Keep in mind, I’ve favored net neutrality for most of my history as a blogger. You really could change my mind back to that stance. Here is what you should do: 1. Cite event study analysis showing changes in net neutrality will have significant and possibly significantly negative effects. Show More Summary
People are getting more vocal about net neutrality because there's a PR campaign to get people to rally behind the cause of the tech companies, which is ridiculous. People would never fall for it if it were Exxon or the NFL intead of Google or Facebook. Show More Summary
Scrapping current regulations “does not make sense," the Canadian prime minister said Wednesday.
Brian Fung, reporting for The Washington Post: The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and...Show More Summary
This week's announcement that the U.S. telecommunications regulator plans to roll back net-neutrality regulations sparked an immediate backlash from those who fear that the decision will turn the Internet into a cable-like service dominated...Show More Summary
Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat and this old clip of John Oliver encourages us and our Internet family stand up against the FCC.
As Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai tries to kill Net Neutrality under cover of Thanksgiving, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince has tweeted that he is looking into ways that he can legally take up Josh Constantine's challenge to give Pai "14.4k dial-up speeds for killing net neutrality." (Image: Evan-Amos, CC-BY-SA) (via /.)
The FCC plans to vote on a plan to eliminate net neutrality next month.
The FCC is determined to repeal US net neutrality rules. If this happens, Internet providers will have the freedom to restrict or charge for access to certain sites and services, if they please. It also means BitTorrent throttling and...Show More Summary
Although the Trump administration is pressing ahead with plans to remove net neutrality, there’s still time for you to play your part in preventing it. The proposal still needs to pass a vote in Congress, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has provided a webpage allowing you to instantly lobby your representative … more…
The FCC's Ajit Pai ignores public support and laws upholding equal internet access. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai issued a major order Tuesday in which he outlined his plan to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet. Show More Summary
The arcane subject is back in the headlines. Here’s what to know and what lifting it means for you.
Net neutrality has been under attack since 2002, and the Trump Administration is determined to do it in.
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After 50 pages of legalese, the FCC’s new order on net neutrality makes its case for why regulations are bad for broadband companies and consumers. The biggest argument—pushed by major ISPs like Comcast—is that “Open Internet Order” regulations have made ISPs gun-shy about investing, depressing spending by billions per year. Show More Summary
If a cable company really is a monopolist, still they (mostly) maximize profit by giving customers (cost-constrained) what they want. When the de Beers cartel had a monopoly on diamonds, did they also make you buy their favorite soda brand? No, that would lower the overall value of the package and thus lower profits. Show More Summary
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. To go along with the Thanksgiving feast, we have the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. It's not much of a treat but should provide some reading material if you have the day off. Otherwise, we have an alert about Intel CPUs, and a peek at Apple's work on self-driving cars.
As December 14 – the day that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on repealing net neutrality guidelines – draws ever nearer, it’s worth noting that not all of the agency’s members are in favor of eroding the principles that keep the internet open in the US. Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.
If you haven’t seen a meme over the last 24 hours relating to outrage over the scrapping of net neutrality rules, your cyberspace must be a very small world. In spite of the tide of the general public’s enmity towards the changes, it...Show More Summary