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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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Ding dong the Comcast/Time Warner merger is dead…

Good news for consumers!  Comcast announced last week that it will drop its bid for a $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. The merger between the country’s No. 1 and No. 2 cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and 55 percent of broadband subscribers under the…...

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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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The most important vote ever for net neutrality

In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received more than 4 million comments on net neutrality from concerned consumers like you. You made your voice loud and clear: Don’t slow down my Internet. Now we’ve got proof that the pressure’s working. The FCC is considering reclassifying Internet Service Providers (ISPs)…...

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Net neutrality: Not dead yet!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 last week to consider a plan that could divide the Internet into a fast lane and a slow lane for the haves and have-nots.  By opening a gate for companies to pay more for privileged access, the proposed plan threatens to squash competition, water down…...

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Protect my cable!

Comcast announced plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal that unites the nation’s two largest cable/Internet providers. Before that happens, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must approve the merger. Cable customers have for years expressed frustration about lack of options, poor service and astronomical prices.  We can’t…...

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FCC to consumers: Here, you take the keys!

It’s hard to believe that it’s actually illegal to take a smartphone to a new carrier, without getting your old carrier’s permission, even if you’ve already paid for the device in full. In fact, it’s so absurdly illegal that the maximum penalty is a $500,000 fine and up to five years…...

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