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Ending Net Neutrality Could Lead to Tuition Increases

Ending Net Neutrality Could Lead to Tuition Increases

By WSN Editorial Staff

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Appeal of Net Neutrality would undoubtedly mean that NYU tuition will increase for any student that would want internet access, which is nearly all of us.

AT&T payment plan further erodes privacy

AT&T payment plan further erodes privacy

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

AT&T's surcharge of $29 for customers who would like to opt out of targeted ads based on their browsing history is unacceptable and shows a need for federal regulation.

FCC chairman takes steps to fight for net neutrality

FCC chairman takes steps to fight for net neutrality

By Olivia Martin, Creative Director, Special Editions

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking a step in the right direction with his proposal to make ISPs utilities, but the fight is not nearly over.

Adam’s Angle: Comcast-Netflix deal threatens competition

Adam’s Angle: Comcast-Netflix deal threatens competition

March 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, Comcast and Netflix announced an agreement granting Netflix increased access to Comcast’s subscribers, hopefully speeding up the website’s service. Content providers like Netflix have traditionally not paid Internet service providers for access to their users. Instead, all data on the ...

FCC considers more lenient obscenity standards

FCC considers more lenient obscenity standards

April 16, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  The Federal Communications Commission wields immense power. The commission is given legal exception, bypassing the laws by which most systems are bound to keep content it finds objectionable from public airwaves. This power was pushed further on April 1, when the FCC proposed a loosening ...

Schumer advocates guaranteed cell service in blackouts

Schumer advocates guaranteed cell service in blackouts

November 27, 2012


Filed under News

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the mid-Atlantic region nearly a month ago, one of the numerous problems that resulted was a disruption to cellular phone service during a time when it was more vital than ever for people attempting to reach out to their loved ones. Gallatin freshman Liz Yates, who...