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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]

Federal Appeals court rejects challenges to broadband internet expansion
May 24, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. The....... [more]

FCC approves new Internet traffic rules
May 16, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new Internet traffic rules on Wednesday in light of a recent court decision, which struck down former rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. This former practice is known as....... [more]

FCC proposes new Internet traffic rules
April 25, 2014
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday announced plans to adopt new rules to protect open Internet access and ensure Internet service providers (ISPs) promote transparency with their consumers. Experts say the new rules will create a "fast lane" for certain websites....... [more]

FCC will not appeal federal appellate court 'net neutrality' decision
February 20, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. While....... [more]

Federal appeals court strikes down FCC regulations regarding 'net neutrality'
January 15, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the re....... [more]

Federal appeals court hears arguments on FCC 'net neutrality' regulations
September 10, 2013
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that th....... [more]

Federal court upheld Internet wiretap law
June 9, 2013
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The CAL....... [more]




WEBSITES

    FCC Rules

    Laser's Letter [FCC news blog]

    FCC Indeceny Fines, 1970-2004

    FCC [Wikipedia]