Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

Antitrust via Rulemaking: Competition Catalysts

Some observers note a decline in competition in American industry; fewer new firms are entering the market, and markets are becoming more concentrated. Federal and state agencies can devise regulations to catalyze competition.

Even Under Kind Masters: A Proposal to Require that Dominant Platforms Accord Their Users Due Process

This paper recommends that dominant online platforms be required to provide their users with “due process,” that is, procedural protections that ensure fairness, when the platforms wish to take an action that may be detrimental to the user.

Privacy Groups Push for EU Privacy Standards for US

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) go into effect May 25, and privacy groups are pushing companies to commit to the same standard for their US operations.

Democrats’ Net Neutrality Push Resonates With Base, Poll Shows

Democratic voters are receptive to the party’s efforts to use the network neutrality debate as a way to energize the base heading into the November midterms, according to Morning Consult/Politico polling.

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and Mozilla

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Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:00 to 18:30
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Next Century Cities

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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 08:00 to Tue, 07/24/2018 - 17:00

This two-day event is free for municipalities and will bring together broadband champions, community leaders, and policy experts from federal, state, and local government to discuss today's most pressing issues in broadband deployment.



Chairman Pai marks achievement of Internet in every NC classroom

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai joined NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and other state leaders to celebrate a goal more than 10 years in the making: connecting every classroom in the state with broadband Internet access.

Why Rob Portman Voted Against Net Neutrality Protections

While the Senate voted to bring back “net neutrality” protections, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says he’s looking for another option. He’s considering supporting an alternative offered by Sen. John Thune (R-SD). 

Is Facebook Just a Platform? A Lawyer to the Stars Says No

Since the early years of the internet boom, American and European rules and regulations have deemed social media companies to be neutral “platforms” or “hosts,” and thus immune from the liabilities faced by traditional publishers.