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ANALYSIS: Biden’s FCC Picks Could Bring Back A More Regulated Internet

ANALYSIS: Biden’s FCC Picks Could Bring Back A More Regulated Internet

Ailan Evans President Joe Biden picked Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn for positions on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late October, setting a course for a return to more government oversight of internet networks should the nominations be confirmed. An effort to return to net neutrality, or the idea that internet service providers must […]

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 […]

California’s Amended Net Neutrality Bill Moves to Final Assembly Floor Vote

California’s Amended Net Neutrality Bill Moves to Final Assembly Floor Vote

By Chriss Street California’s heavily amended “Net Neutrality” legislation passed out of committee this week and moved to a final floor vote as the clock ticks down on the August 31 fiscal year deadline. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the SB-822 Communications: Broadband Internet Access Service bill has sustained given major amending rounds, but now seems […]

Net Neutrality For Thee, But Not For We

Net Neutrality For Thee, But Not For We

  by Thomas L. Knapp “Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of … yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Neutrality as implemented by the FCC in 2015 […]

Tax Cuts, FCC turns off switch to Net Neutrality and So Much Moore! –The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 9-15/Day 331-337) Week 47

Tax Cuts, FCC turns off switch to Net Neutrality and So Much Moore! –The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 9-15/Day 331-337) Week 47

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, December 9  (Day 331): President Trump holds Pensacola rally “Let me begin by wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas; right? said President Donald Trump at the Make America Great Again rally at the 12,000 seat venue in Pensacola on Friday night, his fourth such rally in […]

Net of the Long Knives? Neutrality Advocates Put it in Reverse

Net of the Long Knives? Neutrality Advocates Put it in Reverse

. By Thomas L. Knapp On July 12, a number of prominent companies joined in the “Internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.” Among them were GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google, and CloudFlare. All four companies issued pious statements about the dangerous possibility of Internet Service Providers cutting off access to perfectly legal content. A little […]

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. […]

Will Trump Roll Back “Net Neutrality?”

Will Trump Roll Back “Net Neutrality?”

. By Thomas L. Knapp US president-elect Donald Trump will appoint a new Federal Communications  Commission chair in January. That chair will likely be inclined to undo the FCC’s 2015 “Net Neutrality” power grab and, to at least some degree, let markets settle how bandwidth gets priced and who pays. Good. For the most part […]

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

    By Thomas L. Knapp If American politicians lived in the real world, US president Barack Obama would propose and Congress would pass a balanced budget for the federal government. But American politicians don’t live in the real world. Since World War II they’ve inhabited a Utopian fantasy in which the federal government has […]

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 […]

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