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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
14 people who say their names were used as part of 450K anti-net neutrality comments without permission ask FCC for public disclosure, removal of fake comments   —  FCC should investigate and throw out fake comments, impersonation victims say.  —  Fourteen people who say their names …
May 28, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Survey by cable trade group NCTA shows 61% of Americans strongly or somewhat support net neutrality rules, 51% say net shouldn't be considered a public utility   —  NCTA touts opposition to price caps—which don't exist for home Internet.  —  As US cable companies push to eliminate …
May 13, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC releases the full text of Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back Title II net neutrality rules ahead of May 18 vote, opens commenting system   —  Bans on blocking and throttling may not be necessary, FCC says.  —  You can now start filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate net neutrality rules.
Apr 27, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18   —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Apr 26, 2017, 6:58 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's 600MHz spectrum band auction results: T-Mobile will pay $7.99B for what it says is 31MHz of spectrum nationwide, Dish to pay $6.2B, Comcast to pay $1.7B   —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction …
Apr 13, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Canonical will discontinue its Unity desktop interface, focusing on GNOME instead, and will shutter its mobile projects   —  Ubuntu phones and tablets are dead, but the desktop, server, and cloud live on.  —  Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops …
Apr 5, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC says it plans to eliminate federal approvals process for firms seeking to offer broadband subsidies, leaving Lifeline broadband subsidy decisions to states   —  Pai won't approve new applications, drops court defense of broadband expansion.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Mar 29, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Inside the privacy vote: Democrats said it would make ISPs “more powerful than Amazon and Google”, GOP said rules “unfairly skew advertising market”   —  Congress passes bill allowing ISPs to sell customer Web surfing data.  —  The House of Representatives voted today …
Mar 28, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wireless communications lobby group CTIA says web browsing and app usage history isn't “sensitive information” in filing against FCC's broadband privacy rules   —  ISP lobby groups make case against the FCC's broadband privacy rules.  —  ISPs that want the federal government …
Mar 18, 2017, 8:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Report: AT&T has neglected lower-income neighborhoods in its broadband upgrades in Cleveland   —  “Digital redlining” leaves poor people with the slowest Internet, report says.  —  It's no secret that ISPs can make more money from network upgrades in wealthy neighborhoods than low-income ones …
Mar 12, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context

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