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Net Neutrality

Net neutrality passes House…what’s next?

Roughly 83% of Americans across a broad political spectrum support net neutrality: the idea that Big Telecom/Cable shouldn’t have a say in how you use the Internet you pay for. Yet since the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality in December 2017, independent research has shown that Internet service providers…...

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Update: Defend net neutrality

Net Neutrality Update: Take action to fight a White House attack on the nation’s strongest internet consumer protections. Background: Things looked pretty bleak last year after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under new Chairman Ajit Pai, killed the internet consumer protections called “net neutrality.” But enough people care about this issue—polls show an…...

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Tell Your Senators: Don’t Back Down on Net Neutrality!

UPDATE: The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 to restore net neutrality – an important victory, but now net neutrality faces an even tougher battle in the House. Tell your Representative to stand up for net neutrality! The clock is ticking for net neutrality, the federal rules that preserve free and open access…...

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Breaking: Net neutrality upheld in federal court

Consumer advocates are celebrating a major victory today. Net neutrality was upheld in federal court.  The Washington Post reports (Cable and telecom companies just lost a huge court battle on net neutrality): By a 2-1 vote Tuesday, a federal appeals court upheld a series of strict new rules for Internet providers,…...

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Send a message: Fight Internet price gouging!

Americans pay some of the highest Internet rates in the world. So why did the U.S. House of Representatives just pass H.R. 2666? The bill, which now heads to the Senate, is so broadly written that it could strip the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its ability to act on consumer…...

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Already?

Well that didn’t take long. The fight may have been won, but the battle for net neutrality is far from over.  The historic net neutrality standards set by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aren’t even a month old and one big company (Time Warner) has already been accused of violating them. It’s clear we…...

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Still fighting the battle for net neutrality

The ink is barely dry on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules, and already we could have our first violator. Commercial Network Services (CNS) has filed a formal complaint to the FCC that Time Warner Cable (TWC) is violating the “no paid prioritization” and “no throttling” aspects of the net…...

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AT&T Mobility faces $100M fine for misleading consumers

Feel like your mobile Internet connection has been slower than usual? Well, if you’re an AT&T Mobility customer, that may be the case. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to slap AT&T Mobility with a $100 million fine for allegedly “throttling” speeds for unlimited data customers— the largest fine ever of its…...

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Victory for net neutrality!

More than 3,000 CUB Action Network members sent messages to the FCC over the past months saying “Save my Internet!” Today, we learned that the pressure worked. In a historic decision, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3- 2 to approve rules reclassifying the Internet as a “common carrier” under the Telecommunications Act.  The action…...

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The vote that could save the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote tomorrow on whether or not to re-classify the Internet as a public utility, which can be protected and regulated through federal authority. Why does this matter to you, oh-average-unassuming-consumer? Because this decision is a game changer for net neutrality. Net neutrality…...

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