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.
'Title X' would restrict internet fast lanes without reclassifying the internet as a utility
The company's fiber projects are on pause while the FCC makes a decision
Tom Wheeler was 'visibly frustrated' with the President's plan
He can help set the agenda, but the FCC and Congress are making the call
A new hybrid proposal would apply utility like price controls to interconnect fees but allow ISPs to sell fast lanes under certain conditions.
The day the internet sort of, but didn't really, stop
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With public comments closing on September 15th, the clock is ticking
Reactions vary from outrage to cautious optimism
Revised proposal opens rules for public debate, but the specter of a tiered internet remains
Net neutrality supporters gear up to take on the FCC
President Rousseff hails the legislation as a victory for human rights, though provision on data storage is dropped