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Net Neutrality Laws

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Shut Down 'Illegal' Net Neutrality Rules

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

A key Republican lawmaker overseeing the Federal Communications Commission has pledged this week to restrain the agency's powers after it decided to i...

Dana Liebelson

Woman With The Fate Of The Internet In Her Hands Reveals Thoughts On Upcoming Net Neutrality Vote | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on a net neutrality proposal that could shape the future of a free and open In...

With Litigation Certain, Congress Should Guide FCC on Internet Regulation

David Balto | Posted 04.05.2015 | Technology
David Balto

The FCC has consistently failed in creating lasting net-neutrality rules for lack of authority. Since Congress gives the FCC its authority, the obvious answer is legislation that actually gives the FCC the authority to legally preserve open-Internet principles rather than the risky and unnecessary pursuit of Title II regulation.

FCC To Consider New Net Neutrality Proposal

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in m...

FCC Will Vote On Net Neutrality In February

AP | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers deal with the flow of content...

Dana Liebelson

Wheeler Says Web War Can Wait | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not be voting on net neutrality in December, instead delaying the decision until sometime in 2015 whe...

Don't Exploit Ferguson for a Net Gain

Navarrow Wright | Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices
Navarrow Wright

Ferguson is one of those situations that forces us to reevaluate where we are as a people, as a culture, as a society and what things need to be improved.

Ryan Grim

Meet The Two Women Who Hold The Future Of The Internet In Their Hands | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most consequential decisions Washington is set to make in 2014 won't come out of the White House, Congress, or any of the nat...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Net Neutrality Advocates Want Obama To Take His Support To The Next Level | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Federal Communications Commission weighs new rules that could jeopardize net neutrality, the agency's former commissioner Michael...

Politically Disabled: Net Neutrality and the End of Porn

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

This is why we should all be very afraid. If net neutrality falls, then participating in this American rite-of-passage may go the way of the Dodo.

Why 'Net Neutrality' Is a Dumb Idea

Gene Marks | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Gene Marks

Wouldn't it be great if a two-bedroom, 2,000-square foot apartment on Park Avenue cost the same as one in Queens? Or if a front-row ticket to a Broadway show cost the same as one in the mezzanine? These things are priced differently. They are not neutral. Nothing is neutral in a free market economy.

It's Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

It is hard to be optimistic about a future world where there is a low-powered free and open Internet and a web of private toll roads owned by non-governmental organizations that inherently compete with their customers.

'Net Neutrality' Proves We Need Stronger Government, Higher Taxes

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

In government, that strength is a function of money as well as laws, and government's income is taxes. If a company, or industry, disagrees with a regulation, it should be able to be heard; but they shouldn't be able to write the rules.

Watch Protesters Blast Feds At Net Neutrality Hearing

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

At least three protesters were escorted out of Thursday's Federal Communications Commission meeting on proposed Net Neutrality rules before the hearin...

Feds May Be Looking To Bail On Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.23.2014 | Technology

Net neutrality is not dead. But it may be about to take a big blow to the head. The Wall Street Journal has a foreboding scoop that provides detail...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to restore fe...

Proof That Net Neutrality Fight Is Far From Over

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Technology

The battle to preserve Internet freedom got a shot in the arm this week with a dramatic demonstration by activists in front of the Federal Communicati...

Why You Should Be Freaking Out About The End Of Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology

Net neutrality is dead. At least that's the verdict of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which today struck down a Federal Communica...

Court Deals Huge Blow To Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the government's latest effort to require internet providers to treat all traffic t...

Keep Your Mitts Off the Internet

Robert Miraldi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

A newspaper, a magazine and a cable wire coming into your house are all owned by private entrepreneurs. And the First Amendment guarantees that the government can't tell private people how they can speak.

Sen. Franken: 'We Can't Lose Net Neutrality'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Net Neutrality protects a level playing field on the Internet, where anyone can connect, create and innovate. Without Net Neutrality, Al Franken says, Internet service providers would be able to return as gatekeepers to all expression.

The Internet as We Know it Is Still at Risk

Al Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Al Franken

Just as the open internet movement was instrumental in improving regulations from the FCC's first draft proposal, we'll be critical in ensuring that the regulations voted on this week are enforced vigorously.

Net Neutrality Is Hypocrisy

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Winer

Net neutrality is a nice idea, but it's hypocritical to demand that of their vendors when they don't provide it to their users. For some reason they are never called on this hypocrisy by the tech press.

The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time

Al Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Al Franken

This Tuesday is an important day in the fight to save the Internet. The FCC will meet to discuss its badly flawed proposal for net neutrality. If they approve it as is, I'll be outraged. And you should be, too.

Preserving a Free and Open Internet

Julius Genachowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius Genachowski

We must take action to protect consumers against price hikes and closed access to the Internet -- and our proposed framework is designed to do just that.