Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court

When the FCC asked for public comment on its plan to end net neutrality last year, the docket was swarmed with millions of comments from bots. The fake comments used real identities and made it difficult for anyone perusing the system to find legitimate commenters trying to express their views. A new study from a Stanford researcher sheds some light on the issue. By analyzing more than 800,000 comments that were “semantic outliers” — comments that were unique and not obviously produced by some form of automation — the study found that commenters were overwhelmingly in favor of net neutrality. The study did not account for “real” comments that were filed through systems like forms, but it still provides a window into commenters’... Continue reading…

Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court

The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted properly when it eliminated the U.S. government's net neutrality rules, marking its first legal salvo in ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

State law says ISPs must follow net neutrality to get government contracts.

Fri 19 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

Four industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block Vermont's law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules ...

Thu 18 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency's ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Engadget

Stanford University study claims 99.7 percent of human-filed comments opposed FCC's net neutrality rollback

If you kept up on tech news during 2017, you probably remember that many outlets -- us included -- covered the "death" of net neutrality in December, when the Federal Communications Commission ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Techspot

Stanford study says almost every unique FCC comment was pro-net neutrality

When the FCC asked for public comment on its plan to end net neutrality last year, the docket was swarmed with millions of comments from bots. The fake comments used real identities ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from The Verge

FCC makes its case for net neutrality repeal - CNET

The agency defended its repeal of the Obama-era rules by citing a 2005 Supreme Court precedent that gives it the authority to change its mind about the classification of broadband.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

FCC and DOJ urge court to reject challenge to net neutrality repeal

The FCC is facing a lawsuit over its repeal of net neutrality, an action brought forward by 22 states, Washington, DC and a number of other local governments, rights groups and businesses. ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

FCC tells court it has no “legal authority” to impose net neutrality rules

FCC defends repeal in court, claims broadband isn't "telecommunications."

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

U.S. defends FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules

The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

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