US Senators opposed the FCC’s bid to repeal net neutrality rules set in 2015 by President Barack Obama. The vote was won 52-47.
Landmark US “net neutrality” rules will expire on June 11, and new regulations handing providers broad new power over how consumers can access the internet will take effect.
In-flight connectivity and net neutrality rules could be in the offing, as the Telecom Commission will meet on May 1.
A dozen challenges have been filed by 22 state attorneys general, public interest groups, internet companies, a California county and the state’s Public Utilities Commission seeking to block the Trump administration’s repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.
Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after US regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or interfering with online traffic.
Internet services company Mozilla and video platform Vimeo have led a legal suit against the US FCC, against its decision to roll back net neutrality rules set by the Obama administration.
The Internet Asociation, including tech giants Google and Facebook, has sent a letter to the US Senate, urging them to turn over the net neutrality repeal set by the FCC.
Once a vocal supporter of net neutrality rules, the rising success of Netflix means that the company can continue its march without pitching for equal internet rights.
The lawsuit filed against the US FCC, that seeks to roll back net neutrality rules set under former President Barack Obama, is set to begin from today.
Internet Association members also include Airbnb, Amazon.com and several dozen online and social media companies.
Even as the US FCC recalled its net neutrality rules, analysts say that the European Union isn’t as supportive of a free internet as previously presumed.
Former communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he had denied permission to Facebook for their Free Basics programme, after the US FCC rolled back net neutrality rules.
The lack of Net Neutrality in one of the world’s most important tech markets means that an online startup might not have the same chance of succeeding as an established player
After the FCC voted out Net Neutrality in US, many States are ready to fight back the decision with lawsuits
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to end Net Neutrality, which barred Internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating or favouring websites.