net neutrality

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Authorities say a 28-year-old Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and his family over net neutrality.

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New York State will require all internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing their eligibility for state contracts.

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New York State could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers.

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The end of "net neutrality" is not yet a done deal. Several states, including New York, are challenging the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to repeal the regulation requiring fair and equal access to digital data. However, public libraries are among the institutions that worry about the possible effects of lost net neutrality, including access and cost.


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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to end rules making the internet open to all - what is called net neutrality - and by the end of the day, New York State Attorney General Erie Schneiderman said, "See you in court."

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After a brief security evacuation, U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps.

After weeks of heated controversy and protests, the Republican majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to loosen Obama-era regulations for Internet providers.

Verizon Wireless is being accused of violating net neutrality rules. Last week, customers using service speed test tools claimed that in some instances the speed at which they were able to steam Netflix was capped.