Analysts had predicted that the telecom and cable industries would not go down without a fight on net neutrality and they proved right yesterday, when all of the major associations in both industries filed an emergency motion to stop its implementation next month.
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The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules on Friday designed to open more spectrum for mobile broadband.
It had been suggested that the recent net neutrality vote by the FCC would be tied up for years in the courts, and the telecommunications industry hasn't disappointed, with the first lawsuits filed yesterday.
With one week to go until the FCC votes on the issue of net neutrality, both sides in the debate are making their last minute pushes to influence commission members.
MapLight data shows ISP contributions to congressmen supporting a bill that would kneecap the FCC's efforts to ensure fair competition in broadband providers and to provide ubiquitous Internet access and speeds needed for the success of the Internet of Things.
Next week, the FCC is expected to render a decision that could close the digital divide and assist the rise of the Internet of Things. But will Congress hogtie the FCC and pass a law that expressly prohibits throttling at the provider level but also protects throttling at the state level? Yes, they just might.
The U.S. House Oversight Committ has opened an investigation into whether the White House has exercised undue influence in the net neutrality proposal being considered by the FCC.
The FCC delivers a firm answer to the question of whether hotels or commercial establishments can intentionally block Wi-Fi on their premises.
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