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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

A new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you've been doing on your phone or computer.

The Federal Communication Commission has changed its broadband-privacy plan since it...

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016

In a big win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

The 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a victory...

Monday, Apr. 25, 2016

Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider.

The Justice Department approved the deal Monday, subject to court approval on the...

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

A key federal appeals court judge who thwarted the last push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet appeared open Friday to the government's revised plan.

Judge David Tatel was part of a three-judge panel hearing arguments in a...

Friday, Jul. 24, 2015

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

It got its regulatory approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission after more than...

Thursday, Jun. 11, 2015

Rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prevent companies from blocking or slowing down some online traffic will go into effect Friday after a federal appeals court refused to delay them.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

Tuesday, May. 5, 2015

Internet video service Netflix is telling the Federal Communication that it should reject AT&T's purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV unless some changes are made.

In a letter dated Monday, Netflix said if the deal is completed in its current...

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants. They said the agency's inspector general has opened an...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a...

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.

What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next:

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