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Internet Pioneers To FCC Regarding Net Neutrality: You Don’t Know How The Internet Works

The Federal Communications Commission, ahead of its plan to kill net neutrality, is facing mountainous pressure to cancel its vote. Adding to that list is an open letter penned by some of the biggest internet pioneers.

Internet December 12, 2017

No, Portugal Isn't An Example Of A Future Without Net Neutrality

Portugal was said to be an example of what would happen if there weren't net neutrality rules. However, the claim may have gotten a few points wrong.

Internet December 5, 2017

Net Neutrality's Fate Is In The Hands Of These FCC Officials

Net neutrality is in danger, as the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has moved to eliminate the regulations. Pai, along with commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Mignon Clyburn, and Jessica Rosenworcel, will make the vote on Dec. 14.

Internet November 23, 2017

FCC Will Likely Kill Net Neutrality In December: A Frightening New Era For The Internet

Net neutrality will die this December. Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is reportedly planning to announce plans for a December meeting to vote on net neutrality one last time.

Internet November 17, 2017

New Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Will Throttle All Videos: Net Neutrality On Its Way Out The Door

Verizon replaced its $80 unlimited data plan with new ones that throttle videos. Quality is capped at 480p for smartphones under the $75 Verizon Go Unlimited plan, while the cap is at 720p for the $85 Verizon Beyond Unlimited plan.

Internet August 23, 2017

Verizon Throttled Netflix And YouTube Due To 'Video Optimization Test,' Company Admits

Verizon has officially admitted to capping speeds of video services on its network, shrinking it down to 10 Mbps for some customers. Though it calls them optimization tests, people have expressed how this is one effect of net neutrality’s dissolution.

Internet July 23, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Should You Care?

The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.

Internet July 12, 2017

Netflix Backtracks, Now Back In The Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Netflix was thought to have given up on the fight to save net neutrality, as CEO Reed Hastings said that winning the battle is impossible under a Trump presidency. The streaming service has now backtracked and returned to the fray.

Internet June 15, 2017

Netflix Stops Fight Against Net Neutrality, Suggests Battle Can't Be Won

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appears to be pulling out of the battle to keep net neutrality, especially since his company can survive through it. Though honest, his attitude toward the contentious issue might spur other companies to think the same.

Internet June 5, 2017

Comcast Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Pro-Net Neutrality Group Over Website Name

The net neutrality debate has led to some contentious battles in the last few years. The latest sees Comcast taking on an internet advocacy group because of its website's domain name, which Comcast says is similar to its trademark.

Internet May 24, 2017

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's How It Could Affect You And What You Can Do About It

The FCC has voted to move forward with chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to weaken the rules regarding net neutrality. Here's how that could affect you and how you can make your voice heard.

Internet May 18, 2017

FCC Claims Website Crash Caused By DDoS Attacks, Not John Oliver's Call For Net Neutrality's Last Stand

Comedian and TV show host invited viewers to take their last stand in protecting net neutrality. The public comment system of the FCC website crashed afterward, with the FCC insisting that the incident was caused by multiple DDoS attacks.

Internet May 9, 2017

FCC Chair Aims For Quick Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules: Is It Time To Review Our Internet Usage?

FCC is reportedly aiming for an April repeal of net neutrality rules as ISPs ease the worries about privacy breaches. Is it time to review the way we use the internet?

Internet April 9, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Best And Safest Free VPN For Your Post-Net Neutrality Internet Needs

FCC’s strong efforts to repeal net neutrality have many worried about their internet privacy. Here are some of the best free VPNs that you may want to try.

Security April 8, 2017

FCC Chair Calls Net Neutrality ‘A Mistake,’ Commits To Lighter Style Of Regulation Moving Forward

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has made comments about net neutrality rules that might have suggested such a concept will be over soon. Pai has announced that the commission will uphold a 'light-touch' regulation.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

Internet February 26, 2017

FCC Chair Moves To Halt Broadband Privacy And Data Protection Rules Passed In October

The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Starts Chipping Away At Net Neutrality: More ISPs No Longer Required To Be Transparent

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to suspend net neutrality transparency requirements for broadband providers with less than 250,000 customers. The move represents the first major regulatory action against the Obama administration's net neutrality laws.

