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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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Hearings Highlight Congressional Efforts to Undermine Net Neutrality
These are treacherous days for Net Neutrality. Though the FCC has scheduled a vote on new rules for Feb. 26 — and is signaling it will go our way — opponents in Congress are scrambling to derail the process. This week both the House and Senate held hearings to debate whether Congress should take up...
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Sunlight ‘Study’ Leaves Net Neutrality in the Dark
The Sunlight Foundation this week put up a post claiming that a “shadowy organization with ties to the Koch brothers” dominated the final round of Net Neutrality comments at the FCC. But scratch the surface of this "study" and you’ll find a deeply flawed analysis of admittedly messy FCC data — one...
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