Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

[Commentary] Dec 14's the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing. I got a preview of what’s to come over the weeken

The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

[Commentary] If you’ve lost sleep worrying about the growing power of the alt-right — that shadowy coalition that includes white nationalists, anti-feminists, far-right reactionaries and meme-sharing trolls — I may have found a cure for your anxie

House Commerce Committee GOP Leaders on FCC, FTC Consumer Protection Announcement

As the FCC prepares to rightfully restore internet freedom with Title I internet rules, it’s good to know that these powerful commissions are working together to protect consumers from any unfair or anticompetitive practices.

Ranking Member Pallone on Memorandum of Understanding Between FTC and FCC if Net Neutrality is Rolled Back

Today’s agreement between the FCC and FTC underscores the absurdity of Chairman Pai’s proposal to eliminate net neutrality and his plan to abandon the FCC’s statutory responsibilities as the expert agency overseeing our communications networks.  C

Statement of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on FCC/FTC Agreement

The agreement announced today between the FCC and FTC is a confusing, lackluster, reactionary afterthought: an attempt to paper over weaknesses in the Chairman’s draft proposal repealing the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules.

Code injection: A new low for ISPs

[Commentary] Comcast and other Internet service providers “experimenting” with data caps inject JavaScript code into their customers’ data streams in order to display overlays on Web pages that inform them of data cap thresholds.

The Hypocritical Dishonesty Of The Net Neutrality Campaign

Mozilla (and many others) are building their case for net neutrality around the fear that other, bad corporations are going to impose “censorship” that is so much worse the benevolent speech patrols of the corporations they like. The Federal Commu

FCC explains how net neutrality will be protected without net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission released a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) describing how the agencies will work together to make sure ISPs keep their network neutrality promises. 

Can the FTC Really Handle Net Neutrality? Let’s Check Against the 4 Most Famous Violations.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and defenders of the draft Order insist that a combination of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Section 5 (15 U.S.C.

Activists, Democratic Lawmakers plan net neutrality rally outside FCC

Activists are planning a protest outside the Federal Communications Commission on Dec 14 as the agency is expected to vote to repeal its landmark network neutrality rules.