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4 Things We Still Don't Know About Net Neutrality

The FCC voted yesterday to reclassify broadband and protect the open internet. In other words, at long last, we have a net neutrality rule. And that’s great! 913 more words

What America's historic net neutrality rules mean in plain English

The US Federal Communications Commission just adopted strict net neutrality rules that will treat the internet like a public utility. What’s in the new regulations? There are three major principles that internet service providers—like Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon—have to follow when sending data from their networks to your computer: 223 more words

FCC Approves Net Neutrality in Partisan Decision

Federal regulators approved controversial new rules for broadband service Thursday in a partisan 3-2 vote that caps a decade-long fight over how to regulate Internet service. 1,023 more words


Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today's vote

What is the right way to run the internet? After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality, the FCC will finally vote on a proposal that will… 808 more words

Net Neutrality: The Final Arguments (Finally)

Activists on both sides of the nasty political fight over new rules for Internet lines suited up for one last skirmish Wednesday as Federal Communications Commission officials made final tweaks to a plan expected to be approved Thursday. 652 more words


What You Need To Know About Tomorrow's Votes On Net Neutrality And Municipal Broadband

On Thursday morning, the Federal Communications Commission will sit down to discuss and vote on two big issues — net neutrality and municipal broadband — that the cable and telecom industries have campaigned heavily to defeat and obscure. 1,705 more words

How People Became Trees

The other day, my 4-year-old niece noted, rather out of the blue, that trees just stand there when they’re in your way. “They just won’t listen!” she said. 362 more words