After months of back and forth, amending bills, combining them, and pulling them apart, California’s legislature has finally passed a law that will, at least for some 40 million Americans, restore the net neutrality protections repealed by the Trump administration this year.
The effort to overturn the FCC’s disastrous repeal of net neutrality hit a significant milestone on Tuesday as the first Republican lawmaker came aboard. Representative Mike Coffman, Republican of Colorado, crossed party lines and joined with Democrats to support using the Congressional Review Act to reverse the FCC…
It’s been a roller-coaster ride for one California lawmaker over the past month as he’s tried to push a comprehensive net neutrality bill through the state’s legislature.
A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.
The FCC blew past a deadline to respond to questions brought by two U.S. senators over dubious “cyberattack” claims made by agency officials.
Efforts in California to pass a comprehensive net neutrality law hit a snag on Tuesday after a key committee, which is chaired by a Democrat whose coffers are flush with telecom industry cash, suddenly threw a wrench in the works.
California’s two net neutrality bills are poised to become one, offering the state’s 40 million residents comprehensive protection against internet service provider trying to shakedown businesses and subscribers in the wake of the FCC repeal.
In a monumental decision that will resonate through election season, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52-47 to reinstate the net neutrality protections the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal last December.
Asked only once at a Senate hearing Thursday about the fake security incident that’s needled his agency for more than a year, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, acknowledged for the first time knowing secretly for several months that his office likely fed U.S. lawmakers false information.
Between 2013 and 2015, the FCC reportedly spent close to $3 million overhauling its comment system. But after being flooded with millions of fake comments during a docket to overturn net neutrality last summer, the agency is now planning another total makeover.
It’s taken months to pull together a vote to save net neutrality from the FCC guillotine, but the moment is finally upon us.
The United States Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to nullify the Federal Communication Commission’s rollback of net neutrality, which is slated to go into effect less than four weeks from now. The vote was both a significant victory for net neutrality supporters and a stinging rebuke of Ajit Pai, who’s time as…
Democrats on Wednesday officially filed a petition to force a vote in the Senate to save net neutrality. With a single Republican supporting the effort, only one vote is needed to advance a resolution that may one day soon reinstate the net neutrality rules overturned by the FCC last year.
In a bipartisan letter on Monday, two US senators called on the FCC to investigate the identity theft and fraud in public comments collected by the agency during its proposal to rollback net neutrality protections last year.
On the same day that the repeal of net neutrality became official, two US senators demanded answers from the FCC over its dubious claims about being targeted by cyberattacks.
Ajit Pai and the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission successfully rolled back Barack Obama-era net neutrality guidelines earlier this year, but they’re not done screwing with consumers yet. According to the Verge, the FCC is now mulling a plan that could ensure its staff will only review complaints…
States around the country are considering legislation to preserve the net neutrality protections that were recently repealed by the FCC, but Connecticut won’t be one of them. That’s because Republican state senators there used a procedural technicality to kill one such piece of legislation in committee.
An investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s own inspector general officially refutes controversial claims that a cyberattack was responsible for disrupting the FCC’s comment system in May 2017, at the height of the agency’s efforts to kill off net neutrality.
The Federal Communications Commission has officially repealed net neutrality rules introduced in 2015 by the Obama administration, which established federal regulations prohibiting internet service providers from blocking or throttling content for customers or creating “fast lanes” for companies that pay more to have…
The FCC’s rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules was formally challenged in court on Thursday by a coalition of 23 state attorneys general who assert the rollback was passed in violation of federal law.