Senators confront FCC on carriers throttling streaming video

Lawmakers want answers as to if the nation’s wireless networks are throttling their customers’ streaming video without proper disclosure or even reason.

FCC defends “information service” classification in net neutrality trial

The government makes the case that internet service providers are telecommunications services and aren’t subject to heavy regulation.

California passes own net neutrality law, Justice Department sues

On the same day Governor Jerry Brown signed the law that restored net neutrality regulations on ISPs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit.

Firefighters battle Verizon throttling during Mendocino fires

Santa Clara County Fire Department has been fighting with Verizon to remove data speed throttling from its account while it has been fighting the blaze.

The “OnePlus 6 can’t Avenge net neutrality” Edition | #PNWeekly 305

Believe it or not, net neutrality has not been saved by this week’s Senate vote. And it probably won’t be if the House and Donald Trump have anything to do with it. That, plus the launch of the OnePlus 6 on this week’s show!

US Senate passes bill protecting net neutrality, likely a symbolic gesture

The House of Representatives and President Donald Trump aren’t likely to move this bill forward further, but it’s a big reminder for voters.

What happened to responsibility at Google I/O 2018? | #PNWeekly 304

Duplex was great and all. Android P made a big step towards wider, faster distribution. But what about privacy? We talk Google I/O on this week’s show.

FCC’s net neutrality repeal order will take full effect June 11

After months of regulatory uncertainty as to when the repeal of the Open Internet Order would take effect, we finally have a due date.

Net neutrality isn’t exactly dead yet… | #PNWeekly 302 (Audio)

The Trump White House has yet to sign off on key aspects of the net neutrality repeal. Sprint and T-Mobile and merging… again… and more in our show!

US government has yet to approve FCC’s net neutrality repeal

The Office of Management and Budget still has to sign off on several aspects of the Title II protection repeal that require a change in funding.

Android P rhymes with HP Elite x3 | #PNWeekly 295

The FBI recruited Best Buy employees as an arm of the law, but did it breach citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights? That plus Android P and HTC phone feedback on our show!

State of Washington first to enforce net neutrality rules

It’s the first state law with teeth to go against the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” and will surely be the subject of legal disputes.

FCC may publish net neutrality reversal terms on Thursday

By having paper that explicitly lays out the terms of the repeal, it allows Congress and attorneys generals to begin to act.

Pole position: Galaxy S9, LG G7, RED Hydrogen One | #PNWeekly 289

On this week’s show: the flagship smartphones of 2018 begin to reveal themselves in mysterious ways and the app and ecosystem shutdowns that flew by.

After Title II repeal, AT&T vouches for “Internet Bill of Rights”

AT&T’s clarion call is raising doubts from net neutrality activists given its support for the repeal of Title II protections. That said, one thing’s for sure: new laws would cement things up.

CES 2018 will not be graced by FCC chairman Ajit Pai

After the net neutrality rules repeal vote, would Pai face the crowd that has been against him on that very issue for the sake of their livelihoods?

Pulling back on the iPhone 7 throttle | #PNWeekly 285

It’s good for the iPhone because the battery might screw your life up, the company says. It’s sorry, it says. We have our say on what Apple is saying about iPhone processor throttling.

After FCC vote, legislators draft bills chasing down net neutrality repeal

One bill comes from a Democratic senator, the other from a Republican representative. Which is more net neutral? Which has a chance on the floor?

Like most things, net neutrality repeal will be gradual on ISPs’ part

Content providers probably won’t be paying more (than they already are) to send product through the internet. Consumers will have to pay more to see it.

FCC’s Pai, Carr, Reilly lead party-line vote to dismantle Title II protections for ISPs; net neutrality at risk

The commission’s three Republican members voted against the two Democratic members to remove regulations that activists say promoted net neutrality.

FCC chairman complains about Twitter, waves hatchet at net neutrality rules

Ajit Pai attacked the microblogging platform at an event held by a libertarian think tank for its “liberal” values while promoting his Title II rollback.

Let’s get net neutral in November mailbag | #PNWeekly 280

Enough food for a week in the fridge, enough football for a season and enough shopping for you to drop the habit. On this show, we jam about net neutrality.

FCC will vote to kill Title II web protections, hurt net neutrality on December 14

The Open Internet Order equalized internet access after a raft of conflicts between content providers and internet providers. It may be killed.

Verizon admits to “optimizing” amid accusations of Netflix throttling

It’s not just Netflix: YouTube and Verizon’s own go90 service is being affected. Is there a net neutrality issue here? It comes down to technicalities.

How to fix every Galaxy S8 review in numerous, difficult steps | #PNWeekly 250

We chat with Engadget’s Evan Rodgers on how to strike the balance between pitting visual hedonism with consumer nuance in our editorially-starved world.