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  • ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the free speech rights of broadband providers because the regulations take away their ability to block Web traffic they disagree with, one ISP has argued.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 04:24
  • LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

    A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog groups.

    Written by Jon Gold30 June 15 05:31
  • US senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

    Four U.S. senators ground the chamber's business to a halt Wednesday in an effort to prevent lawmakers from voting on a bill to extend portions of the Patriot Act used to collect telephone and business records from the country's residents.

    Written by Grant Gross21 May 15 07:09
  • Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, has introduced legislation that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's recent net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross01 May 15 00:01
  • Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TW deal

    Consumer groups are cheering the news that Comcast abandoned its proposed US$45 billion acquisition of fellow cable and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, saying it's good for customers and demonstrates the power of Internet activism.

    Written by Grant Gross25 April 15 01:13
  • House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve legislation that would encourage companies to share cyberattack information with each other and with the government, despite concerns that it would put new consumer information in the hands of surveillance agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross23 April 15 07:51
  • Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

    Opponents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules aren't giving up, with a conservative advocacy group saying it has collected more than 540,000 signatures on a petition asking Congress to overturn the agency's action.

    Written by Grant Gross01 April 15 07:45
  • Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules allow the agency to police future network management practices and business models rolled out by broadband providers, raising concerns among critics that an activist commission will inject itself into ISP board rooms.

    Written by Grant Gross20 March 15 04:17
  • Both sides make last-minute push on Net neutrality

    The clock is running down on the chance to lobby the US Federal Communications Commission before it votes on putting stronger net neutrality rules in place, and both sides of the battle are making sure their voices are heard.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Feb. 15 08:51
  • Republican net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

    Draft net neutrality legislation released Friday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or selectively slowing legal Web content, but it would allow them to engage in "reasonable" network management.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 15 08:17
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