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  1. The FCC’s Approved Net Neutrality Rules Are Finally Here for Public Viewing

    Commence scrutiny and angry comments!

    The FCC already voted to instate its new Net Neutrality rules and classify broadband Internet as a utility, but exactly which parts of the Telecommunications Act Title II they'd be applying to the Internet wasn't clear to the public—until now.

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  2. The FCC Upholds Net Neutrality, Votes to Reclassify Broadband Internet as a “Title II” Utility

    Victory!

    The people—and the president—have spoken, and the FCC has listened. They just voted to approve their new "Net Neutrality" rules and reclassify broadband Internet as a utility in the eyes of regulation.

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  3. The FCC’s Newest Net Neutrality Plan Is Finally What We Wanted

    Finally, some "Net Neutrality" rules that actually uphold Net Neutrality.

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has just announced the agency's new Net Neutrality proposal, and it'll finally reclassify broadband Internet as a public utility. You did it, trolls!

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  4. President Obama Just Advocated the Best Net Neutrality Solution, So Get on It, FCC

    Or: How the President Saved Christmas the Internet.

    As President Obama has pointed out, this one is entirely on your shoulders, FCC. We don't want another set of half-assed rules that can just get struck down in court. We want you to go back to the plan that would actually work to keep the Internet free and open, and that plan is reclassifying Internet service as a utility.

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  5. Urgent Net Neutrality Protests Are Taking Place Across the Country Today, Here’s How to Join

    Don't you get between me and my 'net!

    If you've got a vested interest in the future of the Internet (which, as a blog-reader, you presumably do), today is a big day.

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  6. FCC Asks for the Internet’s Help Parsing 2.5 Million Net-Neutrality Comments. This Should Be Good

    BRB. Grabbing popcorn.

    Yesterday, the FCC released the full text of the citizen comments from their hotly debated set of Internet rules that would give the go ahead for ISPs to charge sites and services for faster connection speeds to users and hurt the open Internet. And whose help are they looking to enlist for the almost 2.5 million comments just from the most recent batch? Why, the Internet's, of course.

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  7. Today the Internet Bands Together to Institute Fake “Slow Lanes” and Fight for Net Neutrality

    Damn the man. Save the Internet.

    When you head to your favorite websites today, you may notice some annoying popup graphics. Before you roll your eyes and click the little X, take a moment to note that these are not ads—they're pleas to help save the Internet from the death of net neutrality, and you can help.

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  8. It’s Your Last Day to Yell at the FCC About Net Neutrality. Make It Count, Trolls

    This is what you've been training for, YouTube commenters.

    The FCC's proposed rules to govern Net Neutrality (and basically ruin it) have been awaiting public comments for further action, and today is the last day of that public comment period. If you want to help make sure that the Internet remains a level playing field for everyone's traffic, tell the FCC how important it is to you before it's too late—if their site doesn't crash again, that is.

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  9. John Oliver’s Call to Action on Net Neutrality Crashed Part of the FCC’s Website. Good.

    Well done, trolls.

    We posted John Oliver's explanation of Net Neutrality from Last Week Tonight yesterday, and in it he called on shitty Internet commenters to ply their trade on the FFC's comment page -- saying, "Turn on caps lock and fly, my pretties!" And they listened. FCC.com/comments crashed as a result.

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  10. Net Neutrality Is Critical but Boring, Let John Oliver’s Hilarious Take Unleash Your Fury, Internet Commenters

    At least if net neutrality fails, you can reply, "You had one job!" to angry Internet commenters forever.

    Most discussions on Net Neutrality get too bogged down in specifics and FCC document sections for anyone to want to pay attention, so John Oliver will cut through all of that for you on Last Week Tonight and tell you how to make your voice heard. This is your moment, Internet. It's all been leading up to this.

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