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FCC Chairman Pai Blasts Net Neutrality in Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/28/2017 at 5:30pm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai took his war on net neutrality to Europe for the Mobil World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. He told his counterparts that the rules implemented under former President Barack Obama closed off progress as the world becomes more dependent on technology:

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House passes bill barring FCC from regulating internet rates

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/276454-house-passes-bill-barring-fcc-from-regulating-internet-rates
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:30pm 4/17/2016 at 12:30pm
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/276454-house-passes-bill-barring-fcc-from-regulating-internet-rates

Controlling the internet is a goal of the progressive left, including the White House, and we’ve covered one of their angles to that end, net neutrality, here at LI.  On Friday, the House passed a bill that would prohibit the FCC from “setting or setting or reviewing the rates that companies...

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Move Over, ObamaPhone; Here Comes the ObamaNet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8:30am 6/1/2015 at 8:30am

The history of the Lifeline (aka Obamaphone) program is often cited by progressives as a Republican scheme, and in some ways, it is.  As Daniel Greenfield explains:

At the same time it should be recognized that the roots of this monstrosity began under Bush when the [Universal Service Fund] USF was used...

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FCC doubles down on Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:00am 5/9/2015 at 7:00am

If activists want to stop the rollout of the new net neutrality rules, they’re going to have to use the courts to do it.

Since the FCC first announced that it had approved a new set of regulations governing internet providers,

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Post-Net Neutrality update: Let the lawsuits begin!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:30am 3/24/2015 at 10:30am

Yesterday, the first two lawsuits dealing with the new “Net Neutrality” rules were filed in federal court. The United States Telecom Association, a trade org representing the nation’s largest telecom companies, and Alamo Broadband, a small Texas-based broadband company, are both suing over...

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Welcome to the “open” internet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:30am 3/16/2015 at 10:30am

Two weeks ago, the FCC voted along party lines to change the internet as we know it. They did it in the name of “fairness,” and “equality,” and “adapting to a rapidly changing internet landscape.” A lot...

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Taiwanese Cartoon Captures Ridiculousness of Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:30am 2/28/2015 at 9:30am

This week, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of implementing net neutrality policies. These rules will prevent internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking or throttling traffic, ban giving priority to providers who are willing to pay for faster service, and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This means...

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FCC votes 3-2 in favor of net neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:30pm 2/26/2015 at 5:30pm

Is there anyone who is surprised that the FCC has voted in favor of net neutrality, and that the vote followed party lines? I doubt it. The general trend has been for greater and greater control by agencies in matters that may seem innocuous, technical, and/or unimportant at the time but...

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Americans are Worried about Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:54pm 2/19/2015 at 2:54pm

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has a net neutrality problem—and he’s not staying silent about it.

Commissioner Pai is leading the charge against Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plans to regulate the way we sell and receive internet access. The problem isn’t just with the contents of the plan—which are sweeping and expand...

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Net Neutrality announcement tees up court battle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:12pm 2/5/2015 at 7:12pm

Say hello to the FCC’s newly-dubbed “New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet”.

From The Hill:

Tom Wheeler, head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced Wednesday that he will be circulating to his colleagues the “strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC,” made up of “enforceable, bright-line rules.”

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Net Neutrality: FCC and Congress set to stand off

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5:53pm 1/8/2015 at 5:53pm

The next big Congressional standoff may not be over immigration or health care, but how the FCC should be allowed to regulate the internet and internet providers.

Back in December, reports surfaced that lawmakers were meeting with industry officials to draft legislation that would

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Net Neutrality decision coming in February

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 4:46pm 1/4/2015 at 4:46pm

Get ready for the next big net neutrality fight, because it’s coming sooner than you think.

The FCC has released statements indicating that it’s ready to decide the future of the internet, and will do so at its February 26th monthly meeting. The Washington Post had it first:

President Obama’s top telecom regulator,...

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The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:30pm 12/20/2014 at 12:30pm

The tech policy community has momentarily banded together to nail the Federal Communications Commission to the wall over what seems to be a big data meltdown regarding hundreds of thousands of public comments the agency received regarding its Net Neutrality deliberations.

Gizmodo has a nice rundown of what we know so far:

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The FCC is ready to get sued over Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:56pm 11/23/2014 at 5:56pm

Net Neutrality has existed for a long time in the nerd-niche of the policy world, but now that Obama has asked the FCC to impose strict new regulations on internet service providers, the issue has jumped out of the shadows and into the forefront of public debate.

“Net Neutrality” provisions—new regulations...

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Conservatives push back on Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:13pm 9/15/2014 at 7:13pm

Conservative advocacy organizations are using their resources to put muscle behind the growing anti-internet regulation movement.

Those on the other side of the issue, who advocate for “Net Neutrality,” want to use Title II of the Communications Act as a way of reclassifying broadband internet providers as “utilities.” If this reclassification...

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