Is Net Neutrality on the Path to Reinstatement?

In an action arguably more emblematic than impactful, the Senate voted on Wednesday to overturn the repeal of net neutrality, with the goal of reinstating rules that ban internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing traffic on the web. Led by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the measure passed in a 52-47 vote, and now […]

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NAR lays out federal policy goals at midyear conference in D.C.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) laid out its legislative policies today, at the trade organization’s annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Showcase REALTOR® Party Influence on Capitol Hill

REALTORS® from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C., to exercise the most fundamental right granted by the Constitution: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Nearly 10,000 REALTORS® will attend the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to exercise their rights […]

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NAR weighs next steps in combating net neutrality repeal

On Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to undo protections surrounding net neutrality, or the free and open internet. The decision is likely to have serious ramifications for all American internet users and internet-based businesses (including real estate websites). While the internet as we know it hasn’t transformed just yet, the commission said Thursday that some rules would take effect April 23. The FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai published an order in the Federal Register that set that timeline for the changing regulations …

Net Neutrality Rollback Threat to Real Estate Industry

The net neutrality controversy came to a head last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the Obama-era open internet regulations following a meeting on Dec. 14. These protections required broadband internet providers to offer equal web access without added fees for preferential treatment or higher speeds. The net neutrality rollback won in a […]

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Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it…” …

Net neutrality overturned

Update: The real estate industry reacts to the FCC’s decision As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to end its policy of “net neutrality,” a crushing blow to internet …

Capitol Hill Update: NAR’s 2017 Political Advocacy Efforts

Over the past year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) engaged with federal lawmakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues, with the overarching goal of encouraging sound and robust real estate markets that protect and strengthen the interests of both consumers and NAR members. Following are highlights on 10 key topics. Flood […]

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New York real estate board supports net neutrality

The influential state trade group the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) today released a notable late-breaking statement in support of “net neutrality.” …

End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses

In a sweeping rebuke to internet companies and consumers, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a plan to repeal so-called “Net Neutrality” regulations, a move with far-reaching implications for mom-and-pop broker…