net neutrality

Legal Briefing: FCC Won't Force Broadband Competition

In order to enforce net neutrality rules, the FCC is reclassifying ISPs into the same category as phone companies. Now, the agency has the authority to drastically improve broadband competition -- but it won't.

U.S. 'Open Internet' Plan Threatened by 'Net Neutrality' Ruling

A federal court ruling saying the U.S. lacks authority to enforce "network neutrality" has thrown Obama's plan to ensure the Internet remains "open" and "unfettered" into chaos. The big win for cable giant Comcast leaves the feds with only a couple of options to ensure Internet providers treat Web content equally.

A Legal Blow to the FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Rules

In upholding an appeal by Comcast, a U.S. court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the legal authority to enforce its "network neutrality" principles. The ruling is sending shock waves from Washington, D.C., to Silicon Valley. Next stop: Congress.

A Bogus Take on Broadband and Net Neutrality

The government's plan to improve broadband speeds and access has triggered a wave of criticism from predictable quarters. Sam Gustin challenges a prominent example that's light on facts and heavy on ideological hot air.

Comcast: "One Rung Above Enron and Blackwater"?

The nation's largest cable company tells the federal government that its proposed merger with NBC Universal will benefit the public. That claim was immediately denounced by critics, including one consumer advocacy group that called the cable giant's argument "positively Orwellian."

AT&T war with Google heats up

The telcos don't think much of net neutrality. It lets companies like Google (GOOG) and its YouTube operation send massive amounts of data and video...

FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules

(Sept. 20) -The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of...