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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 »

Net neutrality doomsday unlikely, says Netflix

Following the DC appeals court's net neutrality decision, Netflix predicted "... that ISPs will avoid [the] consumer-unfriendly path of discrimination" by limiting video streaming. Read More »

The best way to protect the open Internet

Blair Levin fears that the DC court of appeals’ decision on net neutrality is making our lack of high-speed broadband even problem worse. Read More »

The DC court decision and the meaning of net neutrality

If you’re wondering what the DC appeals court decision means, read this excellent summary by Kevin Taglang of the Benton Foundation. Read More »

Wheeler defends open Internet principles

Following the U.S. appeals court decision limiting net neutrality, FCC Chairman Tom wheeler vowed to "consider all available options, including those for appeal, to ensure... a free and open platform for innovation and expression...” Read More »

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