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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
A federal court has cleared the way for state and local governments to bar internet providers from favoring some services over others, even as the court affirmed the Federal Communications Commission's right to dump national rules.
Even so, legal experts say state and local efforts will...
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons.
The latest salvo is over a California law that restores a ban on cable, wireless and other broadband providers from impeding people's ability to use their favorite apps and services. The federal...
Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation's strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating the internet.
Advocates of net neutrality hope California's law, which Brown signed...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes."
The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such "paid prioritization," as it's technically...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.
In a straight party-line vote...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.
Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.
Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company...
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a Wednesday speech that he wants to ditch the Obama-era rules, hated by telecoms...
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.
Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
The bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission online privacy regulation issued in October to give consumers more control...