Network Neutrality

Why Silicon Valley isn't fighting to save the Internet (yet)

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

"I'm surprised the tech industry isn't speaking out more forcefully," said Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator. "My guess," he said, "is there are bigger problems people are focused on right now."

Hollywood needs a free and open Internet. So why isn't it fighting for it?

Location:
Hollywood, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

The major entertainment companies are putting a lot of money into luring cord cutters — millennials and others who want to ditch their cable companies — to new subscription streaming services that allow viewers to watch their favorite TV shows and movies directly over the Internet. The same industry that once blamed the Internet for stealing content now wants to use it to sell directly to consumers. It’s too bad that the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission is pursuing policies that could seriously harm these innovative efforts, just as the streaming business is getting going.

Net Neutrality Protesters Face FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

More than a dozen protesters from Free Press, Demand Progress, Open Media, Popular Resistance and the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press took a stand for Net Neutrality at the Federal Communications Commission.

How Mignon Clyburn, the FCC’s Lone Democrat, Is Fighting to Save Net Neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

As President Trump's Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai moves to roll back a variety of Obama-era initiatives, the agency's sole remaining Democrat, Mignon Clyburn, is mounting a vigorous defense of the FCC's pro-consumer policies.

Gorsuch’s Tech Law Record Raises Concerns

Location:
Adelphi University, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY, 11530, United States
Recommendation:
3

Cell phone privacy, network neutrality and encryption are some of the many tech-related issues that Neil Gorsuch could rule on if he’s successfully appointed to the US Supreme Court.

Telecom Policy Tilts To Industry Under Chairman Pai

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the Federal Communications Commission starts chipping away at hard-fought protections on privacy and competition.

Tom Wheeler: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Network neutrality is in danger, and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t pleased. Republicans’ go-to argument against the order is that it gave the FCC the authority to regulate the internet.

Oracle to Pai: Repudiate Wheeler's Tech-Favoritism Policies

Location:
Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA, 94065, United States
Recommendation:
3

Silicon Valley giant Oracle has asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to rethink the FCC's broadband privacy framework, saying former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's characterization of Internet service providers as gatekeepers was off the mark and to "repudiate" what it said was the Wheeler FCC's policies "favoring one technology sub-sector over all others."

The Resistance Must Be Digitized

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the past two months, millions of people have taken to the streets to challenge our nation’s authoritarian new president. From the women’s marches that took place across the country and around the world to the mass protests against the Muslim ban and immigration raids, people are resisting the neo-fascist agenda President Trump is unleashing on our nation. A primary reason why millions have been able to mobilize so quickly is because they have the ability to use the open internet to communicate to the masses and organize a resistance. That’s why protecting the Net Neutrality rules that keep the internet open is more critical than ever.

Net neutrality dead on arrival? Here's what's next for the internet

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Just two years after adopting its network neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down.

The First Amendment red herring in the net neutrality debate

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

Network neutrality is not a First Amendment issue — or at least, not in the ways supporters suggest.

Tech Policy, Too, Is Undergoing a Sea Change

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
2

Tech policy has undergone a huge change under President Donald Trump, but it doesn’t seem that a lot of the changes are getting much attention, considering everything else the administration is doing.

Quietly but decisively, Trump's FCC is delivering big favors for big broadband companies

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Trump administration’s determination to roll back regulations protecting the environment, voting rights and financial services consumers has been drawing most of the public’s attention. But a stunningly swift and thorough deregulatory campaign is happening elsewhere in Washington: at the Federal Communications Commission.

If Trump Fans Love Freedom, They Should Love Net Neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Imagine a world where Comcast slows video streaming from Fox News’s website to a pixelated crawl while boosting Rachel Maddow—who happens to star on Comcast-owned MSNBC. What if Verizon, which owns the liberal Huffington Post, charged you more to visit right-wing Breitbart. Or maybe Google Fiber bans access to the alt-right social network Gab.

Net Neutrality Lite? The FCC May Reduce, Not Repeal, Open Internet Order

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Many in the media are already writing the epitaph for net neutrality in the Trump era. And it’s true that with every new press release and statement out of the Federal Communications Commission (and they’re coming fast and furious) it’s become pretty clear that new chairman Ajit Pai is aligning the agency with Donald Trump’s business-friendly and less consumer-friendly agenda. But six weeks into the new administration, it seems less and less likely that Chairman Pai has it in mind to completely kill the network neutrality principles.

