Net Neutrality Wins: What Now?

It's a historic day for the internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just passed the strongest net neutrality rules in this country's history. This is great news! But let me repeat: The battle for net neutrality is still not over. In a sense, the real battle begins now. » 2/26/15 1:20pm 2/26/15 1:20pm

Don't Celebrate Yet, But the Net Neutrality Vote Looks Good

Things are looking good for net neutrality. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to treat the internet more like a public utility. This vote comes after a lengthy political battle over the best course of action, but it looks like that fight is winding down. The New York Times reports… » 2/24/15 6:30pm 2/24/15 6:30pm

Did the Internet Win Yet? No. But Here's What We Got.

It's a good day for the internet: Wired just published an op-ed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler detailing his new proposal for strict net neutrality rules, rules that largely resemble the terrific plan President Obama outlined a few months ago. Great! But let's be real: An opinion piece is not a new policy. » 2/04/15 3:09pm 2/04/15 3:09pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 12:25pm 11/26/14 12:25pm

You Shouldn't Be Surprised that Obama Supports Net Neutrality

During his tenure in office, Obama has earned a reputation for hemming and hawing. But there was no sign of that in the video he released today, where he came down hard in favor of net neutrality and gave ISPs the presidential middle finger. Why now? Because it's a rare no-lose scenario for the White House. » 11/10/14 1:40pm 11/10/14 1:40pm

F.C.C. Will Consider 'Hybrid' Approach to Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission will soon consider a proposal that would grant the agency regulatory authority over the flow of Internet traffic between content providers and Internet service providers, the New York Times reports. » 11/01/14 7:30am 11/01/14 7:30am

The Weirdest, Angriest, and Most Heartfelt Comments on Net Neutrality

The FCC currently has over a million comments on net neutrality. They range from touching, to weird, to apocalyptically angry. We've plucked out a few superlative comments to highlight here, but the FCC extended deadline to September 15th so there's still time for you to send a profanity-laced response. » 8/29/14 4:30am 8/29/14 4:30am

Here's What Your 1.1 Million Comments On Net Neutrality Look Like

When the Federal Communications Commission asked the public to send their views on network neutrality, it got an earful. The response was so huge that the deadline was extended due to technical problems. Those comments were recently published online as a 1.4 GB file, and NPR has posted this visualization of what they… » 8/12/14 1:40pm 8/12/14 1:40pm

Save the Internet! There's no time to waste — Congress is trying to sneak a provision into law that would restrict broadband competition into a budget bill, and you need to call your Representative now. The EFF has more info. Update: Too late. It passed the House. » 7/16/14 12:51pm 7/16/14 12:51pm

How Ma Bell Shelved the Future for 60 Years

What would the world be like if fiber optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930's? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression? » 11/25/10 11:08am 11/25/10 11:08am

The Third World War Will Be Fought Over Information

In Brian Moore's update of WWII propaganda posters, nations are brought down not by armies and guns, but by blogs and tweets. Hang one up and show your support for net neutrality, Wikipedia, and information pirates. » 8/04/09 4:00pm 8/04/09 4:00pm