Nov 22 2017
The so-called net neutrality rules prevent broadband companies from slowing down or blocking any sites or apps. As has been discussed for months, if the new proposal is accepted by the FCC, broadband internet service will cease being subjected to Title II regulations and will return to an information service classification rather than a telecommunications one.
With three Republican and two Democratic commissioners, the move is all but certain to be approved.
In May, the FCC approved Pai's proposal to review the Open Internet order passed under the previous U.S. government in 2015, which laid down a number of rules for ISPs aimed at ensuring net neutrality.
Under the proposal, the FCC's rules would pre-empt state or local regulations that impose net neutrality requirements on broadband providers, a senior FCC official said. Pai, a Republican, set a December 14 vote on overturning rules adopted by the FCC in 2015, saying he wants to move away from "heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the internet".
Under current laws, internet service providers must treat all internet content equally.
Supporters of net neutrality have argued that an end to the regulations will prompt big internet service providers to raise prices for favored, revenue-generating content such as new movies while slowing or eliminating access to less-favored and typically free material.
Apple's HomePod Smart Speaker Delayed Until 2018
All that being said "early 2018" is also quite the vague target date; hopefully we won't have to wait beyond January or February. Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017.
Internet giant Alibaba kicks off Singles' Day shopping bonanza with a bang
E-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday kicked off its ninth edition of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, its annual sales event. There were 256,000 payment transactions processed per second by Alipay, Alibaba's Alizila news website reported.
JC Penney Share Jump on Strong Sales
A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) shares traded on -6.25% below secure line and closed at $28.81.
Consumers Union called the proposal "an enormous loss for consumers" that "would give internet service providers more power and control over the websites we can visit".
"The most-hated and worst-rated companies will be free to block, throttle and discriminate against your speech on the internet if Trump's FCC chairman gets his way", Wood said. Nearly six out of 10 Americans favor keeping the current regulations, while only 16 percent said they wanted to overturn net neutrality, according to a phone survey from Consumer Reports. "Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate".
Netflix also said that they didn't support the FCC.
"The FCC's net neutrality rules are working well for consumers, and we're disappointed in the proposal released today", Google said in a statement. He said earlier this year "people tell me that they want fast, affordable and reliable internet access".
The days of net neutrality are numbered.
"The FTC stands ready to protect broadband subscribers from anticompetitive, unfair, or deceptive acts and practices just as we protect consumers in the rest of the Internet ecosystem", Ohlhausen said in a statement Tuesday.
Nov 20 2017
'PM Modi Fears Rahul Gandhi's Transformed Image': Sharad Pawar
Top sources in the party confirmed to The Hindu that the CWC meeting is the next step in electing Mr. Praising the former prime minister, Mr Pawar said Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary leader.
Nov 18 2017
Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says
Scientists said the companionship was key, along with the physical activity in taking the dog for a walk. Dog owners are shown to be less depressed and make friends easier, according to a recent study.
Nov 17 2017
Lamborghini donates special vehicle to Pope Francis. What he's doing with it
One of the Fiat 500s that carried Pope Francis around NY during his USA visit fetched a reported $300,000 from a philanthropist. Lamborghini made a sports vehicle especially for Pope Francis-but it seems he's going to stick with the popemobile.
Nov 17 2017
Some Apple iPhone users on AT&T can't make or take calls
If you're an AT&T wireless customer and you're having issues with your phone - you are not alone. According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 customer service requests had poured in by 6 p.m.
Nov 17 2017
Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis
Aoun added that he will decide the next steps for the Lebanese government once Hariri is back in Lebanon. Aoun's statement was carried by the state-run National News Agency.
Nov 16 2017
The doctor will know if you're not taking your meds now
The sensor, which has no battery or antenna, is activated when it gets wet from the fluids in the stomach, according to Reuters . In a historic move by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), the first ever digital pill has been approved for use.
Nov 13 2017
Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through
DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea. Needing just a point at home to already-eliminated Libya to assure their progression, they labored to a goalless draw.
Nov 12 2017
Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been accused of sexual assault by the USA Women's football team goalkeeper Hope Solo . In 2004, he landed in hot water after saying women's soccer should use sex appeal as a way to grow the game .
Nov 12 2017
Morocco qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 after defeating Ivory Coast 2-0
DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea. Senegal qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2002 on Friday after defeating South Africa 2-0 .
Nov 10 2017
Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!
Sears says most of its stores will be open from 6 p.m.to midnight on Thanksgiving, though some will be closed for the holiday. The stretched out deals have dimmed some of Black Friday's glow, but Thanksgiving is growing in popularity as a shopping day.
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