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Number of FCC net neutrality comments moves into pop-star territory

The FCC has now officially received more than a million comments on the net neutrality issue -- nearly as many as the commission received in the wake of the Janet Jackson Superbowl uproar. Read More »

FCC initiates Open Internet rulemaking

At today’s FCC meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines to open a proceeding to consider rules to protect an open Internet, beginning a process of “... rulemaking seeking public comment on how best to protect and promote an open Internet.” Read More »

FCC May 15 meeting to include Open Internet and Spectrum auction

The FCC posted the agenda for their upcoming May 15 open commission meeting which will address Open Internet and spectrum auction. Read More »

The Perfect and the Good on Network Neutrality

Two leading Internet experts make the case for Chairman Wheeler's net neutrality proposal. Read More »

Internet, an open or shut case?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will support allowing commercial fast lanes for video Internet providers, but said this move "does not change the underlying goals of transparency, no blocking of lawful content, and no unreasonable discrimination..." Read More »

Critique from the man who wrote our national broadband plan

One of the principal architects of the National Broadband Plan – Blair Levin – said of the constantly changing blueprint, “This plan is in beta and always will be.” Read More »

The Web’s quarter century

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the date when Tim Berners-Lee introduced "the concept of a ‘distributed hypertext system,’ which could link files in an ever-expanding network... The World Wide Web was born.” Read More »

Support for Wheeler’s Open Internet announcement

In pursuing new rules to sustain an Open Internet,it appears that that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has found a middle ground which is finding support among consumers, labor, ISPs, and policymakers. Read More »

Americans tell ISPs, don’t mess with our Internet

According to Consumer Reports, 71 percent of U.S. broadband households would switch ISPs if their present carrier tried throttle or overcharge for video and other streaming services. Read More »

Wheeler tries new approach to net neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a convincing statement in support of Open Internet rules and FCC regulation, proposing three new rules and issuing a challenge to industry. Read More »

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