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Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

The issue of net neutrality has been one to cause some to get heated under the collar, and after the FCC ruled in favor of the new rules, several higher-ups in pertinent companies, like Verizon, sent out their own comments about the upcoming regulations and rules. If you'll recall, Verizon's been pretty open about their overall disapproval of the new rules, and now Verizon is taking it one step further by heading to court to challenge the new rules.

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FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

As you might already know, the FCC Federal Communications Commission has adopted the "Open Internet Order," what some are saying is Net Neutrality - and others are saying is no such thing. The regulations adopted an Order that bans content blocking, requires transparency from ISPs, requires that network management and packet discrimination be "reasonable." Wireless broadband is exempt from all but the transparency and blocking rules. "Managed services" that are delivered over a last-mile broadband pipe will be allowed but monitored for "anti-competitive behavior." This move has been commented on by a slew of voices from all bits and pieces of life, check out a few of the more pertinent ones below. *Watch out for the Woz!

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Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

The net neutrality debate has flared up once again, with arguments between cable operator Comcast and broadband backbone provider Level 3 over new fees for data transport. Level 3 has accused Comcast of charging extra for content delivered to Comcast subscribers from Level 3's customers, "effectively putting up a toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network, enabling it to unilaterally decide how much to charge for content which competes with its own cable TV and Xfinity delivered content." However, Comcast argues that this isn't an open access issue, and is in fact Level 3 offering CDN (Content Delivery Network) services to its clients but refusing the pay the going rate for such data transport to Comcast.

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FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

The FCC has postponed its next hearing by more than two weeks, pushing the next scheduled meeting from December 2 to December 21 and prompting speculation that the agency is readying itself for a vote on net neutrality. According to InformationWeek, the three Democratic commissioners on the board are likely to vote for "consumer-friendly regulation" while their two Republican counterparts will be pushing for "relatively unfettered oversight favoring industry players."

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FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

The chief of the FCC has received massive amounts of web-based backlash on account of a new "fast-lane" internet bill he’s proposed this year. It’s set to go up for a vote this month, and just this week he’s introduced a number of tweaks to - he hopes - satisfy the nay-sayers. It’s not going as well as he’d hoped, net-neutrality supporters making their case clear across the web.

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Google and Verizon deny net-neutrality bypass talks

Google and Verizon deny net-neutrality bypass talks

Storm in a teacup time today, with an NYT report suggesting that Google and Verizon were secretly conspiring to bypass net neutrality, and then a flurry of denials from all involved.  According to the original report, Google was negotiating with Verizon to enable so-called tiered service, which would see sites - such as YouTube - willing to pay for a fatter pipe being rewarded with better bandwidth.  Google disagree; they told Gizmodo that "The NYT is quite simply wrong. We have not had any conversations with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google or YouTube traffic. We remain as committed as we always have been to an open Internet."

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President Obama officially wants a free and open Internet

President Obama officially wants a free and open Internet

Nearing the end of his second and final term, President Obama is attempting to leave us with the Internet we all want. The ongoing discussion about “net neutrality” is nuanced in some very important ways, but Obama is on our side. Via a statement and accompanying video, Obama says he is urging the FCC to “do everything they can to protect net neutrality for everyone”. No “fast lanes”, no “tiered offerings”, no nonsense. Our President wants a free and open Internet, too.

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President Obama voices opposition to Internet ‘fast lanes’ proposal

President Obama voices opposition to Internet ‘fast lanes’ proposal

Having campaigned in support of net neutrality during the 2008 election, President Barack Obama last week spoke out in opposition to recent FCC proposals that threaten to bring about "paid prioritization." Obama said he was against the creation of internet "fast lanes," which would allow ISP to charge users a higher price for faster speeds when it comes to content and data.

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