Today Marks The Beginning Of The End For Net Neutrality

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Today marks the beginning of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality. While portions of the repeal are scheduled to be rolled out at later dates, they mostly deal with issues that won’t have any direct impact on the nonprofit performing arts sector (such as data collection requirements). Having said that, you shouldn’t expect slowdowns to happen immediately. As anticipated by most experts, there are slew of legal challenges brewing …

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Net Neutrality Ends April 23rd. Here’s What You Should Do To Prepare

Recent last-ditch efforts to block the repeal of net neutrality in the Senate have failed (be sure to hold your senators responsible if they voted against protecting net neutrality) so barring any unexpected developments, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered net neutrality to end on April 23, 2018. Here’s what you should do to prepare. 1) Don’t Panic 2) Be Proactive 3) If You Use Providers: Start Communicating 4) If You …

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Action Alert: Encourage The Senate To Overturn The FCC’s Decision To End Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 is a key date for Congress to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections. The Congressional Review Act affords Congress the ability to overturn federal regulations, such as the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality. The process begins with the Senate where the vote is expected to be a tie. If so, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to cast a tie-breaking vote in …

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Step Three In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Database Optimization

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate net neutrality by a partisan line 3-2 vote. The FCC live streamed the hearing and if you didn’t get an opportunity to listen, commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (who voted against the measure to protect net neutrality) made certain to mention how much nonprofits and individual creators stand to suffer. On another hopeful note, a series of state attorney generals, such as New York’s Eric Schneiderman, …

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Step Two In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Image Compression

If I could give out gold stars to arts admins who know how to properly compress images for web use, they’d be made out of actual gold. That’s just how big of a deal this is to optimization and page load speed. Although some aspects of the series I’m writing for ArtsHacker about how to prepare for impending slowdowns once net neutrality is gone will be super techy, this is one …

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