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FCC Chief Slams Broadband Giants, Says Net Neutrality Will Win in Court — The Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality rules will survive a fierce legal onslaught from the broadband industry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted on Friday, in his strongest defense of the new policy since two lawsuits were filed earlier this week.

Europe May Charge Google with Abusing Its Search Monopoly Soon — ​ Google's rivals have long complained bitterly that the search giant has abused its dominant market position to harm competitors like Microsoft, but the tech titan has thus far escaped any serious sanctions over its conduct. That may be about to change.

The GOP’s Net Neutrality Assault Is All Sound and Fury, For Now — Republican lawmakers issued a blistering attack on the Federal Communications Commission's new open internet rules this week during a marathon series of Capitol Hill hearings, but the FCC's antagonists have yet to find a clear legislative path toward overturning the policy.

​The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Will Be a Bonanza for Lawyers — The Federal Communications Commission released the full text of its long awaited open internet rules Thursday-and now it's time for the lawyers to get paid. The FCC's 400-page order, which is intended to protect net neutrality, will almost certainly be challenged in federal court, experts and even FCC officials say, providing a windfall for the telecom lawyers that will litigate the issue in what could be a multi-year legal battle.

And Here Is the Bill Attempting to Roll Back the New Net Neutrality Rules — ​ Photo: ​Gage Skidmore/Flickr Marsha Blackburn, the conservative Republican lawmaker from Tennessee, has reintroduced legislation in Congress to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its landmark new net neutrality rules, her office announced on Wednesday.

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.
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Mar 27, 2015

This is a guy who spent nearly two decades as a top lobbyist for cable and telecom giants. That was then…this is now.…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Wheeler tells telcos to STFU, net neutrality will win in court (he's right btw)…

Mar 13, 2015

"It is our printing press. It is our town square.” —@JRosenworcel breaking down why open internet protections.…

Mar 07, 2015

Not a bad choice. RT @GlennThrush: I have unilaterally decided that the theme music for Selma 50 is Equinox by JC…

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