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Our Stamp Act: AT&T Broadband Caps and Online Democracy

by Matthew L. Schafer This week, two public interest groups wrote to the Federal Communications Commission to urge an investigation of AT&T’s broadband data caps that were first announced by the company in March.   Similar caps now cover 56% of … Continue reading

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How the Internet “Kill Switch” Bill Became the Bulwark of Internet Independence

by Matthew L. Schafer Last June, speculation began to build that a new cybersecurity bill floated by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Tom Carper (D-DE) gave President Obama the power shut down the Internet.  Despite the blowback, … Continue reading

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Five Sentences from Google/Verizon that Could Change the Net Forever

by Matthew L. Schafer With the release of a policy proposal on Monday, Google and Verizon confirmed speculation and early reports by The New York Times and Bloomberg that the two companies had come to an agreement on a proposal … Continue reading

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