CALIFORNIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LAWSUIT/NET NEUTRALITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration plans to sue California over the new net neutrality law the state enacted on Sunday [9-30-18], according to an article in the Washington Post. The lawsuit will be brought by the Justice Department, the report said, and comes after California enacted a law opposing internet service providers […]

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DEMS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/NET NEUTRALITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday [5-16-18] on whether to reverse a decision by the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era ‘net neutrality’ rules, Democratic senators said on Monday [5-14-18]. Advocates of keeping the 2015 open-internet rules have the backing of 50 U.S. senators, including Republican Susan Collins. […]

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DEMS/FCC/NET NEUTRALITY/POLITICS: “Congressional Democrats today introduced a long-promised resolution aimed at undoing the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the net neutrality rules. Spearheaded by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the measure would reverse the FCC’s December decision to repeal the Obama-era regulations. It would do so via the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to nix […]

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NET NEUTRALITY: “A trade group representing Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc and other internet firms on Thursday [2-8-18] backed a congressional reversal of the Trump administration’s December repeal of net neutrality rules. U.S. Senate Democrats said last month they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber for repeal, leaving them just one vote […]

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LEGAL/NET NEUTRALITY: “Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order Monday [1-22-18] requiring telecommunications companies with state contracts to follow net neutrality principles, saying Montana would continue expectations about a ‘free and open Internet’ and called on other states to follow his lead. The executive order states that Internet, data and telecommunications contractors doing business […]

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FCC/LEGAL/NET NEUTRALITY: “State attorneys general and internet activists filed legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rollback of Obama -era internet regulations, launching a legal battle that could go on for years. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and more than 20 other officials filed their combined petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

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FCC/LEGAL/NET NEUTRALITY: “A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday [1-16-18] while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and […]

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NET NEUTRALITY: “On Monday [1-8-18], Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced she was the 30th senator to call for the Senate to vote on whether to restore net-neutrality rules… Net neutrality means internet service providers, like your cable company, can’t do things like slow down or block certain websites or apps — like Netflix or […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday [12-14-17] to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences. The agency scrapped so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY/POLITICS: “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday [12-14-17] to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanize young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year’s elections. Democrats are hoping to paint the repeal of the rules by the FCC, […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday [12-14-17] is set to roll back far-reaching rules governing how internet-service providers treat traffic on their networks, a move expected to empower cable and wireless providers and transform consumers’ online experience. The 2015 ‘net neutrality’ rules were one of the signature regulatory actions of the Obama administration, […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The Federal Communications Commission’s own chief technology officer expressed concern Wednesday [12-13-17] about Republican Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal the net neutrality rules, saying it could lead to practices that are ‘not in the public interest.’ In an internal email to all of the FCC commissioner offices, CTO Eric Burger, who was […]

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FCC/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/NET NEUTRALITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Over just two days this week, the Trump administration has both sued AT&T Inc. to block its planned takeover of Time Warner Inc. and proposed allowing internet-service providers—like AT&T—to form closer alliances with content companies, like Time Warner. The two government moves seem to go in opposite directions, on the […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday [11-21-17] unveiled plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, and said the regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “Federal regulators this week are expected to unveil their plans for reversing Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, a move that could fundamentally reshape the internet economy and consumers’ online experience. The changes, expected to be adopted at the Federal Communications Commission meeting in mid-December, would […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The telecom industry won a big victory in May when the FCC launched a repeal of its Obama-era net neutrality rules, over the objections of Democrats and tech giants like Google and Netflix. Now both sides are about to find out how sweeping the reversal might be. The FCC, under Trump-appointed […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “A U.S. congressional committee on Monday [7-31-17]asked for input from Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc (FB.O), Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and other major companies on a proposed rewrite of rules governing consumer internet access, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. Last week, the House of Representatives Energy and […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday [7-17-17] to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content. The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The Federal Communications Commission opened a new inquiry into ways to curb unwanted robocalls Thursday [7-13-17], with the aim of deterring use of fake phone numbers—a tactic known as spoofing that has been a major factor in the current epidemic. Robocalls recently have run at a rate of more than 2.5 billion a […]

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NET NEUTRALITY: “AT&T, a leading opponent of the federal government’s 2015 net neutrality rules, said it would join an online protest this week in favor of keeping the rules. In recognition of the ‘Day of Action’ on July 12, the company said it would display on its website banners in favor of maintaining a ‘free […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “Regulators began dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules with a vote on Thursday [5-18-17], opening the way to fewer restrictions on broadband providers and raising web companies’ fears they’ll face barriers to reaching customers. The Federal Communications Commission in a 2-1 Republican-led vote gave preliminary approval to Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to replace rules […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY/OBAMA: “A federal regulator’s plan to roll back Obama -era net-neutrality rules is sparking another battle that is expected to rival or exceed the epic political clashes over internet regulation in recent years. The dispute intensified last week when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai held a closed-door meeting with telecommunications groups to sketch […]

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FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai defended his partial rollback of Obama-era internet privacy rules at a hearing Wednesday [3-8-17], saying consumers would remain protected by federal law. But Democrats warned his efforts to scale back privacy and net neutrality rules could lead to consumer harm. ‘At the end of the day the […]

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NET NEUTRALITY: “One of the most basic principles of the internet is, depending on whom you ask, either in mortal peril or undergoing a rapid evolution. Advocates for ‘net neutrality’—the principle that all data transmitted through the internet should be treated equally—argue it is needed for America to cultivate innovative web-focused startups. Critics say that […]

Read More… from 2/12/2017


NET NEUTRALITY: “Obama’s attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media.”  – 11/12/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/12/2014 […]

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