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FCC Will Move to Set Rules Clarifying Key Social Media Legal Protections: Chairman

FCC Will Move to Set Rules Clarifying Key Social Media Legal Protections: Chairman

BY JACK PHILLIPS   Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday that his agency will move forward with President Donald Trump’s petition to clarify the meaning of a law that gives social media and tech companies legal protection for content posted by third parties. The announcement came as Twitter and Facebook said they would take action to […]

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

BY PETR SVAB The Department of Commerce has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to outline a framework that would constrain online platforms’ ability to censor users’ speech. The FCC needs to “clarify when an online platform curates content in ‘good faith,’” the department’s July 27 petition requests, according to the White House’s July 29 press […]

FCC Opens Probe Into Sprint, Accuses It Of Receiving Millions Of Dollars Meant For Low-Income Program

FCC Opens Probe Into Sprint, Accuses It Of Receiving Millions Of Dollars Meant For Low-Income Program

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Sprint allegedly received millions of dollars meant to subsidize phone service for low-income consumers, according to the Federal Communications Commission. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that the ploy was a “careless disregard” for taxpayers and commission rules. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions of taxpayer dollars […]

The Internet as We Know It Supposedly Ended a Year Ago, According to CNN and Other Outlets

The Internet as We Know It Supposedly Ended a Year Ago, According to CNN and Other Outlets

Joe Simonson | Media Reporter The media joined Democrats in campaigning against repealing net neutrality. A number of outlets told the public that the internet would fundamentally changed unless the FCC was stopped. One year later, there’s no evidence of any changes. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received numerous death threats because of his decision to lead […]

They Keep Using That Phrase, “Net Neutrality.” I do Not Think it Means What They Think it Means.

They Keep Using That Phrase, “Net Neutrality.” I do Not Think it Means What They Think it Means.

. By Thomas L. Knapp “Verizon Wireless was just caught in the act of what looks like a blatant violation net neutrality,” writes Kurt Walters of Demand Progress in a fundraising message to the Internet activist group’s email list. “Last week, without warning or permission from its customers, Verizon throttled bandwidth speeds down to 10Mbs. […]

Drain the FCC swamp

Drain the FCC swamp

. By Eric Steinmann This obsolete vestige of the New Deal should be dissolved President-Elect Donald Trump is looking for bold actions to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC and free America’s economy, so that it can once again become the global leader and innovator. A great place to start would be abolishing the Federal Communications […]

Just Say No to the FCC’s Router Power Grab

Just Say No to the FCC’s Router Power Grab

    By Thomas L. Knapp The Federal Communications Commission is at it again. After its massive, illegal “net neutrality” power grab in February, you might think Washington’s chief ministry for the suppression of information freedom and restraint of digital trade would take a break to digest its prey. But no. Now they’ve set their […]

New Regulations Could Make Internet More Expensive

New Regulations Could Make Internet More Expensive

By Peter Fricke Stricter regulations approved by the Federal Communications Commission could mean higher Internet bills for consumers, ask federal officials warn. When the FCC passed its Open Internet order in February, sildenafil the agency “put broadband in the same regulatory category as phone service, health opening the door for the charges,” which consumers already […]

10 Important Facts About the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

10 Important Facts About the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

By Alice Salles February 27, 2015—Things have drastically changed for the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission passed the new rules cheered by President Obama. But how will these changes impact you? Obama promises the new rules will “even out” the playing field. Opponents warn about new taxes. But who’s right and how do we get […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Elephant in the Parlor

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Elephant in the Parlor

By L.Neil Smith Somebody has to say it. Everybody has been dancing around it nervously for weeks, each and every one of them desperately afraid of … what? I don’t know exactly what: the plain truth, I guess, political and historical We all speak so easily about the highly abstract reasons for respecting the Second […]

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