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There's net neutrality legislation in Congress... but don't get too excited

by Molly Wood Mar 8, 2019
The future of net neutrality may hinge on how internet service is defined.
Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lays out his vision for an internet without net neutrality rules

by Marketplace Staff Jun 11, 2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai talks about the FCC's controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, left, is interviewed by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on June 11.
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Net neutrality repeal is unlikely to bring an immediate web slowdown

by Justin Ho Jun 11, 2018
Today is the day when so-called net neutrality rules no longer apply to the internet. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules that had prevented internet providers from playing favorites, by, for instance, offering faster service to customers…
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Why the end of net neutrality might look good ... at first

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Jun 11, 2018
"In this weird, wireless internet ecosystem, 'unlimited' doesn't mean unlimited, 'free' doesn't mean free," one expert says.
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Senate Democrats want to CTRL+Z FCC net neutrality repeal

by Molly Wood Jan 11, 2018
Sen. Ed Markey says there is powerful momentum to restore the consumer protection.
From left, Democratic senators Bill Nelson, of Florida; Ed Markey, of Massachusetts; and Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, speak on Capitol Hill yesterday about a Congressional Review Act resolution that would undo action by the FCC and restore net neutrality rules.
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Net neutrality is gone, so now what for consumers?

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 14, 2017
The FCC vote lifts many restrictions on internet service providers.

What tech companies are saying about the repeal of net neutrality rules

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 14, 2017
In a 3-to-2 vote, the FCC ruled to roll back net neutrality policy established under the Obama administration.
A small group of protestors supporting net neutrality protest against a plan by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai, during a protest outside a Verizon store on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Ajit Pai's new internet

by Molly Wood, Kristin Schwab, and Stephanie Hughes Dec 13, 2017
The FCC is expected to vote to eliminate net neutrality. We talked to the chairman about what the internet might look like if that happens.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing for a second term as chair of the commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Time to pay attention to net neutrality again

by Kai Ryssdal and Shaheen Ainpour Nov 21, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission will not uphold Obama-era net neutrality rules. Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asked the commission to adopt a more free-market approach to regulating the internet. Net neutrality is the idea that all data transmitted over the…

FCC targets net neutrality

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 21, 2017
The next target of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback appears to be net neutrality. The Obama-era rule that says all internet traffic has to be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to release a new net neutrality rule…