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Net Neutrality Laws in California (and 3 other states) present a challenge to the FCC!

The Washington Post reported that it “is a great day for California Internet users as their state is now one step closer to enacting the strongest net neutrality law in the country.”  The July 5, 2018 article entitled “California’s net neutrality bill is back, and as tough as ever” reported that 3 states already have … Continue reading this entry

Net Neutrality in jeopardy one more time!

The New York Times reported that Trump Administration plans to “roll back the regulation of broadband internet service companies…which were intended to ensure that no online content is blocked and that the internet is not divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for internet and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else.” … Continue reading this entry

Eliminating Net Neutrality likely to raise the cost of using the Internet!

Senator Al Franken issued a letter to Ajit Pai (new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission – FCC) after Commissioner Pai stated his opposition to Net Neutrality which letter ended with this comment that “Net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time, and I will fight to protect it every step of the way.”  … Continue reading this entry

NET NEUTRALITY: The Internet is a public utility ruling headed to the Supreme Court which doesn’t get the Internet!

“For the third time in seven years” the DC Circuit Court of Appeals was confronted with “net neutrality—the principle that broadband providers must treat all internet traffic the same regardless of source”  and the New York Times’ article about the June 14, 2016 ruling says it all – “Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, … Continue reading this entry

LXBN's 2015(+) in Review: Net Neutrality Impacts All Internet Users in the US, But Net Neutrality Laws Still Unclear

The LexBlog Network (LXBN) featured this blog on December 23, 2015: Although Internet access is essential to all businesses and individuals in the US (and around the world), apparently the F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) continues to struggle with getting Net Neutrality legally correct.  Most people don’t even realize what’s going on with the Net Neutrality … Continue reading this entry

Net Neutrality on trial again, and the outcome will impact every Internet user

The Washington Post reported that a hearing is set on December 4, 2015 to consider the “government’s net neutrality rules banning telecom and cable companies from unfairly discriminating against new or potential rivals.”  One of the three judges who will hear the case at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is Judge David Tatel who … Continue reading this entry

6th Year of Blogging and Net Neutrality May be Moot if Cities Build Their Own Internet Systems

My first blog was on August 1, 2008 and at the time it seemed like the FCC had Net Neutrality under control, but not really… and now the FCC wants to “explore the possibility of helping cities build their own connections to the Internet and bypassing the commercial broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast that … Continue reading this entry

TV SHOW: Net Neutrality Discussion Including Comments from Dr. Vint Cerf (“A Father of the Internet”)

Current debate in Congress that the FCC “should leave net neutrality enforcement to antitrust agencies that can bring lawsuits against broadband providers after they see evidence of anti-competitive behavior” as reported by PCWorld. I was part of the panel discussing Net Neutrality on the KERA (Dallas Public TV) broadcast on June 22, 2014 entitled “Net … Continue reading this entry

Tough Rules for Net Neutrality In the Offing?

In a message to cable & broadband executives the FCC Chair indicated that there would be “tough new rules to enforce so-called net neutrality, preventing big broadband and cable companies from blocking access to innovative new technologies and start-ups that might emerge as competitors” as reported by the New York Times. Tom Wheeler, FCC Chair … Continue reading this entry

VIDEO – FCC’s Authority to Regulation Net Neutrality Pends

Verizon’s challenge to the FCC’s authority to regulate Net Neutrality is still pending in court and many observers expect a ruling against the FCC in January 2014.  The Washington Post reported that one of the three Judges who heard the argument “appeared intent on overturning the regulation” and to make things more complicated, there are … Continue reading this entry

5th Anniversary of Blogging and Net Neutrality Still Unclear

On August 1, 2008 I started this blog with a discussion about a proposed Net Neutrality law pending in Congress which did not pass, but in 2012 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) established its Net Neutrality rules called “Preserving the Open Internet, Broadband Industry Practices.” Last year Google announced it would offer its Fiber service in Kansas … Continue reading this entry

Proposed Net Neutrality Bill in the US Congress

The Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act will required ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to allow interconnection or face antitrust enforcement. In 2008 the proliferation of the Internet and ISPs Congress wants the public to have freedom to select whom they interconnect with. On the other broadband providers have resisted insisting that this type of legislation is … Continue reading this entry