TO THE RESCUE?
The Trump administration cleared the way for internet providers to throttle speeds of websites they don’t like. That’s not the end of the fight, though.
Luke Skywalker did not play.
The ‘Last Jedi’ star—aka Luke Skywalker—is not happy about the FCC chairman’s decision to dismantle net neutrality, and let his fury be known on Saturday.
The late-night host had harsh words for Trump and his FCC chairman appointee for voting to undo Obama-era net neutrality regulations.
Republican FCC Commissioners literally laughed off forged comments under investigation in 19 states and voted to allow corporations to slow the web for customers unable to pay up.
Open and Shut
Trying to get the attention of an FCC commissioner entirely beholden to his former employer at Verizon is a lost cause. The courts are impartial—and could save the web.
Tumblr led tech companies to stop telecoms like Verizon from making the web slower for poorer users. Verizon then bought it, and internal pushback quelled its advocacy.