Latest Network neutrality Stories

Verizon Says Net Neutrality Rules Violate 1st And 5th Amendment Rights
2012-07-04 05:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Net neutrality rules, saying they violate its First Amendment right to free speech. The company filed its first brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, calling the FCC's rules arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional. The carrier argues that the Net neutrality regulations violate its Fifth Amendment property rights as well....

FCC Chair Approves Tiered Pricing For Broadband
2012-05-23 08:27:40

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband internet plans, a growing trend that he claims could be “healthy and beneficial” for broadband and high-tech industries. Streaming services such as Netflix do not agree, reports Washington Post´s Cecilia Kang. Cable service providers and wireless carriers are revising their billing practices to charge users based on how much data they use and moving away from...

2011-11-14 13:15:00

Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Broadband...

Senate Rejects Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules
2011-11-11 06:17:22

The Senate voted 52 to 46 along party lines on Thursday to reject a Republican bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) network neutrality regulations, which are set to take effect November 20. The vote was largely symbolic, since President Obama had vowed earlier this week to veto any resolution challenging the regulations. 46 Senate Republicans voted in favor of the bill, which was introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), while...

Net Neutrality Lawsuits Consolidated, FCC Asks For Dismissal
2011-10-07 07:59:37

Verizon Communication´s lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission´s (FCC) net neutrality rules was consolidated with six other suits into one case to go before the US Appeals Court in Washington on Thursday. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which ordered the move, said selecting the Washington court was a random decision. The move comes after the FCC moved to have Verizon´s lawsuit dismissed, challenging it on jurisdictional grounds. The US...

FCC Sued Over New Net Neutrality Rules
2011-09-29 10:27:24

A suit was filed in Boston federal court yesterday challenging newly enacted net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which were published in the Federal Register last week, opening the door to lawsuits, Reuters is reporting. Net neutrality, agreed to in December of last year, is the concept that everyone should have equal access to the web. Amazon, for example, should not be able to pay to have its web site load faster than a mom-and-pop e-commerce site. The...

FCC’s Net Neutrality Begin November 20th
2011-09-23 09:39:03

  The Federal Communication Commission´s controversial net neutrality rules - designed to prevent Internet providers from imposing higher fees on subscribers that stream video, downloading music or play online games - will be published in the Federal Register today and go into effect on November 20, according to a report by PCMag.com. The White House´s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the rules allowing them to be published in the Federal Register and...

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