FCC Announces End Of Net Neutrality

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Very bad news: The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama … Read More

Net Neutrality Win

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This might get unnoticed, but it shouldn’t.  It will have long-standing repercussions about the Internet: WASHINGTON — High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled, in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users. The two-to-one decision from a three-judge panel at the … Read More

Obama’s Triangulation: A Shot Across The Bow

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Obama got on the Intertubes this morning and said this: For those not wanting to watch or listen, he basically called for a strict policy of so-called net neutrality and formally opposed any deals in which content providers like Netflix would pay huge sums to broadband companies for faster access to their customers.  (Net Neutrality, according to Wikipedia, is “the … Read More