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How the Internet Became a Utility — ​ An net neutrality demonstration in Los Angeles. Photo: ​Flickr/Free Press One year ago, the net neutrality " nuclear op​tion " seemed virtually unthinkable.

Net Neutrality Wins: No Blocking, Throttling, or 'Fast Lanes' for the Internet — ​ FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today. Screengrab: C-SPAN3 Federal regulators voted today to approve the most sweeping overhaul of US internet policy in two decades, in a landmark victory for net neutrality advocates and a bitter defeat for telecom industry giants and their allies in Congress.

Thanks to GOP Commissioners, We Won't See the Full Net Neutrality Rules Today — ​ The Federal Communications Commission will not release the text of its new net neutrality rules today even if the new policy is approved, a senior FCC official told Motherboard. In fact, it could take weeks before the final rules are published, the official said.

Comcast F.C.C. Hearing Strategy — How big are the stakes in the so-called network neutrality debate now raging before Congress and federal regulators? Consider this: One side in the debate actually went to the trouble of hiring people off the street to pack a Federal Communications Commission meeting yesterday-and effectively keep some of its opponents out of the room.

Mark Cuban on net neutrality: Wacky, wrong, or both? — I'm a big fan of Mark Cuban, though I've never met him in person. He's a billionaire entrepreneur, he likes sports, and he's not afraid to take some heat for standing up for his guys (the Dallas Mavericks pro hoops team). I'm pretty sure we would have a fun night out on the town.

FCC Proposes Strong Net Neutrality Rules, But Don't Call the Internet a Utility — ​ Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday proposed strong new rules protecting internet openness in a landmark move that was hailed by net neutrality advocates, but is sure to face legal challenges and political blowback. Despite the tough new federal oversight of internet service providers, FCC officials stressed that their proposal does not amount to "utility-style" regulation.

FCC to Propose Regulating the Internet As a Utility, Saving Net Neutrality — ​ Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is this week expected to propose strong new rules protecting internet openness , according to net neutrality advocates and industry officials, in the most wide-ranging overhaul of internet policy in two decades.

Google's Fiber Expansion Could Help the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal — Google Fiber's bold expansion into new US markets may improve the chances that Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable buyout will be approved by US regulators, according to industry analysts. That's because Comcast can use Google Fiber's expansion as evidence that competition is growing across the country-especially in the cable giant's target cities for the merger, including Atlanta and Nashville.

The FCC Just Required Broadband to Be Faster, and Big Telecom Isn't Happy — The US baseline standard for "broadband" internet speed just increased dramatically -and so did the conflict between the federal government and the largest internet service providers over the future of the internet.

Google Broadens Gigabit Fiber Effort to Nine More U.S. Cities — Silicon Valley giant Google announced Wednesday that it plans to work with nine major U.S. metro areas to explore bringing the company's super-fast Internet to residents. The announcement should banish any doubt about Google's plan to become a full-fledged Internet service provider.
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Feb 26, 2015

RT @superwuster: In the earliest days of NN, on the inside, Chris Libertelli and Jessica Rosenworcel truly played the key roles as I recall

Feb 26, 2015

Rich and I both agreed on the merits of Aereo — and we were right. It’s not our fault the court made wrong decision. @SwanniOnTV @RichBTIG

Feb 26, 2015

Rich and I actually have a divergence of the minds on this topic. I remain net optimistic on the merger. @SwanniOnTV @RichBTIG

Feb 26, 2015

Interesting to see the wireless companies were actually up, while cable companies took a bit of a hit. Again, not major. @ammori @freepress

Feb 26, 2015

Rich Greenfield is not optimistic about the Comcast/TWC merger, says it’s the next big fight. @RichBTIG @CNBCFastMoney @MelissaLeeCNBC

Feb 26, 2015

RT @TomWheelerFCC: Historic day here at the @FCC. Finally adopted strong, sustainable, enforceable rules to protect #OpenInternet. Thanks for your support.

Feb 26, 2015

Inbox, more good stuff from @motherboard favorite Rep. Blackburn. Blackburn Responds to FCC Regulatory Overreach

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