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first_img Aug 26 • Activists challenge 2020 candidates to sign net neutrality pledge Net Fix Apr 9 • Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ net neutrality bill is ‘dead on arrival’ in Senate Apr 10 • Democrats’ net neutrality bill passes House Post a comment Jun 11 • Net neutrality has been dead for a year: What you need to know • Net neutrality FCC Internetcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Most of the FCC’s staff may be furloughed because of the government shutdown, but the agency’s lawyers are still expected to show up in court next month to defend its repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules. On Thursday the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the Federal Communications Commission’s request to delay oral arguments in the case, which is scheduled for Feb. 1. The Republican-led agency voted a year ago last month to repeal the rules adopted in 2015, which were designed to ensure that all traffic on the internet was treated equally. Attorneys general from 22 states, along with several activist groups and tech companies like Mozilla, filed a lawsuit accusing the FCC of arbitrarily rolling back the rules and overstepping its authority to ban states from passing their own protections.The DC Circuit, which has twice before heard cases involving net neutrality, is expected to render a decision sometime this summer. The court confirmed this week on its website that the government shutdown wouldn’t affect its schedule. It said it has enough funding to hear cases through January and February. But the FCC, which has only about 20 percent of its staff working, filed a motion yesterday asking the court to postpone oral arguments in the net neutrality case. The FCC said in its filing that because of the “lapse in funding for the FCC and the relevant component of the Department of Justice, the Commission believes that, in an abundance of caution, it should move for an extension to ensure that attorneys may fully prepare for argument.”The FCC said that the Department of Justice has advised all “government attorneys to request that active [civil] cases be postponed until funding is available.” But the agency said it would be prepared regardless. The FCC didn’t respond to a request for comment.The issue over the net neutrality rules has become a lightning rod for controversy. The FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has argued that the “heavy-handed” rules deterred internet service providers’ investment and innovation. (Read Pai’s op-ed on CNET here.) Large internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon agree with Pai’s argument.But supporters of net neutrality say the internet as we know it may not exist much longer without the protections. Big tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, and internet luminaries, such as web creator Tim Berners-Lee, fall into that camp. Since the repeal, they’ve been working in Congress and in state legislatures to reinstate the rules.Congressional Democrats last year tried to undo the the rollback of the popular rules through the Congressional Review Act. The Senate passed its resolution in May. But the effort failed to get enough votes in the House of Representatives by the end of the year as is required by the act. Now the fight heads to the courts. The heated legal battle could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, where all eyes would be on newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who questioned the FCC’s authority to adopt the original net neutrality protections. That position was expressed in a dissent he wrote last year that challenged the rules.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.5G is your next big upgrade: Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution. 0 Tags reading • No delay for net neutrality lawsuit in spite of government shutdown Net Fix See All Share your voicelast_img read more

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first_img Comments The Cheapskate Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Smart Speakers & Displays 2 Tags 2:00 Amazon’s Echo for kids likes when you say ‘please’ Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The Echo Dot Kids Edition normally costs $70, but it’s only $1 if you subscribe to Prime Book Box for at least a month. Sarah Tew/CNET Say what you will about humanity; we invented books, and books are awesome. They’re especially awesome for kids, who, let’s face it, need a break from screens.Amazon’s Prime Book Box is a subscription service that delivers age-appropriate titles to your youngster every one, two or three months. Each box costs $20.Read more (literally): Join Book-of-the-Month Club for only $5  For a limited time, Prime subscribers who sign up for Prime Book Box can purchase an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for just 99 cents. That version of the smart speaker normally costs $70 (though it’s currently on sale for $35).See it at AmazonAll you have to do is sign up for any Book Box subscription between now and March 26. (This is for new subscribers only.) After your first box ships, you’ll receive an email with the code and instructions needed to purchase the 99-cent Dot.Speaking of which, the Kids Edition is more than just a Dot with a colorful color (though it is that: You can choose from red, green and blue). You also get one year of FreeTime Unlimited (an $83 value), which affords access to kid-friendly books, audiobooks, movies, apps and more. Amazon covers the unit with a 2-year warranty as well.As for Book Box, it comes with either four board books (for the baby set) or two hardcovers. You’re not on the hook for more than one box, so you could walk away with everything for $21. But of course I recommend you keep the books coming, because well-read kids are happier and smarter.Read more: 21 benefits every Amazon Prime member getslast_img read more

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