Even though the FCC is considering lifting the 23-year-old ban on in-flight cellphone calls, lobbyists are asking the agency to reconsider its stance. Lobbyists worry about its use by terrorists and the nuisance it brings.
Dozens of high-profile Internet companies joined the "Internet Slowdown" protest, which will be held on September 10. The protest aims to show how the creation of Internet fast and slow lanes would affect service.
Netflix has gladly played the role of irksome gadfly in the ever-heated net neutrality debate, but this week the streaming service went to the greatest and most serious length yet in its tearing-down of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner…
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler dismissed Verizon's defense of data throttling as an industry standard. The FCC also sent letters to other major carriers, asking them to explain their policies on data throttling.
Verizon told the FCC that data throttling is a necessary evil to keep the network running smoothly. Verizon says its move to throttle unlimited data subscribers is justified in the name of getting rid of network congestion.
Commenters overwhelmed the FCC with demands to preserve Net neutrality. The latest comments cite America's belief in free market capitalism, competition, and freedom as reasons to keep the Internet open.