• Broadband internet May 9, 2022 9:23 pm

    Low-Income Homes Eligible for Discounted Internet Under New Program

    President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy. “High speed internet is not a luxury any longer. It’s a necessity,” Biden said at a sun-drenched rose garden…

  • coronavirus pandemic July 7, 2021 12:15 am

    You Can Still Get Help From the Federal Government to Pay for Your Internet

    The federal program to help families pay for their internet still has a lot of money left, but you still want to sign up soon.

  • Outage Alert July 7, 2020 12:59 am

    Frontier Communications Says Internet Services Have Resumed

    Frontier Communications, which provides internet service for rural and suburban areas in California, Florida, Connecticut, and 23 other states, is currently experiencing outages.

  • internet service providers March 13, 2020 8:07 pm

    Internet Companies Won't Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • internet service providers March 13, 2020 8:07 pm

    Internet Companies Won't Disconnect People for Unpaid Bills for 60 Days, FCC Says

    Companies also agreed to waive late fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots to Americans who need them.

  • White House March 6, 2019 11:13 pm

    Democrat Bill Seeks to Restore ‘Net Neutrality' Rules

    Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services. The bill will face a tough time becoming law, despite Democrats’ control of the House. But the effort could give Democrats political points on consumer protections that a Trump-appointed...

  • JUDGE October 8, 2018 2:06 pm

    Kavanaugh Impartiality to Be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against “left-wing opposition groups” and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about...

  • Facebook June 30, 2018 1:07 am

    Comcast Says Most Services Restored After Widespread Outage

    Comcast said most of its services had been restored following a widespread outage Friday. The company said in a statement that two separate and unrelated fiber cuts at backbone networks, which are a type of infrastructure that helps connect different computer networks, caused outages to its services.

  • CONGRESS June 11, 2018 9:13 pm

    Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But the Fight Is Far From Over

    As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules prohibiting internet service providers from throttling internet speeds at the state level and pass a resolution in Congress to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s decision. The FCC voted on...

  • Associated Press April 17, 2018 1:18 pm

    US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

    Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. A joint statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI...

  • New Jersey March 28, 2018 12:45 am

    Lawmaker Withdraws Anti-Porn Bill, Citing ‘Dubious Origins'

    A proposal that would have required a filter for online pornography that could be lifted with a $20 fee was withdrawn Tuesday by a lawmaker who cited its “dubious origins.” Sen. Frank Ciccone said he pulled the bill after The Associated Press reported Monday that the legislation had been pushed around the country by a man with a history of...

  • New Jersey March 27, 2018 4:48 am

    Elizabeth Smart Demands Porn Bill Backer Stop Using Her Name

    A proposal targeting online pornography and human trafficking billed as the “Elizabeth Smart Law” has grabbed headlines for its unusual approach: require a filter that can be lifted with a $20 fee....
    But Smart, who was kidnapped from her Utah home as a teenager in 2002, sent a cease-and-desist letter to demand her name be removed from it....
    And the National Center...

  • Daniel Macht March 20, 2018 12:21 am

    Imagine Net Neutrality Is a Flame Grilled Whopper…

    Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King’s new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it’s lighting up Twitter. In the ad customers, whom the restaurant says are real, are told they will be charged different prices...

  • internet December 20, 2017 11:55 pm

    After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet ‘Fast Lanes'

    Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such “paid prioritization,” as it’s technically known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like...

  • CONGRESS December 16, 2017 4:08 pm

    What's Next for Net Neutrality, and When Will We See Change?

    After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to “regulatory ping-pong” with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported. The attorneys general of New York and Washington state have already announced they plan to sue. However, it’s likely that Congress may hold the key to ending the expensive and time-consuming back-and-forth over...

  • internet December 19, 2017 2:32 am

    FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules, Bars States From Imposing Their Own

    The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must...

  • internet December 14, 2017 10:39 pm

    What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

    “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to...

  • CONGRESS November 22, 2017 6:22 am

    FCC Chairman Sets Out to Scrap Open Internet Access Rules

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try to repeal “net neutrality” regulations enacted under the Obama administration. The current...

  • CONGRESS July 12, 2017 10:47 pm

    Net Neutrality-Supporting Tech Companies Want You to Imagine a World With Slower Internet

    Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you’ll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to net neutrality, which some feel is under threat by the Trump administration. “The internet’s less fun when your favorite sites load slowly, isn’t...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 29, 2017 2:08 pm

    House Votes in Favor of Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

    The House of Representatives approved a measure on Tuesday that would keep the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable and mobile providers from selling your data without your consent. With strong opposition from Democrats, the measure narrowly passed in the House by a 215-205 vote. No Democrats voted for the bill, and...

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