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Net Neutrality’s New Chapter

[Commentary] Stop me if you’ve heard this before. News leaked that the Federal Communications Commission Chairman will propose new network neutrality rules to ensure a free and open Internet. People freaked out.

Benton Committed to Fast, Fair, Open Internet

It is always a sad day when government regulators choose commercial interests over the public interest.

Reactions to FCC Chairman Pai's Net Neutrality Proposal

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai revealed his plans for rolling back network neutrality rules during a speech at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Multnomah County Library

Like most public libraries across the United States, Multnomah County Library (MCL) has long provided access to public computers, the Internet (through Wi-Fi), and personalized training to the community it serves.

Beware: The UHF Discount Is Rising From The Dead

[Commentary] The ultra high frequency (UHF) Discount is the zombie of media policy, likely to rise from the dead this week at the Federal Communications Commission’s April 20, 2017 meeting.

Net Neutrality Repeal Begins

Last week, news broke that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has developed plans for a fast-track repeal of the FCC’s Open Internet rules.

Your Privacy is a Partisan Issue

On March 28, the US House of Representatives voted to revoke rules created by the Federal Communications Commission that would have required broadband providers to receive permission before collecting data on subscribers’ online activities.

Pai's Lifeline Statement is Anti-competition and Anti-consumer

In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission created a streamlined federal Lifeline Broadband Provider (LBP) designation process working within statutory limitations.

What More Do We Know About Ajit Pai’s Agenda?

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai delivered his first major policy speech as Chairman on March 15th, in remarks titled, “Bringing the Benefits of the Digital Age to All Americans.” At Carnegie Mellon University in Pi

"Deconstruction"

[Commentary] It’s a challenge to pick the worst of the furnace-hot verbiage spewing forth from the new Administration; there is just so much to choose from. But to me, one completely frightening statement stands out.