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FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

The Federal Communications Commission swept aside rules barring broadband providers from favoring the internet traffic of websites willing to pay for speedier service, sending the future of net neutrality on to a likely court challenge. The Republican-led commission voted 3-to-2 ...

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FCC: Wi-Fi firm blocked mobile hotspots at Baltimore venue

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine the Baltimore Convention Center’s Wi-Fi provider $718,000 for allegedly blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots at the venue for a 26-day period last year, a charge the company disputes. (File photo)

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine the Baltimore Convention Center’s Wi-Fi provider $718,000 for allegedly blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots at the venue for a 26-day period last year, a charge the company disputes. Virginia-based M.C. Dean Inc., an electrical design-build ...

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FCC fines Marriott for blocking hotspots

(Bloomberg) Marriott International Inc., the Bethesda-based hotel company, was fined $600,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for blocking hotel customers from connecting to the Internet on personal Wi-Fi networks in order to force them to pay for the hotel’s networks. ...

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