FCC Releases Open Internet Rules
The FCC today made available to the public all the documentation regarding its proposed net neutrality regulations. The FCC approved the rules in a 3-2 vote in late February. The rules will overhaul how the government regulates wired and wireless broadband under the public utility / common carrier classification. The basics will prevent internet providers from blocking apps/services, prevent them from throttling data speeds, and prevent them from erecting paid prioritization schemes to give some companies preferred service. The FCC may have voted in favor of the rules, but it will face legal challenges before they are formally put into place. Today is the first time the agency has provided a full look at the proposed regulations.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
FCC Watchdog Investigating Net Neutrality Rulemaking Process
The FCC's internal inspector general has opened an investigation into the agency's net neutrality rules. Specifically, the watchdog is combing through the FCC's rulemaking process to see if it improperly collaborated with the White House when drafting the rules.
FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations
The FCC today voted 3-2 along party lines to implement new regulations over broadband services. The rules seek to reclassify broadband services as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which will put them under stricter government oversight.
FCC Stuffs Lobbyists' Attempt to Stay Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC has denied petitions filed by a wide range of lobbying organizations that sought to stay the FCC's proposed net neutrality regulations. The CTIA Wireless Association, USTelecom, AT&T, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, CenturyLink, American Cable Association, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association all filed petitions hoping to prevent the FCC from formally adopting its rules in early June.
So now we have it
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