Net neutrality

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Big Brother is still watching you and he goes by the name Facebook | John Naughton
The social media giant’s offer of free internet access ensures that mobile users stay where it can keep an eye on them

John Naughton

12, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Verizon under fire for 'throttling' firefighters' data in California blaze
Lawsuit argues the impaired emergency efforts show how loss of net neutrality protections can be deadly

Olivia Solon in San Francisco

23, Aug, 2018 @1:16 AM

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Net neutrality advocates gain symbolic win as Senate votes to save Obama rules
But resolution requires passage in House and Trump’s signature – an unlikely outcome before FCC’s repeal goes into effect in June

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and agencies

16, May, 2018 @9:17 PM

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The Observer view on net neutrality
The internet is fundamental. It must not become a two-tier service – one for the rich, one for the poor

Observer editorial

17, Dec, 2017 @12:05 AM

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While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come | Jonathan Freedland
The US president’s incendiary talk is distracting us from moves with long-term consequences, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

15, Dec, 2017 @7:26 PM

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Late-night hosts on Trump's net neutrality repeal: 'Absolutely despicable'
Comics, including Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, discuss the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality and Omarosa Manigault-Newman stepping down

Guardian staff

15, Dec, 2017 @4:15 PM

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US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet
Decision, which critics warn will hand control of the web to big cable companies, a major victory for FCC chair and Trump appointee Ajit Pai

Dominic Rushe in New York and Lauren Gambino in Washington

15, Dec, 2017 @1:36 AM

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Net neutrality: 'father of internet' joins tech leaders in condemning repeal plan
Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and other industry luminaries tell US lawmakers proposal to end safeguards is based on misunderstanding of internet

Olivia Solon in San Francisco

11, Dec, 2017 @3:01 PM

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The Resistance Now: the troll tax, and a final push to keep the internet free
New app allows people to donate to liberal causes in response to hate-filled tweets, while activists aim plan one last battle before Tuesday vote on net neutrality

Adam Gabbatt

09, Dec, 2017 @3:00 PM

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The man who could doom net neutrality: Ajit Pai ignores outcry from all sides
Donald Trump’s pick to lead Federal Communications Commission accused of ‘dismissing democratic engagement’ amid plans to end Obama-era safeguards

Olivia Solon in San Francisco

07, Dec, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right
Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse

Ben Tarnoff

29, Nov, 2017 @12:11 PM

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India's communications regulator endorses net neutrality
Telecom regulator of world’s second largest internet market says it opposes ‘discriminatory treatment’ of internet traffic

Michael Safi in Delhi

29, Nov, 2017 @11:46 AM

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