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Time's Running Out On The Net Neutrality Comment Period

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Today is the last day to tell regulators how you feel about net neutrality, or the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The F...

Why Ferguson's About Net Neutrality, Too

Michael Winship | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Yes, we're talking about preserving Net neutrality, preventing the FCC from allowing the Internet to be split into fast lanes for the rich and slow lanes for the rest of us, lanes that could be clogged or blocked to prevent word from getting out about corporate and government malfeasance.

How the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality and Still Ruin the Internet

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

I'm pro-net neutrality, but anti-1934-style strangulation. Where does that leave me? According to the approaches under consideration, I may soon be a man without a country. Good thing the Internet, at least for now, doesn't require a passport.

Fear and Loathing as Telecom Policy

Jeff Pulver | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Jeff Pulver

The adoption of the "Pulver Order" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2004 recognized the madness of applying 70-year-old Title II telecom regulations to IP communications.

The FCC Pitchman

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media
Ken Blackwell

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise revenue - and the agency is in full pitch mode. The company is injecting itself as the middleman between buyers (wireless carriers) and sellers (TV broadcasters) of spectrum.

Gerry Smith

Why Is The NAACP Siding With Verizon Over Net Neutrality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

The NAACP and several other major civil rights groups have emerged as flashpoints in the debate over net neutrality, the idea that all Internet traffi...

Gerry Smith

FCC Chair Asks Verizon To Explain 'Disturbing' Plan to Slow Wireless Speeds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday called Verizon's new plan to reduce speeds for certain data-guzzling wireless custo...

The Net Neutrality Battle Is Coming To Your Phone

Reuters | By Alina Selyukh and Marina Lopes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge in mobile Internet usage has U.S. regulators considering whether to apply the same rules to fixed and wireless Internet...

The Father's Day Profiteers That Put Hallmark to Shame

Leah Sakala | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Leah Sakala

Should prison and jail phone corporations be allowed to rake in windfall profits by forcing families to choose between staying in touch with a loved one and putting food on the table?

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Google Makes A Big Satellite Buy

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of...

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Quiet On Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to allow Internet service providers to charge for a "fast lane" to online content w...

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.

Why Is the FCC So Reluctant to Reclassify Internet Service as a Public Utility?

John M. Eger | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
John M. Eger

We seem to agree that water, gas, electricity and telephone service have been things we cannot do without. Why not Internet service, too?

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.

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

Wake Up, Internet -- Time to Save Yourself

Craig Aaron | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Craig Aaron

On May 15, the FCC will propose a new set of rules that are supposed to stop big phone and cable companies from blocking websites or discriminating against apps and services they don't like. Only as written, the rules would do pretty much the opposite.