BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Business By David Shepardson 05/10/18 AT 10:15 AM The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that landmark 2015 U.S. open-internet rules will cease on June 11.The FCC in December repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, allowing internet providers to block or slow websites as long as they disclose the practice. The FCC said the new rules will take effect 30 days from Friday.An FCC spokeswoman confirmed the new rules will take effect on June 11.A group of states and others have sued to try to block the new rules from taking effect. The revised rules were a win for internet service providers like AT&T Inc ( T.N ) and Comcast Corp ( CMCSA.O ) but are opposed by internet firms like Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) and Alphabet Inc ( GOOGL.O ).The U.S. Senate is set to vote as early as next week on whether to reject the FCC repeal of the net neutrality … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality: FCC Announces Date, Info About New Rules
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that landmark 2015 U.S. open-internet rules will cease on June 11. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The FCC in December repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, allowing internet providers to block or slow websites as long as they disclose the practice. The FCC said the new rules will take effect 30 days from Friday. An FCC spokeswoman confirmed the new rules will take effect on June 11. A group of states and others have sued to try to block the new rules from taking effect. The revised rules were a win for internet service providers like AT&T Inc (T.N) and Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) but are opposed by internet firms like Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O). The U.S. Senate is set to vote as … [Read more...] about FCC says ‘net neutrality’ rules will end on June 11
Video: Net neutrality is gone. Welcome to the biased net.If you expect the FCC to change its mind about net neutrality, think again. Today, in an FCC meeting, a leading pro-net neutrality commissioner, Mignon Clyburn, announced she was resigning.Her term expired in June 2017, but FCC rules allowed her to stay until the end of 2018. She could have applied for another five-year term, but chose not to do so.Read also: VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet Clyburn, who had been appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2009, said, "I've done all I know to do. And it's time for me to serve in another way." She had tried her best to stop FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney, and his Republican FCC cronies, but she -- and all the many others who favored net neutrality -- failed to stop President Donald Trump's plans.In a recent CNET interview, Clyburn said Pai FCC's has given "the keys of the internet over to entities that answer … [Read more...] about Pro-net neutrality FCC commissioner resigns
Stephen Hawking once said, “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” The world wide web has taken over the epicenter of our existence. It has been a tool that influences the way we think, speak, and act. While its power is undeniable, the Internet is now being placed under scrutiny by the United States government for this known fact.In a bid to deregulate the industry, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality rules in mid-December this year. With this, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can block, throttle and censor the Internet at their judgement and even slap higher fees on consumers and content providers. This makes the net a little less powerful for the users and startups, and puts full control on ISPs and even the government.FCC trumps net neutralityLate in November, FCC chairman Ajit Pai revealed his plans to repeal the rules on net neutrality. In his proposal, the Donald Trump-appointed head … [Read more...] about Who benefits from the abolishment of net neutrality?
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 issued by their governors. Those are Vermont, Hawaii, Montana, New Jersey, and New York. The legislative process obviously takes longer and is more uncertain because it requires votes by state lawmakers in addition to a governor's signature. Many bills are submitted in state legislatures without ever coming to a vote. But it wouldn't be surprising if some states impose net neutrality laws through the legislative process. The Washington State House of Representatives approved net neutrality rules by a vote of 93-5 on Wednesday, pushing the bill along to the state's Senate. In California, the state Senate passed a net neutrality bill last month. The 27 states with pending legislation are Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, … [Read more...] about To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states