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Court Backs Trump’s Move To Cancel Net Neutrality, Calling Critics Arguments ‘Unconvincing’

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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration acted lawfully when it nixed the net neutrality rules in 2017, dealing a blow to activists who argued the repeal was a give away to the telecommunications industry. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Federal Communications Commission and its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, finding that net neutrality ...

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House Democrats Pass Bill To Make Net Neutrality Great Again

House Democrats passed a bill Wednesday restoring the Federal Communication Commission’s rule prohibiting internet service providers from slowing down internet traffic. Lawmakers approved a Democrat-backed bill that would restore Obama-era rules requiring AT&T, Verizon and others to treat all traffic equally, though the measure is likely a symbolic gesture. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told Reuters Tuesday that ...

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It’s Been More Than A Year Since Trump Dinged Net Neutrality. Here’s How The Internet Is Doing Now

It’s been more than a year since regulators repealed an Obama-era rule that beefed up regulations on the Internet, yet the web has not melted down as activists predicted. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and a handful of Republicans on the commission moved to rollback net neutrality in December 2017. Activists howled. And the Democratic Party’s official Twitter account ...

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Pelosi: Democrats Are Preparing To Bring Net Neutrality Back From The Dead

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims her caucus will introduce legislation Wednesday replacing the open internet rules the Trump administration dinged in 2018. A bill called the Save the Internet Act will be unveiled Wednesday and will be introduced in the Senate as well, the California Democrat told colleagues in a letter Monday. Details about the potential bill have not yet been made ...

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Here Are The GOP Lawmakers Who Are Offering A Lifeline To Net Neutrality

House Republicans are offering a way to revive an Obama-era rule that many conservatives believed gave government too much control of the internet. Republican lawmakers are trying to rescue parts of net neutrality from the scrap heap without including the parts some conservatives find loathsome. Republicans are offering a fix to the now-dead net neutrality: craft rules that prevent blocking ...

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It’s Been More Than A Year Since Net Neutrality Was Killed, But Dems Are Still Working On Its Revival |

Net neutrality was repealed slightly more than a year ago, yet Democrats are still teeing off on the Obama-era rule  More than a year after its repeal, net neutrality could come back again as House Democrats try to revive the long dead rule  Democrats stack first hearing on net neutrality with witnesses who overwhelming support the Obama-era rule Federal regulators ...

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Net Neutrality Is In The News Again And Twitter Is Weighing In On Its Future

Twitter re-upped its support for net neutrality Friday as supporters for the controversial policy prepare to challenge the Trump administration in court for dinging the Obama-era internet regulation. “An open Internet is vital to innovation, consumer choice, and free expression. Today we join @Mozilla, our industry peers, and public interest groups in supporting #NetNeutrality in the DC Circuit. Twitter stands ...

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The Internet As We Know It Supposedly Ended A Year Ago, According To CNN And Other Outlets

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The media joined Democrats in campaigning against repealing net neutrality. A number of outlets told the public that the internet would fundamentally changed unless the FCC was stopped. One year later, there’s no evidence of any changes. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received numerous death threats because of his decision to lead the vote.  U.S. internet speeds have actually increased over the ...

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Justice Department Files Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against the State of California

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the state of California alleging that Senate Bill 822, an Internet regulation bill signed into law earlier today by Governor Jerry Brown, unlawfully imposes burdens on the Federal Government’s deregulatory approach to the Internet, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Assistant Attorney General Joseph H. Hunt for ...

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What is Net Neutrality?

For months, it seemed nearly every media figure was in hysterics over the impending repeal of net neutrality. Then, net neutrality was repealed… and nothing much changed. So what exactly is net neutrality, and why do so many people have such strong opinions about something they don’t understand? Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com cuts through the hysteria to bring you ...

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California On The Verge Of Getting Its Own Set Of Strict Net Neutrality Rules

  by Kyle Perisic Democrats in the California State Senate passed net neutrality regulations on Wednesday that are stricter than the Obama-era ones they replaced. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Obama-era rule implemented in 2015 placed a ban on blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of content on the internet, but it was repealed in December 2017. The net neutrality legislation ...

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FCC Chair Cancels Tech Conference Appearance Due to Death Threats

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  by Eric Lieberman Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was reportedly forced to cancel an upcoming appearance at a highly anticipated technology conference after receiving multiple death threats. Due to the intense debate surrounding internet regulations imposed under the Obama administration’sa FCC in 2015, which were couched as a vague principle called “net neutrality,” Pai and ...

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Adieu Internet Socialism – AKA Net Neutrality

“Net Neutrality” is a disingenuous misnomer, as its meaning has been misrepresented and mischaracterized from its inception. And judging from the hyperbolic statements and overreaction to this week’s announcement that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was nixing the government regulation of the internet, all too few of us realize what was at stake with government regulation of what has become ...

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Activists rake in over $200k to do nothing about data privacy


A television star and a net neutrality activist have raised more than $200,000 that may end up funding the ACLU and perhaps lining someone’s pockets. The pair is protesting the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 34 which blocks an FCC regulation that purports to prevent internet service providers from selling internet user’s data without their permission. “Supernatural” actor Misha Collins raised ...

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Trump’s Pick for FCC Chief Hostile to Net Neutrality

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President Trump named Net Neutrality critic Ajit Pai as the 34th Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. This afternoon, I was informed that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump designated me the 34th Chairman of the @FCC. It is a deeply humbling honor. pic.twitter.com/Joza18aP33 — Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) January 23, 2017 “I look forward to working with the new Administration, my colleagues at the ...

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