Comment: But the rebellion has begun
Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's communications watchdog the FCC has decided to dismantle one of the key planks that made the Internet Great – net neutrality.
A last stand for sanity
More than 20 internet pioneers and leaders including the “father of the internet”, Vint Cerf and the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, have urged the FCC to cancel its vote to repeal net neutrality.
Despite having it explained to them
You would think that the body in charge of regulating telecoms and the internet in the US might understand how it works, but according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation the watchdog is clueless.
Net neutrality harms the poor and sick, apparently
The FCC is so desperate to bend over to the big US telcos that it has started parroting their lies.
Democracy is something for other countries
The FCC ignored more than 22 million comments chiming in on the net neutrality debate and only listened to the views of big corporations.
FCC warns against filling the vacuum
Now that the Federal Communications Commission has ditched net neutrality rules, it has warned US states not to fill the vacuum and create laws of their own.
Wagging the watchdog's tail
Showing the mood of the US telcos, Verizon sent a letter and white paper to the FCC, demanding that the regulator step in to stop States regulating against telco’s snooping on citizens.
Stop Apple fanboys from dying
Fruity cargo cult Apple has a problem with allowing users to have a radio function on their iPhones – it wants them to use its expensive Apple Play instead.
Regulator is not providing the paperwork
The US FCC is acting suspiciously over a DDoS attack which apparently forced it to shut down its net neutrality comment system in May.
We could have had the first 72 years ago
The world could have had mobile phones more than 40 years ago but the concept was killed off by the US government which considered them too niche and refused to give out any spectrum.