Net neutrality

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FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality; Internet Activists Declare Victory

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

02/26/2015

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A ‘Free Ride’: Silicon Valley Tech Companies Sit Out Net Neutrality Fight Amid FCC Vote

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Federal Communications Commission will take a vote Thursday morning adopting rules for broadband providers to keep the Internet neutral—a long battle that, according to one Stanford scholar, Silicon Valley tech […]

02/26/2015

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FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet Providers

The new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.

02/26/2015

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SF Net Neutrality Proponents Applaud President Obama’s Plan To Keep Internet Free

San Francisco Bay Area companies that have joined a national coalition to fight for net neutrality include Reddit, Imgur, Y Combinator and Netflix.

11/10/2014

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Cable Stocks Fall After Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Calls On FCC To Ban Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility.

11/10/2014

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Netflix, Twitter & Reddit Plan Internet ‘Slowdown’ To Call For Net Neutrality

Several websites, big and small, are taking a stance in the new battle over net neutrality with an Internet “slowdown” Wednesday.

09/10/2014

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Larry Magid: Verizon Plans To Bring Cable TV To Mobile Devices

Why cut the cord when you can take it with you? That’s the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.

08/13/2014

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Larry Magid: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission says it’s extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency’s website.

07/15/2014

Net neutrality protests at Google Headquarters in Mountain View. (CBS)

‘Occupy’ Protesters Arrested At Google Campus Overnight

The occupation outside Google headquarters lasted only about ten hours, but resulted in about half of the 10 protesters being taken into custody. The activists had been demanding that Google do more to protect net neutrality.

06/25/2014

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FCC Decision On Net Neutrality Could Lead To Priority Internet Fast Lanes For A Price

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move ahead with a proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

05/15/2014

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