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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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Bid farewell: net neutrality will formally cease to exist on June 11

The net neutrality rules that are currently in place, protecting Internet users from “discriminatory behavior” by ISPs will no longer exist effective on June 11. The last segment of the official document rescinding the rules will be published in the Federal Register on May 11, and will become active 30 days later. Net neutrality rules […]

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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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Senate to force vote on overturning recent net neutrality repeals

To the dismay of millions of Americans, 2017 ended with the repeal of net neutrality laws that were set in place by the Obama Administration in a 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission. Artists and celebrities joined the droves of livid protesters, both online and in the streets to vocalize their outrage; meanwhile, the FCC […]

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Baauer threatens to take action against FCC for use of ‘Harlem Shake’

Net Neutrality laws set in place by the Obama administration in 2015 have officially been repealed by the FCC, to the outrage of millions of Americans. As if to add insult to injury however, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai iced the cake with a PSA video that essentially deems the whole of humanity undeserving of the internet anyway. […]

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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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150+ artists sign petition in support of net neutrality protests

More than 150 artists, actors, and musicians have penned a letter endorsing the hundreds of protests set to take place today at cell service providers and congressional offices nationwide.Tom Morello, Incubus, Evangeline Lilly, Bassnectar, Against Me!, Alyssa Milano, Michael Stipe (REM), Wil Wheaton, Talib Kweli, Gramatik, Graham Nash, The Glitch Mob, Downtown Boys, Speedy Ortiz, […]

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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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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s FCC is Going to Destroy Your Internet

The Banter Long Read: None of us are entirely safe from Silicon Valley tech monsters, and it’s only getting worse. Repealing net neutrality will be seen as a watershed moment, and not in a good way… To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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How to Comment on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal

The FCC has proposed an end to net neutrality, meaning the possible end of a free and open internet. Under net neutrality rules, the FCC requires internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T to give equal footing to all websites and internet services.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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