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Team Internet, champion of Net Neutrality, is a loose coalition of internet enthusiasts who often seem to have nothing more in common than a basic level of common sense. It is a coalition that consists of a majority of the population as well as prominent voices ranging all the way from establishment figures like Barack […]

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A strong blow was struck in the Battle for the Net on Wednesday. In an op-ed for Wired, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed that he is seeking to preserve net neutrality, the belief that all data on the internet should be treated equally. He wrote: After more than a decade of debate and […]

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After President Obama issued a call for the FCC to ensure a neutral internet, Republican Senator Ted Cruz made a statement proclaiming net neutrality to be “Obamacare for the internet.” Now GOP members of the House and Senate have decided to use their new-found majority to put pressure on the FCC to not make any attempts […]

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He may have slipped in polls recently, but President Obama is still popular within the internet community, having just joined the fight for net neutrality. In a video and two-page statement released by the White House, Obama urged the FCC to support an open internet that treats all data and providers on the internet equally. […]

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Internet Service Providers like Verizon are really pulling out all the stops in their race to support FCC’s overthrow net neutrality. They have already spent $19 million dollars on lobbying efforts in 2014 alone, and Mother Jones reports on a particularly gross argument by the Verizon lobbyists: Disabled people would allegedly benefit from the end of net neutrality. The […]

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When the mysterious billboard with the text “The future of the internet belongs to the highest bidder” appeared in San Francisco, it seemed satirical, but not unbelievable. The accompanying website Jointhefastlane.com advertised premium access to the internet — like the “35x faster” downloading speed on websites like “Videotube” and “Movieflix” — for a hefty fee. Today, BitTorrent […]

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For people of Caribbean descent living in New York, pirate radio stations can be a crucial link to the music, culture, and news of home. The stations, which operate illegally, without license from the FCC, run the gamut from shoestring, no-budget passion projects to more fully-formed business operations, and generally cater to Caribbean-heavy neighborhoods like […]

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