FCC Chairman Answers Critics with Tough Talk About Net Neutrality

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Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set off a rather large firestorm on the Internet about the future of the Internet. When the Wall Street Journal reported that the FCC was going to submit new draft rules changes to the Open Internet Order, that report was interrupted by many to be the first step […]

FCC Proposal Tucks Head Up Butt and Kisses Your Net Neutrality Goodbye

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Capitulation. Surrender. Submission. Pick your synonym for cowardly action and pin it on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Today came word that new draft Open Internet Rules will be submitted for review and a vote by the FCC commissioners. Coming after its last feeble and ill conceived attempt was shot down unceremoniously in Federal Court […]

Court Strikes Down FCC Net Neutrality Rules

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Net Neutrality is a tricky issue. The fundamental principle behind the concept is that those who control the pipes the Internet flows through have to treat all legal content equally so that users have access to content from small players in the same way they do the big players. We’ve recently seen eyebrows raised about […]

FCC Has Eyes on AT&T Sponsored Data

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When we posted about AT&T’s CES 2014 announcement regarding¬†its Sponsored Data plans we mentioned that the Net Neutrality advocates would probably be raising a few eyebrows. As it turns out the Net Neutrality advocates aren’t the only ones keeping a sharp eye and a keen focus on AT&T’s Sponsored Data efforts. At CES 2014 FCC […]

US Carriers Relent and Agree to Cell Phone Unlocking

AT&T to Start Unlocking Off-Contract iPhones on April 8th

It took the threat of government regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring this about but the major US carriers have relented and have agreed to six principals that will make it easier for customers to unlock their phones and be informed about how they can go about doing so. The five US […]