Network Neutrality

Net Neutrality Won’t Stop Some Of The Worst Things About The Internet

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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1

Long live the open Internet! That was how advocates and network neutrality supporters reacted to the Federal Communications Commission passing its Open Internet Order on Feb 26. Net neutrality supporters quickly heralded it as a victory for startups and consumers who would be shielded from having their content and internet access slowed, banned or blocked by broadband providers.

Mediacom CEO Weighs In on 'Monstrous' Title II Decision

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Mediacom, 498 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
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1

Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso said the Federal Communications Commission's new Open Internet regulations will cause uncertainty, except in the legal community, where he suggested they would be able to afford more vacations given the legal work the rules will prompt.

How New US Net Neutrality Rules Are Shaping the Internet Worldwide

Location:
Bât. Altiero Spinelli, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, Brussels, Belgium
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1

Fuel for the next wave of open Internet activists, or a propaganda tool for dictators? New US network neutrality rules are affecting Internet governance worldwide, reshaping the debate over Internet regulations as some major world powers near fork-in-the-road decisions about how they'll govern their own stretch of cyberspace. But while there's consensus that the US decision will have impacts on Internet freedom worldwide, there's sharp disagreement over whether the new rules will help or hurt.

FCC's Sohn: Title II Shouldn't Adversely Impact Small Cable Operators

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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1

Gigi Sohn, a top aide to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, said that the FCC’s Title II order was a light-touch approach to new regulations that should not have any adverse impact on smaller cable operators.

American Cable Association Chairman: FCC’s ISP Branding an Insult

Location:
American Cable Association (ACA), One Parkway Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220, United States
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1

American Cable Association chairman Bob Gessner, president of MCTV, does not like being branded an evil operative by the Federal Communications Commission. Asked why the FCC seemed to be viewing Internet service providers instead as “asps,” or the snakes in the virtuous circle that includes content/edge providers and consumers, Gessner was not shy about weighing in.

The CEOs Behind the Obamanet

Location:
Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
1

The process of enacting the new Federal Communications Commission network neutrality rule has been the antithesis of the independent and open deliberation for which expert agencies were created.

Rep Blackburn introduces bill to block Internet rules

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 19 other Republicans are backing legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules on network neutrality.

Netflix Exec Now Says It Didn’t Actually Want FCC to Regulate Broadband So Heavily

Location:
Netflix, 100 Winchester Cir., Los Gatos, CA, 95032, United States
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1

Netflix CFO David Wells, in comments at an industry conference, appeared to backtrack on the company’s previous position that broadband Internet service should be regulated by the US government as a telecommunications utility -- but Netflix later said that its position remained unchanged on the issue.

House Communications Subcommittee Begins FCC Reauthorization

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House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
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2

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR), heard from Federal Communications Commission Managing Director Jon Wilkins as members began their review of the FCC’s $530 million Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. As part of the subcommittee’s effort to modernize the federal government for the 21st century, members discussed their work to reauthorize the FCC -- a task not completed since 1990 -- which is a critical part of the update of the Communications Act of 1934. The hearing mostly stuck to policy questions about the FCC's increased budget request to pay for increased IT infrastructure and moving portions of the agency to a cheaper location.

Cable groups not coordinating on potential Net Neutrality rule lawsuit

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission might be facing a series of separate lawsuits over its new net neutrality regulations, rather than one major legal action.

Chairman Walden: FCC Independence a Fiction

Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
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2

In a Q&A session hosted by the American Cable Association, House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) said he had off-the-record conversations with companies that had told him Title II reclassification would translate into a 20 percent-30 percent cut in their broadband investments.

AT&T Pushes Ahead on Toll-Free Data Plans in Wake of Net Neutrality

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T continues to move forward with its trial of toll-free, or sponsored, data, despite concerns from the government.

Be skeptical of ‘net neutrality’

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

As a young reporter in the 1970s, I covered the Interstate Commerce Commission. I mention all this because there are obvious parallels between the Internet today and the railroads in the late 19th century.

Chairman Walden vows to fight 'illegal' Internet rules

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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1

The Federal Communications Commission has reached beyond its jurisdiction and needs to be reined in, according to House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR).

Proposals on European net neutrality open ‘two-speed’ Internet

Location:
Council of the European Union, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels, B-1048, Belgium
Recommendation:
2

uropean Internet providers would be allowed to profit from “two-speed” data services under proposals being considered in Brussels, opening a transatlantic divide on telecommunications regulation after the US banned similar tactics on Feb 26.

