Why Net Neutrality Will Be a Campaign Issue in 2018

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IF YOU’RE SICK of hearing about net neutrality, we’ve got bad news: The issue’s only going to get bigger. Now that the Federal Communications Commission has jettisoned its rules banning internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against lawful content, the issue is heading for Congress. And if the activists who first brought the issue into the limelight… Read more »

Why Canada’s net neutrality fight hasn’t been as fierce as the one in the U.S.

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to reverse rules that regulated internet providers like utilities, freeing providers to block or slow access to content and services online.  U.S. policy-makers have spent the past 15 years fighting over the distinction. The most recent dust-up was in 2015, when the Obama government introduced net neutrality rules that are now expected… Read more »

Repeal of net neutrality in U.S. could impact Canada

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Canada will remain steadfast in its defence of an open Internet even after U.S. telecom regulators have confirmed plans to roll back Obama-era rules designed to protect net neutrality, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Wednesday. “Canada will continue to stand for diversity and freedom of expression,” Bains said in an email. “Our government remains committed… Read more »