Thursday, December 14, 2017

Net neutrality: The internet holds its breath...

Like all great American laws, this one was written almost a century ago by a bunch of men who had absolutely no idea what they were doing.

That's not a criticism. Who could have foreseen, as they put pen to paper in 1934, that one day their words would be used to govern how bits and bytes are streamed and downloaded, through copper, glass and radio-waves, under and overground, across our oceans and even into space?

Sometimes, though, the most effective laws are about establishing a broad principle, and within the Communications Act of 1934 is one such principle that demands companies providing telecommunications do so without discrimination.

Should that rule - known as Title II - apply to the companies that provide Americans with the internet?

It did, but now it won't. Full story...

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  3. Right for all to access the internet is ‘non-negotiable’
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  5. Social media giants are burning your books- human beings are next!
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  7. India’s fight for net neutrality...

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