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Archive for the 'Net Neutrality News' Category

‘Complaints About Net Neutrality Flooding the FCC’ – Re/code

The latest post on ‘Re/code’ is titled “Complaints About Net Neutrality Flooding the FCC”. Amy Schatz says, “It’s now T-minus six days until the FCC is scheduled to take up a controversial plan to allow Internet providers to buy priority, fast-lane service to consumers — and the complaints continue to pile up. Yesterday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler ignored a second call by an FCC commissioner, Republican Ajit Pai, to delay a vote on his net neutrality proposal, which would restrict Internet providers from blocking websites or apps but would open the door to allowing content... [...]

‘Facebook, Amazon, Netflix Come Out Against FCC on Net Neutrality’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook, Amazon, Netflix Come Out Against FCC on Net Neutrality”. Seth Fiegerman says, “The leading tech companies in the U.S. have a message for the Federal Communications Commission: Don’t do it. More than 100 big and small tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Netflix and Amazon, signed off on a letter urging the FCC to rethink its proposed changes to previous net neutrality regulations, calling these changes “a grave threat to the Internet.” “According to recent news reports, the Commission intends... [...]

‘Internet Giants Raise Concerns About Net Neutrality Plan’ – Re/code

The latest post on ‘Re/code’ is titled “Internet Giants Raise Concerns About Net Neutrality Plan”. Amy Schatz says, “More than a hundred Internet companies, including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter, asked federal regulators Wednesday to reconsider a plan to allow Internet providers to sell fast lanes to content providers. In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the companies raised concerns about news reports that the agency is preparing to release draft rules that would allow Comcast* and other Internet providers to sell prioritized service to content companies. The... [...]

‘Mozilla Offers an Idea for Solving Net Neutrality Problem’ – Re/code

The latest post on ‘Re/code’ is titled “Mozilla Offers an Idea for Solving Net Neutrality Problem”. Amy Schatz says, “Nonprofit software maker Mozilla entered the fray in the continuing fight over net neutrality protections for the Internet Monday, offering up a variation of an old proposal to re-regulate broadband lines under rules written for phone networks. Mozilla says that the FCC shouldn’t look at an Internet line only as a relationship between an Internet provider and a subscriber. Regulators should formally recognize that there’s a third party involved: Content... [...]

‘Net Neutrality Run Down By FCC Fast Lane Proposal’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Net Neutrality Run Down By FCC Fast Lane Proposal”. Anthony Myers says, “Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is moving forward with a controversial plan that would allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to charge content providers for faster service, which is against the basic principle of net neutrality. Wheeler’s carefully worded blog post, which was written in response to the backlash from the draft of the Open Internet Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking, said the FCC would not allow ISPs to harm the... [...]

‘What Net Neutrality Means For Your Business, and Why You Need to Act Now to Protect It’ – ‘Copyblogger’ Blog

The latest post on ‘Copyblogger’ Blog is titled “What Net Neutrality Means For Your Business, and Why You Need to Act Now to Protect It”. Sonia Simone says, “You’ve probably seen a lot of buzz around the web about an impending threat to what’s called “net neutrality.” Those of you who tend to steer clear of drama or politically-charged hyperbole might have avoided this conversation, because the arguments around this issue tend to be filled with language like “scumbags,” “prostitutes,” and “two-faced, split-tongued, double-talking, backstabbing cowards.” And those... [...]

‘FCC Proposal Would End Net Neutrality as We Know It’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “FCC Proposal Would End Net Neutrality as We Know It”. Lorenzon & Jason say, “The FCC has announced that it will propose Internet regulations that would allow online content providers to negotiate for preferential treatment from Internet service providers, potentially undermining the principles of net neutrality. A Federal Communications Commission statement obtained by Mashable on Wednesday leaves open the possibility that companies could pay Internet service providers (ISPs) to get better access to consumers. Net neutrality regulations... [...]

‘Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality in 2 Minutes’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality in 2 Minutes”. Armand Valdes says, “In January, a landmark legislative decision was made regarding net neutrality: The D.C. Court of Appeals struck down portions of the Open Internet rules that ensured telecoms played fair. Since then, it has been the subject of many contentious debates among open Internet supporters and opponents of government regulation. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, let’s look at exactly what net neutrality means“. Everything You Need... [...]

‘The FCC Is Still Banging Its Head Against The Wall On Net Neutrality’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “The FCC Is Still Banging Its Head Against The Wall On Net Neutrality”. Dan Rowinski says, “Net neutrality—the principle that Internet service providers should treat all data on their networks equally—is not dead yet. And the Federal Communications Commission says it will do just about everything in its power to enforce an open Internet. In an announcement today, the FCC said that it will not appeal its court loss to Verizon earlier this year that repealed its ability to regulate Internet service providers on the topic of net neutrality.... [...]

‘What the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Means for Your Internet’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “What the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Means for Your Internet”. Fran Berkman says, “The chairman of Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, unveiled a plan to reinstitute net neutrality, the concept that Internet service providers can’t favor one website’s traffic over another. Rather than appeal a recent court decision that struck down net neutrality and could change the Internet as we know it, Wheeler is instead attempting to write new rules to fortify the open Internet. He outlined this proposal in an extended announcement released... [...]