Net Neutrality Vote

Of the 22 million comments submitted to the FCC regarding 2017’s controversial rollback of net neutrality, some 18 million were fake, an investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office…

80% of the 22 million comments on net neutrality rollback were fake, investigation finds

More than a year after net neutrality was essentially abolished by a divided Federal Communications Commission, a major legal challenge supported by dozens of companies and advocates has its day…

Net neutrality battle gets a new day in court tomorrow

Today is the day that, after months of delays, the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality finally takes effect. But if you’re expecting broadband providers to suddenly feast on their customers…

What to expect now that net neutrality is finally dead: A whole lot of nothing

13 members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his “repeated evasive responses to our inquiries” and “outright refusal to respond to some of the members of…

Representatives rip FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘lack of candor’ and double down on net neutrality questions

Hot on the heels of a surprising 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC’s new, weaker net neutrality rules, the House of Representatives will soon attempt to force a similar vote.…

After Senate victory, House announces plans to force its own vote on net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC’s recent order replacing 2015’s net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country.

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

After months of tension and a variety of smaller milestones, the FCC order voiding 2015’s net neutrality rules and instating its own weaker version will take effect on June 11,…

Net neutrality will officially die on June 11

The Democratic push to restore net neutrality took another step today with the official filing of a petition, under the Congressional Review Act, to force a vote on whether to…

Senators file to force vote on disapproval of FCC’s new net neutrality rules

One of the several ways opponents of the FCC’s new net neutrality rules plan to push back is to use the Congressional Review Act to nix the Commission’s order before…

Senate Democrats plan to push rollback of FCC’s new net neutrality rules in May

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…

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn reiterates need to fight for open internet

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

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 members of…

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

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…

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

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 filing…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

FCC issues final version of order eliminating net neutrality rules

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…

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

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…

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

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 was…

More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

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…

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

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 justification.…

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

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 neutrality protections…

The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

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.…

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

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.…

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

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 Republicans in Congress criticize FCC’s net neutrality plan

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…

Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality

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 delay…

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

Back in 2015, then-Commissioner of the FCC Ajit Pai submitted a lengthy paper detailing his reasons for voting against the incoming net neutrality rules. He made a lot of predictions…

FCC Commissioner Clyburn takes down Chairman’s net neutrality doom and gloom

It’s no secret that among the millions of comments filed with the FCC regarding its plan to roll back net neutrality are a great deal of fake ones, some even…

New York’s attorney general sets up a page to report fraudulent FCC comments