Net Neutrality

Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication. The term was coined by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu in 2003 as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier.
Posts about Net Neutrality
    • Is the FCC trying to silence American voices?

      FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On this blog, we’ve discussed the FCC’s plan to dismantle the net neutrality policies put in place by the Obama administration to try to keep a free and open internet. Long story short, the Trump administration’s FCC, helmed by Chairman Ajit Pai, will be voting next month to determine the fate of net neutrality in the US, and the vote is expected to scra ...

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  • The FCC seems to think we have enough internet

    … When they’re not busy getting ready to dismantle a free and open internet, the FCC seems to think mobile broadband is enough for most homes. According to Ars Technica, the President Trump-backed FCC is leaning toward declaring mobile broadband speeds as the national standard. As Ars Technica points out, this could mean we may see a slow-down…

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  • Are internet providers gearing up for the end of net neutrality?

    … speeds for different tiers of service. The President Trump-backed FCC has already stated their intention to remove Title II status in the name of ‘over-regulation’. While Title II has not yet been removed, some customers of a wireless internet provider are claiming speeds for certain services are already being throttled. Many Verizon customers…

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  • Is Netflix fighting for net neutrality once again? Sort of.

    … Previously, the CEO of Netflix said that his company was not worried about net neutrality since he said they were “big enough to get the deals they want.” Now it appears the subscription video streaming service may have changed its tune. Recently, Netflix made an announcement they were participating in the July 12th Battle for the Net campaign…

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  • Big name steps in to replace Netflix in net neutrality debate

    … As previously posted on this blog, video streaming heavyweight Netflix has withdrawn itself from the net neutrality debate. They claim they are so large an entity they can command any deal they want from internet service providers. By doing so, the net neutrality supporters lost their biggest ally. Now, a number of tech companies are banding…

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  • Has net neutrality lost its biggest ally?

    … When the discussion of net neutrality comes up, Netflix is usually used as the poster child for keeping the internet open. It’s been argued if ISPs are allowed to prioritize traffic, consumers may have to pay extra to access the bandwidth hogging streaming service. In the past, Netflix had argued in favor of net neutrality. However, now…

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  • Is net neutrality dead?

    … Yesterday, the President Trump-backed FCC voted 2-1 to overturn the net neutrality regulations the Obama administration had put in place in 2015. Net neutrality basically states all internet traffic should be treated equally and internet service providers should not charge consumers extra for prioritized traffic. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has…

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  • The battle for net neutrality is being fought on the FCC’s website

    … For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the concept of net neutrality, it can be best described in this way. Let’s use popular streaming site Netflix as an example. Netflix is a bandwidth hog when it comes to internet service providers. Most users need a pretty fast connection in order to use Netflix. Now say that internet providers started…

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  • Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you?

    … Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you? As was expected, the House of Representatives also voted to repeal internet privacy regulations that would have prevented internet service providers from selling your personal information to advertisers. President Trump is expected to sign it into law once…

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  • Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs

    …. What those who are in favor of the repeal want to do is move these regulations from the Federal Communications Commission to the Federal Trade Commission. Privacy advocates see this as a start of a war on net neutrality. Net Neutrality is a concept where all internet traffic is treated equally. For example, without net neutrality ISPs could slow…

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  • Express Wifi: Facebook’s Latest Attempt to Connect India

    … Facebook renewed its efforts to bring affordable internet access to India with its launch of Express Wifi. The social network launched its Internet.org Free Basics free access to select applications and web services throughout India in November 2015, but this move came under fire, with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg resorting…

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  • Prediction: The 5 Biggest Threats to Your Online Career

    … that the lawmakers simply didn’t perceive. If you look at something like Net Neutrality you’ll see how quickly a poorly crafted law could affect every (small) business on the net. Here’s President Obama talking about it: It’s a good idea to try and stay informed about what your local government is planning to do in regards to these types of issues…

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  • How Will 2016 Tech Policy Impact the Digital World?

    … Legislation never seems quite able to keep up with technological development. However, it seems that issues like Net Neutrality, encryption, and commercial drone usage are starting to mature, and get the regulatory framework they need. A post from BuzzFeed outlines how tech policy issues are being addressed this coming year. Cybersecurity…

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