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FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

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The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman […]

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Jio’s 4G gimmick could be a violation of net neutrality rules

Jio’s 4G gimmick could be a violation of net neutrality rules

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Reliance Jio’s decision to follow up its free data gimmick with a free 4G feature phone has raised questions about whether the phone is a violation of net neutrality. The so-called JioPhone is a low-cost feature phone that Jio will offer for a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees (a little over $23), with the basic objectively of […]

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CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

Written by on July 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering […]

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Tech companies clash with ISPs in latest net neutrality battle

Tech companies clash with ISPs in latest net neutrality battle

Written by on July 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the FCC to abandon plans […]

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80,000 web sites protest changes to net neutrality rules

80,000 web sites protest changes to net neutrality rules

Written by on July 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others. In support of the “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net […]

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As the net neutrality debate rumbles on, operators get innovative

As the net neutrality debate rumbles on, operators get innovative

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The net neutrality debate looks set to rumble on for months, if not years. The impact on operators will differ region by region. But operators cannot afford to sit still and do nothing until the shouting has died down. They need to offer attractive services to their customers, or make the conscious decision to be […]

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The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The FCC Net Neutrality rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 […]

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FCC votes 2-1 to reverse Obama era net neutrality order

FCC votes 2-1 to reverse Obama era net neutrality order

Written by on May 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 “net neutrality” order. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. He thinks the open internet rules adopted under former President […]

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FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

Written by on May 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday that its website was hit by deliberate denial of service attacks after the telecommunications regulator was criticized by comedian John Oliver for its plan to reverse “net neutrality” rules. The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the […]

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