FCC denies request to delay Internet rules

Mario Trujillo The Hill 5/8/2015

If critics want to delay new net neutrality rules, they will have to go through a judge.

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday denied petitions from eight telecom companies and trade groups asking the agency to hold off on implementing the regulations while critics battle them in court.

A host […]

Congressional Republicans Move To Override FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Ben Swann 4/14/2015

Republicans in the House of Representatives this week made a legislative move to override the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules.

Fourteen Republicans, led by Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, filed a resolution disapproving of new FCC regulations banning Internet service providers (ISPs) from segregating Web traffic based on speed and price, […]

Gohmert unleashes on FCC chair: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet …That’s not your job’

Michael Dorstewitz BizPac Review 3/27/2015

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, the Texas Republican firebrand, unleashed his hellfire on Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler Wednesday over the “Net Neutrality” rules it passed late last month by a 3-2 vote along party lines.

With that vote, the FCC essentially turned the free and open Internet into a utility […]

GOP Congressman Points to Two Words Contained in a 2014 Email That Could Suggest White House Involvement in Net Neutrality Vote

Jon Street The Blaze 3/17/2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told members of Congress Tuesday that the White House did not pressure the agency into passing new internet rules, but one Republican congressman is honing in on two words contained in an email from last year that could indicate just the opposite.

Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) […]

FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

Rudy Takala CNSNews.com 3/12/2015

…After finding that broadband providers themselves do not have a right to free speech, the FCC said that its new net neutrality rules protect the First Amendment rights of those who use the providers to access the Internet.

“Indeed, rather than burdening free speech, the rules we adopt today ensure that […]

GOP bill would kill net neutrality, strip FCC of power over Internet

Sam Rolley Personal Liberty 3/6/2014

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has introduced legislation to strip the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to regulate Internet broadband as a public utility. If passed, the legislation would do away with the agency’s divisive new net neutrality rules.

Late last month, a politically divided FCC approved the neutrality rules with the […]