FCC net neutrality vote affects your internet speed: We explain

FCC net neutrality vote affects your internet speed: We explain

Betty Lin-Fisher and Amritpal Kaur Sandhu-Longoria  |  USA TODAY What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the idea that Internet providers must treat all data they transmit equally. Encyclopaedia Britannica The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to reinstate rules repealed in 2017 that would prevent internet service providers from disrupting your internet speed. The …

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US Reinstates Open Internet Rules Quashed Under Trump Administration

US Reinstates Open Internet Rules Quashed Under Trump Administration

The commission voted 3-2 along party lines to reinstate the open internet rules The US Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to reinstate tougher rules to guarantee open access to the internet, reversing a decision made during the Trump administration. “This agency, the nation’s leading communications authority, believes every consumer deserves internet access that is …

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Breaking a Lifeline to the Internet

Breaking a Lifeline to the Internet

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stopped accepting applications for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a pandemic-era discount for qualified low-income households to obtain reliable and quality broadband service. As of January 1st, over 23 million households were enrolled in the program. Funding is expected to run out in April, months before the original …

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FCC broadband ‘nutrition labels’ for internet providers now in effect

FCC broadband ‘nutrition labels’ for internet providers now in effect

Broadband Facts similar to Nutritional Facts will give internet users a digestible amount of information when understanding their bill. Nutritional facts are not only for your favorite snacks and treats, but it will also be a new added ingredient to your internet service provider. To break down your internet consumption, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) …

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This Week The FCC Will Force Comcast, Spectrum, & Others To Disclose The Real Cost of Internet & The Real Speeds They Offer

This Week The FCC Will Force Comcast, Spectrum, & Others To Disclose The Real Cost of Internet & The Real Speeds They Offer

The Federal Communications Commission wants broadband providers to roll out “nutrition-style” labels that spell out the fine print on the prices of their plans and the speeds they really offer starting this Wednesday, April 10th, 2023. The FCC says these labels are intended to display “clear, easy-to-understand, and accurate information” about a provider’s internet prices, …

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Federal data may be underestimating the number of Coloradans with inadequate internet, report says

Federal data may be underestimating the number of Coloradans with inadequate internet, report says

Federal data documenting who has adequate internet service and who doesn’t may be underestimating those who do not by more than a million people, according to a new analysis by researchers at BroadbandNow. That includes 13,000 people in Colorado.  The problem with underestimating who has service, said Tyler Cooper, editor-in-chief of BroadbandNow, is that there’s …

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The ACP Is Running Out of Funding, No Renewal

The ACP Is Running Out of Funding, No Renewal

The Affordable Connectivity Program is expiring this April but no renewal has been approved yet A $7 billion renewal bill was proposed but it has not been voted upon This can make the Internet unaffordable for 60 million Americans The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is running out of funding and the Congress seems to be …

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