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…

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…

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…

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…