Net Neutrality

23.05.2018

The Path to Victory on Net Neutrality in the House of Representatives

The Path to Victory on Net Neutrality in the House of Representatives

The United States Senate has voted to overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality protections, the fate of that measure currently rests in the House of Representatives. While many will think that the uphill battle there makes it a lost cause, that is simply not true. Together, we have the… »

12.03.2018

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

“The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponize the web,” warns British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  On the 29th anniversary of the founding of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee—the… »

13.01.2018

Net neutrality may be dead in the US, but Europe is still strongly committed to open internet access

Net neutrality may be dead in the US, but Europe is still strongly committed to open internet access

By The Conversation Saleem Bhatti, University of St Andrews The belief that unrestricted internet access is vital to modern life is not necessarily a view held by all businesses that provide internet services. And now that net neutrality – the equal treatment of all data sent and… »

16.12.2017

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

Net Neutrality fight ‘Not Over’: groups launch Internet-wide campaign pushing Congress to overrule FCC Vote

“The internet has given ordinary people more power than ever before. We’re going to fight tooth and nail to make sure no one takes that power away.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The Republican-controlled FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal net neutrality, but… »

13.12.2017

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

More than 20 internet founders and industry leaders wrote an open letter warning Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality poses “imminent threat” to the web by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams  Joining the revolt taking place in the streets and online against FCC [Federal Communications Commission]… »

01.12.2017

The FCC’s Order Is Out, Here’s What You Need to Know: It Will End Net Neutrality And Break the Internet

The FCC’s Order Is Out, Here’s What You Need to Know: It Will End Net Neutrality And Break the Internet

By Matt Wood & Gaurav Laroia On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released his draft order to completely eradicate Net Neutrality. You can read the full text here. The short version is that Pai’s order takes the Net Neutrality rules off the books and abandons… »

27.11.2017

FCC Commissioner Begs Nation To Stop GOP Colleagues From Killing Net Neutrality

FCC Commissioner Begs Nation To Stop GOP Colleagues From Killing Net Neutrality

By Andrea Germanos After one commissioner called the FCC’s newly-released plan to roll back net neutrality “worse than one could imagine,” a second commissioner is now calling voters to make sure the proposal by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai does not go through. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed published Thursday—entitled “I’m on the… »

17.05.2017

Protesters Take Net Neutrality Issue To FCC Chair’s Home

Protesters Take Net Neutrality Issue To FCC Chair’s Home

By Kevin Zeese Arlington, VA – Ajit Pai, the Chair of the FCC, is on a mission to destroy the Internet by reclassifying it so that it is no longer a common carrier where we all have equal access and repeal net neutrality rules so Comcast, Verizon and A&T can… »

09.05.2017

John Oliver leads Net Neutrality defenders to crash FCC website. Again.

John Oliver leads Net Neutrality defenders to crash FCC website. Again.

‘Last Week Tonight’ host directs viewers to gofccyourself.com in bid to save open internet by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams He’s done it again. “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver on Sunday issued another powerful rallying cry… »

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