Internet February 24, 2017

New FCC Chair Plots Net Neutrality's Death: Can He Really Kill It?

Ajit Pai, the new FCC chairman, has vowed to overturn net neutrality in the name of free market. This rule prevents ISPs from slowing or discriminating consumer access to web content.

Internet February 12, 2017

Fitch Tags Trump As Risk To Global Economy, Cites Severed Ties And Policy Changes As Likely Threats

In a Fitch report on the Trump administration, analysts harped on the unpredictability of U.S. policy and the willingness to sever established international ties as factors that could destabilize global markets. How else does Trump's rule merit these grim predictions?

Business Tech February 11, 2017

Trump's New FCC Chairman Closes Zero-Rating Probe: Net Neutrality On Life Support

The FCC under the Trump administration is changing the game of net neutrality. In his first days in office, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has closed the investigations into the fairness of various zero-rating practices, raising alarming concerns.

Business Tech February 10, 2017

Merriam-Webster Adds 1,000 More Words To Catalog: What's New For Tech And Science?

Merriam-Webster just added 1,000 more words to its roster. The dictionary has added a lot of technologically-related words, based on what we do with technology.

Life & Style February 8, 2017

Net Neutrality Erosion Looms: Here’s What Could Happen And Why You Should Care

There could be a potential assault of net neutrality under the Trump administration, which spells for a number of problematic outcomes. Here’s how it might affect you.

Internet February 8, 2017

New FCC Chairman Has Spoken: Set-Top Box Proposal Is Now Officially Dropped

The FCC proposal that sought to encourage third-party manufacturers to build their own set-top boxes has already been dropped from the agency's agenda. Observers believe that it is as good as dead.

Internet February 1, 2017

Trump Is Tapping Ajit Pai, Enemy Of Net Neutrality, As FCC Chairman

Many believe that Ajit Pai has been appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission due to his fierce criticism of net neutrality. Under his watch, the agency is expected to overturn this rule.

Internet January 23, 2017

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Warns Against Net Neutrality Repeal Before Stepping Down: 'Where's The Fire?'

In his final public speech before stepping down as FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler defended net neutrality and the Open Internet Order. The policies are in danger of being repealed under the incoming Trump administration.

Internet January 13, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Zero Rating Again On FCC's Radar For Net Neutrality Violations, But T-Mobile Binge On Is OK

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a new report before leaving office, again raising concerns of net neutrality violations with AT&T and Verizon's zero-rating practices. T-Mobile's Binge On gets a pass and the report explains why.

Internet January 12, 2017

Fearing America Under Donald Trump, The Internet Archive Wants A Backup In Canada

The Internet Archive has announced plans to back up its data in Canada, fearing an unpredictable America under Donald Trump. With this move, the U.S. nonprofit wants to make sure its data remains safe, private and accessible regardless of Trump's reign.

Internet November 30, 2016

Trump FCC Appointments Sound Death Knell For Net Neutrality

Donald Trump's appointment of Mark Jamison and Jeff Eisenach to supervise transition at the FCC sounds the death knell for net neutrality rules. The two appointees have previously criticized the effectiveness of the regulations.

Internet November 22, 2016

FCC Says AT&T's 'Zero Rating' DirecTV Plans May Be Violating Net Neutrality Rules

AT&T has been asked to officially respond to the charge that its Sponsored Data program involving DirecTV unfairly disadvantages competitors. FCC cited that it could constitute a violation of the net neutrality rule.

Internet November 11, 2016

Trump Presidency Places Net Neutrality In Danger

Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency places outgoing President Obama's net neutrality rules in danger. Trump has previously criticized the regulations when the Obama administration started to push for them in late 2014.

