Press review about Net Neutrality

[SecurityWeek] Group Seeks Investigation of Deep Packet Inspection Use by ISPs

European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about widespread and potentially growing use of deep packet inspection (DPI) by internet service providers (ISPs). [...]

[BoingBoing] European telcos want the right to perform “deep packet inspection” on our data

Today 45 NGOs, Academics and Companies from 15 countries released an open letter outlining the dangers of the wide-spread use of privacy invasive Deep Packet Inspection technology in the European Union. The letter is referencing the ongoing negotiations about Europes new net neutrality rules in which some telecom regulators are pushing for the legalization of DPI technology. [...]

Open Letter to the EU [EDRi].

[MotherBoard] 99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

[MotherBoard] 99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

A new report from Stanford University shows that most commenters were knowledgeable about the issue and very much in favor of keeping the protections.

[Wired] Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality, but Hurdles Remain

[Wired] Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality, but Hurdles Remain

The Senate Wednesday voted to preserve net neutrality, with three Republicans joining all of the chamber’s Democrats and independents to block a Federal Communications Commission plan to undo Obama-era rules governing the internet. The vote is a major victory for net neutrality activists, but the plan still has a long way to go before it could take effect. [...]

[TheGuardian] Net neutrality advocates gain symbolic win as Senate votes to save Obama rules

[TheGuardian] Net neutrality advocates gain symbolic win as Senate votes to save Obama rules

Advocates for net neutrality won a symbolic victory Wednesday when the Senate voted 52-47 to preserve Obama-era regulations that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally.

[ArsTechnica] Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

[ArsTechnica] Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, with all members of the Democratic caucus and three Republicans voting in favor of net neutrality. [...]

Markey said that net neutrality rules are needed because of events like Comcast throttling BitTorrent traffic and AT&T blocking Skype and other voice applications that compete against its mobile phone service.

[ArsTechnica] California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

[ArsTechnica] California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

The California State Senate yesterday approved a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. [...]

[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.