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Mobile Minute: Net neutrality update and other top stories

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Verizon may have won its battle on net neutrality, but the war is far from over. Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler said this week that he will outline his agency’s next steps within the coming days. Net neutrality refers to a service provider’s requirement to treat all network traffic the same — same pricing from the network operator and same delivery speeds. Last month a federal appeals court overturned those rules, because of the way the agency had classified wireless carriers and Internet service providers. But the court did concede that the FCC has authority to enforce a regulation called the Open Internet Order. Now it looks like Wheeler is ready to follow up. You can read more of his comments at and we will keep you posted as this story develops.


Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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