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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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Breaking: FCC passes unprecedented Internet privacy rules

Big news! The Washington Post reports: “Federal regulators have approved unprecedented new rules to ensure broadband providers do not abuse their customers’ app usage and browsing history, mobile location data and other sensitive personal information generated while using the Internet.” Read the full article here. Thank you to more than 4,500 CUB Action Network members who…...

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Big vote today: Will the FCC free you from cable-box rental fees?

Update: The Washington Post reports that the FCC was unable to come to an agreement regarding new rules that would free consumers from expensive cable box rental fees. There’s no word when the vote will be rescheduled. ++++++++++++ Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote on a…...

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Sign our petition: Free us from cable box fees!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to break Pay TV’s hold on the traditional set-top box market. And that could be good news to customers, who pay about $20 billion each year to rent the boxes. The proposal developed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler could face a vote at a…...

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Act now! Fight irritating, illegal robocalls

Today, CUB asked Illinois consumers to sign a petition to fight illegal “robocalls.” It’s the perfect time to take action, now that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has urged big phone companies to give customers free technology to block these computer-generated telemarketing calls. We’re all annoyed by these…...

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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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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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Sick of robocalls?

Not long ago, Congress made headlines when it passed the federal Budget Act of 2015, avoiding a government shutdown. But a lot of people don’t know about a provision buried deep within the Act that allows robocalls to your cellphone! The good news is a group of senators have proposed a solution…...

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Tell phone companies: Protect me from robocalls!

Sick of annoying telemarketing calls? We hear you. New call-blocking technology could stop robocallers from harassing you—but we still have to convince major phone companies to get on board and offer the services. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently clarified rules and gave telephone companies the green light to offer…...

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