Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

Yay We Now Have Net Neutrality! What is it? (4 Minute Explanation)

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Big news today about the internet! It’s now going to stay pretty much the same. Um, what? Quick backstory. Since the internet became a thing, users have generally been able to access most websites without much interference from Internet Service Providers (or ISPs, like Verizon, AT&T, TimeWarner, etc). ISPs were providing their customers (you) with equal access and speed to

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FCC says hotels may not jam your personal Wi-Fi hotspot

YOUR RIGHT OF THE DAY: Companies or individuals may not block or interfere with your personal Wi-Fi hotspot.* What’s the news on this right? Hotel chain Marriott International has agreed to pay the government a penalty of $600,000 for “jamming” guests’ personal Wi-Fi hotspots. What law did Marriott violate and how? The Communications Act contains a very broad prohibition on anyone blocking any “radio

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