Net neutrality hurts health care and helps adult content, Sen Johnson claims

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Republican Sens March 8 claimed that network neutrality rules are hurting broadband network investment and urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to overturn them. Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) agreed that net neutrality rules harm Internet service provider investment and offered a lengthy analogy to explain why.

After escaping net neutrality probe, Verizon expands data cap exemptions

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States
Recommendation:
3

Just a few weeks after escaping a network neutrality investigation into data cap exemptions, Verizon has decided to let its FiOS mobile video stream on its wireless network without counting against data caps.

Verizon Wireless wades right back into the net neutrality debate with Fios deal

Location:
Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Recommendation:
2

Verizon is taking a page out of AT&T’s book by zero rating its Fios cable TV service for all Verizon Wireless customers. That means that if you purchase your mobile data plan from Verizon Wireless and your cable TV plan from Fios, you can now use the Fios Mobile app to stream live channels and on-demand shows and not have it count against your monthly data cap.

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A Little Part of the First Amendment Dies at FCC Oversight Hearing

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, March 8. A good time was had by all. The committee’s senators highlighted a wide range of issues during the 2+ hour hearing. Here we focus on the First Amendment, broadband deployment, network neutrality, privacy, and the future makeup of the FCC.

6 changes the FCC has made in just six weeks

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Here's some of what the Federal Communications Commission has done under President Donald Trump ...

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A Little Part of the First Amendment Dies at FCC Oversight Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, March 8. A good time was had by all. The committee’s senators highlighted a wide range of issues during the 2+ hour hearing. Here we focus on the First Amendment, broadband deployment, network neutrality, privacy, and the future makeup of the FCC.

Civil Rights Groups Seek Meeting With FCC's Pai

Location:
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 1629 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—whose over 200 members include the Communications Workers of America, the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League—has written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to express concerns about his early actions as chairman.

Protecting the public interest, not the special interest, at the FCC

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Congressional oversight and a necessary Federal Communications Commission reauthorization can assist to right the balance and ensure that the FCC focuses on the public interest.

Sen Flake offers measure to undo FCC internet privacy rules

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
4

Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced a measure that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy rules for internet service providers. The resolution would kill the FCC’s ‘Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services’ regulation through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to reject certain recently passed regulations by majority vote.

Consumers Union Urges Senate Commerce Committee to Press FCC Chairman on Consumer Agenda

Location:
Consumers Union (DC office), 1101 17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Committee members to press newly-appointed Federal CommunicaConsumers Union urged Senate Commerce Committee members to press newly-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to explain his agenda on key consumer issues. In a letter to the Committee, the group outlined concerns regarding the Chairman’s plans for critical consumer protections, including net neutrality and broadband privacy rules. tions Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to explain his agenda on key consumer ...

Coalition of 171 Public Interest Groups Send Letter to Pai and Senate Leaders To Protect Net Neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

A coalition of 171 public interest groups [including the Benton Foundation] sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging them not to dismantle the network neutrality rules from 2015.

Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society Challenges

Location:
Mozilla, 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041, United States
Recommendation:
3

Mozilla is announcing the National Science Foundation-sponsored Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges: two US-based competitions with $1 million in prize money each.

Public interest groups urge officials to protect net neutrality

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

A coalition of 171 public interest groups sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission and Senate leaders urging them not to dismantle the net neutrality rules from 2015.

How the internet will become the ‘exanet’

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Today’s internet has transformed media and delivered prodigious value to consumers in entertainment, ecommerce, and personal productivity. Yet the next waves of the internet will extend to new industries in the physical world, delivering a far greater variety of services and requiring connectivity that is even faster, more ubiquitous, and more robust than today. To drive and accommodate this embrace of information by the real economy, we’ll need something bigger and better than the internet. We’ll need the “exanet.”

President Trump to meet with FCC Chairman Pai

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
1

President Donald Trump will meet with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on the afternoon of March 6, according to the White House schedule.

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