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Local Coops Help Keep Internet Under Public Control As Net Neutrality Repeal Looms

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon use servers like these to convey bits of data from content providers to consumers.

Communications Commission (FCC) says it will vote to repeal net neutrality on December 14. Supporters of net neutrality say the vote would benefit giant telecommunications companies and hurt everyone else. Opponents of the change say there is still time for the public to act. Continue Reading →

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Video:Obama Urges FCC To Adopt Rules Protecting Net Neutrality

Barack Obama

President Obama asks the Federal Communications Commission to change the classification of the Internet to a telecommunications service…which is a wonky way of saying he wants them to protect net neutrality. Enjoy the amusing “buffering” open in the video. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Dayton Attends Food Fundraiser: Big Vote on Net Neutrality

Senator Al Franken

The big news in Washington, D.C. is that the Federal Communications Commission and hard-to-read Chairman Julius Genachowski will vote today on Net Neutrality. Senator Al Franken — perhaps the biggest Net Neutrality supporter on Capitol Hill — criticized the plan Friday, saying it wasn’t ambitious enough. Continue Reading →

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