FCC's Net Neutrality Rules One Step Closer to Reality
The Federal Communications Commission recently published its proposed Net Neutrality rules in the Federal Register. The rules are set to go into effect on November 20 — if the wireless industry accepts them as they are. Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS filed a lawsuit against the FCC in January of this year, claiming the governmental body had no legal grounds to set or enforce such rules. The lawsuits were tossed on a technicality, and will likely be revisited now that the rules on published. Under the new rules, wireless providers would not be able to block users from accessing any web site. Wireless providers wouldn't be allowed to block internet calling services that make use of wireless broadband data connections (or any competitive service). The providers would also have to publicly disclose their network management practices. However, the providers would have the say-so to manage their networks in order to deal with congestion.
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Mar 9, 2018
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court, based in San Francisco, will hear legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations.
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.
Jan 22, 2018
Montana Governor Steve Bullock today signed an executive order that would force internet service providers to comply with several basic tenets of net neutrality. Specifically, Bullock said any ISP that has a contract with the state government cannot block web sites or create for-pay fast lanes that would impact its other customers.
Oct 26, 2018
California today said it has agreed not to enforce its own net neutrality law until a final decision is reached concerning the FCC's scrapping of Obama-era regulations. In December 2017, the FCC voted to get rid of the previous administration's net neutrality rules, which classified broadband as a utility under Title II and set bright line rules regarding internet traffic.
Down with throttling and tiered data!
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