Internet Pioneers: Pai Doesn’t Know How Internet Works, Repeal Proposal Must Be Stopped

The leading pioneers of the internet have called on Congress to pressure the FCC to cancel its December 14 vote on the FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order repealing net neutrality and then some.  The pioneers rebuke FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with a blunt statement –  “You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works“. The Pioneers…

Cloudflare, Daily Stormer and Free Speech Post-Charlottesville

The Daily Stormer is a Neo-Nazi web forum on the internet that takes its name from the Nazi Party’s tabloid newspaper Der Stürmer.  The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Daily Stormer as a website dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism, primarily through guttural hyperbole and epithet-laden stories about topics like alleged Jewish world control and…

It’s Time to Speak Up to Save Your Internet

  It’s Time to Speak Up to Save Your Internet Today is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, in which more than 50,000 people, sites, and organizations, including Amazon, Etsy Facebook, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Netflix, OK Cupid, Reddit, Twitter and Vimeo, will demonstrate to oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to…

Special CLBR – Internet Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality with FreePress.Org

Internet Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality with FreePress.Org Listen Live This Wednesday, July 12th thousands of websites plan a massive online protest to save Net Neutrality, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Vimeo.  CLBR will be live with a representative from FreePress.org, one of the protest organizers, to discuss…

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…

The Death of Net Neutrality – Part 1

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission began investigating whether certain wireless provider’s “free” data plans violated the FCC’s net neutrality rules.  A coalition of internet groups, including  Reddit, Yelp, Kickstarter, Etsy, Medium, Meetup, and Foursquare, among many others, along with digital and consumer advocacy groups, including Common Cause, Engine, and Fight for the Future, asked…

Tech and Trump: What to Expect From the New Administration (Part 1: FTC, FCC, DOJ)

Last Updated:  January 30, 2017. The meeting between President-Elect Donald Trump and the tech community was as notable for who was there and for who was not.  The meeting was attended by: Team Trump – Family POTUS-E Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (son-in-law), Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. Team Trump – Other VPOTUS-E Mike Pence,…

Commerce Dept Releases Digital Valedictory

DOC Releases Digital Valedictory The Department of Commerce has released a report “Enabling Growth and Innovation in the Digital Economy,” which it describes as a chronicle of the Commerce Department’s efforts in support of the digital economy over the course of the Obama Administration in areas of a free and open internet, privacy and intellectual property. The report…