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.
Net Neutrality Rules Officially Expire Today
Jun 11, 2018
American consumers are no longer protected by the net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. The rules were voted down by the Republican-led FCC in December 2017 and effectively evaporate today.
Senate Votes In Favor of Saving Net Neutrality
May 16, 2018
Democrats in the Senate forced a vote on net neutrality today and walked away victorious. Members of the Senate voted 52-47 to retain the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration that were later nixed by the FCC.
FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Permits Blocking and Throttling
Jan 4, 2018
The FCC today released the text of its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The FCC contends that the rules stifled innovation and investment in wired and wireless broadband.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Jun 14, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
FCC to Begin Dismantling Title II Net Neutrality
May 18, 2017
The FCC today voted down party lines to begin the process of undoing the Title II designation that governs net neutrality. "The FCC is proposing to return to a regulatory framework that preserved a free and open internet for almost 20 years," said the agency on its Twitter feed.
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