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Big Telecom Wants a DC Circuit Net Neutrality Review. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely

motherboard.vice.com — The nation's largest cable and telecom industry trade groups on Friday asked a federal court for a rare "en banc" review of last month's decision upholding US rules protecting net neutrality, the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible to consumers.

Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley Titans

motherboard.vice.com — The US Democratic Party has adopted the strongest antitrust platform language in decades, laying the foundation for what some party leaders hope will be an aggressive effort to curb the growing power of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple and Amazon.

After Yahoo Deal, Verizon Faces Uphill Battle Against Google, Facebook

motherboard.vice.com — Two turkeys (and a telecom) do not make an eagle. ( With apologies to Vic Gundotra.) That line is a bit of a cliché in the tech world, but it conveys a sense of the challenges facing Verizon as it embarks on a strategy to combine Yahoo's internet business, which the telecom giant is set to purchase for $4.8 billion, with AOL, in an effort to gain a foothold in the fast-growing online advertising market.

Time is Running Out to Save Net Neutrality in Europe

motherboard.vice.com — Europe is running out of time to protect net neutrality. One month after a US federal court upheld strong rules protecting net neutrality-the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible-the battle over how to protect the internet's open, freewheeling nature has shifted to Europe.

Republicans Attack the FCC Over Net Neutrality, Other Core Programs

motherboard.vice.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (right). Image: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers/Flickr Republican lawmakers squared off against Federal Communications Commission officials during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, just days after voting to kneecap federal net neutrality rules ensuring that all content on the internet is equally accessible.

How ExxonMobil and Airbnb Are Using the First Amendment to Fight Regulation

motherboard.vice.com — ExxonMobil's use of the First Amendment to fight against government regulation is just the latest example of what some law enforcement officials and legal experts are calling an escalating trend of US corporations 'abusing' free speech rights to battle the government in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.

GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid For the Poor. For Now.

motherboard.vice.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler can't stop winning. Image: TechCrunch/Flickr Republican efforts to cripple a major federal program that helps poor people afford mobile phone and broadband service failed on Tuesday, after consumer advocates, public interest groups, and Democratic lawmakers mounted an all-out push on Capitol Hill to oppose the GOP proposals.

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

motherboard.vice.com — Tom Wheeler (center) at a meeting of the International Telecommunication Union in 2015. Image: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers/Flickr One week after a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality policy, emboldened FCC officials are moving to advance an ambitious set of reforms that are already generating static from the broadband industry and its political allies.

Net Neutrality Wins: Federal Court Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules

motherboard.vice.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (right) had made net neutrality a centerpiece of his tenure. Image: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers/Flickr The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday upheld the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality policy, in a resounding vindication of federal rules designed to ensure that all content on the internet is equally accessible.

Net Neutrality Wins: Federal Court Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules

motherboard.vice.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (right) had made net neutrality a centerpiece of his tenure. Image: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers/Flickr The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday upheld the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality policy, in a resounding vindication of federal rules designed to ensure that all content in the internet is equally accessible.
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Jul 26, 2016

@laurenweinstein Really? I could have gone with Dems Plot Antitrust Attack on Silicon Valley.


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