Free Press Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Rules
Free Press on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston against the Federal Communications Commission's proposed net neutrality rules, which were published to the Federal Register last week. Free press argues that the rules, as written, do not provide enough protections for wireless networks, in particular. In a statement, the organization said, "When the FCC first proposed the Open Internet rules, they came with the understanding that there is only one Internet, no matter how people choose to reach it. The final rules provide some basic protections for consumers, but do not deliver on the promise to preserve openness for mobile Internet access. They fail to protect wireless users from discrimination, and they let mobile providers block innovative applications with impunity." The group goes on to argue that the proposed rules will impact those who rely on the mobile internet as their only internet connection, such as younger users and market segments such as users of pre-paid services. Free Pree vows to fight the FCC's rules. Earlier this year, MetroPCS and Verizon Wireless sued the FCC over the rules, though those lawsuits were tossed on a technicality.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
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.
Net Neutrality Rules Reach the Federal Register
The FCC's proposed rules regarding net neutrality were published in the Federal Register today and will become law in 60 days. The rules' appearance in the Federal Register means groups opposed to them may now file lawsuits to prevent the rules from taking final form.