Few things are as important to The Verge as keeping the internet free and fair for everyone, and that’s why we supported the FCC when it passed net neutrality provisions in 2015. The Open Internet Order codified the principles of net neutrality, established a level playing field by, among other provisions, preventing internet service providers from throttling certain sites — including ones they own — over others. But now net neutrality is under threat. The Trump-appointed Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has expressed skepticism over the Open Internet Order, and says it stymies competition. In opposition of advocates, the broad majority of the general public, and even republican lawmakers, in November 2017, the FCC, is set to rescind the Open Internet Order. But the FCC is meeting tough resistance. This is the fight to keep the internet free.
Jul 9, 2021Richard Lawler and Adi Robertson
Biden signs executive order targeting right to repair, ISPs, net neutrality, and more
All in the name of promoting competition in the US economy
Democrats push new bill to write net neutrality into law, but can it pass?
‘Democrats are honoring the will of the people,’ says Speaker Pelosi
California strikes deal with FCC to delay state net neutrality law
The California law deemed the “gold standard” for net neutrality rules
Telecom lobbyists investigated over fake net neutrality comments
‘My office will get to the bottom of what happened and hold accountable those responsible’
Broadband industry groups sue California over net neutrality bill
Only a few days after the Justice Department sued, too
GOP congressman introduces bill to reinstate net neutrality rules
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) also signed onto a Democrat-led measure to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order
A revamped California net neutrality bill is moving forward again
The bill was eviscerated last month, but now it’s back
Democratic lawmaker guts California net neutrality bill
The amendments would have created loopholes for providers to throttle and block data
Here’s how companies have flouted net neutrality before and what made them stop
The FCC is repealing net neutrality rules today. Here’s how companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast have flouted earlier net neutrality policies and what made them stop.
Net neutrality is dead — what now?
A field guide to Ajit Pai’s internet
Congress is less than 50 votes from passing a motion to save net neutrality
The Pai rules are scheduled to take effect on Monday, June 11th
California’s net neutrality bill could set a national standard
Or unleash a series of lawsuits
How to watch today’s Senate net neutrality vote
The Senate is about to vote on a resolution to restore the 2015 net neutrality rules, and you can watch the debate live.
Feb 26, 2018Megan Farokhmanesh
Reddit, Tumblr will fight for net neutrality with protests this week
Operation: #OneMoreVote takes place February 27th
We have abandoned every principle of the free and open internet
The internet we left behind
ISPs won’t promise to treat all traffic equally after net neutrality
Lots of talk, little promise
Dec 15, 2017Russell Brandom and Adi Robertson
Net neutrality is dead — what happens next?
This is just the beginning
Watch the Democratic FCC commissioners deliver fiery dissenting statements on net neutrality repeal
Ajit Pai just handed Republicans a bag of shit
Killing net neutrality isn't just bad policy, it's bad politics
The FCC’s own chief technology officer emailed concerns about net neutrality repeal plan
What public libraries will lose without net neutrality
A Q&A with NYPL president Tony Marx and associate director of information policy Greg Cram
New York attorney general says FCC's net neutrality vote would come after a 'corrupted' comments process
Dec 13, 2017New York Public Libraries
New York Public Libraries: the proposal to kill net neutrality is 'appalling'
An open letter from the presidents of the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens public libraries
Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality
The FCC’s Democratic commissioners on net neutrality vote: ‘We have a mess on our hands’
The FCC and FTC announce partnership to watch the internet burn
As long as ISPs say how they’re screwing things up it’s no big deal!
Vint Cerf, Steve Wozniak, and other tech luminaries call net neutrality vote an ‘imminent threat’
Dec 11, 2017T.C. Sottek and The Center for Responsive Politics
Congress took $101 million in donations from the ISP industry — here’s how much your lawmaker got
Every member of Congress has received money from the ISP industry. Here’s how much yours made
The net neutrality comment period was a complete mess
How much is 22 million comments worth?
The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy
The FTC probably can’t do what Ajit Pai is promising it can
Ajit Pai’s net neutrality plan is nonsense
Replacing laws with easily-broken promises
The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them
They betrayed you for chump change
Republicans want a net neutrality law, but only if it stops the FCC from handling it
Republicans looking to introduce net neutrality bill that avoids Title II
'Title X' would restrict internet fast lanes without reclassifying the internet as a utility
Angela Merkel argues against net neutrality, calls for special access fast lane
Senator Ted Cruz thinks net neutrality will stop cable companies from being 'bold, innovative, and fair'
AT&T will stop investing in high-speed fiber internet until net neutrality rules decided
The company's fiber projects are on pause while the FCC makes a decision
FCC head may reject Obama's plan for net neutrality
Tom Wheeler was 'visibly frustrated' with the President's plan
What can Obama really do for net neutrality?
He can help set the agenda, but the FCC and Congress are making the call
FCC might give Netflix what it wants and still allow Comcast to sell fast lanes
A new hybrid proposal would apply utility like price controls to interconnect fees but allow ISPs to sell fast lanes under certain conditions.
Inside Tumblr and the battle for net neutrality
The day the internet sort of, but didn't really, stop
What are Netflix, Tumblr, and others doing for today's net neutrality protest?
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The internet is protesting for net neutrality next week
With public comments closing on September 15th, the clock is ticking
The world reacts to the FCC's net neutrality vote
Reactions vary from outrage to cautious optimism
The real battle for net neutrality just began
Revised proposal opens rules for public debate, but the specter of a tiered internet remains
Who's fighting to save the internet now?
Net neutrality supporters gear up to take on the FCC
FCC chairman 'won't hesitate' to regulate broadband like a utility if proposed rules fail
Brazil looks to protect privacy and net neutrality with internet bill of rights
President Rousseff hails the legislation as a victory for human rights, though provision on data storage is dropped