Does net neutrality mean mobile companies can’t give out free data anymore?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

There is another way to think about the net neutrality debate, and it’s playing out in poor countries around the world. Large internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter (as well as non-profits such as Wikipedia) have convinced mobile operators to offer their services at no cost -- so-called “zero-rating.”

FCC's Sohn says Google, Facebook had little say on net neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communication Commission’s landmark decision on network neutrality has produced all sorts of speculation about the degree to which well-known tech giants shaped the outcome.

AT&T’s privacy plan may be short-lived and may not even be as bad as we think

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T hit a nerve with its privacy-eroding Internet Preferences Plan, which lets customers surf the web at gigabit speeds but also lets the telecommunication company see what sites they visit in order to serve up relevant ads. AT&T’s plan may be short-lived, however, if the Federal Communications Commission takes action under its new network neutrality rules.

Let roaming fees hang around for a while longer, EU countries say

Location:
Council of the European Union, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels, B-1048, Belgium
Recommendation:
1

The Council of the European Union -- the part of the EU legislature that represents member states -- has formally laid out its stance on changing incoming legislation around roaming and network neutrality. This means negotiations with the European Parliament can formally commence, and as some parliamentarians warned, this will be a feisty fight.

How the Internet Was Saved... and Why the Battle Continues

Location:
Annenberg School for Communication - University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
Recommendation:
1

The history of media reform tells us that if we ignore core systemic problems like the power of monopolies and the lack of structural diversity, important protections like net neutrality can be short-lived. Anti-network neutrality forces will no doubt try to chip away at it once public attention wanes. This calls for continued vigilance; we cannot declare victory and tune out. Structural alternatives to the Internet monopolies are still needed. The battle for Internet freedom has only just begun.

Network neutrality is like free speech – and the Internet needs rules, says FCC’s Wheeler

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler hit back at critics of new network neutrality rules, comparing them to the first amendment and saying neither government nor private companies had the right to restrict the openness of the Internet.

Net Neutrality Rules Don't Protect AT&T In Battle Over Throttling, FTC Argues

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Trade Commission says in new court papers that it is entitled to continue pursuing a lawsuit against AT&T, despite the new network neutrality rules. The agency argues in court papers filed on March 2 that the net neutrality rules don't “relieve AT&T of liability for its unfair and deceptive throttling program.”

Why Comcast, AT&T and other Internet providers might not sue the FCC after all

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Internet providers are widely expected to sue the Federal Communications Commission to overturn the agency's new network neutrality rules. Who will fire the opening salvo, and when, is becoming the subject of a new Washington parlor game -- at least until the rules are actually published. But will the country's biggest broadband companies be part of the mix?

FCC Commissioners Pai and O'Rielly Submit Formal Title II Dissents

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly, the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, have submitted their formal dissents to the Feb. 26 vote by the agency's three Democrats to reclassify Internet access as a telecommunications service under Title II common-carrier regulations.

Alarms sound over changes to EU roaming, net neutrality and privacy rules

Location:
Council of the European Union, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels, B-1048, Belgium
Recommendation:
1

The European Parliament’s liberal-centrist bloc has warned over changes being made by European Union countries to incoming telecommunications legislation, saying they will severely weaken efforts to introduce unified network neutrality rules and eliminate mobile roaming surcharges for people moving between member states.

What changed the FCC Chairman's mind?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The network neutrality regulation that passed with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's vote -- and those of the other two Democrats on the FCC -- was not the much sounder one Chairman Wheeler initially proposed, but a radical version that carries within it opportunities for mischief and much worse than that. So what happened to change Wheeler's mind?

The left’s historic power win: How the long-fought “net neutrality” triumph transformed history

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1

Here’s what I think the net neutrality fight means.

How Netflix Maneuvered to Become the Biggest Winner from the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Location:
Netflix, 100 Winchester Cir., Los Gatos, CA, 95032, United States
Recommendation:
1

Netflix has acted to subtly reframe the debate in Washington over the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed Title II public utility regulation of the Internet in the name of “Net Neutrality.”

Can competition fix net non-neutrality?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

he problem: we believe that competition is designed to provide consumers with more of what they want. So if your claim is that they want fast and slow lanes to management network traffic, then moving from monopoly to competition won’t stop that from happening.

Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia

Location:
iiNet, 502 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA, 6008, Australia
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1

So much for net neutrality: Netflix has struck a deal with Australia’s iiNet Internet service provider to exempt its traffic from iiNet’s broadband caps.

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