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A year after net neutrality: Death by a thousand cuts

Net neutrality has been dead for a little more than a year, and the internet hasn’t collapsed. Does that mean net neutrality wasn’t that important after all? Far from it. For one, states are making their own laws, there are lawsuits, and ISPs are holding back from any drastic changes…...

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No net neutrality? Not so fast!

CUB’s Bryan McDaniel speaks at an April 8, 2018 press conference on House Bill 4819 to protect net neutrality in Illinois. “Once we pay Internet providers, we should be able to access all content equally,” he said. As Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai pushes to kill net neutrality…...

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Support HB 4819: The fight for net neutrality moves to Illinois

We’ve all read the grim headlines: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered “net neutrality” rules to end on April 23. That’s bad news because those consumer protections help keep the Internet affordable and uncensored. But the good news is we have a chance to save net neutrality in Illinois—if…...

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Net Neutrality update: Record number of comments

In response to a planned overhaul of net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received a record breaking number of comments, a few thousand of which have come from CUB supporters. Roughly 2 million comments were filed in one day last week, when thousands of activists, individuals and…...

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Illinois Internet Update

Update on the battle to protect our Internet: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week formally voted to move forward with a proposal to gut Internet consumer protections called “net neutrality.” We want to thank the 2,000 people who signed our initial petition earlier this month. Here’s why it’s important…...

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For sale on the Interent: Your private info? Sign our petition to the FCC!

Nobody wants big Internet companies (like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon) to sell our personal info to the highest bidder. That’s why we’re happy the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just proposed what could be the strongest online privacy protections ever. The new rules would require Internet service providers to…...

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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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7 tips for better cable/Internet customer service

Calling your cable/Internet company can be a nightmare: Endless menu options, long wait times, and frustrating negotiations with representatives. Before you tear out your hair, follow CUB’s tips to ensure a smooth customer service call. 1.) Advocate for yourself Cable/Internet is one of the few industries where the longer you are a…...

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A horrible bill in Washington

Can you believe this? Some members of Congress seem to want consumers to stop complaining about Internet service. H.R. 2666, also known as the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act,” could forbid the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from acting on customer complaints about billing errors, data caps, overage…...

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Net neutrality still in danger!

We fought for the free and open Internet…and won. But now Big Internet is trying to roll back that victory. Cable, telecom, and wireless trade groups recently took the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to court to overturn historic net neutrality regulations.  Those rules came about after consumers filed 4 million…...

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