Press review about Net Neutrality

[TheGuardian] Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped ?

[TheGuardian] Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped?

Most of the world won’t be affected by the changes, so are they a problem ? No, if you are a tech monopoly – but yes if you don’t want a two-tier internet. [...]

[ArsTechnica] Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

[ArsTechnica] Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

Did you feel a sudden loss of Internet freedom in February 2015 ? That's when the Federal Communications Commission imposed net neutrality rules that prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against websites and other online services. And that's when Americans lost their Internet freedom—according to the current FCC chairman, Ajit Pai.

[Wired] Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail

[Wired] Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail

It’s official : the country’s top regulator of the internet wants to end net neutrality. Specifically, Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai plans to repeal changes that gave the agency the authority to enforce net neutrality protections—that is, rules requiring internet service providers to treat all internet traffic equally. But he won’t likely be able to do so without a big legal fight. [...]

[Motherboard] Canada Just Ruled to Uphold Net Neutrality

[MotherboardVice] Canada Just Ruled to Uphold Net Neutrality

On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's federal telecom regulator, dropped a bombshell ruling on the status of net neutrality—the principle that all web services should be treated equally by providers. And, blessedly, it's good news.

[TheVerge] FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake

[TheVerge] FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that net neutrality was “a mistake” and that the commission is now “on track” to return to a much lighter style of regulation.

Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market,” Pai said during a speech at Mobile World Congress this afternoon. “And uncertainty is the enemy of growth.”

[Wired] This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

[Wired] This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

2015 was the year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.

[WashintonPost] It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

Some of the nation's biggest Internet providers are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall — kicking off an effort by the industry and its allies to dismantle key Internet policies of the Obama years.

[ArsTechnica] Big telcos promise awesome 5G—in exchange for weak net neutrality

A coalition of nearly 20 telcos including BT, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Hutchison, Nokia, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, and Vodafone have drawn up what they call their "5G Manifesto"—outlining what they want from governments in order to deliver 5G coverage across Europe. [...]

[ETtech] Net Neutrality is complicated: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

[ETtech] Net Neutrality is complicated: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has backed the principle of net neutrality, even as he admitted it was a complicated topic and that getting access to knowledge for poor people is equally important. [...]

In an exclusive interview to ET NOW from London, Wales also defended Wikipedia Zero, a project to provide internet free of cost on mobile phones in developing markets.

[ArsTechnica] Crunch time for net neutrality rules, says EU digital rights warrior

The next few months will be a critical time for net neutrality in the EU, according to the chief of Europe's digital rights' lobby group.

Joe McNamee, executive director of EDRi, told Ars that it was crucial to engage people about the issue over the course of the next few months. Draft net neutrality guidelines are due to be presented by the European Commission on June 6, followed by a consultation for 20 working days on those proposed rules. [...]

[NYtimes] FCC Advances Privacy Proposal for U.S. Internet Users

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent. [...]

Broadband providers currently collect consumer data without consent and some use that data for targeted advertising, which has drawn criticism from privacy advocates. [...]

[WashingtonPost] These 3 judges hold the fate of the Internet in their hands

Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online.

[TheGuardian] EU net neutrality laws fatally undermined by loopholes, critics say

New rules requiring internet traffic to be treated equally are voted through by MEPs but amendments aimed at closing a series of exemptions are defeated [...]

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online content equally without blocking or slowing down specific websites on purpose or allowing companies to pay for preferential treatment.