U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of three Senate Republicans to vote to preserve net neutrality. Alaska’s other Republican senator, Dan Sullivan, voted for the repeal.
An Alaska lawmaker proposed regulations for internet service providers in the state, requiring them to practice net neutrality, despite the recent repeal of such regulations at the federal level.
More than 2,500 comments were submitted to the FCC this year with Juneau addresses. There’s evidence that identities were stolen to submit millions of comments to the Federal Communications Commission arguing against net neutrality.
After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or influencing how fast they load.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a lawsuit by telecom, cable and wireless industry associations against new rules that expanded federal oversight of Internet service providers.
Once again, a federal court will decide whether the FCC can keep its Open Internet rules. This time, the challenge centers on the FCC’s overhaul of how it regulates Internet providers.
The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity “should control free open access to the Internet.”
The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to propose new rules when it comes to net neutrality