Net neutrality

New Congress, same net neutrality debate

Protest sign reading "Save the Net"
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Members of Congress who say they want to reach a compromise on net neutrality seemed no closer than ever to actually striking a deal, as they rehashed old arguments at a Thursday hearing on the issue.

Why it matters: More internet service providers are also big content producers now, exemplified in AT&T's purchase of Time Warner. That's the kind of power net neutrality rules are aimed at reining in.

Judges press FCC for answers on net neutrality repeal

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in profile
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A trio of federal judges questioned elements of the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its own net neutrality rules during a Friday hearing.

Why it matters: It's a key moment in a contentious battle over the future of the repeal, which got rid of a ban on internet service providers blocking the delivery of content, slowing it down or creating fast lanes.

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