Yesterday the FCC public comment system crashed due to high traffic which seems to be attributable to a call from comedian John Oliver for internet trolls to visit the FCC’s website and “focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction.” That call came after a 13 minute segment on Oliver’s HBO show “Last Week Tonight” where Oliver railed against attempts to undermine Net Neutrality joking “the internet is not broken and the FCC is currently taking steps to fix that.”
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 4, 2014 6:48 am|
|By: Elliott Monday June 2, 2014 8:00 pm|
John Oliver laughsplains Net Neutrality and calls for the trolls. This is so worth watching. I’ll give you one tidbit, he says putting former cable industry lobbyist Thomas Wheeler in charge of the FCC is just like hiring a dingo to babysit.
|By: DSWright Friday May 16, 2014 11:05 am|
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler has put out some misleading statements claiming the FCC was respecting the goals of Net Neutrality while operationally destroying it. And now Wheeler has put forward a rule that alleges to prevent ISPs from “blocking or slowing down access to websites” while also allowing those same ISPs to charge content companies for “faster and more reliable delivery.”
|By: Elliott Saturday May 10, 2014 8:00 pm|
As she says, better to work on this NN video now than have all her future videos delayed.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 24, 2014 7:42 am|
The FCC appears to be about ready to throw in the towel and let the telcom monopolies sell speed to different sites ending any hope for the regulatory concept known as “Net Neutrality.” Soon firms that pay extra will have their content available faster and the principle that all content should be equal coming through the cables and pipes will be dead.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday March 21, 2014 8:47 am|
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings accuses the ISPs of allocating insufficient bandwidth to Netflix products, “subjecting consumers who pay a lot of money for high-speed Internet to high buffering rates, long wait times and poor video quality.” Once Netflix agrees to pay connection fees, however, he says “sufficient capacity is made available and high quality service for consumers is restored.”
|By: DSWright Thursday February 20, 2014 9:34 am|
After losing a court case last month at the DC Court of Appeals the Federal Communications Commission is planning to issue a new set of rules for Net Neutrality. Though the court claimed Net Neutrality rules the FCC had previously offered were illegal, it did acknowledge the FCC’s authority to regulate broadband company practices under a section of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday January 14, 2014 6:52 pm|
Today marks a moment long dreaded — the beginning of the end of net neutrality.
|By: Meredith Whipple Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:11 pm|
The FCC desperately needs a progressive champion to protect Internet users and advocate for consumer rights. Big Telecom is waging warfare in every direction, and the FCC has a lot of work to do to keep this under control.
But there’s one man that stands in the way of all this; Senator Ted Cruz, up to his old tricks again.
|By: Timothy Karr Sunday October 20, 2013 1:59 pm|
However important the SOPA victory was in 2012, its lasting significance depends on how well the diverse coalition holds together in these and other fights — and against business as usual in Washington.