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How Disastrous Is the FCC's Threat to Net Neutrality? Incensed Experts Explain

Though I risk journalistic suicide in sounding like the opening of a Carrie Bradshaw column, I’ll take a moment to compare the Internet to our ideal of New York City: mega-sites backed by billions of dollars and impoverished personal blogs coexist in the same overstuffed cesspool of ideas, beholden to the same, often frustrating, means of transportation to your screen/mind: the telecom companies. 447 more words

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The FCC thought its new rules violated net neutrality back in 2011

It’s the end of net neutrality—at least, as we know it today.

The US Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules on internet access today, after its last effort… 536 more words

FCC chairman promises to set 'high bar' in new net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler has released a response today “setting the record straight” that the federal agency is not abandoning its principles of an open Internet. 715 more words

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Rich web companies to get a 'fast lane' on the Internet, courtesy of the FCC

Not all Internet traffic is created equal, according to a new set of Open Internet rules that the Federal Communication Commission is expected to announce next month. 274 more words

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The FCC Sold You Out...

…and is that really a surprise?

As if we all didn’t see this coming. After throttling Netflix and other services in knowledge that the Supreme Court would rule in their favor, it was all but certain that internet service providers were going to institute a “fast lane” for certain distributors that would be willing to pay a fee. 436 more words

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When it comes to net neutrality, either the FCC thinks we're idiots, or it just doesn't care

With its latest plan to twist the concept of network neutrality into something that appears to be the opposite of neutral, the Federal Communications Commission has revealed that it believes the public can’t understand the issues — or that it is so in thrall of the companies it regulates that it doesn’t care what ordinary people think. 1,110 more words

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FCC to propose new rules for so-called 'Net Neutrality'; would allow broadband providers to charge companies for speed

“Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes,” Gautham Nagesh reports for The Wall Street Journal. 855 more words

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