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For Telco Industry Hacks, 'Progress' Is Just Another Word for Crony Capitalism
The Internet's politically engaged public is here to stay. Millions of people have begun to use online tools to engage in policy fights and protect our online rights — most recently to secure historic Net Neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission. That's a good thing. But it's...
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"A Red Letter Day" at the FCC – Net Neutrality Wins
There was snow in Washington, DC, Thursday morning, which always throws the federal capital into tailspins. So the marching band that the media reform group Free Press had hired to throw a parade for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler canceled, the wimps. Nevertheless, a small,...
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How We Won Net Neutrality
This is what democracy looks like. That's not something I thought I'd ever say about the bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission. After years of cronyism, corruption and cowardice, Thursday's vote for strong Net Neutrality rules at the FCC is unexpected if not unprecedented. The FCC is...
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Telecoms, GOP Launch 'Last Ditch Effort' to Undermine Net Neutrality
Ahead of 'most important victory for the public interest' in FCC's history, corporate interests entertain Republican-controlled House committee with industry talking points
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Amid Push for Mega-Merger, 12 Comcast Lies to Recognize
Comcast is constantly claiming that everything it wants to do — like kill Net Neutrality and merge with Time Warner Cable — is good for the public.
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Two out of Three Investigative Journalists in US Believe They're Being Spied On
Among national security, foreign affairs, and federal government reporters, that number rose to over 70 percent.
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Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand
In January 2011, thousands gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, threatening for the first time the 30-year dictatorship of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Decades of suppressed dissent was finding an outlet in the streets and online as well. Six months earlier, in Alexandria, 28-year-old Khaled...
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Why Title II Reclassification for Net Neutrality Is the Biggest Deal Ever
CD editor's note: On Wednesday, subsequent to the publication of the piece that follows, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made headlines Wednesday by announcing officially, via this op-ed on Wired.com, that he will officially propose " the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open...
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Did Grassroots Power Push FCC in Right Direction on Net Neutrality?
Wheeler likely to support strict net neutrality protections after backing off from pro-industry initiatives
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Not So Fast, Net Neutrality…
Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle Net neutrality...
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