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AT&T acquires wireless spectrum company Straight Path for $1.6 billion

AT&T acquires wireless spectrum company Straight Path for $1.6 billion On Monday, AT&T acquired Straight Path Communications, a spectrum holding company, for $1.According to AT&T, Straight Path’s spectrum covers the entire United States.

Finally, some good airline news: The FCC won't let people talk on cellphones during flights

Finally, some good airline news: The FCC won't let people talk on cellphones during flights Thankfully, that tragedy has been narrowly averted—the only loud conversations you'll be forcibly subjected to are the ones involving "re-accommodating" passengers.Imagine a world where sitting in a plane's "no-call section" was a premium add-on.

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet'

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet' Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed.When challenged on this claim by someone who correctly understood that Facebook and your ISP have very different levels of access to your personal data, Sensenbrenner said the following: You know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet.

Enjoy this IRL Rickroll as the FCC votes for another corporation friendly change

Enjoy this IRL Rickroll as the FCC votes for another corporation friendly change The FCC, also during the meeting shown above, voted to remove limits on how much internet providers can charge small businesses as well as other institutions such as schools and libraries.His FCC argued that there is competition among internet providers in most places.

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers Small businesses may end up paying more for their broadband internet service thanks to a ruling made yesterday, April 20, by the Federal Communications Commission.The FCC argues that companies will be more inclined to extend their coverage if the price caps are not in effect.

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs With the Donald Trump presidency came a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, and he has been hinting at changing how the FCC regulates the industry in ways that will impact net neutrality regulations.The FCC’s previous attempts to do so were denied by a court decision that essentially said the FCC’s rules applied to common carriers but not to broadband providers.

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations Many of us hoped the net neutrality battle was over two years ago when the FCC implemented Title II classification of internet service providers.Indeed, chairman Pai has released a plan to roll back the 2015 Title II “common carrier” reclassification, essentially gutting net neutrality in the US.

The Internet Is Under Attack By the US Government

The Internet Is Under Attack By the US Government The Open Internet Order of 2015 reclassified internet service providers as “common carriers.” This came with stricter rules regarding how ISPs handled internet traffic.

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet Starting in 2019, SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit.Together, the armada network hubs will blanket the planet in cheap, fast, low-latency satellite internet.

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality Remember the halcyon days of 2015 when the Federal Communications Commission voted to secure net neutrality in the United States?Fake submissions won’t help the cause to protect net neutrality, so please use your real name and address.

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs The FCC has begun the process of dismantling net neutrality and its classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II.” The classification of ISPs under Title II was a contentious decision that the industry ultimately forced upon itself.

Snapchat will finally join the Net Neutrality Day bandwagon

Snapchat will finally join the Net Neutrality Day bandwagon A free and open internet is at stake, and the tech giants aren't letting it go without a fight., the parent of Snapchat, is just the latest tech company to throw its public support behind the open internet in a statement sent to Mashable.

Microsoft commits $10 billion to bring broadband internet to rural America

Microsoft commits $10 billion to bring broadband internet to rural America There's not a Starbucks or Soul Cycle on every corner, and broadband internet access isn't always a given.The company's new $10 billion Rural Airband Initiative is aimed at filling the gap of underserved rural Americans with affordable high-speed internet.

AT&T miraculously avoids choking on its own bullsh*t in net neutrality pledge

AT&T miraculously avoids choking on its own bullsh*t in net neutrality pledge What's the Day of Action, you ask?Well, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has oh so helpfully looked to weaken existing rules forcing internet service providers to treat all online content equally.

Join Tech Titans to Save Net Neutrality

Join Tech Titans to Save Net Neutrality Today’s event, organized by Fight for the Future, is a response to plans by the FCC to curb a free and open Internet.In 2015, President Obama led the reclassification of broadband as a telecom service under “Title II” of the Communications Act, rather than an information service.

Net Neutrality Has Tech Giants Rallying to Its Defense

Net Neutrality Has Tech Giants Rallying to Its Defense In a move of solidarity for continued access to a free internet, major tech companies are reaching out to their readers and customers in various ways to rally to the cause of Net Neutrality.This Day of Action has many companies giving examples of what an internet without Net Neutrality would be like.

Are you a person on the internet right now?

Are you a person on the internet right now? We've been here before (paging John Oliver), but we have a new administration now so we're essentially back where we started.Yes, we're talking about net neutrality.

Tech companies are pushing everyone to join the fight for net neutrality

Tech companies are pushing everyone to join the fight for net neutrality In total, more than 80,000 websites, companies, and organizations are uniting today to show their support of net neutrality including major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Reddit, Netflix, and Amazon.Defend Net Neutrality.

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage Yesterday was the net neutrality “day of action” protest around the internet.Companies and websites posted messages of support for net neutrality, which is imperiled by a Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Net Neutrality is About to Die, but One Man Could Still Save It

Net Neutrality is About to Die, but One Man Could Still Save It With the FCC Ajit Pai’s crusade against Net Neutrality nearing its grim end, many have begun to lose hope that it can be stopped.While anyone can comment publicly on FCC proceedings, Nguyen’s complaint is the only one formal one.