Internet November 10, 2016

Facebook Wants To Bring Free Basics To The US: Will The Free Internet Service Be Able To Pass Net Neutrality Rules?

A report by the Washington Post claims that Facebook is looking to launch Free Basics in the United States. Will the program, which was banned in India for net neutrality concerns, be able to pass regulations in the country?

Internet October 7, 2016

AT&T Now Lets You Watch DirecTV On Your Mobile Device Without Worrying About Data Cap

AT&T users can watch DirecTV on mobile devices without affecting data allowance. Customers need a DirecTV subscription and DirecTV app to benefit from the service.

Internet September 8, 2016

T-Mobile ONE May Be Throttling Video And Breaking Net Neutrality Rules, EFF Claims

Is T-Mobile's new service T-Mobile ONE throttling internet speed by streaming video content at low quality? The Electronic Frontier Foundation believes the carrier may be violating net neutrality rules.

Internet August 20, 2016

Cable, Telecom Groups Appeal To Reverse Net Neutrality Decision

In June, the federal court upheld the net neutrality laws that were put into effect in February last year. Cable and telecommunications groups have now filed appeals for a reconsideration and reversal of the decision.

Internet July 30, 2016

Streaming Services Defeat Internet Providers In Appeals Court On Net Neutrality: Here’s How The Case Played Out

The FCC, Obama Administration and streaming services beat broadband internet providers in Appeals Court on Tuesday, June 14, when the judges upheld the net neutrality ruling.

Business Tech June 15, 2016

House Passes Anti-Net Neutrality Bill That Would Limit FCC's Authority To Regulate Broadband Pricing

FCC’s efforts to enforce net neutrality are at risk. The House voted for the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, a bill that takes away FCC’s regulatory power to counter abuses from broadband providers.

Legal April 16, 2016

President Obama Pledges To Veto House Passage Of H.R. 2666 Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House published its position on the H.R. 2666 Anti-Net Neutrality Bill. President Obama swore that the bill will not pass during his mandate, as it has the potential to neuter the FCC in relation with big data carriers.

Legal April 15, 2016

FCC Says Netflix Throttling For AT&T And Verizon Customers Is Not Illegal: No Investigation Necessary

FCC will not hold Netflix liable for throttling the picture quality of AT&T and Verizon wireless subscribers. The agency said it has no plans to investigate the issue.

Internet April 2, 2016

Facebook India's Managing Director Steps Down After Free Basics Rejection

After the rejection of Facebook's Free Basics initiative in India, the social network's managing director in the country decided to step down. Kirthiga Reddy will be heading back to the United States over the next six to 12 months.

Business February 13, 2016

The US Senate Moved To Keep The Internet Tax-Free

A move made by the U.S. Senate has become a landmark win for net neutrality: the legislative body voted on Feb. 11 to ban taxes on Internet access, keeping the medium an equal-opportunity resource for millions nationwide.

Internet February 11, 2016

Facebook's Free Basics Internet Service Blocked In India Over Net Neutrality Concerns

Facebook's Free Basics Internet service and other similar programs are now banned in India over net neutrality concerns.

Internet February 8, 2016

Is T-Mobile's Binge On Illegal? Stanford University Law Professor Says Yes

A Stanford University law professor has argued that T-Mobile's Binge On service is illegal. A 51-page brief was filed with the FCC outlining various arguments as to why the service violates net neutrality rules.

Legal January 31, 2016

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Apologizes To EFF, Writes Open Letter About Binge On

In an open letter, T-Mobile CEO John Legere apologized for offensive comments that he made last week against the Electronic Frontier Foundation. However, he continued to defend unlimited video streaming feature Binge On, saying that it follows the principles of net neutrality.

Business January 12, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Claims 'Free Basics' Is Internet For All: So What's The Big Controversy?

Opposing groups have stated that Free Basics violates net neutrality but Mark Zuckerberg insisted that Internet.org is committed to FCC's Open Internet rules. We lay down the basic facts you need to know about why the platform is being questioned by various organizations.

Internet December 24, 2015

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