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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

As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them

Canada cracks down on zero-rating while FCC allows paid data cap exemptions.

“Drone Attorney” and former helicopter pilot now running for US Senate

James Mackler, Democrat, seeks to replace incumbent Sen.

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).

Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to...

Republicans encounter angry citizens after killing online privacy rules.

FCC’s deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

If you operate a small or medium-size U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S.

Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines, critics of the proposal say.Users of ATMs, shoppers in stores that use credit card scanners, and mobile phone customers could also see prices go up after the FCC deregulates the so-called business data services (BDS) market.
Schools and hospitals also depend on BDS for their broadband service, and prices could rise as much as 25 percent in areas where the FCC removes price caps, critics warn.[ 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 FCC is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal from Republican Chairman Ajit Pai that would deregulate large parts of the BDS market, which generates an estimated US$45 billion a year for AT&T, Verizon, and other telecom carriers.
Incumbent telecom carriers welcome the plan, saying there’s plenty of competition in the BDS market, sometimes called special access.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

NASA confirms two moons in the Solar System are venting oceans...

Ocean Worlds Exploration Program could find life on icy moons in the 2020s.

Trump move to kill privacy rules opposed by 72% of Republicans,...

Privacy is partisan for lawmakers, but not necessarily for the rest of us.

Charter won’t have to compete against other ISPs thanks to FCC...

Charter still required to expand network, but not into other ISPs' territories.

ISPs and FCC chair Ajit Pai celebrate death of online privacy...

Pai wants the FTC to regulate ISP privacy, but no rules are in place today.

Congress just obliterated Obama-era rules preventing ISPs from selling your browsing...

The rules, which were set to go into effect but were blocked by a Republican-controlled FCC chairman, were ruled on in Congress, nuking them from ever going into effect.