Net Neutrality News

The issue of net neutrality is regarded by many as being the cornerstone of freedoms on the internet. As such it is a hotly debated topic. To stay up-to-date with all the developments and to get the latest net neutrality news, sign up for the tailored Wiser daily email. Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally. It primarily affects internet service providers, but can also be applied to governments. Net neutrality means that internet service providers cannot prioritize particular web traffic over other traffic. For example, it prevents a broadband provider from entering into a commercial relationship with a company that would see the company's competitors' websites blocked or slowed. How far net neutrality should go, and whether it should be enshrined in law, are issues that are currently being debated and discussed by the technology industry and by legislators. And you can keep abreast of developments in the debate with the Wiser net neutrality news email. Register today to receive this daily digest of the best articles on the topic from around the internet.

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Breakingviews: Trump Administration Scrambles Its Media Signals
The New York Times • Jennifer Saba
Net Neutrality Is All About the Little Guy
Mother Jones • Kevin Drum
Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
The New York Times • David Scull, Karen Zraick
FCC's next step on net neutrality: Blocking the states
Politico • Margaret Harding Mcgill
What You Need to Know About a Repeal of Net Neutrality
The New York Times • Steve Lohr
Time to pay attention to net neutrality again
Marketplace • American Public Media
FCC moves to ease rules on TV station ownership
The Hill • Ali Breland
U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy
Reuters • David Shepardson
FCC is about to dismantle net neutrality
Game Industry International
How Eliminating Net Neutrality Will Change Your Experience on the Internet
Fortune Magazine • Grace Donnelly
 
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Breakingviews: Trump Administration Scrambles Its Media Signals
The New York TimesJennifer Saba
President Trump’s administration is scrambling its media signals. The Department of Justice on Monday sued to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner over concerns that the two would use content to stiff rivals. But another agency intends to scrap rules that force...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality Is All About the Little Guy
Mother JonesKevin Drum
The FCC is getting ready to kill off net neutrality rules, which means that internet providers will be allowed to play favorites with different content from different companies. Tyler Cowen suggests this is really no big deal. He looks at two studies:...
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CBS Television Distribution, Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
The New York TimesDavid Scull, Karen Zraick
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The F.C.C. unveiled a plan to repeal net neutrality rules, which require broadband providers to give consumers equal access to all content on the web. The...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
FCC's next step on net neutrality: Blocking the states
PoliticoMargaret Harding Mcgill
The Obama administration’s net neutrality rules met their all-but certain demise Tuesday as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to repeal them — while making sure states can't impose their own regulations to fill the void. Pai will release...
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Barack Obama, Finance
What You Need to Know About a Repeal of Net Neutrality
The New York TimesSteve Lohr
For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And whom do you trust? Here’s our guide for internet users looking for answers. The net neutrality rules...
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ABC (network), CBS Television Distribution
Time to pay attention to net neutrality again
MarketplaceAmerican Public Media
FACEBOOK TWITTER The Federal Communications Commission will not uphold Obama-era net neutrality rules. Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asked the commission to adopt a more free-market approach to regulating the internet. Net neutrality is the idea that all data transmitted over the...
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Barack Obama, Economic Policy
FCC moves to ease rules on TV station ownership
The HillAli Breland
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is moving forward with a controversial proposal to ease restrictions on the ownership of broadcast stations. In a statement Tuesday, Pai said he is seeking comments on raising the cap on how much of the nation's...
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Barack Obama, Facebook Inc
U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy
ReutersDavid Shepardson
WASHINGTON () - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access....
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Barack Obama, Gaming Software
FCC is about to dismantle net neutrality
Game Industry International
Back in 2015, under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established net neutrality rules to prevent service providers from blocking, throttling or favoring traffic from one source over another. Now, however, under the Trump administration FCC chairman Ajit Pai has...
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Net Neutrality
How Eliminating Net Neutrality Will Change Your Experience on the Internet
Fortune MagazineGrace Donnelly
Ajit Pai, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The Federal Communications Commission was sued by a trade group and a broadband provider this week claiming...
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