News and Articles About Net Neutrality
Mignon Clyburn wants you to comment starting this Thursday to preserve the Open Internet Order and register public support for net neutrality and a free, open internet.
'Last Week Tonight' even created a website so people can easily tell the FCC what they think of internet "fast lanes."
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a proposal to his fellow commissioners that would reverse a 2015 decision to reclassify broadband as a telecom service, or Title II.
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More than 800 companies and venture firms signed their names to an open letter sent to the head of the FCC.
Obsolete educational systems, inadequate broadband access and the unrelieved economic insecurity of self employment stymie economic development.
'The torch at the FCC has been passed to a new generation,' Ajit Pai said.
A new administration and a new FCC chairman could roll back recent laws that make sure the internet is a level playing field.
The rules prohibited broadband providers from giving or selling access to speedy internet, essentially a 'fast lane' on the web's information superhighway.
The program offers pared-down Internet services on mobile phones, along with access to the company's own social network and messaging services, without charge.
Critics acknowledge the program may get people on the Internet, but argue that it gives Facebook a money-making engine and harms competition.
Some net neutrality advocates have expressed concerns over the potential of companies' programs to harm innovation.
The hot-button issue will be argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today.
Internet service providers are trying to undo the FCC's landmark Open Internet rule. Businesses must do more to defend all they've gained.
Opponents of the net neutrality rules sued the FCC this year, saying the commission violated regulations when it passed the rules.
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