When running for office in 2007, the then junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, was asked the following:
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“Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to reinstate net neutrality as the law of the land?
The Federal Communications Commission doesn’t want companies like Netflix or Viacom to have to pay to get their content to end users of broadband networks, but it doesn’t see a way (or maybe even a reason) to ban the practice. 1,282 more words
Someone at Verizon is wearing a party hat and celebrating this week, as the telecom titan convinced the state of New Jersey to let it wriggle out of a decades-old obligation to provide broadband throughout the entire Garden State, because apparently 4G wireless broadband is the same as a to-the-home wired connection, and broadband competition is completely unnecessary.
Until recently, a fast lane from a broadband ISP was a remote possibility in the US. ISPs had to give data equal treatment, regardless of the source, and could not offer faster delivery for a higher price while giving slower service as a default. 1,571 more words
All websites are equal, but some websites are more equal than others.
That, in a nutshell, is the Federal Communications Commission’s latest response to a… 608 more words