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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Government Accountability Office says it will investigate fake net neutrality comments made on FCC website before repeal vote, starting in five months   —  Democrats requested investigation after millions of people were impersonated.  —  The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) …
Jan 24, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon says it will put tax cut savings primarily toward boosting balance sheet, not increasing network upgrade spending   —  Verizon's spending won't change much, and tax savings will boost balance sheet.  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's claim that repealing net neutrality rules …
Jan 23, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn proposes bill to ban site blocking and throttling but allow fast lanes and bar FCC from regulating ISPs as common carriers under Title II   —  FCC would be permanently barred from using Title II authority over broadband.  —  A Republican lawmaker is proposing …
Dec 19, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai won't delay next week's net neutrality vote despite federal court case that could strip FTC of broadband oversight   —  Pai says FTC will protect consumers—but FTC could lose its regulatory authority.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will move ahead with its vote …
Dec 5, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws   —  Double win for ISPs: No more net neutrality, and state laws will be preempted.  —  In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state …
Nov 21, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC votes 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that gives low-income households a $9.25/month subsidy to buy Internet or phone service   —  70% of low-income wireless subscribers in Lifeline could have to find new ISPs.  —  Poor people may soon find it more difficult …
Nov 17, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ballot measure passes in Fort Collins, CO, authorizing the city to build a broadband network, despite $451K spent by Comcast-backed group against the measure   —  Municipal broadband wins “David vs. Goliath battle” in Fort Collins, Colorado.  —  Voters in Fort Collins, Colorado …
Nov 8, 2017, 11:45 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Senate confirms Ajit Pai for another term at FCC in 52-41 vote   —  Democrats objected to Pai's re-nomination, but Republicans had his back.  —  The US Senate today gave Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai another term on the FCC.  —  Pai would have had to leave the FCC …
Oct 2, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Real estate agent hit with 700 robocalls per day, halting her business for 5 days; at 2.4B robocalls per month in US, it's a major problem with no quick fix   —  Kim France gets a lot of calls—but nothing prepared her for receiving 700 a day.  —  As a real estate agent …
Sep 4, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system   —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
Jul 21, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context

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