Regulatory classification

On May 6, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the Commission would soon launch a public process seeking comment on the options for a legal framwork for regulating broadband services.

Moffett: DOJ Tried Wrong Case with AT&T/Time Warner

MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett says that AT&T-Time Warner's court victory should not be seen as a green light for vertical mergers (ones combining distribution with content), particularly ones involving an ISP and a content company, sa

How AT&T and Comcast are trying to kill California’s net neutrality bill

A strong network neutrality bill is advancing through the CA legislature, and the Big Intenet service providers (ISPS)–mainly AT&T and Comcast–are working overtime to stop it in its tracks.

California Lawmakers Combine State Net Neutrality Bills to Unify Effort

California State Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced that they are joining their respective network neutrality bills - SB 822 (Wiener) and SB 460 (de Leon) - to form one unified legislative effort to

The end of net neutrality could mean you pay for faster access to sites like Facebook

Ultimately, the internet could someday look like the current cable model where the internet service provider takes a portion of advertising revenue and subscriber fees.

Broadband Providers Lobby To Weaken California Net Neutrality Proposal

Internet service providers are stepping up their fight against a California net neutrality proposal that would explicitly prohibit providers from exempting material from consumers' data caps.

Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab

Comcast has disabled a throttling system that it deployed in 2008 in order to slow down heavy Internet users. Comcast's network is now strong enough that a congestion management system isn't needed, the company says.

USTelecom's Spalter: Internet Freedom Has Been Restored... Now What?

In a speech to the Media Institute, USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter said it is time to establish "consistent safeguards" across the entire internet. The key to those consistent safeguards, he suggested, were their broad application, echoing t

Democrats Use PIRATE Act Markup to Slam Net Neutrality Rule Rollback

Democratic Reps used a House Communications Subcommittee markup of a pirate radio bill to express their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of network neutrality rules. Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) intro

With net neutrality gone and mergers galore, it's a new internet

The dissolution of net neutrality regulations and the AT&T/Time Warner decision could shape the internet for years to come. 

California’s Net Neutrality Bill Has Strong Zero Rating Protections for Low-Income Internet Users, Yet Sacramento May Ditch Them to Appease AT&T

California’s network neutrality bill, SB 822, is often referred to as the “gold standard” of state-based net neutrality laws.