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Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality, Proving Shame Still Works Sometimes

In a monumental decision that will resonate through election season, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52-47 to reinstate the net neutrality protections the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal last December.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Exclusive Interview with California State Senator Scott Wiener

Since he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott Wiener has proven to be a highly effective legislator, passing bills regulating the environment, housing protections, and the LGBT community. Now, as San Francisco’s representative in the California State Senate, he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Could Save Net Neutrality

Since repealing net neutrality last December, the FCC has faced significant pushback. In the federal government, Senators have introduced a resolution to overturn the decision. The governments of Montana, New York, and Hawaii have passed laws protecting consumers from ISPs that don’t adhere to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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We Need One More Senate Vote to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal Net Neutrality last December, a decision that would hand the internet to big service providers, allowing them to have control over the speed of your internet plus charging you extra for sites you already subscribe to like Netflix and Hulu. This …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Biker Protestor ‘Throttles’ Traffic Around FCC Headquarters

Many pundits and companies have tried to illustrate how the net neutrality repeal will affect internet users, but YouTuber Rob Bliss has made one of the best demonstrations yet. It’s good because it’s simple, it isn’t trying to sell you hamburgers, and it confused police officers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The FCC Just Voted to Gut Net Neutrality. Here’s What You Can Do.

Today, the FCC voted in a 3-2 decision to end Net Neutrality, allowing major service providers – Verizon, AT&T, Comcast – to control our internet access. Thanks to this, they’ll be able to charge us to access sites we should have for free, like Yelp, or that we already pay to subscribe to, like …Continue […]

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Repealing net neutrality is a major step backwards for musicians internet users [Editorial]

While controversy brews around net neutrality and what a potential repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order could mean, it becomes easy to lose sight of the fundamental scenario at hand that led to the FCC to seriously consider the implementation of such a radical shift in the way Americans may experience the internet for […]

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If We Lose The Battle Over Net Neutrality, The Results Will Be Catastrophic

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and if this doesn’t scare you because you either A) Don’t really know what it is, or B) Heard about it the last time it was under attack but stopped worrying about it because it pulled through, then you better steel your nerves real fast, because as of […]

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What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed

On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to replace current rules enforcing net neutrality. Nothing short of an extinction-level event will prevent it. But before we’re resigned to fate, know that while the battle for net neutrality at the FCC may have been lost, the war isn’t even close…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don’t Want to Kill the Open Internet

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s profile rose a notch last week when John Oliver mercilessly mocked his ridiculous personal habits and his egregious intention to kill net neutrality. Now, Pai’s firing back by making horrible jokes about the Americans who like their internet just the way it is.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Can John Oliver’s Pro-Net Neutrality Commenters Compete with Bots?

In 2014, when the Federal Communications Commission first proposed its net neutrality rules, a record-breaking 3.7 million comments were filed with the agency, the vast majority of which supported the proposal. Since Ajit Pai unleashed his “weed whacker” proposal to decimate those rules three weeks ago, the comments…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Worst Lies From Yesterday’s Anti-Net Neutrality Speech

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or prioritizing certain traffic, and reclassified providers as “common carriers.” Up to that moment, Pai had kept reasonably quiet about how he planned to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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