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  • internet service providers Mar 13

    Internet Companies Won’t Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • internet service providers Mar 13

    Internet Companies Won’t Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • White House Mar 6, 2019

    Democrat Bill Seeks to Restore ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

    Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services. The bill will face a tough time becoming law, despite Democrats’ control of the House. But the effort could give Democrats political points on consumer protections that a Trump-appointed...

  • JUDGE Oct 8, 2018

    Kavanaugh Impartiality to Be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against “left-wing opposition groups” and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about...

  • Facebook Jun 29, 2018

    Comcast Says Most Services Restored After Widespread Outage

    Comcast said most of its services had been restored following a widespread outage Friday. The company said in a statement that two separate and unrelated fiber cuts at backbone networks, which are a type of infrastructure that helps connect different computer networks, caused outages to its services.

  • Congress Jun 11, 2018

    Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But the Fight Is Far From Over

    As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules prohibiting internet service providers from throttling internet speeds at the state level and pass a resolution in Congress to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s decision. The FCC voted on...

  • Associated Press Apr 17, 2018

    US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

    Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. A joint statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI...

  • lawyer Mar 27, 2018

    Lawmaker Withdraws Anti-Porn Bill, Citing ‘Dubious Origins’

    A proposal that would have required a filter for online pornography that could be lifted with a $20 fee was withdrawn Tuesday by a lawmaker who cited its “dubious origins.” Sen. Frank Ciccone said he pulled the bill after The Associated Press reported Monday that the legislation had been pushed around the country by a man with a history of...

  • lawyer Mar 27, 2018

    Elizabeth Smart Demands Porn Bill Backer Stop Using Her Name

    A proposal targeting online pornography and human trafficking billed as the “Elizabeth Smart Law” has grabbed headlines for its unusual approach: require a filter that can be lifted with a $20 fee....
    But Smart, who was kidnapped from her Utah home as a teenager in 2002, sent a cease-and-desist letter to demand her name be removed from it....
    And the National Center...

  • Daniel Macht Jan 25, 2018

    Imagine Net Neutrality Is a Flame Grilled Whopper…

    Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King’s new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it’s lighting up Twitter. In the ad customers, whom the restaurant says are real, are told they will be charged different prices...

  • google Dec 20, 2017

    After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

    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 known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like...

  • google Dec 14, 2017

    FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules, Bars States From Imposing Their Own

    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 of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must...

  • NEW YORK Dec 16, 2017

    What’s Next for Net Neutrality, and When Will We See Change?

    After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to “regulatory ping-pong” with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported. The attorneys general of New York and Washington state have already announced they plan to sue. However, it’s likely that Congress may hold the key to ending the expensive and time-consuming back-and-forth over...

  • google Dec 14, 2017

    What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

    “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to...

  • Congress Nov 21, 2017

    FCC Chairman Sets Out to Scrap Open Internet Access Rules

    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 to repeal “net neutrality” regulations enacted under the Obama administration. The current...

  • Congress Jul 12, 2017

    Net Neutrality-Supporting Tech Companies Want You to Imagine a World With Slower Internet

    Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you’ll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to net neutrality, which some feel is under threat by the Trump administration. “The internet’s less fun when your favorite sites load slowly, isn’t...

  • Congress Apr 8, 2017

    Internet Privacy Bill Filed by Massachusetts GOP senators

    Massachusetts may be the latest state to consider protections for broadband privacy.

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    House Votes in Favor of Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

    The House of Representatives approved a measure on Tuesday that would keep the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable and mobile providers from selling your data without your consent. With strong opposition from Democrats, the measure narrowly passed in the House by a 215-205 vote. No Democrats voted for the bill, and...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2017

    Senate Votes to Undo Privacy Rules that Protect User Data

    The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the regulations in place in October....

  • Donald Trump Jan 20, 2017

    Trump Picks ‘Net Neutrality’ Foe Ajit Pai as FCC Head

    President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules to be chief regulator of the nation’s airwaves and internet connections. Citing unidentified people, Bloomberg and Politico both reported Friday that the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will be Ajit Pai, an old hand at the agency. Pai’s chief of staff, Matthew Berry,...

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