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Gutting Net Neutrality Is the Trump Administration's Most Brutal Blow to Democracy Yet

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:52:36 +0000

The Nation

Despite overwhelming public support for a free and open Internet, the FCC’s Trump-aligned majority engineered a 3-2 vote to overturn Net Neutrality rules that have required Internet service providers to treat all online communications equally — and, in a related move, the commission majority rejected the authority of the FCC to protect a free and open internet.

Net Neutrality Rules Swept Aside by Republican-Led FCC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:45:04 +0000


The Federal Communications Commission swept aside rules barring broadband providers from favoring the internet traffic of websites willing to pay for speedier service, sending the future of Net Neutrality on to a likely court challenge.

Here Are the Ways the FCC's Move to Kill Net Neutrality Will Be Challenged in Court

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:39:24 +0000


The fight for the open internet isn’t over.

Wait, Can Congress Stop the FCC from Trampling Net Neutrality?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:35:44 +0000


Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress could issue a resolution of disapproval and overrule the FCC’s decision.

After FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, Congress

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:32:28 +0000


The FCC vote won’t end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling others.

Good Journalism Won't Be Enough

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:43:24 +0000

Nieman Lab

"If journalists want the public to listen, then journalists have to listen to the public. If journalists want the public to care, then journalists have to care about the public."

FCC Set to Roll Back Digital Civil Rights with Thursday’s Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:12 +0000

Democracy Now!

Repealing Net Neutrality rules could allow internet service providers to cut speeds and jack up prices. We spoke with Joseph Torres of Free Press about the move.

Net Neutrality's Repeal Means Fast Lanes Could Be Coming to the Internet

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Los Angeles Times

With federal regulators poised to repeal Net Neutrality rules, your internet service provider would be allowed to speed up delivery of some online content to your home or phone.

Koch Nonprofit President's Anti-Net Neutrality Campaign

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:36:38 +0000

Open Secrets

For the past three years, American Commitment, a small nonprofit with ties to the donor network spearheaded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, has been actively opposing Net Neutrality with social media, commentaries and a little-known coalition whose members include other Koch nonprofits and prominent conservative groups.

We Saved Net Neutrality Once. We Can Do It Again.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:52:16 +0000

Yes! Magazine

Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet.