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Comcast fights shareholder call for lobbying transparency, saying that it would be "burdensome" to reveal how much it spends lobbying states

A group of Quaker investors called Friends Fiduciary have introduced a shareholder motion that was backed by the owners of more than a million Comcast shares, calling on the company to voluntarily disclose its state-level lobbying activities; the company strenuously objects to making such disclosures, calling the measure an "unnecessary burden." The company falsely stated that "much of this information is already publicly available either through our own filings or those of any trade associ...
Tags: Post, Cable Company Fuckery, Comcast, Finance, Lobbying, Municipal Broadband, Net Neutrality, Quakers, Telcoms


7 key takeaways from the TRAI Open House in Delhi on OTT Regulation: “National Security should be embedded in everything”

The TRAI had a packed house at its discussion on regulation of OTT communications services yesterday in Delhi, and we have a live blog up here (our Bangalore live blog is here). My observations on the open-house in Delhi (note that the quotes are slightly paraphrased): 1. Numerical observations:... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Policy, Regulation, Delhi, Bangalore, Views, Open House, Trai, Ott, Takeaways, OTT regulation, TRAI OHD


Live: TRAI Open House Discussion on OTT Regulation – Delhi

TRAI is conducting an open house discussion on “Regulatory Framework for OTT Services” in Bangalore today. The objective of the consultation is to look into services that they are considering as being possibly ‘similar’ to those provided by telecom service providers. The consultation paper seeks to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Policy, Regulation, Open House, Trai, Ott, OTT regulation, TRAI OHD


Live [Closed]: TRAI Open House Discussion on OTT Regulation – Delhi

TRAI is conducting an open house discussion on “Regulatory Framework for OTT Services” in Bangalore today. The objective of the consultation is to look into services that they are considering as being possibly ‘similar’ to those provided by telecom service providers. The consultation paper seeks to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Policy, Regulation, Open House, Trai, Ott, OTT regulation, TRAI OHD


Man Who Threatened FCC Chairman's Kids Sentenced to 20 Months

A California man who emailed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and threatened to murder his children in 2017 has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, California, Death Threats, Ajit Pai


Watch: Tim Wu debates trustbusting with Tyler Cowan, who just wrote "a love letter" to Big Business

Competition scholar Tim Wu (previously) is one of the most cogent, accessible voices in the antitrust debate; his recent book on the subject is a must-read; this week, he debated George Mason University scholar Tyler Cowan, proprietor of Marginal Revolution and one of the leading voices for the expansion of unfettered, unregulated capitalism -- he's the face of the notorious Mercatus Center, where rich donors choose the faculty and out pop arguments against universal health care and Net Neutral...
Tags: Videos, Post, Video, News, Net Neutrality, Economics, University Of Chicago, Debate, George Mason University, Tim Wu, Cowan, Wu, Mercatus Center, Late Stage Capitalism, Tyler Cowan, Monopolism


Watch: Tim Wu debates trustbusting with Tyler Cowen, who just wrote "a love letter" to Big Business

Competition scholar Tim Wu (previously) is one of the most cogent, accessible voices in the antitrust debate; his recent book on the subject is a must-read; this week, he debated George Mason University scholar Tyler Cowen, proprietor of Marginal Revolution and one of the leading voices for the expansion of unfettered, unregulated capitalism -- he's the face of the notorious Mercatus Center, where rich donors choose the faculty and out pop arguments against universal health care and Net Neutral...
Tags: Videos, Post, Video, News, Net Neutrality, Economics, University Of Chicago, Debate, Tyler Cowen, George Mason University, Tim Wu, Cowan, Wu, Cowen, Mercatus Center, Late Stage Capitalism


European telcos want the right to perform "deep packet inspection" on our data

[Austria's Epicentre Works is an incredibly effective European digital rights group, most famous for getting the EU's Data Retention Directive struck down; now, they're raising the alarm about a move to relax the EU's Net Neutrality rules to allow ISPs to conduct fine-grained surveillance and discrimination against services that aren't in bed with ISPs. I'm happy to provide Epicenter Works's Thomas Lohninger a space to highlight the group's efforts -Cory] Today 45 NGOs, Academics and Companies...
Tags: Europe, Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Net Neutrality, Eu, European Union, Competition, Austria, Lawful Interception, Zero Rating, Cory, Epicentre Works, Thomas Lohninger


The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality This Week

“Consumer protection” isn’t a phrase you’ll find on the resume of a person who devises dishonest, meaningless soundbites like, “Net neutrality is about government takeover of the internet.” But most Washington lawmakers don’t really care what a soundbite means or whether it’s they’re true. It just needs to be catchy,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington, Greg Walden, Ajit Pai


House votes to restore net neutrality rules, but effort faces long odds

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Save the Internet Act, a measure intended to restore net neutrality rules that were repealed in 2017 by the Federal Communications Commission. The post House votes to restore net neutrality rules, but effort faces long odds appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Trends, Web, Internet Service Providers, House, Computing, U S House of Representatives, Save The Internet Act, Federal Communications Commission The post House




Victory! House of Reps passes legislation to restore Net Neutrality

In a 232-190 vote, Congress has passed H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, which directs the FCC to restore the Net Neutrality protections that Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stripped away through a fraudulent, corrupt process in 2017. What's more, the Act passed without being substantially watered down or poisoned by sneaky amendments, thanks to widespread citizen action that put lawmakers on notice that such conduct would be noticed and punished at the ballot-box. The bill goes to the S...
Tags: Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Senate, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Ajit Pai, Katharine Trendacosta, 2020 Elections, Ernesto Falcon, Netneutrality, Save The Internet Act


Net neutrality restoring Save the Internet Act passes House, moving on to Senate

A bill intended to restore 2015’s net neutrality rules has passed in the House of Representatives 232-190, and will soon be in consideration in the Senate. The ‘Save the Internet Act’ may be doomed to an eventual veto, but its broad support among voters and the relatively bipartisan push in Congress make it an important one to follow regardless. The act was introduced in March, and is little more than a re-establishment of the FCC’s 2015 rules with Congressional approval and removing the ones th...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, America, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Mozilla, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, GAO, Greg, Congressional


House Passes Bill To Restore Obama-Era ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

The House has passed bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only one Republican vote in favor. But top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that net neutrality is “dead on arrival in the Senate.” The Trump administration also   . Still, the effort to restore net neutrality could give Demo...
Tags: News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, House, Federal Communications Commission, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Trump, Comcast Verizon, Congress Republicans, Summer Concepcion, AP story


House Democrats Pass Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives made good on a campaign promise on Wednesday, passing legislation that would effectively reinstate in its entirety the 2015 Open Internet Order—rules that, for a brief time, ensured net neutrality was the law of the land.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, House, U S House of Representatives


White House Signals Trump Would Veto Democrats’ Net Neutrality Bill

WASHINGTON — As House Democrats prepare to vote on legislation this week to restore the FCC’s net neutrality rules, the White House is indicating that President Donald Trump would veto the bill if it reached his desk. The bill would restore regulations that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or from selling […]
Tags: Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington, White House, House, Donald Trump, Ajit Pai, Save The Internet Act, White House Signals Trump


Colorado Governor Reportedly Set to Sign Net Neutrality Bill Into Law

A bill aimed at protecting net neutrality in Colorado is on its way to being signed into law.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Internet, Colorado, Isps, Save The Internet Act


Colorado's net neutrality law will deny grant money to ISPs that engage in network discrimination

ISPs want it both ways: they want to be receive billions in indirect public subsidies (access to rights of ways that would cost unimaginable sums to clear) and direct public subsidies (grant money) but still be able to run their businesses without regard to what the public actually wants (a neutral internet, supported by 87% of Americans, in which your ISP sends you the bits you request, as quickly and efficiently as it can). Under Colorado's new net neutrality law, ISPs that practice netw...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Net Neutrality, Colorado, Vail, Sen Kerry Donovan, Jared Polis, Tamara Chuang Colorado Sun


Telegram web domain blocked on Jio and Hathway

After reports of Reddit and Indiankanoon.org being blocked, it appears that Telegram Web (web.telegram.com) has been blocked in multiple states on Jio and Hathway connections, as per user reports to MediaNama. Neither service provider has specified a reasons for the block yet, or cited an order... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Messaging, Social Media, Reddit, Telegram, Blocking, Jio, IndiaBlocks, Hathway, Indiankanoon


