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Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC’s scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s deeply unpopular plan to kill the open internet, which critics have denounced as “naked corporatism.” Slated to begin Tuesday—and continue through to the scheduled vote by the Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday—the “Break the Internet” protest is aimed at showing “the world what the web will look like without net neutrality.”

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Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Protesters targeted Verizon because the FCC’s Chair Pai is a former lobbyist for the company, which has—along with major internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and AT&T—invested heavily in pressuring lawmakers to support policies that benefit telecom companies at the expense of consumers.

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Protests Planned Nationwide as Vote on FCC’s ‘Catastrophic’ Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Looms

Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Protests Planned Nationwide as Vote on FCC’s ‘Catastrophic’ Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Looms

With the FCC set to vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to kill neutrality in just over a week, a diverse coalition—ranging from consumer protection organizations to progressive lawmakers to Harvard professors—have denounced the FCC’s proposals and are scheduling nationwide protests to combat the agency’s move to let massive telecom companies “cash in on the internet” at the expense of consumers.

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Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Government, Internet Control, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits

Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet users—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that will allow powerful media corporations to collect personal data of internet users without their consent and sell that information to the “highest bidder” for profit.

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‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as DC Court Upholds Rules

Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as DC Court Upholds Rules

That means the internet will remain a public service classified under Title II of the Communications Act—upholding the FCC’s power to ensure that all carriers, including mobile and broadband, treat all internet traffic equally.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision Threatens Open-Internet

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision Threatens Open-Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted on revised net neutrality rules Thursday, managing to both anger and please all sides involved. Protesters and internet service providers have been at odds over the creation of internet “fast lanes.” ISPs want content providers to pay extra to give users faster access to their content, while digital rights activists are concerned this would disadvantage startups and the public who cannot afford to pay extra fees. RT’s Lindsay France examines the outcome of the FCC’s decision.

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FCC Net Neutrality Plan in Chaos

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
FCC Net Neutrality Plan in Chaos

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former top cable and wireless industry lobbyist, appears to have misjudged both public opinion and his fellow Democratic commissioners regarding his “Open Internet” proposal.

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