FCC Site Crashes After John Oliver Segment On Net Neutrality

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 6:00 am

Yesterday the FCC public comment system crashed due to high traffic which seems to be attributable to a call from comedian John Oliver for internet trolls to visit the FCC’s website and “focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction.” That call came after a 13 minute segment on Oliver’s HBO show “Last Week Tonight” [...]

FCC Tries To Have It Both Ways On Net Neutrality Rules

By: Friday May 16, 2014 8:57 am

FCC Chair Wheeler spent years in private telecom. See his employment timeline, via @OpenSecretsDC: pic.twitter.com/3mVPF1swIU — MapLight (@MapLight) May 15, 2014 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler has put out some misleading statements claiming the FCC was respecting the goals of Net Neutrality while operationally destroying it. And now Wheeler has put forward a [...]

Net Neutrality Edges Towards Death

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 7:00 am

The FCC appears to be about ready to throw in the towel and let the telcom monopolies sell speed to different sites ending any hope for the regulatory concept known as “Net Neutrality.” Soon firms that pay extra will have their content available faster and the principle that all content should be equal coming through [...]

FCC To Issue New Net Neutrality Rules But Still Refuses To Label Broadband Public Utility

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 9:16 am

After losing a court case last month at the DC Court of Appeals the Federal Communications Commission is planning to issue a new set of rules for Net Neutrality. Though the court claimed Net Neutrality rules the FCC had previously offered were illegal, it did acknowledge the FCC’s authority to regulate broadband company practices under [...]

Obama Shows Up on Reddit

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 1:59 pm

President Obama took to Reddit today to participate in their popular “Ask Me Anything” feature. The question-and-answer session began at 4:30pm ET and quickly crashed the system, though it appears to be working now (at least for me). At last count there are over 4,300 comments on the thread. Some of the questions were extremely [...]

Broadband Companies Begin March to Usage-Based Billing

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 12:59 pm

We’ve been waiting for this to come to pass, and it looks like the days of tiered broadband pricing are finally upon us: Here in South Texas, Time Warner Cable customers have been given the online equivalent of a scale in the bathroom, a “usage tracker” that adds up all the household’s Facebooking and YouTubing. [...]

Wyden Will Place Hold on Internet Censorship Legislation

By: Friday November 11, 2011 10:18 am

Yesterday, the Senate rejected a resolution of disapproval that would have invalidated the FCC’s net neutrality regulations. Not one member of the Democratic caucus voted with Republicans to overturn the FCC regulations. In the grand scheme, this doesn’t do much. The White House already threatened a veto of the resolution of disapproval back in April, [...]

Why Does Justin Bieber Want to Jail Amy Klobuchar?

By: Friday October 28, 2011 1:38 pm

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. What are we to make of Justin Bieber exclaiming that Amy Klobuchar needs to be “locked up”? “That guy needs to be locked up,” Bieber said after hearing about the bill, apparently not immediately remembering Amy is generally a woman’s name. “Whoever [...]

White House Threatens Veto of Resolution Overturning Net Neutrality Rules

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 10:34 am

The White House has issued a veto threat for any bill that seeks to overturn the net neutrality policy put in place by the FCC last year. This week, House Republicans will offer a “resolution of disapproval” to take down the FCC action. This kind of resolution only requires a simple majority vote in either [...]

AT&T Moves to Tiered Pricing for Broadband

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 10:15 am

It begins: Starting May 2, AT&T will begin implementing monthly usage limits for its U-Verse and DSL users and charge $10 fees every time a customer exceeds the cap. According to Broadband Reports, DSL customers will have a 150GB monthly usage limit, while U-Verse subscribers will get 250GB. AT&T will impose the $10 fee for [...]

Verizon Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Plan

By: Friday January 21, 2011 10:01 am

You can say that the entire goal of Julius Genachowski’s pretend plan for net neutrality was to devise something that the telecoms could live with, while allowing him to make a defense that the Obama Administration fulfilled its campaign promise of Internet freedom. If they didn’t care about being taken to court over their plans, [...]

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