Net Neutrality News

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This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality
eschoolnews.com • Laura Ascione
3 Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Can Damage Your Business
Entrepreneur Magazine • Peter Banerjea
To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
New tech talent in the White House
Politico • Li Zhou
FCC Boss Being Investigated By His Own Agency For Being Too Cozy With The Industry He Regulates
Techdirt. • Karl Bode
Regulator slams devices as weak link for net neutrality
Mobile World Live • Chris Donkin
Flashback Friday: ‘A Series of Tubes’
Roll Call • Alex Gangitano
Net Neutrality and the Danger of a Corporatized Democracy
American Prospect • Ron Fein
Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it
Daily Kos • Meteor Blades
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next Web • Abhimanyu Ghoshal
 
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EdTech, Education
This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality
eschoolnews.comLaura Ascione
With concerns about school internet access buzzing in the wake of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality, anxiety over school internet access might transfer to the federal E-rate program–but there’s no need to worry, according to E-rate experts. When the FCC...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
3 Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Can Damage Your Business
Entrepreneur MagazinePeter Banerjea
Image credit: Andrew Harrer | Getty Images Running a startup or a small business is hard, and with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality repeal, it’s about to get a lot tougher. The repeal affects internet-based startups, companies running ecommerce stores...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
The legislatures in more than half of US states have pending legislation that would enforce net neutrality, according to a new roundup by advocacy group Free Press. So far, the states that have taken final action have done so through executive orders...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
New tech talent in the White House
PoliticoLi Zhou
With help from Nancy Scola, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20 NEW TECH TALENT IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE —...
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FCC Boss Being Investigated By His Own Agency For Being Too Cozy With The Industry He Regulates
Techdirt.Karl Bode
If you watched FCC boss Ajit Pai's rushed repeal of net neutrality there really shouldn't be any question about where Pai's loyalties lie, and it certainly isn't with smaller companies, healthy competition, transparency, openness, innovation, or American consumers. The agency head repeatedly...
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Regulator slams devices as weak link for net neutrality
Mobile World LiveChris Donkin
French communications regulator Arcep urged Europe-wide action to force manufacturers to reverse policies on handsets, tablets and smart speakers perceived to be limiting internet freedom. In the results of a consultation with stakeholders in France, the regulator criticised measures put in place...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
Flashback Friday: ‘A Series of Tubes’
Roll CallAlex Gangitano
Here’s a congressional throwback — a phrase or part of Capitol Hill culture that a younger generation of Hill staffers may not know or appreciate. Why do people sometimes talk about the “tubes” of the internet? Well, it dates back to the...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality and the Danger of a Corporatized Democracy
American ProspectRon Fein
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. In the eight years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the door to unlimited corporate political spending, the fight over net neutrality shows...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it
Daily KosMeteor Blades
Timothy Karr is the senior director of strategy for Free Press. At CommonDreams, he writes—Net Neutrality Politics Is Local: It’s easy for cloistered Washington politicos to assume that Net Neutrality is dead, undone in December by the Trump FCC and its Verizon-friendly...
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Economic Policy, Google Inc
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next WebAbhimanyu Ghoshal
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai made headlines through 2017 as he fought to repeal net neutrality guidelines that prevented internet service providers from messing with your web traffic – and won. Things aren’t looking quite as rosy for him...
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