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House of Representatives passes Save The Net Act to restore Net Neutrality

The first step of a tough uphill battle.

On a cold winter day in mid-December of 2017, the FCC voted to kill Net Neutrality. In June of last year, the protections that Net Neutrality offers were officially repealed.

However, things could be looking up. On April 10, 2019, the House of Representatives voted in favor of passing the Save the Net Act — an act that would restore Net Neutrality in the U.S.

Per Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC  [Read More…]

California Senate passes a vote to bring net neutrality laws to the state

There’s even a rule that’s stricter than what the FCC previously had in place.

Although the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality is set to go into effect on June 11, that hasn’t stopped other government officials from doing what they can to ensure the internet remains free and open for everyone.

Photo by Credo Action.

Most recently, the California Senate passed a bill that would bring back Net Neutrality laws across the entire state. The bill  [Read More…]

The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality

Even if the vote passes the Senate, there’s still a long battle ahead.

Updated 5/16/18 — The Senate’s final vote is in, with the official number being 52 – 47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality! While this is an exciting and unexpected development, the battle to completely reverse FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions is far from over. The CRA will now go to the House of Representatives where Republicans currently hold the majority at 236 to 193.  [Read More…]

U.S. Senate will vote on May 16 to possibly restore Net Neutrality

Even if the vote passes the Senate, there’s still a long battle ahead.

In mid-December last year, the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality. That repeal will officially go into action on June 11, but not before the U.S. Senate votes to hopefully restore it.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

On May 14, Democratic Senator Ed Markey announced that he and other fellow Democrats have pushed the U.S. Senate to vote on whether or not the FCC’s  [Read More…]

Save 50% on IPVanish VPN while you help save net neutrality

Learn about net neutrality. Do your part. Save on a great VPN.

Today is the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality (if you don’t know what’s going on, read this editorial by Daniel Bader). In order to spread awareness about net neutrality, IPVanish is offering its VPN plans for $ 39/year, a savings of 50% off for today only.

VPNs are, of course, about protecting your data, thus they’re about protecting your privacy. That isn’t just  [Read More…]

Save net neutrality and keep our mobile future awesome

Do your part to keep the internet open and weird.

I love to tell people what I think of a particular thing, be it a product or brand or service provider. I’ll freely tell someone to go with T-Mobile as a carrier, for example, because it offers the best compromise between speed, value, and coverage. Rarely, though, does it occur to me to judge a provider based on its stance towards net neutrality, a topic that has a  [Read More…]

The FCC’s website has been bombarded by an anti-net neutrality bot

A bot is spreading anti-net neutrality rhetoric, and it’s perfectly timed with the latest plea from John Oliver.

A bot has effectively taken over the FCC’s comment system and it’s repeatedly spouting anti-net neutrality prose, each time under a different name.

These comments don’t appear to be in response to John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight, in which he asked fellow viewers to leave a comment in favor of net neutrality on the FCC’s public board. According to  [Read More…]

For or against, this is the one net neutrality video you should probably watch

Three years ago, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight made an impassioned plea for people to throw their support behind a movement that would eventually enshrine U.S. net neutrality rules under so-called Title II protections, which would classify internet service providers as public utilities and regulate them accordingly.

Now that Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the FCC, has made clear his own intention to repeal Title II and roll back many of the protections afforded consumers from ISP malfeasance,  [Read More…]

The FCC’s plan to end net neutrality is here, and the fight is going to get ugly

America’s telecom regulator has made public its intention to roll back net neutrality laws. Here’s what you need to know.

This week, the FCC, America’s telecom regulator, announced its intention to bring about the end of net neutrality in an official sense, removing the Title II classification that has been bestowed upon the Internet and its service providers since the decision was made in 2015 to do so.

In a speech, Ajit Pai, a former FCC Commissioner under Chairman  [Read More…]

T-Mobile One is violating net neutrality with its new plan

Announced several days ago, the latest plan by T-Mobile brings an end to tiered plans and offers only one, unlimited plan. But after reading the fine print, the EFF says the plan violates net neutrality. Net Neutrality Net neutrality is a topic that deserves its own article. However, the basic principle is that internet service