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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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External Actors Launched Denial-of-Service Attacks on FCC Electronic Comment Filing System

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has determined that its electronic comment filing system has been targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The FCC said Monday that external actors attempted to bombard the agency website’s comment system and that this prevented personnel …

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FCC Proposes to End Regulation of Internet as Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission wants public comments on a plan to put an end to a regulatory framework that treats internet as a public utility and restore internet freedom through the reinstatement of market-based policies. FCC said Thursday it plans to re-establish the classification of broadband internet access as an information …

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Tom Wheeler to Resign as FCC Chairman in January

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down from his post on Jan. 20 after more than three years on the job. Wheeler helped advance the passage of “net neutrality” rules that require internet service providers to treat online content equally, according to a report by Brett …

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FCC’s Ajit Pai Proposes New FCC IP Task Force

Ajit Pai, a Federal Communications Commissioner, wants the FCC to start a task force on moving U.S. communications infrastructure from copper telephone wires to Internet-based technology, GovExec reports. According to Juliana Gruenwald‘s report, Pai said at a technology forum Tuesday the IP Transition Task Force could help update the agency’s …

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Senate Narrowly Votes to Keep Net Neutrality in Place

Net neutrality regulations, designed to prevent Internet service providers from prioritizing traffic, will remain on the books for the time being. By a narrow 52-46 vote, the Senate overturned a largely-Republican sponsored “resolution of disapproval” of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The vote was symbolic, according to a …

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Obama to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House is saying President Obama plans to veto anti-net neutrality legislation, according to a report from Wired. Net neutrality rules will not permit broadband providers including Time Warner and Comcast to, as Wired puts it, “playing favorites with internet traffic, while a lighter set of rules applies to …

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Report Says Wireless Networks Outgrowing Capacity

A report from the Global Information Industry Center at the University of California, San Diego indicated that the wireless network demand is still growing rapidly, soon to overcome capacity. “We’re currently experiencing a mass migration from wired networks to wireless networks, which under the best of circumstances have far less …

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Verizon Sues FCC Again Over Net Neutrality Rules

Verizon Communications today filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s recently implemented Net neutrality regulations for broadband providers. The Net neutrality rules are designed to prevent discrimination or favoritism towards web traffic flowing through networks operated by broadband providers. The FCC will be allowed to punish the providers for …

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FCC Facing Court Challenges on Net Neutrality Laws

The Federal Communications Commission has come under fire of late for its new so-called net neutrality regulations, published last week in the Federal Register. This time, rather than criticism of being heavy-handed, the FCC is taking heat for not going far enough. Media reform group Free Press filed a lawsuit …

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