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Sprint CEO Backs Net Neutrality

In a move that truly rivals anything we’ve seen so far in T-Mobile’s ongoing UnCarrier revolution, Sprint has done something that totally and absolutely sets it apart from the rest of the wireless industry: it has supported Net Neutrality. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure praised the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to impose utility style regulation to [...]

Congressional Republicans Are Risking the Internet Economy

Congressional Republicans, displeased with the recent re-enactment of net neutrality rules have increasingly turned to a new line of argument. Republicans promised a “major confrontation,” but now fact the fact that most Americans, including 85 percent of Republicans, oppose allowing broadband providers to charge websites for higher speeds. Show More Summary

Louie Gohmert explodes at FCC chairman: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet!’

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A bombastic Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) unloaded on the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during a congressional hearing Wednesday on net neutrality. “You’re playing God with the Internet!” Gohmert shouted during testimony by FCC chair Tom Wheeler. Wheeler, appearing...

Showtime, HBO Working With ISPs To Make Their Streaming Services Cap Exempt

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we just got done saying, while the new net neutrality rules are certainly a great step forward, there are probably more questions than answers in terms of just how far the FCC will be willing to go when it comes to policing anti-competitive behavior. Show More Summary

House Committee Asks Same Net Neutrality Questions As The 4 Previous Committees

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was once again called before Congress today. His task: to justify the commission’s vote to protect consumers from the potential, likely harms of monopoly ISPs out to make a buck in any way they can. Or, in other words, to defend the agency’s recent vote on net neutrality. Today’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee is … [More]

Congressman to FCC: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet’

It was a fairly sleepy congressional hearing, the last in a two-week marathon of appearances by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler before lawmakers to defend his agency's net neutrality rules. But then Louie Gohmert chimed in. Show More Summary

Congress considers Patriot Act repeal as FCC Commissioner moves to block net neutrality

Congress members in the House of Representatives have proposed a bill that would obviate the Patriot Act and end the NSA's bulk data collection. Meanwhile, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has asked the government to refuse to fund the FCC in order to block net neutrality.

Net Neutrality: It's Time for the Lawsuits!

Less than a month after the FCC commissioners voted to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act, the telecoms have filed suit. Well, one industry trade group, USTelecom, representing some of the nation's largest Internet providers, has sued, as has one small Texas ISP, Alamo......

Setting the record straight on a net neutrality fact check

In January, the Fact Checker was critical of claims by opponents of a then-pending Federal Communications Commission rule change on Internet regulation. The FCC had been considering changing its regulations to “reclassify” broadband providers as a public utility, like water, telephone or electricity. Proponents of this change said doing so would give equal access to the […]

Google Fiber To Expand More, Adds Salt Lake City To List Of Lucky Locales

Google said earlier this year that the FCC’s net neutrality rule wouldn’t stop them from investing more in Google Fiber, and it looks like they really meant it. The service is now slated to expand to yet another location: Salt Lake City. Google posted on their Fiber blog that Salt Lake City is joining other recent Google Fiber cities “in … [More]

The small loophole net neutrality advocates fear in the FCC rules

Even as federal officials prepare to defend their net neutrality regulation in court, attention is shifting to a part of the new FCC rules that could give Internet providers a a loophole, according to some analysts. The rules, which were adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last month, seek to prevent Internet service providers from speeding up or slowing down […]

Muni Broadband Still Mangled By Incumbents Political Clout

If you look at the US Telecom preemptive lawsuit against the FCC's Net Neutrality action taken this week and then look deep enough at what is being done in Tennessee you'll likely see the same players working behind the scenes to limit muni-broadband providers expansion out of governmental footprint. Show More Summary

[NUJ New Media] First lawsuits against the FCC's net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON POST. Washington, 24 March 2015. An industry trade group and a small, Texas-based Int...

Potential for a bipartisan bill on net neutrality emerges in Congress

Rick Boucher knows as well as anybody that net neutrality is the type of complex technology topic that Congress finds difficult to handle even when Democrats and Republicans are getting along.

Let the Lawsuits Begin: Broadband Industry Challenges Net Neutrality

Just a few weeks old and the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality have now officially met its first legal challenges, as US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the open Internet regulations. The USTelecom Association, a trade firm representing some of America’s largest Internet providers, was the first to the plate on Monday, [...]

US broadband is getting faster but still lags behind Asia

It's been a good year for the internet in America. Not only did it receive much needed federal Net Neutrality protections, the average download speed increased by a solid 10 Mbps nationwide over the previous year. As of March 2015, the average downlo...

Net neutrality legal battles already beginning

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and commissioners Mignon Clyburn (L) and Jessica Rosenworcel Technically, it's a bit premature—new federal rules are supposed to be published in the Federal Register before they can be challenged in court—but...Show More Summary

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