Net Neutrality Vote

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn reiterates need to fight for open internet

When the FCC rolled back net neutrality protections in December, advocates for the free, open internet came out en masse. Although the decision has been made, the fight isn’t over yet, and that’s

The FCC’s order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules, has officially taken effect in the Federal Register. It may sound like the end of the line,

The GAO will investigate potential fraud in the FCC’s net neutrality comments… in 5 months

The Government Accountability Office has accepted a Congressional request to investigate the possibility of fraud and identify theft in the comments for the FCC's net neutrality rollback. Several memb

Montana governor’s executive order could force ISPs to follow net neutrality rules

The FCC’s wildly unpopular decision to kill net neutrality has sent legislators, companies and individuals scrambling for ways to keep the Obama-era regulations in place. A new bid by Montana Govern

Lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block net neutrality repeal

A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations. The filin

With all 49 Democrats on board, Senate leaders sound off on plan to restore net neutrality

Democrats in the Senate have achieved unanimous party support of the plan to undo the FCC's recently passed order gutting net neutrality. All 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican are ready to off

FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent

FCC Commissioner Clyburn's passionate dissent at last month's meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission's plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn't all she had to say.

FCC issues final version of order eliminating net neutrality rules

The FCC has released the final text of the order it voted on last month that is set to undo the net neutrality rules established in 2015. This is the text that will enter the federal register and the

The FCC is still tweaking its net neutrality repeal (but that’s normal)

You may think, from the pomp accompanying the FCC's vote in December to repeal net neutrality, that the deed was done. Not so. In fact, the order hasn't even reached its final form: the Commission is

There’s no magic bullet for reversing the FCC’s net neutrality decision

Huge numbers of people are upset at the FCC's decision to undo its own highly popular net neutrality rules. But the grand plans to undo this mischief being announced left and right should be taken wit

More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCC’s foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality

What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decision

The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015's Open Internet Order. Here's what has been said so far. We're still waiting to hear from others and we'll update this list

New York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a leading voice in the fight against the FCC's net neutrality rules repeal, has stepped forward with one of the first legal challenges to the commission’

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning 3:2 to nullify 2015's Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justifi

The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations and, of course, the American people, the FCC has voted to eliminate 2015's Open Internet Order and the net neut

39 senators tell FCC: ‘Abandon this radical and reckless plan’

In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objections

Commission Impossible, part two: How enemies gathered around net neutrality

One would think that the classification of internet providers as telecoms or not, and which federal agency has authority over them, is about as in the weeds as it gets. But it is a symptom of the time

More Republicans in Congress criticize FCC’s net neutrality plan

2017 has been a year of bitter partisanship, but it's nice to see that with some issues, politicians can put aside their differences to oppose something that's harmful — and more importantly, unpopu

Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality

Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC.

New York attorney general joins 27 senators to call for a delay of critical net neutrality vote

Today in a press conference, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman elaborated on his office's efforts to investigate the FCC's flood of fake anti-net neutrality comments while calling for a del
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