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The new GOP split on net neutrality

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Republicans have always insisted that the federal government keep its hands off the Internet. But the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark vote to create net neutrality rules has left Republicans with a split over what to do next, with some conservatives wanting to use every tactic to fight the FCC, and more establishment GOP lawmakers trying to get Democrats to agree to an alternative, weaker set of rules.

Chairman Wheeler: Stay of Title II Rules Is High Hurdle

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says he thinks the network neutrality/Title II order should stand up in court, and that he doesn't see a court staying the rules in advance of ruling on the underlying court challenges that have already been threatened by Internet service providers unhappy with being classified as common carriers.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly: I'm Not Holding Up Title II Order Release

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly is not happy with what he says is the suggestion his lengthy dissent in the network neutrality/Title II decision could be a reason for delaying the public release of the order's language.

There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Let's stop this nonsense right here.

Finally, Net Neutrality

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Tom Wheeler, are doing the right thing for the public interest.

Welcome to the Obamanet

Location:
Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to regulate the Internet as a public utility is a depressing moment for American innovation and economic liberty.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

The new GOP split on net neutrality

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Republicans have always insisted that the federal government keep its hands off the Internet. But the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark vote to create net neutrality rules has left Republicans with a split over what to do next, with some conservatives wanting to use every tactic to fight the FCC, and more establishment GOP lawmakers trying to get Democrats to agree to an alternative, weaker set of rules.

Chairman Wheeler: Stay of Title II Rules Is High Hurdle

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says he thinks the network neutrality/Title II order should stand up in court, and that he doesn't see a court staying the rules in advance of ruling on the underlying court challenges that have already been threatened by Internet service providers unhappy with being classified as common carriers.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly: I'm Not Holding Up Title II Order Release

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly is not happy with what he says is the suggestion his lengthy dissent in the network neutrality/Title II decision could be a reason for delaying the public release of the order's language.

There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Let's stop this nonsense right here.

Finally, Net Neutrality

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Tom Wheeler, are doing the right thing for the public interest.

Welcome to the Obamanet

Location:
Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to regulate the Internet as a public utility is a depressing moment for American innovation and economic liberty.

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