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How the FCC May Have Broken the Internet Last Week and How You Can Save It

Paul Everton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Paul Everton

The FCC rules just passed allow cable companies to reserve lanes on the highway for billionaires, forcing the rest of us to use the remaining lanes. Now, your highway goes from a 12-lane superhighway to six-lane highway.

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

Gerry Smith

Net Neutrality Fans Aren't Going To Like This Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK -- When news broke in February that streaming giant Netflix would pay Comcast for direct access to the cable company's broadband network, som...

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.

FCC: No More Equal Time Requirements for Political Campaign Supporters Over Our Public Airwaves

Sue Wilson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Sue Wilson

The 2014 FCC has now spoken [PDF] in response to a complaint filed by my not-for-profit, the Media Action Center (MAC). Unfortunately, their response ...

The Fight Goes On: FCC Votes to Consider Rules That Could End Net Neutrality

Michael Winship | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

The vote was taken at the Federal Communications Commission Thursday morning, as drums pounded and hundreds of demonstrators supporting Net neutrality chanted outside FCC headquarters.

Verizon, Be Careful What You Wish For

David Goodfriend | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
David Goodfriend

If someone ever needed an example of "be careful what you wish for because you just might get it," look no farther than Verizon's lawsuit against the FCC's net neutrality rules and the high-tech showdown we see playing out today at the FCC.

The FCC Should Let All Competitors Bid on the Spectrum Necessary to Give Americans 21st Century High-Speed Mobile Broadband

John M. Burns | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
John M. Burns

The FCC should encourage the widest possible competition in next year's spectrum auction and let all competitors bid on the spectrum necessary to give Americans 21st century high-speed mobile broadband.

Net Neutrality Advocate Speaks Anonymously About the Upcoming FCC Vote on a 'Pay to Play' Internet

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

He asked me to call him Colin Gallagher. Posting as ABISprotocol on github, he has many names and many handles among many online platforms, but today ...

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...

FCC Votes For Plan To Kill Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday formally proposed new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge...

FCC Votes On Net Neutrality Rules

Reuters | ALINA SELYUKH | Posted 05.15.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 along party lines to formally propose new "net neutral...

Still Time to Speak Your Mind on Net Neutrality

Michael Winship | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"Occupy Maine Avenue" may not have quite the same zing as "Occupy Wall Street," but protesters camped outside the Federal Communications Commission's headquarters on Maine Avenue in southwest Washington, D.C., are just as determined to be seen and heard as those who set up camp in Manhattan's Financial District in 2011.

Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.

Al Franken | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Al Franken

There's not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else -- there's the Internet, and it belongs to all of us. That's the way it's always been. And that's the way it should continue to be.

Here's Why The Net Neutrality Plan Is In Chaos

TIME | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appears to have misjudged public opinion and his fellow Democratic commissioners regarding his "Open Internet" proposal....

Terrible Net Neutrality Plan Will Get A Makeover, Still Be Terrible

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology

FCC Chairmain Tom Wheeler is taking another stab at that whole "net neutrality" thing, after over 100 tech companies blasted his recent proposal for n...

FCC Head Will Revise Proposed Broadband Rules In Face Of Pressure

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the...

Crisis on the Internet: Is Everybody the Bad Guy?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Next week, the FCC plans to propose new rules that its chairman claims will preserve the Internet as a free, fair and open communications medium for all. It seems far more likely that the rules will radically distort the medium by tilting Internet functioning even further in favor of the giant technology players.

Basically Every Internet Firm Signs Letter Against FCC's Net Neutrality Plan

Reuters | Alina Selyukh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 technology companies, including Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon....

Tech Policies That Transform Our Future

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

For years, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have debated whether rules are needed to protect the "open Internet" from potential favoritism of certain websites or services by ISPs. But the issue, as with most things technological, is not that simple.

Don't Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Barack Obama told us there would be no compromise on net neutrality. We heard him say it back in 2007, when he first was running for president. He said it many more times. And defenders of net neutrality believed him.

The FCC's Flimsy Defense of Fake Net Neutrality

Craig Aaron | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Try as he might to convince people that he's on the right course, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler doesn't seem to grasp one basic problem: Encouraging online discrimination in the name of the open Internet is unacceptable.

The Light Hiding Under McCutcheon's Bushel: Transparency

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

McCutcheon, like its kissing cousin Citizens United, has a silver lining: once again the Supreme Court has very positive things to say about disclosure of the sources of political spending.

A Song for the FCC: Don't Blow Up Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If you think explaining tech policy is difficult, try putting it to music and lyrics. That's exactly the challenge that faced musician and artist Jonathan Mann, who last week composed a song urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to ditch his plan for a payola Internet.

To Save the Internet We Need to Own the Means of Distribution

David Morris | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
David Morris

With the announcement by the FCC that cable and telephone companies will be allowed to prioritize access to their customers only one option remains th...