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Net Neutrality

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  • Staying true to net neutrality

     Staying true to net neutrality
    Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission said all the right things about net neutrality Thursday as the agency voted to release draft rules for preserving the open Internet. Nevertheless, real questions remain about whether the...
  • FCC moves forward with net plan

     FCC moves forward with net plan
    Federal regulators pushed forward with proposed new rules for Internet traffic that could allow preferential treatment for companies willing to pay more, thus ensuring more heated arguments ahead over so-called net neutrality. The 3-2 vote Thursday by...
  • 'Godzilla' to crush box office. Net neutrality debate rages.

    'Godzilla' to crush box office. Net neutrality debate rages.
    After the coffee. Before deciding between "Godzilla" and "Neighbors." The Skinny: The heat wave here appears to have broken but the strong winds have also pushed the smoke from all the wildfires into my neighborhood. I almost have to shut the windows,...
  • AT&T to Acquire DirecTV in $67 Billion Deal

    In a deal that will accelerate the transformation under way in the U.S. pay TV market, AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire DirecTV for $67 billion. The proposed union of the telco giant and the nation's largest satellite TV provider continues the...
  • House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal

    House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal
    Congressional lawmakers said Monday they would review AT&T Corp.'s planned purchase of DirecTV Group Inc., with a House committee already promising a hearing "to ensure that consumers’ interests are protected in an increasingly consolidated...
  • Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'

    Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'
    The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal

    FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday faced bipartisan criticism from House members concerning proposed new rules governing Internet traffic, highlighting the controversy over his attempt to steer a middle path in the Net...
  • Net neutrality made simple

    The Times discusses the core dilemma: Equal access for innovation and new companies is crucial, yet building the underlying fiber to each premise is expensive. Currently, this "outside plant" is built and owned by service providers that have sole access...
  • FCC Chairman: New Internet Rules Will Be 'Tough' and 'Enforceable'

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler once again defended his proposed rules of the road for the Internet on Tuesday, suggesting that they will protect broadband providers from degrading service so they can charge companies for access to "fast lanes" to deliver...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends proposed net neutrality reform

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends proposed net neutrality reform
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly defended rules he has proposed for the Internet that critics fear would result in preferential treatment for big companies and place too much power in the hands of the nation's broadband...