Trump administration defends FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed by 22 states, the Distric…Read […]

NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York Times has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the agency’s refusal to release records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian […]

Verizon lobbyist runs for NY AG—as the state sues FCC over net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / Leecia Eve, a Verizon lobbyist and candidate for New York attorney general. (credit: Leecia Eve) A Verizon lobbyist is trying to become the attorney general of New York in the upcoming November election. Verizon executive Leecia Eve is one of four candidates in the Democratic primary for the seat vacated when Eric Schneiderman […]

Entire broadband industry will help FCC defend net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / Net neutrality supporters rally for Title II reclassification of broadband in front of the White House in November 2014. (credit: Stephen Melkisethian) The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers will help the Federal Communications Commission defend the repeal of net neutrality rules in court. Yesterday, three trade groups that collectively represent every major […]

FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants

Enlarge / Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building in Washington, DC, to protest the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) Twelve lawsuits filed against the Federal Communications Commission over its net neutrality repeal have been consolidated into one suit that will be heard at […]

23 attorneys general refile challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal

The FCC’s order to overturn net neutrality protections was officially published in the Federal Register today and soon thereafter, the attorneys general of 22 states and Washington DC filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC’s order. The coalition filed a suit earlier this year, but agreed last week to withdraw it until the FCC published the […]

The effort to block the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality just hit an important milestone (GOOGL, FB, NFLX)

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer A 30th senator — Missouri’s Claire McCaskill — signed on to sponsor a resolution that would nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal its net neutrality rules. That number is important, because 30 senators are needed to force a floor vote on the resolution. The resolution doesn’t have any Republican sponsors, […]

FCC releases final net neutrality repeal order, three weeks after vote

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission today released the final version of its net neutrality repeal order, three weeks after the December 14 vote to deregulate the broadband industry and eliminate the rules. You can read the entire […]

Ajit Pai’s FCC is still editing the net neutrality repeal order

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Daniel Grill) The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, but the FCC is still making edits to the repeal order and hasn’t released the final version. The final order should be similar to the draft released by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai three weeks before the […]

Trump applauds ‘Obamacare repeal’ in the tax bill — but there’s a big problem with that claim

President Donald Trump applauded the near-passage of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. Trump said the bill’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate “means Obamacare is being repealed.” This is not true. Many of Obamacare’s elements remain intact. President Donald Trump applauded the near passage of the […]