Tech Giants Come to Defense of Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai sat down with the leadership of the Internet Association, which touts itself as the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy, on the issues of Net Neutrality, privacy and TCPA. A summarized by the association, IA expressed its “vigorous support” for the Open…

Showdown on Net Neutrality Taking Shape

2015: The Net Neutrality Order In February 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to treat internet service as a telecommunication service  under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and adopted rules prohibiting broadband providers from (i) blocking “lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices or throttling,  degrading or impairing  access to the same;” (ii) favoring traffic in…

NY AG Complaint Slams TWC on False Speed Claims, Pay to Play

New York’s Attorney General has filed a complaint against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable for engaging in fraudulent and deceptive practices: Spectrum-TWC promised Internet speeds that it knew it could not deliver to subscribers; second, and Spectrum-TWC promised reliable access to online content that it knew it could not deliver to subscribers. The NYAG complaint alleges that failed…

The Death of Net Neutrality – Part 2

Earlier we reported how new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai had shut down ongoing investigation into wireless carriers’ free-data offerings as violating the FCC’s net neutrality rules. This week Pai chaired his first FCC meeting and one of the agenda items involves the “Transparency Rule” stemming from the net neutrality rules. The FCC’s Open Internet Transparency…