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Topic: net neutrality

FCC net neutrality protections to expire on Apr. 23 without intervention

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

The Title II protections that currently enforce net neutrality among U.S. internet service providers will disappear on Apr. 23, unless another party is able to intervene.


Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.


States take net neutrality fight to court as Senate resolution reaches 50 votes

01/16/2018, 05:01 pm

The attorneys general of 22 states on Tuesday asked a federal court to intervene in the FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality protections, while a resolution of disapproval in the U.S. Senate crept closer to passage.


U.S. Senate will vote on reversal of net neutrality repeal, Markey says

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

The federal government will wrestle with the issue of net neutrality at least once more, as advocates have secured the necessary support in the U.S. Senate to force a vote on the issue.


How the FCC's repeal of net neutrality could affect Apple

12/16/2017, 12:12 am

This week, the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules, sparking a firestorm of debate and speculation over the future of the internet in the U.S. But Apple, who supports net neutrality, finds itself in a unique position in the discussion: It is one of the few companies that has actually been affected by the kind of restrictive internet provider practices that net neutrality aimed to prevent.


Why Apple opposes the FCC's repeal of net neutrality

12/15/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple was one of a number of parties that fought the repeal of net neutrality protections, originally instituted in 2015 during the Obama administration. The company has a lot of pragmatic reasons for taking a pro-neutrality stance.


FCC votes to undo net neutrality protections despite public protests

12/14/2017, 01:12 pm

As predicted, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 along party lines to rescind net neutrality protections instituted under the Obama administration, potentially radically reshaping the nature of the U.S. internet.


Protests mount online and offline over impending FCC Net Neutrality vote

12/14/2017, 10:12 am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a possible repeal of net neutrality rules later today, but as the decision-making time draws closer, Internet users continue to fight the proposals of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, taking to Twitter and protesting outside government buildings to pass the message and attempt to influence the result.


Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

11/22/2017, 12:11 pm

As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

11/21/2017, 12:11 pm

As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.


Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

08/31/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.


Amazon, Google, Microsoft & Spotify among companies pushing Day of Action for net neutrality

07/12/2017, 10:07 am

A group of 40 technology companies on Wednesday launched a "Day of Action," designed to encourage feedback to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality regulations -- which are opposed by Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, as well as internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.


White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality bill could be vetoed

04/14/2016, 09:04 am

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.


Republican legislators, cellular industry launch attack on FCC net neutrality provisions

04/14/2015, 02:04 pm

Net neutrality has once again come under fire from a number of groups, including 14 Republican representatives who introduced a bill Tuesday to let Congress review net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission -- and potentially halt them.