Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules.
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Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting.
Mozilla on Monday offered an alternative to the Federal Communiations Commission’s controversial proposal to restore net neutrality.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to do damage control over the poor reception his proposed net neutrality rules have gotten. It's so bad that on Wednesday at the Cable Show in Los Angeles, Wheeler will try once again to negate the bad headlines and accusations that he's out to kill the Internet as we know it.
The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the Internet as we know it, and would not lead to a host of Internet price increases for consumers.
UPDATE: To say that the FCC's proposed new net neutrality rules are off to a rocky start would be an understatement.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't have to keep paying "Internet tolls" to powerful ISPs to deliver its content to consumers, like its recent deal with Comcast.
Amid growing pressure to preserve the open Internet, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said today that the commission is going to try again to craft rules that can withstand a court challenge.
The debate over net neutrality in Washington is just getting started. Just days after President Obama pledged during a Google+ hangout that he supported net neutrality, Democrats rallied in Congress to put some legislation behind his words.
The pressure is mounting on the Federal Communications Commission to revisit how it will regulate net neutrality in the wake of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that tossed the rules back in the regulator's lap.