Net Neutrality

Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

DOJ and ISPs sue Calif. despite court vacating FCC’s bid to preempt state laws. JON BRODKIN – 8/6/2020, 12:27 PM The Trump administration and broadband industry are resuming their fight against California’s net neutrality law, with the US Department of Justice and ISP lobby groups filing new complaints against the state yesterday. The case is nearly two years […]

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Net Neutrality and New York State

Governor Will Introduce Legislation to Prevent the Blocking, Throttling and Paid Prioritization of Online Content  Legislation Will Prohibit So-Called “Zero-Rating” Practices, Which Penalize Consumers for Accessing Content or Applications That Are Not Preferred by Their Internet Provider Builds Upon Governor’s 2018 Executive Order Mandating State Government May Not Enter into Contracts with Internet Service Providers […]

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Two Years Later, Broadband Providers Are Still Taking Advantage of An Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

 By Lindsay SternDecember 10, 2019 FCC, Legislation, Net Neutrality, Open Internet, Save the Net Act, Title II This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections. Even though 86 percent of Americans support net neutrality and opposed the reversal, two years ago the FCC chose to side with the major broadband providers […]

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Study Proves The FCC’s Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False

The biggest study yet finds Ajit Pai’s repeated claims that net neutrality hurt broadband investment have never been true. A new study has found the FCC’s primary justification for repealing net neutrality was indisputably false. For years, big ISPs and Trump FCC boss Ajit Pai have told anyone who’d listen that the FCC’s net neutrality […]

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Testing the economics of the net neutrality debate

Author Christopher Alex https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2019.101869Get rights and content Highlights US Net Neutrality rules produced no impacts on telecommunication investment.• Telecom new investment decisions showed no change after net neutrality rules.• Paper utilizes comprehensive dataset with observations from Q1 2009 through Q3 2018. Abstract This paper examines the impacts of net neutrality rule changes in the United […]

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Wireless carriers slow streaming video content even in off-peak hours

Researchers say that wireless carriers “throttle” streaming video content around the clock — not just during times of peak congestion. AT&T throttled YouTube and Netflix content, but not Amazon Prime video, they found in a recent study. Experts say that the FCC’s 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules enables broadband companies to play favorites with […]