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Net neutrality is dead, but what happens next?

As of Monday, April 23, net neutrality is officially dead. In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net-neutrality rules, which were created in 2015 during the Obama-era. The regulations were created to prohibit Internet service providers from throttling broadband...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:53pm

VIDEO: Burger King uses Whopper sandwich to teach lesson about net neutrality

Burger King released a new video using their Whopper to educate everyone about net neutrality. In the fast food company’s latest social experiment, they released a video called “WHOPPER Neutrality,” Burger King aims to show people what it’s like to experience the repeal of...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:44pm

22 states sue FCC to keep net neutrality

By David Shepardson (Reuters) - A group of 22 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:05am

Dems say they need 1 more Senate vote to overrule net neutrality repeal

Since the FCC, lead by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal Obama-era laws protecting net neutrality on Dec. 14, the Senate had 60 legislative days under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to challenge the decision, The Washington Post reports. Just last Tuesday, they had 40 senators sign off on the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:24pm

Donald Trump Jr. thinks FCC's Ajit Pai was Obama appointee

Donald Trump Jr. apparently thinks the Federal Communications Commission head who killed net neutrality was appointed by former President Obama, when he was actually put in office by his father, President Trump. Last night, in an attempt to pwn the libtards who were dismayed by the vote to kill...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:44pm

Ed Markey is trying to reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality on Thursday and already, politicians are fighting back. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey announced on Thursday a plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the FCC decision and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules. The 2015 Obama-era...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:11am

The FCC repealed net neutrality and the internet has a lot to say

In a 3-2 vote Thursday afternoon, the FCC ruled to overturn the laws protecting net neutrality. It was highly anticipated and highly protested — and a lot of people are speaking their minds about it (naturally). Protesters argue that without these laws, ISPs could interfere with content and...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:18pm

The FCC repealed net neutrality. Now what happens?

On Thursday, the FCC voted in favor of repealing laws under Title II protecting net neutrality despite heavy protest. The vote came out 3-2 (Republicans to Democrats). "Two years ago, the orders stripped the FCC of jurisdiction over broadband providers,” Chairman Ajit Pai said in a...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:44pm

This is what the Internet without net neutrality will mean for you, according to an expert

As of Thursday morning, December 14, the FCC is sticking to their plan to hold the net neutrality vote later today. Maybe you’ve seen your friends or people in your social media feeds freaking out about net neutrality and posting photos and text about #BreakTheInternet. Maybe it still seems...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:34pm

Members of Congress who support ending net neutrality and took money from telecom companies — here's how much they got

Today, the Federal Communications Commission met to vote on what is likely to be a repeal of net neutrality, an Obama-era regulation that prevented internet-service providers from charging more to access certain kinds of content or to create "fast lanes" for certain sites. Supporters of...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:57pm

BREAKING: How to watch a live stream of the net neutrality vote

Despite a letter from 37 Democratic legislators and two Independents, two Republicans speaking out and an open letter from 21 tech pioneers, the FCC shows no signs of delaying or cancelling the net neutrality vote for later today, Thursday, December 14. The current net neutrality rules were put in...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:52pm

UPDATE: When will they hold the net neutrality vote?

The net neutrality vote is looming, and if you feel like the future of the internet — and many of your bills — hang in the balance, you’re absolutely right. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the concept of net neutrality, you’ve heard more people talking about it in the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:09am

Activists project ‘Property of Verizon’ on FCC building as net neutrality repeal nears

Pranksters projected the words "Property of Verizon" on the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission ahead of a vote to overturn net neutrality, a move that stands to enrich telecom companies. Trump-appointed FCC head Ajit Pai, a former telecom lobbyist, has scheduled the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:42pm

The best tweets from #BreakTheInternet protest against Pai's net neutrality plan

#BreakTheInternet. No, I’m not talking about Kim Kardashian’s backside on the cover of PAPER magazine. I’m talking about the web-wide protest to stop the FCC from repealing net neutrality laws. The campaign started on Tuesday, and organizers have asked people to essentially...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:20am

21 Tech pioneers write open letter asking FCC to cancel net neutrality vote

As the vote on net neutrality — currently scheduled for this Thursday, December 14 — awaits the FCC, tensions are high. A total of 21 big-name leaders of the Internet world just published an open letter to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 4:37pm

Ajit Pai’s newest argument against net neutrality is a hit with the alt-right

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, says the real threat to online freedom isn't the demise of net neutrality but the actions taken by companies like Twitter — and the alt-right is loving it, Slate reports. “When it comes to an open Internet,...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:35pm

Is Comcast dropping its promise not to charge for internet fast lanes?

Comcast said on multiple occasions that it would not violate net neutrality. In March 2014, Comcast Senior Executive VP David Cohen wrote, “To be clear, Comcast has never offered paid prioritization, we are not offering it today, and we're not considering entering into any paid...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:33pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am