net neutrality

  1. cageymaru

    CenturyLink Blocks Internet Access to Utah Customers Until They Click Pop-Up

    CenturyLink blocked internet access to its Utah customers until they clicked a pop-up that advertised CenturyLink @Ease internet filtering software. Utah has a new law that requires all internet service providers (ISP) make known to their customers the existence of content filtering software for...
  2. cageymaru

    The Supreme Court Has Refused to Vacate Net Neutrality Ruling by Lower Court

    Today the Supreme Court refused to wipe away an earlier ruling by a lower court that upheld net neutrality laws. This does not undo the 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but "leaves a legal precedent in place that could help net neutrality supporters in any future legal battle if that policy is...
  3. cageymaru

    Industry Groups Representing Internet Providers Sue Vermont over Net Neutrality Law

    Vermont is the latest state to be sued by multiple industry groups representing the cable industry and internet providers. The trade associations filed the lawsuit to block states from being able to write laws that adopt Net Neutrality. "The lawsuit argues that states cannot regulate...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Justice Department Sues California Over Net Neutrality Law

    After California's Senate passed the bill earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed California's net neutrality bill into law this weekend. But before the ink was even dry, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California in an attempt to stop the bill. The federal government...
  5. cageymaru

    Wireless Carriers Begin Using Differentiation to Throttle Youtube and Netflix

    In the spirit of the overturning of the net neutrality rules, U.S. telecom companies have begun using differentiation to throttle certain traffic on their networks according to a study by Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts. Differentiation is the practice of giving...
  6. cageymaru

    Net Neutrality Heads to Court as States Seek to Implement Their Own Rules

    Twenty two states and the District of Columbia have sent representatives to ask a U.S. appeals court to reinstate net neutrality laws as they seek to secure state rights to implement their own open internet plans. In addition to the state attorney generals, companies such as Mozilla Corp, Vimeo...
  7. cageymaru

    Spectrum Cable Allegedly Intentionally Throttled Online Games to Extort Payments

    Earlier we ran an article on how New York State was kicking Spectrum cable out of the region for failures to serve New Yorkers. Today we learned that Spectrum was accused of using dirty tactics to extort cash payments from backbone operators, streaming service providers such as Netflix and...
  8. FrgMstr

    AT&T to Take Over Time Warner

    If you think that Net Neutrality officially ending this week, and this decision coming so soon are coincidence, you might be wrong, and might be right. Now that we are at the mercy of the big companies that will control internet access, this write-up at TechCrunch outlines our dystopian future...
  9. FrgMstr

    Senate Vote Passes to Save Net Neutrality

    We would suggest that we did not see that coming! The US Senate has voted to save Net Neutrality, and that means it is on to the House of Representatives. Should you wish to easily contact your local representative, hit this link to do it the easy way! BREAKING NEWS: The Senate voted to save...
  10. FrgMstr

    Washington State Tells Ajit Pai to Suck It

    As we likely all are aware, Ajit Pai's FCC voted a few months ago to undo federal Net Neutrality laws, and in that process the FCC also prohibited states from making their own "local" Net Neutrality laws. Washington state has stepped up to become the first to fully thumb its nose to the FCC by...
  11. DooKey

    Net Neutrality Rules Officially Repealed and Now the Legal Fight Begins

    Effective yesterday the 2015 net neutrality rules were officially repealed in the federal register. The Electonic Frontier Foundation, 22 Attorneys General and others, are now going to court to fight this repeal. Individual states are contemplating their own net neutrality laws as well. This...
  12. FrgMstr

    Net Neutrality Your Way

    Whopper Neutrality was repealed so now how many MBPS (Making Burgers Per Second) are you willing to pay for? Hats off to Burger King for explaining the basics of Net Neutrality to the layman. And kudos for getting us to put a free Burger King ad on our news page. Well played Mr. King, well...
  13. DooKey

    Senate Vote May Be Coming on FCC Net Neutrality Rules

    Senator Ed Markey announced on Twitter that he now has enough votes to bring the FCC net neutrality rules to a vote under the Congressional Review Act. However, in order to rescind the new rules a majority in the Senate and the House would have to approve it and then the President would have to...
  14. DooKey

    Break the Internet on 12/12

    Net neutrality activists and some internet websites/companies are out to "break the internet" tomorrow. The whole idea is to have as many people as possible flood sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and spam their thoughts about net neutrality. Also, some websites will be...
  15. FrgMstr

    Ajit Pai of the FCC Responds to Mean Tweets

    File this one under "How not to PR." I am not sure what this is supposed to accomplish, but I doubt this will do anything to pull folks over to Aji Pai's (of the Federal Communications Commission), way of thinking about Net Neutrality. Check out the video.
  16. Zarathustra[H]

    Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’

    Peter Sunde, former spokesperson and co-founder of The Pirate Bay is pessimistic about the future of the open and free internet. He cites recent activities like a disappointing Net Neutrality law in Europe, and the fact that Facebook is receiving grants to provide internet in Africa and poor...
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    Big Internet Firms to Oppose GOP Plans to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules

    The Wall Street Journal today has a story about The Internet Association, a trade group consisting of companies such as Netflix and Facebook resisting the GOP's plans to roll back Net Neutrality protections. While there were no announcements from individual member companies, the trade group...