Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets [...]

Dodging Bullets On The Path To A Decentralized Future: 2019 In Review

By Danny O'Brien, Eff.org -

The Internet’s decentralized nature has historically been its greatest super-power, granting it the ability to shrug off censors and spies and redistribute power away from corruptible gatekeepers [...]

Co-ops: By The Community, For The Community

By Chad Rupe, Usda.gov -

At home, her family in Barnes County, N.D., often relied on a cell phone hotspot. However, their ability to access information was frequently constrained by their phone plan’s data limits. Tina [...]

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save The Open Internet

By Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman, Inthesetimes.com -

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government. That’s the effect of [...]

Why Fiber Is Vastly Superior To Cable And 5G

By Bennett Cyphers and Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

The United States, its states, and its local governments are in dire need of universal fiber plans. Major telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have discontinued their fiber-to-the-home [...]

Court Decision On Net Neutrality Opens Doors To Next Steps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In 2015, under great pressure from a broad media justice movement, the FCC passed Net Neutrality policies that guaranteed the universal right to go where users want to go on the Internet. In [...]

Next Phase Of The Battle For Net Neutrality & People’s Control Of The Internet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals finally issued a decision on a challenge to the Trump administration's "Open Internet" rule, which ended Net Neutrality protections in 2017. While the [...]

Net Neutrality Movement Responds To DC Court Ruling

By Melanie Moon, Popular Resistance -

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit undermined the right to a free and open internet today by upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the 2015 Open Internet [...]

Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act

By Timothy Karr, Free Press -

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the [...]

US Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments Of US Geopolitical Power And They Are Not Even Hiding It

By Yasha Levine, Thegrayzone.com -

I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research in the archives when I stumbled on a 1944 pamphlet from Western Electric, the old American techno-telephone monopolist. It’s called [...]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Net Neutrality Decision

By Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Benton.org -

Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10 am (Eastern), scores of journalists, activists, and lawyers stare at the website of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s “Opinions” page, [...]

Governor Mills Signs Law To Support Net Neutrality And Protect Internet Users

By Staff, Maine.gov -

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed into law LD 1364, An Act Regarding Net Neutrality and Internet Policy, introduced by Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth. The legislation [...]

103 Groups Urge Senate Majority Leader McConnell To Bring The Save The Internet Act To A Floor Vote

By Staff, Freepress.net -

Today marks one year since the FCC made the unpopular decision to officially kill net neutrality and broadband protections for the American people​. ​On the one-year anniversary of the end of the [...]

How Net Neutrality Advocates Are Protesting The Anniversary Of The FCC Repeal

By Andrew Wyrich, Dailydot.com -

Net neutrality advocates will mark the one year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal going into effect with an all-day live stream tomorrow. Fight for the Future, [...]

How The U.S. Weaponizes “Internet Freedom”

By Julianne Tveten, Ahtribune.com -

Several weeks ago, Edward Snowden took to Twitter to weigh in on the recent coup attempt in Venezuela. “Big: Venezuela's opposition leader just launched a coup,” he wrote. “Reports coming in that [...]