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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind rules that were aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered online and in front of FCC headquarters to oppose the change. Online protesters included celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill, while net neutrality supporters rallied in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. Internet service providers clashed with Democrats and celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill ahead of a vote this week...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Internet service providers clashed with Democrats and celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill ahead of a vote on the Trump administration's plan to revoke net neutrality rules barring the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. The Federal Communications Commission is due to vote on Thursday on chairman Ajit Pai's plan to rescind...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet. The FCC is expected to vote on Dec. 14 to scrap the landmark so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President...

  • Protesters march past the FCC headquarters before the Commission meeting on net neutrality proposal on May, 15, 2014 in Washington, DC

    One advocate said the biggest tech companies were less vocal because they are facing more regulatory battles than in past years, NYT reports.

  • Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. Celebrity complaints and street protests aren't likely to stop the agency's vote on Thursday, but activists hope the growing...

  • 'Father of net neutrality' weighs in on the battle over internet regulations

    Tim Wu, Columbia University School of Law professor, discusses the fight to keep net neutrality.

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump, proposed in April to scrap the 2015 landmark net neutrality rules, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access. From April 27 to Aug. 30 the public was able to submit comments to the FCC on the topic electronically. The flood of...

  • Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    The freewheeling internet has been dying, and a vote next month by the FCC to undo net neutrality would be the final pillow in its face, NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, accused social media company Twitter Inc of being politically biased on Tuesday as he defended his plan to roll back rules intended to ensure a free and open internet. Pai, a Republican named by President Donald Trump to head up the FCC, unveiled plans last week to scrap the 2015...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, accused social media company Twitter Inc of being politically biased on Tuesday as he defended his plan to roll back rules intended to ensure a free and open internet. Pai, a Republican named by President Donald Trump to head up the FCC, unveiled plans last week to scrap the 2015...

  • Businessman Mark Cuban listens as he is introduced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 12, 2017.

    Mark Cuban tweeted that the existing rules give the president the keys to the entire internet.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- One of the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday threw her support behind 2015 net neutrality rules, arguing that a proposal by the FCC chairman to scrap them would hurt consumers, her office said on Wednesday. "The commissioner continues to believe that the 2015 rules adopted by the FCC are the...

  • Jason Calacanis on net neutrality: You cannot trust big companies to do the right thing

    Inside.com Founder Jason Calacanis discusses the fight for net neutrality as the FCC's Ajit Pai releases a draft order to repeal the regulations.

  • *FCC plans to stop states from own "net neutrality" rules. *Google, Facebook, Amazon had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the regulatory agency will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, asked the four other members of the commission to vote to kick off a process to decide if the nation-wide cap, set at 39 percent of television-owning households, should be eliminated or raised, the agency said. There is debate about whether the FCC has the legal authority to set the cap, designed to ensure that one company does not acquire an...

  • *FCC plans to stop states from own "net neutrality" rules. *Google and Facebook had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated...

  • FCC unveils plans to roll back internet regulations

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on FCC unveiling plans to roll back net neutrality and what it could mean for the internet and telecom sectors.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday said he has been investigating for six months who posted significant numbers of fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission in its review of net neutrality rules. The FCC got more than 22 million comments during its review and several researchers found evidence that...

  • *Agency will vote on rescinding Obama-era rule on Dec. 14. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a...