net neutrality

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Steps Down

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Steps Down

Cartoonish internet supervillain Ajit Pai, the Donald Trump-appointed Republican chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, announced Monday that he is leaving the agency on Jan. 20 before the incoming Biden administration shows him the door. Pai’s departure marks the end of an era at the FCC defined by scandals,…

Optus Puts Net Neutrality Up For Sale

Optus Puts Net Neutrality Up For Sale

Optus has followed in Telstra’s footsteps by simplifying its mobile plan offerings and scrapping restrictive lock-in contracts. Part of the overhaul includes the introduction of Optus One, a top-tier plan that comes with a slew of perks including ‘network priority’ during congested periods. Unfortunately this goes against the concept of…

The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality Last Week

The Biggest Lies We Heard About Net Neutrality Last Week

“Consumer protection” isn’t a phrase you’ll find on the resume of a person who devises dishonest, meaningless soundbites like, “Net neutrality is about government takeover of the internet.” But most Washington lawmakers don’t really care what a soundbite means or whether it’s they’re true. It just needs to be catchy,…