Net Neutrality News

The issue of net neutrality is regarded by many as being the cornerstone of freedoms on the internet. As such it is a hotly debated topic. To stay up-to-date with all the developments and to get the latest net neutrality news, sign up for the tailored Wiser daily email. Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally. It primarily affects internet service providers, but can also be applied to governments. Net neutrality means that internet service providers cannot prioritize particular web traffic over other traffic. For example, it prevents a broadband provider from entering into a commercial relationship with a company that would see the company's competitors' websites blocked or slowed. How far net neutrality should go, and whether it should be enshrined in law, are issues that are currently being debated and discussed by the technology industry and by legislators. And you can keep abreast of developments in the debate with the Wiser net neutrality news email. Register today to receive this daily digest of the best articles on the topic from around the internet.

Recent Net Neutrality News Coverage
 
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Overnight Regulation: House votes to repeal forced arbitration rule | Dems look to ban controversial pesticide | House panel wants to hear from tech CEOs on net neutrality
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Net neutrality face-off: Lawmakers ask Google, Comcast and other execs to testify
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Lawmakers are calling for a net neutrality faceoff between Google and Comcast, among others
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Net neutrality faceoff: Congress summons ISPs and websites to hearing
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U.S. panel asks AT&T, Facebook, Google, and Verizon CEOs to testify on net neutrality
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Above: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. (Reuters) — The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked chief executives from companies representing the two...
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GOP CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR SILICON VALLEY TO TESTIFY ON NET NEUTRALITY: House Republicans are asking the CEOs of major technology and telecommunications companies to weigh in on the net neutrality debate as the Federal Communications Commission moves to repeal the Obama-era rules....
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Net neutrality face-off: Lawmakers ask Google, Comcast and other execs to testify
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For years, tech companies and Internet providers have been at each other’s throats on Internet policy — especially net neutrality. Now, House Republicans are setting up a big showdown on the issue, inviting the biggest companies from both industries to testify on...
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Lawmakers are calling for a net neutrality faceoff between Google and Comcast, among others
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Others that could be in the scrum include AT&T, Facebook, Netflix and Verizon.
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Net neutrality faceoff: Congress summons ISPs and websites to hearing
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
The biggest websites and the biggest Internet service providers are being summoned to Congress to testify about net neutrality. US Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he is scheduling a full committee hearing titled, "Ground...
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Verizon argues throttling video is allowed under net neutrality rules
The VergeJacob Kastrenakes
Last week, Verizon was caught and subsequently admitted to throttling all video traffic on its network. And today, the company is finally addressing the potential net neutrality issue. In a statement to Broadcasting & Cable, Verizon said that its actions represented “reasonable...
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House Republicans invite tech, telecom CEOs to testify on net neutrality
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House Republicans are asking the CEOs of technology and telecommunications giants to weigh in on the net neutrality debate as the Federal Communications Commission pushes through an effort to repeal its Obama-era rules. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the chairman of the House...
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