Net Neutrality Vote

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

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

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 about harm those

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

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 using stolen identities. New York Attorney

FCC’s Ajit Pai: ‘When it comes to an open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem’

FCC Chairman and net neutrality eliminator-in-chief Ajit Pai has thrown Twitter and other online services under the bus in order to show that it's not just broadband providers that can exert control o

FCC releases final draft of ‘Restoring Internet Freedom,’ which would not do that

The FCC yesterday announced a December 14 vote on "Restoring Internet Freedom," an order that, far from restoring freedom to the internet, would allow it to be restricted in new and harmful ways. Actu

New York attorney general slams the FCC for ignoring net neutrality comments investigation

If the FCC’s refusal to acknowledge the vast public outcry against its plan to gut net neutrality isn’t enough of an outrage, its total disinterest in investigating how that same comment

The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed

For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn't seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll back net neutr

FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. Pai distributed

FCC adds 2 weeks to comment period for the proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules

The comment period for the FCC's proposal to roll back the net neutrality rules established in 2015 was originally August 16 — next Wednesday. But after advocacy organizations asked the agency to ad

10 members of Congress rake FCC over the coals in official net neutrality comment

How and to what extent the FCC should regulate the internet has been a hot question for years, and the present administration is proposing to eliminate the 2015 Order that created net neutrality rules

FCC fills vacant seats as Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr are confirmed by Senate

You might not think it from the amount of controversy the agency has generated recently, but the FCC has been operating on a skeleton crew of three commissioners since the beginning of the year. That

FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret

The FCC has provided a few — very few — details of the steps it has taken to prevent attacks like the one that briefly took down its comment system in May. The agency has faced criticism over its

Senators ask FBI to look into FCC’s cyberattack claims

The FCC claimed earlier this month that the comment system by which people can weigh in on the proposal to kill net neutrality had been on the receiving end of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Commission Impossible: How and why the FCC created net neutrality

The conflict over net neutrality we see playing out today is just the latest part of a complex dance of dispute that has been going on for quite a long time — longer than you might think. In order t

The FCC’s case against net neutrality rests on a deliberate misrepresentation of how the internet works

The FCC has just published the notice of proposed rulemaking that would roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order establishing net neutrality. Their first and primary justification for doing this is a wa

These are the arguments against net neutrality and why they’re wrong

The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC's net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all. Several primary arguments against
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