Internet Wants to Be Free
Since it became part of the average American’s life, the Internet has been the place where the best content — video, photo, written — is supposed to rise to the top. What you see on your screen is largely outside the control of the media powers that be.
But today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion compelling the Federal Communications Commission to redo network neutrality rules. The three judge panel said the FCC does have the authority to regulate net neutrality, but that the current regulations are overreaching.
In a completely expected move, Verizon has decided to sue the F.C.C., challenging the agency’s newly adopted rules on net neutrality.
When the new rules were passed, The Observer noted that they were laying the groundwork for future legal challenges.
F.C.C. chairman Julius Genachowski was hoping his compromise package would placate business interests. Read More
Welcome to 2011, the year in which principles of Net Neutrality, especially on mobile networks, will be put to the test in practice and in court.
MetroPCS announced its new 4G pricing plans yesterday, broken down into three seperate tiers at $40, $50 and $60 apiece.
The catch is that different parts of the web Read More
The new rules adopted by the FCC today are supposed to protect what has become the central tenet of the web, network neutrality. It’s a compromise, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, designed to encourage companies to invest in broadband infrastructure, while preventing them from favoring one website or service over another.
But the Read More
Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps announced today that he will not block the net neutrality measure that the FCC will vote on tomorrow, writes All Things D.
With the two Republican commissioners voting no, Copps was the potential swing vote on the proposal supported by Chairman Julius Genachowski.
Net neutrality is the Read More
The Federal Communications Commission is set to enact net neutrality legislation tomorrow, and a set of scary slides first published by Wired are again making their way around the Internet.
The graphic below captures perfectly the scenario ISPs are hoping for, and that net neutrality advocates are trying to avoid:
It shows Read More