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The Federal Communications Commission convened this morning and voted 3-2 to approve new rules that would enforce net neutrality, protecting the open internet from the vile intentions of our corporate overlords. The regulations will prevent Internet service providers from speeding up traffic to sites that would pay for the service, or slowing down traffic for those that don’t (a practice called “throttling”). This also prohibits them from prioritizing content from their own partners. This is a big bummer for Internet service providers, and all their corporate friends, because if there’s one thing multibillion dollar corporations need it’s more economic perks.

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Rahmcast: Chicago Mayor Partners with Media Giant to Bridge the Digital Divide

Rahm Emanuel and Comcast have teamed up to provide discounted computers and internet access for the city's low-income students.

Is Chicago eliminating the digital divide? On Tuesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new partnership between the city and the media conglomerate Comcast to provide computers and web access to the city's 330,000 low-income public school kids and their families. "Internet Essentials" will provide each family with a $150 voucher from Comcast that can be put toward the cost of a refurbished computer valued at up to $500. The company will also provide heavily discounted internet service for $9.95 a month and train families on digital literacy.

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Court Says Only Congress Can Regulate Net Neutrality

Last year, after Comcast attempted to strangle the bandwidth of BitTorrent users, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that all internet...

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