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Today marks the conclusion of a years-long saga that started when John Oliver did a segment on Net Neutrality that was so popular that it brought the FCC’s comment system to its knees. Two years
The European Commission is putting pressure on Netflix and other streaming platforms to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand as the coronavirus crisis puts unprecedented load on
President Trump this morning randomly addressed a recent court ruling on net neutrality, calling it a "great win" that will "lead to many big things including 5G." Perhaps he didn't read the ruling cl
The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules has been significantly weakened by a federal appeals court, which ruled that the Commission could not preempt state laws like those pending in California
Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has unveiled his plan to address the broadband gap in this country: an $80 billion "Internet For All" initiative and set of related reforms. It echoes Se
As part of her bid for the presidency, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made some bold proposals to improve access to broadband in underserved areas, and has made it clear that restoring net neutra
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made reinstating net neutrality via FCC appointments one of his campaign promises, the Daily Dot reported today. He is far from alone among the Democratic Presidentia
A bill intended to restore 2015's net neutrality rules has passed in the House of Representatives 232-190, and will soon be in consideration in the Senate. The 'Save the Internet Act' may be doomed to
There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet” is no longer just a concept, but now a dangerous reality.
The net neutrality rules established in 2015 were a triumph decades in the making, but their undoing was rather a quick bit of work. So it is hoped, by Democratic leadership in the House and Senate, t
It's amazing, and yet should surprise no one, that this country's elected representatives can be either so cynical or so ignorant that two decades into the net neutrality debate, the basics still elud
More than a year after net neutrality was essentially abolished by a divided Federal Communications Commission, a major legal challenge supported by dozens of companies and advocates has its day in co
This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality's day in court — but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC's request that the lawsuit be put off.
Update: Unfortunately for the FCC, the judge has denied its motion to postpone. The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has already had adverse effects on millions nationwide, and now could eve
As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman
Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, we often spend more time on the symptoms than on the underlying chronic conditions.
The Supreme Court today offered moral support for net neutrality activists and a soft setback for the current FCC’s agenda by declining to revisit a major case supportive of the 2015 rules. It e
California's much-anticipated net neutrality rules, which were signed into law last month, are being put on ice until a challenge to the FCC's own rules at the federal level is resolved. It's unfortun