Tag: net neutrality

Christie-Lee McNally: Google Does Not ‘Worry About Legislation’ Because They ‘Bought’ Congress

Christie-Lee McNally, executive director of Free Our Internet, warned of large technology companies’ procurement of political influence via lobbying efforts in Washington, DC. She offered her remarks in a Thursday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Free Our Internet is a non-profit organization describing itself as an opponent of […]

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Telecoms industry sues California to kill strict net neutrality law

Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide net neutrality bill into law, four telecoms industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that the legislature does not have the authority to overrule the FCC’s decisions. The lawsuit was filed by the CTIA, a trade group representing the wireless industry; the NCTA, […]

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California’s Net Neutrality bill is now law

After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor’s apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her home and that he was an intruder. Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall terminated Police Officer Amber Guyger, #10702, during […]

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California gov. signs nation’s strictest net neutrality rules into law

Enlarge / Net neutrality supporter protests the FCC’s repeal outside a federal building in Los Angeles, California, on November 28, 2017. reader comments 13 Share this story California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against Internet service providers and the Federal Communications Commission. […]

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Ajit Pai: California net neutrality law is “illegal”

California’s best-in-America Net Neutrality law goes a long way to restoring the protections that Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai destroyed when he unilaterally and illegally repealed the FCC’s national Net Neutrality rules. Pai has now said that California’s law is illegal, because only the federal government can regulate telcos. During the […]

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Big telecom is lobbying against California’s net neutrality bill with the dumbest possible strategy

California is currently moving at speed to pass a state-wide net neutrality bill that would give the state’s residents some of the strongest protections in the country. Naturally, telecoms companies are running scared: The CTIA, one of the telecoms industry’s key lobbyists, described the bill as a “flawed and consumer unfriendly approach” in a recent statement, and […]

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22 states and DC issue new brief seeking to reverse FCC’s net neutrality order

The dream of an open and free internet isn’t dead. Net neutrality — the principle that internet service providers must treat traffic equally, regardless of the source — is still seeing a strong fight waged on its behalf. This week, a group of 23 attorneys general from across the U.S., led by New York Attorney General Barbara […]

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Fire dep’t rejects Verizon’s “customer support mistake” excuse for throttling

Enlarge / A West Covina firefighter pulls hose away from a horse barn that burns as the Mendocino Complex Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. Getty Images | Justin Sullivan reader comments 17 Share this story A fire department whose data was throttled by Verizon Wireless while it was […]

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Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

Enlarge / A firefighter battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. Getty Images | Justin Sullivan reader comments 0 Share this story Verizon Wireless’s throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules. […]

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Cornered FCC admits that its website was never hacked

When the FCC announced its intention to kill Network Neutrality, it had to accept public comments, and what followed was bizarre even by Trump-era standards: first, millions of living, breathing Americans sent so many pro-Net Neutrality comments to the FCC that the website crashed; then bots spammed the FCC with millions of obviously fake […]

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Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about “DDoS,” blames it on Obama administration

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at Fox Studios on November 10, 2017 in New York City. reader comments 29 Share this story Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday acknowledged that the FCC lied about its public comment system being taken down by a DDoS attack during the net neutrality repeal proceeding. Pai blamed […]

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The FCC just admitted it lied about a cyberattack to avoid net neutrality comments

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn net neutrality rules, a move that millions of people protested in comments sent to the FCC. But many more were unable to leave comments, as the FCC’s public commenting system went down following a late-night John Oliver segment in which he exhorted viewers to leave their comments with […]

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Here’s how much money anti-net neutrality members of Congress have received from the telecom industry

$101 million goes a long way.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto By Rachel Kraus2018-07-23 16:28:09 UTC The House of Representatives is sitting on its hands instead of calling a vote to protect net neutrality. But those same members of Congress have had their hands in the pot of the anti-net neutrality telecommunications industry for years. The net neutrality […]

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year on the topic of the internet and net neutrality. Because […]

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FCC to Gut Informal Complaint Process, Force Consumers to Pay $225 Fee

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. More people than ever are filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Chairman Ajit Pai is not okay with that sort of thing. This week, the FCC will vote on changes to the informal complaint system used by […]

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Brett Kavanaugh, a Conservative Stalwart in Political Fights and on the Bench

WASHINGTON — Brett Michael Kavanaugh was just 38 when he was first nominated to a federal appeals court in Washington. But he had already participated in an extraordinary number of political controversies, attracting powerful patrons and critics along the way. He served under Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton, examining […]

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