Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is going to have some explaining to do when he appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Thursday morning at a hearing titled “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).”
It has been nearly eight months since the Federal Communications Commission repealed the net neutrality that keep the internet open and free for everyone, and the repeal officially went into effect on June 11. As lawmakers in individual states do their part to try and ensure net neutrality is still a reality for their…
The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with its plan to repeal the net neutrality protections put in place by the Obama administration in 2015. That has not stopped lawmakers in California from taking action to protect the open internet in their state.
On May 10, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency’s new rules repealing net neutrality would go into effect June 11. On Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted to approve a resolution that would stop that from happening.
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You may have noticed some of your favorite websites sporting a different look Wednesday. In collaboration with Demand Progress, many sites went on “Red Alert” to draw attention to the continuing fight to protect net neutrality, otherwise known as the open internet.
Although you may have seen news reports to the contrary, the rules of open internet are still in place as of Monday, April 23. Yes, the Federal Communications Commission published its “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” in the Federal Register 60 days ago, signifying its intent to repeal the Obama-era protections that…
Although the issue of net neutrality may not be making the headlines as it was earlier this year, the fight for the open internet still continues. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that everything will be OK. We still need legislation that will protect us from prioritized content,…
We knew it was coming, and the day is finally here. The Federal Communications Commission published its ironically named new rules, the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, in the Federal Register on Thursday. It’s the end of the Internet as we know it.
Another move in a long line of maneuvers to protect net neutrality at the state level was smashed down when a Virginia bill that would have prevented internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking web content was killed by a state House subcommittee Tuesday.
The Federal Communications Commission has reportedly officially notified the U.S. Senate of its plans for repealing the net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015.
On Monday, the California State Senate approved a bill that would impose net neutrality restrictions on internet service providers doing business in the state.
There are some news topics I cover that are especially near and dear to my heart. Net neutrality is one of them. The existence of an open internet is essential to our ability to communicate and exchange ideas. The repeal threatens that, and makes it inevitable that internet service providers will have control over…
In the week after liberals clutched their organically grown pearls that our president would (openly) call the first black republic a “shithole,” many immigrants jumped on Twitter to quip about the shithole countries they come from. But immigrants come from various kinds of shitholes, some more palatable to white…
As Democrats in the Senate work to push forward a resolution that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from killing net neutrality and ending the open and free internet for everyone, multiple lawsuits were filed Tuesday by different groups with that same goal in mind.
Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they have 50 of the 100 members of the Senate prepared to vote in favor of their Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
Nearly a month after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules of net neutrality, lawmakers across the country are doing what they can to keep the internet open and free.
Senate Democrats on Monday secured enough co-sponsors to force a vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the repeal of net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications Commission last week.
Just three weeks after it voted to repeal the rules of net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission finally released the details of its “Restoring Internet Freedom” order Thursday.