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Net neutrality is still the law-in Washington State

Ars Technica – Jon Brodkin – The Washington State law cleared its biggest hurdle on October 1 when a federal appeals court vacated the Federal Communications Commission's decision to preempt all state net neutrality laws. Broadband users in Washington State can file net…

Do your representatives support net neutrality?

Battle for the Net – Fight for the Future – Senator Kyrsten Sinema took $134,046 in “campaign donations” from big ISPs. No wonder this representative opposes strong net neutrality protections that would prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon, Spectrum, and AT&T from throttling…

The Ongoing Saga of Chevron and Net Neutrality

The Regulatory Review – The FCC's position on internet access will continue to change unless Congress passes clear legislation. As a result of the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's decision in Mozilla v. Federal Communication Commission, the rubber ball…

Net Neutrality Is Just the Beginning

Jacobin – Interview by Meagan Day In the heady days of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, many trumpeted the emancipatory potential of the internet. They spoke of networks and hive minds, crowdsourced revolution and livestreamed liberation. But the…

States Rush To Protect Net Neutrality On Heels Of Court Ruling

Techdirt – Despite the obvious fraud and false data used to prop up the move, a court recently backed much of the Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality. But it wasn't all champagne and roses for Ajit Pai and his friends in the telecom sector. The court also…

Net Neutrality Is A Sideshow To Big Tech's Online Conversation Bans

The Federalist – Jeremy Carl – Last week, in a highly anticipated decision in the Mozilla v. FCC case, the DC Circuit largely upheld the Federal Communication Commission's repeal of the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, which imposed a variety of regulations on…

Net neutrality emails raise suspicions

POLITICO – Tony Romm – A number of messages to lawmakers purporting to be from average constituents who oppose the Obama administration's net neutrality rules don't appear to have come from people within their districts, according to the company that manages the…

2020 candidates' views on net neutrality and rural broadband

Allconnect – In case you're unaware, there's a presidential election coming in 2020. We know, it's still 2019, but with the first primary election less than four months away, it's a good idea to start researching candidates now. Fortunately for you, we've done…

California May Soon Enforce Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

The Epoch Times – Sarah Le – After a three-judge panel from the D.C. Court of Appeals recently upheld a 2017 decision by the Trump Administration to repeal Obama-era regulations regarding net neutrality, California may have gained the opportunity to enforce its own rules. The…

'The Public Is Clearly on the Side of Net Neutrality'

FAIR – Janine Jackson – Janine Jackson interviewed Free Press's Craig Aaron about the net neutrality setback for the October 4, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: A federal appeals court has ruled that it was OK for the FCC…