• Dec 14, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality

At Private Internet Access, while we have always had strong hope that governments would do the right thing, we’ve never based our business nor service around variables. As such, using technology, not legislation, we’ve continually worked hard to provide unrestricted, unfiltered and neutral access to netizens all over the world. In the past and present, … Continue reading “Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality”

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted 3-2, along party lines, to repeal Net Neutrality. The Open Internet Order of 2015 is no more – the online privacy and net neutrality protections gained by American citizens during the Obama Administration are now all gone. The FCC will no longer be responsible for policing net neutrality … Continue reading “The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal”

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Net Neutrality is necessary regulation as a short-term emergency fix to previous bad regulation

Net Neutrality is a huge topic, again. But it’s important to realize that Net Neutrality is mostly being discussed in the United States — not because it is ahead, but because it is behind. In countries where fiber is the norm to households and they typically have 15-20 ISPs to choose from, Net Neutrality is … Continue reading “Net Neutrality is necessary regulation as a short-term emergency fix to previous bad regulation”

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Net Neutrality and the FCC: Let’s talk about this abusive pattern of releasing controversial policies on major holidays

So the FCC has released its plans to eradicate Net Neutrality in the United States, on Thanksgiving, as it said it would. This, on its own, merits more discussion – for it is such a blatant display not just of bad faith, but bad faith that they fully expect to get away with. I have … Continue reading “Net Neutrality and the FCC: Let’s talk about this abusive pattern of releasing controversial policies on major holidays”

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Reddit’s diverse subreddits in an uproar over FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed net neutrality repeal

American internet users are facing a dire situation: The FCC has officially started its net neutrality repeal. The FCC’s move would end strong net neutrality protections and additionally stop states from enacting their own net neutrality rules. The telecom lobby has successfully pushed for that last caveat – likely because they saw the uproar of state … Continue reading “Reddit’s diverse subreddits in an uproar over FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed net neutrality repeal”

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  • Nov 1, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

It’s not just online privacy, Verizon also wants FCC to ban states from protecting your net neutrality

Verizon does not want states or localities to have the ability to enact their own net neutrality rules should the FCC vote to destroy net neutrality under the guise of “Restoring Internet Freedom” later this year. A recent Verizon whitepaper (pdf), which was mailed to the FCC last week, reveals the company’s incessant pushing. And the … Continue reading “It’s not just online privacy, Verizon also wants FCC to ban states from protecting your net neutrality”

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  • Oct 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Call your representatives today and tell them to stop Ajit Pai from dismantling net neutrality

With net neutrality’s repeal looming over our heads – now is the time to push your politicians to care about this issue. Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Technology, the committee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will meet regarding oversight of the FCC and their coming net neutrality plans. The FCC chairman, … Continue reading “Call your representatives today and tell them to stop Ajit Pai from dismantling net neutrality”

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  • Oct 6, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible

Qatar is still blocking popular Voice over IP (VoIP) apps such as Skype, Facetime, Duo, Viber, and WhatsApp. In September, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on Skype and WhatsApp. The VoIP issues were first reported on WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, Facetime, and Skype months ago by Qatari internet users. Qatar only has two internet service providers … Continue reading “Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible”

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The entire net neutrality debate is because the old telco monopolies think they still run the world

The Net Neutrality debate, hot as it is, would not exist if the old telco monopolies were behaving like ordinary companies who had to compete for customers. Most of their attitude can be traced back to when they were national monopolies who didn’t have to compete, and the fact that in several areas of the … Continue reading “The entire net neutrality debate is because the old telco monopolies think they still run the world”

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  • Aug 23, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News,

VPN, the mobile 4K ban, and video throttling

Verizon’s 4K ban is now network-wide. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can be used to bypass video throttling by your internet service provider (ISP) or telecommunication provider. Since August 23rd, Verizon now throttles all mobile video to 720p and all tablet video to 1080p. Verizon additionally stated that any provider deemed to be a video service … Continue reading “VPN, the mobile 4K ban, and video throttling”

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