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Washington State Laughs In The Face Of FCC Attempt To Prevent States From Protecting Net Neutrality

Washington State Laughs In The Face Of FCC Attempt To Prevent States From Protecting Net Neutrality

Although the FCC recently repealed net neutrality on a national level, states are taking matters into the own hands, and while incumbent ISPs and the FCC are doing their best to prevent this, states like Washington don't seem particularly perturbed. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt from the Unicorns-at-the-FCC dept In the wake of the FCC's net neutrality repeal, nearly half ...

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One Senator's Vote Can Stop Net Neutrality Repeal, Join Operation: #OneMoreVote Today

One Senator's Vote Can Stop Net Neutrality Repeal, Join Operation: #OneMoreVote Today

One U.S. Senator's vote is all that is need to help stop the repeal of net neutrality. Today, Tuesday, February 27th, please join us and other net neutrality supporters and major web platforms in Operation: #OneMoreVote, a mass day of online and offline action. 50 senators have already come out in support of a Congressional Review Act (CRA), which would ...

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FCC Chief Boss Investigated Agency For Being Cozy With Industry He Regulates

FCC Chief Boss Investigated Agency For Being Cozy With Industry He Regulates

Controversial FCC chief Ajit Pai has drawn fire from the music and tech industry for leading the charge to dismantle net neutrality.  Now Pai is facing the biggest threat to his short rein yet with news that the FCC has launched an internal investigation into his “too close" relationship with the media and other companies he's ...

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Democrats Set To Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

Democrats Set To Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

The end of net neutrality has wide reaching implications for the musicians, music tech and the broader music industry. The Trump controlled FCC has gutted the regulation, which guaranteed equal access to the internet. Now Democrats in Congress, using the Congressional Review Act, are offering a glimmer of hope that it can be saved. Democratic senators on Monday ...

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Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite Go To Court To Protect Net Neutrality

Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite Go To Court To Protect Net Neutrality

The more than 50 members of  the Internet Association which include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite, Netflix, Twitter, Microsoft, Snap and others has pledged to lead legal action to stop the FCC's recent rule changes that effectively gut net neutrality. Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued this statement regarding the FCC's “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” ...

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Dec. 14th Rumored For FCC Vote To Kill Net Neutrality - Speak Out Now Before It's Too Late!

Dec. 14th Rumored For FCC Vote To Kill Net Neutrality - Speak Out Now Before It's Too Late!

Sources say that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to hold a vote on Dec. 14 on his proposal to kill Net Neutrality rules. We're running out of time. If you haven't already, please urge your lawmakers to condemn Pai's attack on the open internet. Reach your Congressman here.   What does this have to do with music? D.I.Y. artists, indie ...

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FCC Planning Thanksgiving Reveal Of Net Neutrality Kill Plan

FCC Planning Thanksgiving Reveal Of Net Neutrality Kill Plan

Gobble gobble! It seems turkey isn't the only thing on the chopping block this season, with recent info suggesting the FCC is aiming to announce its plan to gut net neutrality the day before Thanksgiving, although whether or not this holiday reveal will help soften the consumer blowback remains to be seen. Guest post by Karl Bode from Techdirt Consumer ...

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Net Neutrality Central To The Streaming Economy, Here's Why

Net Neutrality Central To The Streaming Economy, Here's Why

In the wake the recent flare-up of the net neutrality debate, we're take a close look at what net neutrality means for the streaming economy, and what effect Ajit Pai’s alterations would have on music streaming as we currently know it, both in the US and abroad. Guest post Tim Mulligan of Midia The existential question of the digital ...

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Donald Trump Just Nominated A Strong Supporter Of Net Neutrality As FCC Commissioner

Donald Trump Just Nominated A Strong Supporter Of Net Neutrality As FCC Commissioner

President Donald Trump has nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to fill the open Democratic slot at the Federal Communications Commission. If confirmed, it will mark her return to the FCC, where she served as a commissioner from 2012- 2016, departing after the Senate did not act to extend her term. Jessica Rosenworcel has been a strong and vocal supporter of ...

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Reddit, Amazon Push For July 12 'Day Of Action' To Protest Killing Of Net Neutrality

Reddit, Amazon Push For July 12 'Day Of Action' To Protest Killing Of Net Neutrality

Although Google and Netflix have both abandoned their defense of net neutrality, other also major internet companies are planning to come together in a 'Day of Action' on July 12th to protest what would seem to be the inevitable dismantling of the popular consumer supporting legislation. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt So as we've been noting, ...