The Head of the FTC Just Debunked the FCC's Favorite Excuse for Killing Net Neutrality

Two weeks before voting to rollback the net neutrality rules, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in which he laid out his case for killing off the policy that ensured a free and open internet. In it, he offered up one widely-disputed argument for doing so: that blocking, throttling,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington Post, Ftc, Brendan Carr, Regulatory Dissonance


Indiankanoon.org blocked on multiple Jio connections, reportedly on govt orders

Legal developments website Indian Kanoon (indiankanoon.org) is blocked on multiple Jio connections from different areas and states. When a Twitter user first reported the block, Jio said the wesbite was blocked on a government order and the block is applicable across operators. “In this order... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, India, Dot, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Jio, Department of Telecom, Indiankanoon


FCC to Cough Up $43,000 Settlement for Refusing to Turn Over Fake Comment Records

While not admitting to any fault, the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday settled a lawsuit for tens of thousands of dollars after unlawfully withholding records from a reporter under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Foia, Ajit Pai


FCC Admits in Court That It Can't Track Who Submits Fake Comments

The FCC’s public comment system is a bloody mess. Over the past two years, it’s become apparent that political lobbyists, usually acting on behalf of the telecom industry itself, are prepared to manipulate the agency’s rulemaking process and impersonate everyday Americans just to create the illusion of public support…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, New York Times, Ajit Pai, Fcc Comment Fraud


Ajit Pai Promised New Jobs and 'Better, Cheaper' Internet. His ISP Pals Have a Different Plan

During the push to repeal net neutrality in 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a lot of big promises. At the top of the list were assurances that if America would only revert back to “light-touch” regulation of the broadband industry (as the two-time Courage Award winner put it), we’d all see huge boosts in network…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, America, Ajit Pai


The “splinternet” is already here

Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” where cyberspace is controlled and regulated by different countries is no lo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, South Korea, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Censorship, Chief executive officer, Tech


House Republicans propose poisoning Net Neutrality bill with Article-13-like liability

Last week, House Democrats introduced the Save the Internet Act, to enact the Net Neutrality protections favored by 83% of Americans; in response, Rep Greg Walden (R-OR, @repgregwalden, +1 (541) 776-4646) has proposed legislation rescinding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, "the most important law protecting internet speech", which says that online services are not required to pro-actively censor user postings that might contain illegal speech -- a vital protection that made it pos...
Tags: Europe, Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Net Neutrality, America, House, Walden, Greg Walden, Section 230, Monopolism, SESTA, Cda 230, FOSTA, Save The Internet Act


Ajit Pai has been touting new broadband investment after he murdered Net Neutrality, but he's been relying on impossible data from a company called Barrierfree

Ever since he killed Net Neutrality with dirty tricks and illegal tactics, Donald Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been claiming that his actions had stimulated broadband growth in America, a claim his spokesvillain repeated yesterday in response to Democrats introducing legislation to restore Net Neutrality. But the data that Pai has touted was badly distorted due to a monumental error (or, less charitably, a massive fraud) by a company called Barrierfree, who seem to have incorrectly com...
Tags: Post, Usa, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, America, Commission, Donald Trump, Pai, Free Press, DirecTV, Ajit Pai, Connect America Fund, Derek Turner Free Press


It's on: House Democrats introduce their promised Net Neutrality legislation

House Democrats have made good on their promise to introduce the Save the Internet Act, legislation mandating Network Neutrality, which would force the FCC to reinstate the policy that Trump's Chairman Ajit Pai used a string of dirty tricks and illegal maneuvers to destroy. Such legislation cannot pass without the support of Senate Republicans, but it's still a canny move by the Democrats, since many of those Republicans represent the largely rural states that are ground zero for the worst ...
Tags: Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Senate, Pennsylvania, Democrats, House, US Senate, Trump, Markey, Ajit Pai, Ed Markey, Mike Doyle


Top Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Obama-Era Net Neutrality Regulations

The bill will face a tough time becoming law
Tags: News, Net Neutrality, Congress, Uncategorized, Onetime