net neutrality

The real threat of fake voices in a time of crisis

We must adopt better technological defenses to ensure that deepfake text doesn’t further threaten American democracy during a time of crisis.

‘Deficiencies’ that broke FCC commenting system in net neutrality fight detailed by GAO

Today marks the conclusion of a years-long saga that started when John Oliver did a segment on Net Neutrality that was so popular that it brought the FCC’s comment system to its knees. Two years

Netflix and other streaming platforms urged to switch to SD during COVID-19 crisis

The European Commission is putting pressure on Netflix and other streaming platforms to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand as the coronavirus crisis puts unprecedented load on

Trump tweet gets it wrong on net neutrality ruling

President Trump this morning randomly addressed a recent court ruling on net neutrality, calling it a "great win" that will "lead to many big things including 5G." Perhaps he didn't read the ruling cl

Court says FCC’s ‘unhinged’ net neutrality repeal can’t stop state laws

The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules has been significantly weakened by a federal appeals court, which ruled that the Commission could not preempt state laws like those pending in California

13 ways to screw over your internet provider

Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to

Pete Buttigieg echoes Warren with $80B rural broadband plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has unveiled his plan to address the broadband gap in this country: an $80 billion "Internet For All" initiative and set of related reforms. It echoes Se

Warren makes $85B federally funded broadband promise

As part of her bid for the presidency, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made some bold proposals to improve access to broadband in underserved areas, and has made it clear that restoring net neutra

Bernie Sanders makes reinstating net neutrality a campaign promise

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made reinstating net neutrality via FCC appointments one of his campaign promises, the Daily Dot reported today. He is far from alone among the Democratic Presidentia

Net neutrality restoring Save the Internet Act passes House, moving on to Senate

A bill intended to restore 2015's net neutrality rules has passed in the House of Representatives 232-190, and will soon be in consideration in the Senate. The 'Save the Internet Act' may be doomed to

The ‘splinternet’ is already here

There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet” is no longer just a concept, but now a dangerous reality.

‘Save the Internet Act’ would bring back net neutrality, plain and simple

The net neutrality rules established in 2015 were a triumph decades in the making, but their undoing was rather a quick bit of work. So it is hoped, by Democratic leadership in the House and Senate, t

Congress flaunts its ignorance in House hearing on net neutrality

It's amazing, and yet should surprise no one, that this country's elected representatives can be either so cynical or so ignorant that two decades into the net neutrality debate, the basics still elud

Net neutrality battle gets a new day in court tomorrow

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 in co

Judge orders net neutrality lawsuit to go ahead despite shutdown

This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality's day in court — but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC's request that the lawsuit be put off.

Shutdown could delay challenge of FCC’s net neutrality rollback

Update: Unfortunately for the FCC, the judge has denied its motion to postpone. The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has already had adverse effects on millions nationwide, and now could eve

FCC Chairman Pai celebrates Congress failing to bring back net neutrality

As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about

Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, we often spend more time on the symptoms than on the underlying chronic conditions.

Supreme Court denies broadband industry petition to scrub favorable net neutrality court decision from history

The Supreme Court today offered moral support for net neutrality activists and a soft setback for the current FCC’s agenda by declining to revisit a major case supportive of the 2015 rules. It e

California delays its net neutrality law while FCC’s new rules are challenged

California's much-anticipated net neutrality rules, which were signed into law last month, are being put on ice until a challenge to the FCC's own rules at the federal level is resolved. It's unfortun
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