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US congressman introduces resolution to block net neutrality rules
April 14, 2015
US Congressman Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to block net neutrality rules that were introduced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February. In a press release Collins noted that this resolution would only require a "Senate majority to pass under special procedural ru....... [more]

Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
03/23/2015: FCC faced first lawsuit over net neutrality 02/04/2015: FCC chairman proposed regulating internet like a public utility 11/10/2014: Obama urged FCC to adopt net neutrality rules 05/14/2014: FCC approved new internet traffic rules favoring prioritization of internet services 01/14....... [more]

Legal Conflict Over Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
Legal battles have flared up over the issue of net neutrality in the past decade. In the US, the FCC is the independent government agency that oversees communications among the several states and with other countries. The FCC was responsible for the 2002 determination that internet modem service, a....... [more]

The FCC and Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
In April 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules regarding internet access and transparency. Until these proposed rules were announced, the FCC required Internet service providers (ISPs) to use nondiscriminatory practices for the transfer and treatment of web-based content. Nondiscriminato....... [more]

What is Net Neutrality?
April 7, 2015
The principle that net neutrality advocates is that all internet providers should not discriminate or charge differently for any sort of data, including platform, user, content or any other category. With open internet, services providers such as Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and others would not be....... [more]

Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
In March 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced the first legal challenge to its Open Internet rules. The FCC believes that net neutrality promotes free expression and the exchange of ideas. Its new rules advance the principle of net neutrality by prohibiting internet service provid....... [more]

FCC facing first lawsuits over 'net neutrality'
March 24, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced its first challenges to its new Open Internet (net neutrality) Monday. USTelecom, an industry trade group, and Alamo Broadband, a Texas-based internet provider filed suit in Washington and New Orleans, respectively. According to the FCC, the basis o....... [more]

FCC adopts Open Internet rules
February 27, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday adopted Open Internet rules by a 3-2 vote. The Open Internet Order reclassifies broadband internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, bringing broadband providers within the authority of the FCC. The orde....... [more]

FCC chairman proposes regulating Internet like a public utility
February 5, 2015
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday proposed new federal rules to regulate the Internet like a public utility to "preserve and protect the open Internet as a place for innovation and free expression." The approach is known as net neutrality, a notion endorsed by....... [more]

Egypt court aquits 26 men arrested in 'gay' raid
January 12, 2015
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested during a police raid of a bathhouse in search of gay men. The raid and ensuing trial were highly publicized, leading many of the charged men to hide their faces throughout the process. The charges against the men included prostitution, debauchery....... [more]

Obama urges FCC to adopt net neutrality rules
November 11, 2014
US President Barack Obama on Monday said that he strongly supports the concept of net neutrality, the idea that providers should treat all Internet data equally and not give preferential treatment. Specifically, net neutrality is aimed at curbing large companies who could use their power to enter i....... [more]




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