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Gateway Pundit Catches Rep Eshoo, Senator Markey, Former FCC Chairman Wheeler Pushing Anti-American “Net Neutrality”

The Gateway Pundit recently took part in a phone conference where Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler attempted to sway reporters on their anti-American and anti-innovation “Net Neutrality” policies. Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 145: Tom Wheeler Reacts To Trump's FCC

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you're a Techdirt reader or just a general regular on the ol' internet, our topic this week — the current situation with net neutrality and the FCC — needs little introduction. And we've got two very special guests joining us to discuss...Show More Summary

Former FCC Chairman slams Ajit Pai’s ‘hypocritical’ net neutrality plans

Tom Wheeler served as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission for four years, before the arrival of President Trump and his nominee Ajit Pai ended his tenure. Under his rule, the FCC fought for the rights of consumers and for a free and competitive internet. Show More Summary

Net neutrality: This is how it could impact the Internet

[The prior] rules, supported by then-President Obama and passed by the agency when it was chaired by Democrat Tom Wheeler, banned the blocking and throttling of consumer-sought legal content online....The new rules would require ISPs...Show More Summary

Joe Hagan on the Rise of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sticky Fingers is a crawl through rock & roll journalism and American history. by Jenni Moore D uring my college days at the University of Oregon, one of my favorite journalism professors, Tom Wheeler, told my class about the time he interviewed Keith Richards for Rolling Stone. Show More Summary

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

4 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

7 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?

7 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

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