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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
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable lobby tries to stop state probes into slow broadband speeds with help from FCC, after it petitioned agency for declaratory ruling on acceptable ad wording   —  Besides gutting net neutrality, industry wants less scrutiny of speed claims.  —  Broadband industry lobby groups …
Jun 19, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
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

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