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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:58 pm 
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FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday

The Federal Communications Commission is slated to publish on Thursday its order scrapping net neutrality rules, a source with knowledge of the matter told The Hill on Tuesday.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/37 ... -published


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Corporate Net Takeover Mission Accomplished.

Read the official FCC net neutrality repeal document and weep

The US government’s official journal, the Federal Register, today revealed the FCC’s net neutrality repeal paperwork in an “unpublished” version ahead of the unveiling of the official version set for 22 February.

https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2018/02/ ... -and-weep/


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:49 am 
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In Latest Twist in Net Neutrality Battle, Court Rules FTC Can Regulate Internet Providers

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over internet providers, a decision that has ramifications for the future of net neutrality.

http://variety.com/2018/politics/news/f ... 202710635/


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Operation #OneMoreVote: With Future of Net Neutrality at Stake, Major Websites Mobilize for Internet-Wide Day of Action
"We've shown time and time again that when the internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!"
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/ ... e-internet

With FCC chair Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal plan officially published in the Federal Register, the future of the open internet is in doubt—and a coalition of major websites and advocacy groups is mobilizing in a last-ditch effort to save it.

"Make no mistake: every member of Congress who fails to publicly support the CRA is casting their vote against net neutrality, and will be seen by voters as an enemy of Internet freedom come election time."
—Evan Greer, Fight for the Future


On Tuesday, dozens of sites—including Reddit, Etsy, Tumblr, and Medium—will take part in an internet-wide day of action called Operation #OneMoreVote, which refers to the final vote needed for the Senate to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would restore net neutrality by repealing Pai's plan.

"The CRA is a simple up or down vote on the future of the free and open internet," Evan Greer, campaign director at Fight for the Future, said in a statement on Monday. "There are 50 U.S. senators who have a decision to make: are they going to listen to lobbyists who are paid to lie to them, or are they going to listen to their constituents and small businesses in their district? Internet users need net neutrality protections now."

In an effort to place pressure on members of Congress who have yet to support the CRA, websites will be displaying banners, videos, and other alerts urging Americans "to flood lawmakers with calls, emails, and tweets."

"We'll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers/visitors to take action," reads the day of action's official website. "We've shown time and time again that when the internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!"

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Again, don't just mourn, cyber organize.

Petitions & stuff you can do (today and following) at:
https://www.fightforthefuture.org

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