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A Trump FCC advisor’s proposal for bringing free Internet to poor...

Trump advisor says net neutrality hindered free data services for the poor.

Ajit Pai accidentally supports utility rules and open-access networks

Pai praises Clinton, whose FCC enforced open networks and boosted competition.

Just so we’re all clear on this: Russia hacked the French...

And only released Macron, Clinton campaign files – hmm It's been a busy week already on Capitol Hill. We've heard yet again revelations of Russian hackers breaking into US Republican and Democrat campaign computers – and interfering with France's presidential election.…

California cop union opposes new bill that would thwart license plate...

If it passes, drivers would only be able to cover their plates while parked.

Congress joins the FCC to kill net neutrality

The "Restoring Internet Freedom" meme spread to Congress this week, and foes of net neutrality seemed emboldened to dial up the volume in their campaign of misinformation.Last week, FCC chair Ajit Pai revealed his plan to gut net neutrality regulations.

This week, nine Republican Senators introduced a bill that would prevent the agency from ever trying to reinstate those rules.

The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would "prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Plan to kill municipal broadband fails in state legislature

Angry constituents convince Maine lawmakers to vote against Republican bill.

GOP’s “Internet Freedom Act” permanently guts net neutrality authority

ISPs would gain the freedom to block and throttle websites and applications.

US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return

A bill introduced Monday by some U.S. senators aims to repeal net neutrality rules under the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and ban the agency from issuing similar regulations in the future.The legislation aims to give some permanence to recent moves by the Republican-dominated FCC to repeal provisions of the 2015 order.

There are concerns that if the FCC at some point comes under the control of Democrats, it will promptly restore the rules under the 2015 Open Internet Order.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The Restoring Internet Freedom Act was introduced by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and is cosponsored by eight other Republicans including Ted Cruz, senator for Texas, and Rand Paul, senator for Kentucky.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Too little, too late? FCC wins net neutrality court case

Wheeler's court win over ISPs reaffirmed, but Pai plans to overturn the rules.

Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

It's not clear exactly which "freedoms" ordinary consumers lost.

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

The chairman of the U.S.

Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday.Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, will likely announce a plan to reverse course on the 2-year-old regulations and end the agency's classification of broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service.
In a Wednesday speech, Pai will reportedly announce that he is scheduling a vote for the FCC's May 18 meeting to begin the process of repealing the rules.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Pai has called the net neutrality rules a mistake that "injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market." President Donald Trump, who appointed Pai as the FCC's chairman, has also criticized the regulations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here