• 39 Senators tell FCC: “Abandon this radical and reckless plan”

    10 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 Senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objections have come in ones and twos before, this is the largest official complaint we've seen against the FCC's proposal, which is due to be voted on tomorrow.
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  • Republican congressman calls on FCC to delay net neutrality rollback vote

    Republican congressman calls on FCC to delay net neutrality rollback vote

    10 monthes ago - By The Verge

    After a chorus of Democratic and Independent lawmakers called for the FCC to delay its planned vote on a rollback of net neutrality protections, at least one Republican is now asking the agency to hit pause, too.
    This week, Rep. Mike Coffman sent a letter to FCC chairman Ajit Pai calling for a delay to let Congress pass legislation on the issue. “The Internet has been and remains a transformative tool, and I am concerned that any action you may take to alter the rules under which it functions may well have significant unanticipated negative consequences,” Coffman writes. “Therefore, I urge...
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  • VPN Throttling Unlikely Even Without Net Neutrality: Expert

    VPN Throttling Unlikely Even Without Net Neutrality: Expert

    10 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Internet service providers are “very unlikely” to throttle virtual private network companies even if the Federal Communications Commission manages to go through with its controversial plan to repeal the net neutrality rules in the United States, Jodi Myers of NordVPN told Android Headlines on Wednesday. While VPN throttling is theoretically possible, it comes with significant technical and business challenges, starting with the telecoms' inability to simply throttle all encrypted traffic as that would directly hurt their customers who use VPNs for work and potentially affect access to...
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  • FCC's net neutrality repeal 'boggles the mind,' says commissioner - CNET

    10 monthes ago - By CNET

    Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member FCC, is speaking out against the Republican plan to unravel Obama-era net neutrality protections.
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  • What is net neutrality about? Protecting us from corporate power | Matt Stoller

    10 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Net neutrality is a rule against censorship and manipulation. The vote to repeal and eliminate it would do real damage to our democracy This Thursday, Trump Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will force a vote to repeal net neutrality protections for broadband providers. This is an important step backwards for our democracy. It will affect what consumers pay for broadband and what we can buy. More importantly, it will affect what we as citizens can say and to whom we can say it.
    In the age of Trump, a move to concentrate the power of speech in the hands of...
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