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Students’ views on net neutrality

Person on the Street: Net Neutrality

Nathan Park, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

In 2003, Columbia University Professor of Law Tim Wu coined the term “Net Neutrality,” known as the First Amendment of the Internet. It is the principle that internet service providers cannot discriminate against specific websites. Basically, telecom companies cannot make certain websites load faster...


Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 2, 2016

European Union On Aug. 30, open Internet supporters in the European Union celebrated the implementation of guidelines protecting net neutrality. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a draft of the guidelines after two years of negotiations between the EU Council, ...

News in Brief: 8 trends to watch out for this year

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

February 20, 2015

The rise of India: India’s economic growth, according to a recent story in The Economist, may surpass China’s in the next year or two. Last year, their gross domestic product grew by 7.5 perecent. China’s GDP, on the other hand, grew only 7.4 percent, its slowest growth in 24 years, according...

News in Brief: November 14, 2014

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

November 14, 2014

Moscow, Russia: The Russian capital was shrouded in noxious fumes Monday, and the government has encouraged some residents to stay indoors, according to the BBC. The gas, which smells like rotten eggs, is reportedly hydrogen sulphide. This highly toxic substance can lead to headaches and nausea at eve...

No to fast lanes, yes to net neutrality

No to fast lanes, yes to net neutrality

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Do you prefer Netflix or Hulu Plus? Well, if you have Comcast you may be better off using Netflix. In February, Netflix paid Comcast to speed up its service. This happened after a federal appeals court eliminated the Federal Communication Commission’s authority to establish net neutrality rules. “At...