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Former FCC chairman destroys the anti-net-neutrality argument point by point

The Federal Communications Commission, under the new stewardship of former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, is moving at speed to nullify Obama-era net neutrality rules. Those rules, orchestrated by former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, ensure that...Show More Summary

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler On Net Neutrality, Monopolies And The Need For Regulation

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"If the reality is that somewhere between 50% and 75% of all households in America have one or fewer choices for high-speed broadband–defined as 25 megabits per second–and 95% of all households in America have one or fewer choices for 100-mbps service, there is no competition. And when there is no competition, who makes the […]

Ex-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Dismantles The Case For Abandoning Net Neutrality

The Trump FCC is simply doing the bidding of Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Charter in its quest to abandon rules against blocking, slowing, or speeding internet traffic, Wheeler says. Tom Wheeler‘s legacy is the 2015 Open Internet Order...Show More Summary

The Internet Is Fucked (Again)

Nilay Patel, writing for The Verge: Most of these things are still true, even after the Obama-era FCC under Chairman Tom Wheeler reclassified internet access as a Title II telecommunications service and imposed strict net neutrality rules on wired and wireless internet providers. Show More Summary

Ex-FCC Boss Tom Wheeler: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom

Ted Cruz says net neutrality is Obamacare for the internet. Tom Wheeler looks to the Constitution for his comparison.

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs

The FCC is moving to undo net neutrality and the associated consumer protections the FCC created under Tom Wheeler. The post The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs appeared first on ExtremeTech...

FCC votes to begin screwing up the internet

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 2-to-1 to begin the process of overturning net neutrality rules. The rules, which were put in place just two years ago under previous FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, ensure that internet service...Show More Summary

A John Oliver Net Neutrality Rant Has Crippled The FCC Website A Second Time

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2014, you might recall that John Oliver's HBO show "Last Week tonight" aired an outstanding piece on net neutrality. In it, Oliver compared then FCC boss Tom Wheeler to a dingo, explained why a neutral internet was important, and trashed much of the flimsy logic giant ISPs like Comcast use to consistently justify anti-competitive behavior. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Has the passion died in the fight for net neutrality?

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Victor Luckerson at The Ringer writes—The Long Fight for the Future of the Internet:  It would be easy to frame the battle over net neutrality as a typical partisan dispute; Pai was named chairman by Trump, while Tom Wheeler, the chairman who pushed through the Title II reclassification, was tapped by Obama. Show More Summary

Friday Poll: Opinions on New FCC Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules?

As expected, yesterday new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled his plans to roll back the net neutrality regime put in place during the Obama administration by his predecessor, Tom Wheeler.  Under the proposed rulemaking, not only will Title II be withdrawn from the internet but the FCC will cede oversight of such things to […]

The relentless fighting over net neutrality rules needs to end, but how can it?

Under its last chairman, Democrat Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission dramatically ramped up its regulation of telecommunications companies, especially those that provide broadband Internet access to the home. The commission adopted rules to preserve net neutrality, limit the collection...

Brillstein Boss Jon Liebman & Ex-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Join National Archives Foundation Board

Former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and Brillstein Entertainment Partners chairman and CEO Jon Liebman have been elected to the board of directors at the National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the federal National Archives...Show More Summary

Yes, There Are Other Laws That Protect Privacy, But FCC's Rules Were Still Helpful

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's been a lot of hype and confusion about Congress's decision (supported by the new FCC) to kill off the broadband privacy rules that were put in place late last year by the Tom Wheeler FCC, though they had not yet been officially implemented. Show More Summary

The FCC is reversing its proposal to allow cellphone use on planes

5 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Federal regulators are withdrawing a proposal that would have allowed air travelers to use their cellphones at high altitude. The proposal — introduced in 2013 by then-chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler —Show More Summary

FCC: No, We’re Not Going to Allow Cell Phone Calls on Planes

5 months agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

FCC chairman Ajit Pai released a statement today, essentially putting an end to the idea that people should be able to place phone calls while on an airplane. Previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, considered removing a ban on phone calls while in the air, because he argued that the ban was old and obsolete. Show More Summary

Bundled, Tossed, Untied & Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon Shannon Wheeler has enjoyed a successful official notes of his Donald Trump tweets joke. Sound concept in these days for sure. Michael Cavna's profile is best. Black Crown shuts down submissions. There's a pleasantShow More Summary

Wiretapping Is as American as Apple Pie

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Civil War history buff, tells us about how the fine art of spying on your political and military enemies' communications got started.

Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

Last year, former US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a rule that would prevent internet providers from selling customers’ private data to third parties without their consent; the rule passed in October...Show More Summary

Ex-FCC Boss: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom

Ted Cruz says net neutrality is Obamacare for the internet. Tom Wheeler looks to the Constitution for his comparison. The post Ex-FCC Boss: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom appeared first on WIRED.

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