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Net neutrality a reality: FCC votes to bring Internet under utility-style rules

In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.

By February 26, 2015

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GOP lacks votes to challenge FCC's Net neutrality ruling, senator concedes

Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.

By February 24, 2015

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Net neutrality: How we got from there to here

The road to crafting lasting regulation to protect the open Internet has had several twists and turns. As the FCC prepares a vote to adopt new rules, CNET takes a look back to the origins of the current debate.

By February 24, 2015

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Net Fix: 8 burning questions about Net neutrality

With the FCC set to vote this week on new rules governing the Internet, CNET breaks down everything you need to know about complicated, but critical, issue.

By February 24, 2015

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Republicans attempt to push back FCC's Net neutrality vote

In a last-ditch effort to stop the FCC from adopting regulations to keep the Internet open, the two Republican commissioners are asking the chairman to delay the vote.

By February 23, 2015

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FCC strikes in Net neutrality war: Run Internet like a utility

The new rules would prohibit speeding up, slowing down or blocking broadband Internet traffic, under regulations that date back to the early days of the telephone business.

By February 4, 2015

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Untangling your digital life (while embracing it)

As we're bombarded with emails, tweets and status updates, it's easy to feel like slaves to the gadgets in our lives. The advantages of being connected are great, but you don't have to be trapped in the clutches of connectivity.

By February 13, 2015

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Republican FCC commissioners: Net neutrality plan misleads the American people

Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress question the White House's influence over the agency, and claim dire consequences if the broadband industry undergoes stricter regulations.

By February 10, 2015

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AT&T ushers in the cross-country call, 100 years ago

On January 25, 1915, AT&T completed the first transcontinental telephone call in the US, after completing the challenging stretch from Denver to San Francisco.

By January 25, 2015

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FCC and Net neutrality: What you really need to know

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the FCC's plan to regulate the Internet and why it's such a high-stakes proposition.

By February 7, 2015