on the subject of net neutrality (a term coined by him in 2003) while riding the Nitro roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure. A federal court recently ruled that high-speed internet access should be treated as a utility, and Wu explains why that matters at 80 mph […]

Internet Can Be Treated as Utility, DC Circuit Rules

In a major ruling last week, the DC Circuit left undisturbed the FCC's decision on forced net neutrality. Internet service providers balked at the notion that the internet should be regarded as a utility. But they will simply have to get used to this new reality. This decision, which surprised......

Net Neutrality Is Great, but It Won’t Make Broadband Cheaper

Say you’ve just rented an apartment in Manhattan. One of the first things you’ll likely want to do, after turning on the gas and electricity, is shop for broadband-Internet access. Depending on the location of your apartment, you’ll have two choices, Time Warner Cable and Verizon’s FiOS, or just one, Time Warner. Show More Summary

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

With new legal certainty, federal telecom regulators forge ahead on key policy priorities.

Net Neutrality - We Won The Battle, But The War Is Still Raging

So back when I was in grammar school, my best friend, Wendy, told me she might move away to California with her family. It was a terrifying prospect and one I didn't want to deal with. Then, a few days later, she told me that it was a false alarm. Show More Summary

The Internet is a Public Utility. So has anything changed?

As we reported last week, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s legal authority to implement and enforce Net Neutrality regulations, a landmark victory for the open Internet movement. With it the FCC has had its reclassification of broadband service as a public utility affirmed, and we now officially live in an […]

FCC's Wheeler confident Supreme Court will back net neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said late Thursday he's confident new rules requiring equal treatment of all Internet traffic -- which were upheld this week by a federal appeals court in Washington -- can survive a review by th        

Appeals Court Errs on Net Neutrality, NAM Will Press for Legal Fight in Higher Court

By Patrick Forrest, vice president and deputy general counsel and Cedrick Dalluge, legal fellow, National Association of Manufacturers On June 14 2016, a federal appeals court ruled to uphold new Federal Communications...

Telecom Industry Promises Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Earlier this week a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality regulations and as expected it has generated a far amount of commentary on both sides of the fight. On the one hand many proponents of an open Internet see this as a landmark victory in the fight against ISP […]

Will the Supreme Court Really Take on Net Neutrality?

This piece originally appeared in the New America Weekly. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unequivocally upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate the internet and enforce net neutrality. Show More Summary

An appeals court upheld net neutrality rules — and here’s why you should care

last weekNews : The Raw Story

If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in. A federal appeals court decision this week means your internet service provider can’t slow down your...

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