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New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming

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.

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all of whom are decidedly unhappy.

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal

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 Calls for Stricter Net Neutrality Rules

Mozilla on Monday offered an alternative to the Federal Communiations Commission’s controversial proposal to restore net neutrality.

FCC’s Wheeler Will Try Once Again to Calm Net Neutrality Firestorm

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.

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy

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.

Netflix’s Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality

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.

U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet

The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon.Since the Internet was founded, the U.S. has managed the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which oversees the catalog of unique IP addresses that makes the Internet possible.

Deja Vu: FCC Will Try Again to Rewrite Open Internet Rules [Updated]

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.

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Restore FCC’s Open Internet Rules

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.