U.S. House passes 'net neutrality' bill unlikely to become law

Business Apr 11, 2019

U.S. House passes 'net neutrality' bill unlikely to become law

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved "net neutrality" legislation to require internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally, but the measure is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate and faces White House opposition. The largely symbolic 232-190 vote on the "Save the ...

California lawmakers pass strict 'net neutrality' bill

World / Politics Sep 1, 2018

California lawmakers pass strict 'net neutrality' bill

California lawmakers on Friday sent to the governor for final approval strict "net neutrality" laws that would defy sweeping Federal Communications Commission rules that are seen as a boon for internet providers. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 27-12 to pass the bill, SB 822, with just ...

Business Jun 12, 2015

Net neutrality takes effect Friday, U.S. appeals court rules

A federal appeals court says it won't block net neutrality rules, which are set to go into effect Friday as a result even though AT&T, Verizon and other companies are fighting against them. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District ...

World / Crime & Legal Mar 24, 2015

U.S. broadband trade group sues FCC over net neutrality rules

A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers on Monday appealed in court the Federal Communications Commission's recently approved net neutrality rules, marking the first of several anticipated legal challenges. U.S. Telecom has filed the lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

World Feb 27, 2015

FCC adopts Net-neutrality rule backed by Obama for open Internet

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court. The measure approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission prohibits ...

Business Nov 12, 2014

Obama inflames divisive debate on Net neutrality

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago. Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and create jobs — or stifle ...

Business Nov 11, 2014

Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net neutrality

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Barack Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility. If the FCC were to approve the White House's recommendations, the Internet would be regulated like other utilities such as electricity, water ...