The FCC Just Voted To Kill Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For Advertisers?

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Net neutrality is dead. But not without some high drama. In a 3–2 party-line vote Thursday, the Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era regs, which prohibit internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking, throttling or prioritizing content or from favoring their own media with better data or bandwidth. Moments beforeContinue reading »

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Facebook, Google And The Other Edge Providers Won’t Be Fazed By The Net Neutrality Phase-Out

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During a speech Tuesday at think tank R Street Institute, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai justified his plan to scrap net neutrality (“We’re shifting from one-size-fits-all preemptive regulation to targeted enforcement.”) and took a shot at edge providers like Twitter, Google and Facebook. “Let’s not kid ourselves: When it comes to a free andContinue reading »

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What Does It Mean For Advertisers If Net Neutrality Gets Nixed?

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As expected, Tom Wheeler will leave his post as FCC chairman on inauguration day and his legacy looks shaky. Likely on the chopping block in a Republican-majority FCC are the commission’s recently ratified ISP privacy rules and a reclassification of broadband providers as common carriers, seen by many as an encroachment on the Federal TradeContinue reading »

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