Net Neutrality

Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. Getty Images | Alex Wong The largest Internet providers in the US funded a campaign that generated “8.5 million fake comments” to the Federal Communications Commission as part of the ISPs’ …

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AT&T lies about Calif. net neutrality law, claiming it bans “free data”

Enlarge / Longtime AT&T executive John Stankey, who became CEO in July 2020, speaks onstage at the HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California. Getty Images | Presley Ann AT&T lied about California’s net neutrality law yesterday when it claimed the law requires AT&T to stop providing “free data” to …

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AT&T whines about Calif. net neutrality law as ISPs’ case appears doomed

Enlarge Getty Images | naruecha jenthaisong The broadband industry’s attempt to kill California’s net neutrality law appears to have very little chance of succeeding in the US district court where the case is being heard. On February 23, the industry’s motion for a preliminary injunction was denied by Judge John Mendez of US District Court …

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DOJ drops lawsuit challenging California’s net neutrality law

The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) dropped its lawsuit against California’s net neutrality law on Monday, reports Reuters, foreshadowing the Biden administration’s approach to internet regulation. Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel welcomed the news as a sign that open internet rules would soon be reinstated across the country. “When the FCC, over my …

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Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

The cable industry takes a subtle approach to anti-Title II advertising. National Cable & Telecommunications Association <div class=”article-intro”>It’s 2020, and a coronavirus pandemic has underscored how crucial broadband service is to the lives of Americans for work, entertainment, and school. Internet service is a necessity, and yet it isn’t regulated as a utility the way …

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FCC ordered to provide IP addresses tied to fake net neutrality comments

Sponsored Links Alex Wong/Getty Images The FCC might not have much choice but to hand over data logs for fake net neutrality comments. A federal judge has ordered (via Gizmodo) the regulator to turn over server records to New York Times reporters that would reveal the IP addresses behind bogus comments supporting the net neutrality …

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