Morning Consult

Closing the School Broadband Gap

[Commentary] Two-hundred forty-five days. School districts are waiting this long for the Federal Communications Commission to make decisions on the fate of funding to bring fiber connectivity to their classrooms.

On Pitchforks and Policy

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a lot on his plate.

Net Neutrality Repeal Led 2017 Tech Policy, But 2018 Legislative and Legal Fights Loom

Here’s a rundown of promises kept, partially fulfilled and in need of action come 2018:

Consumer Favorability Ratings for Large ISPs Withstand Net Neutrality Heat

Scorching criticism of internet service providers over their stance on net neutrality for much of 2017 hasn’t hurt their standing with US consumers — though some weren’t that popular to begin with. For Comcast, there was practically nowhere to go

Majority of Voters Support Net Neutrality Rules as FCC Tees Up Repeal Vote

As the Federal Communications Commission moves forward with plans to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, a new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows bipartisan support for keeping the regulations in place.

Changing Antritust Laws May Not Be the Whole Solution for Net Neutrality

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) wants to repeal the current net neutrality rules — even if it takes amending antitrust law. But economist Hal Singer says that’s not the solution.

Chairman Blackburn Open to Antitrust Enforcement as a Net Neutrality Fix

House Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackbur (R-TN) is open to using federal antitrust laws to fix the long-running debate over net neutrality. “It’s helpful to consider the complete spectrum of law shielding American consumers fro

The FCC’s Step Forward for Rural Internet Service

[Commentary] When the Federal Communications Commission made its decision two years ago to regulate the internet as a public utility, the harm came to small towns and rural communities almost immediately.

FCC’s Plan to Reverse Net Neutrality Reignites Legislative Debate

Top GOP lawmakers involved in telecommunications policy are calling on congressional Democrats and Republicans to draft bipartisan legislation that would maintain the principles of an open internet following Federal Communications Commission Chair

Title II Can’t Deliver an Open, Modern Internet for Consumers

[Commentary] The truth is: Our internet was open, dynamic and growing before the Title II disruption, and it will remain so after.