Network Neutrality

FCC Raises Fresh Concerns Over ‘Zero-Rating’ by AT&T, Verizon

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

The Federal Communications Commission raised new concerns about AT&T’s practice of excluding its new DirecTV Now streaming service from data charges and, for the first time, lobbed similar questions at Verizon Communications.

Commissioner Pai on FCC's zero-rating investigation

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

This end-run around Congress’s clear instruction is sad—and pointless. For any unilateral action taken by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Chairman’s direction in the next 49 days can quickly be undone by that same bureau after January 20, 2017.

Commissioner O'Rielly on FCC's zero-rating investigation

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

In light of the multiple directives we have received from Congress to avoid directing attention and resources to complex or controversial matters, the staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is inappropriately pressing forward and escalating its investigation of certain providers’ zero-rated video services.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Dead, and That's Good for Internet Freedom

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is on its deathbed. After international outcry and intense grassroots organizing, US lawmakers from both parties rejected the 12-country deal, including every leading presidential candidate.

How Trump Term Could Shape the Internet

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

Republicans who generally oppose regulation seem likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Getting to Know Mark Jamison, President-elect Trump’s FCC Transition Team Co-Leader

President-elect Trump’s latest FCC advisor opposes Title II, supports data cap exemptions

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

President-elect Donald Trump announced a third advisor to oversee the Federal Communications Commission's transition from Democratic to Republican control.

Tech, communications, and IP policy priorities in a Trump Administration

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

Under President Donald Trump, technology, communications, and IP policy have an almost “blank slate” quality that I have never before seen. The President and his Administration will have a remarkable opportunity to re-think the policies of several prior Administrations and develop better ones. Here are a few thoughts about how that process could proceed.

How should Donald Trump’s administration regulate the Internet?

Location:
Georgetown University, 36th Street, NW & Prospect St, NW Walsh Building Room 395, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

How will the Trump Administration regulate the Internet? The truth is that nobody really knows.

President-elect Trump taps another net neutrality critic for FCC transition

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

President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another critic of network neutrality to help with the transition at the Federal Communications Commission. The Trump transition team announced that Roslyn Layton will join the FCC landing team. Layton will work alongside Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison.

Trump FCC can't repeal rules quickly, but can enforce how it wants

Location:
Technology Policy Institute, 1401 Eye NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission under President-elect Donald Trump is likely to take a hard look at network neutrality and the reclassification of broadband as a Title II common carrier service. Repealing a regulation so recently blessed by the Court of Appeals may, however, be a lengthy and difficult process.

AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us)

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
3

Nov 28, AT&T made a dim prophecy official by announcing that its new DirecTV Now streaming service would be zero rated: it won’t count against its customers’ data caps. Zero rating isn’t new — T-Mobile has been writing the manual on how to get away with it — but now it’s finally happening at a scale that matters.

Democrats Still Cool to GOP Network Neutrality Bill

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

Liberals are still scoffing at a GOP draft bill to implement network neutrality rules, even though it might be their best chance to maintain prohibitions against broadband providers blocking or slowing down internet traffic.

President-elect Trump's Communication Rights Wrecking Crew

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

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s top tech-policy advisers has a plan: Do away with the main agency that protects the rights of Internet users and media consumers in America. You heard that right. Mark Jamison, who President-elect Trump chose to help oversee the tech-policy transition team, thinks that getting rid of the Federal Communications Commission would be a good thing for this country.

Chairman Wheeler urges President-elect Trump to protect consumers, not corporations

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

As Republicans prepare to take over the Federal Communications Commission, outgoing Chairman Tom Wheeler defended his Democratic majority’s decisions and said he hopes the FCC will continue to protect consumers under President Donald Trump.

Chairman Walden: Let’s Do a Network Neutrality Bill

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

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman (and potential full Commerce Committee Chairman) Greg Walden (R-OR) is still on board with enshrining network neutrality principles into law.

US telecoms and Trump: media frenzy

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

Having been elected president, Donald Trump’s ambitions to become a media mogul appear to have been deferred indefinitely. Instead, he will have to settle for the opportunity to reshape the entire telecoms playing field.

AT&T: First Test for Trump on Network Neutrality

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

Regulators say AT&T’s free-data offering for DirecTV violates network neutrality rules. But come January 2017, the regulators may be out the door and those rules may be under threat.

What to Expect from a Trump FCC

Location:
Precursor, 7925 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, United States
Recommendation:
3

Encryption/Wiretap: expect that the President-elect Trump Federal Communications Commission and/or Congress to ensure smartphones are subject to the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, CALEA, like all other communications technologies were before smartphones, so that the FBI can continue to wiretap, investigate and thwart terrorism (ISIS etc.), and crime, like it routinely did prior to the smartphone era. Expect this update of longstanding policy despite vehement tech opposition from Apple, Google, Facebook, et al.

Trump and the future of net neutrality: A lesson in regulatory hubris

Location:
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue Law School, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467, United States
Recommendation:
3

In retrospect, the key moment for network neutrality was neither the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Title II reclassification order nor President-elect Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory. It was outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s decision to reject a legislative compromise that would have insulated net neutrality from review, a display of regulatory hubris that empowered President-elect Trump to undo President Barack Obama’s signature tech policy initiative.

How Donald Trump could dismantle net neutrality and the rest of Obama’s Internet legacy

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

President-elect Donald Trump could eviscerate some of the most significant tech policies of the 21st century, all but erasing President Barack Obama's Internet agenda and undoing years of effort by lawmakers, tech companies and consumer advocates to limit the power of large, established corporations, analysts say.

Here’s How President Trump Could Destroy Net Neutrality

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

Network neutrality can’t be torpedoed overnight. The Federal Communications Commission rules prohibiting online fast lanes and discriminatory broadband practices are now US policy, and they can’t be dismantled at the whim of an authoritarian president. But a Trump-backed, Republican-led FCC could simply stop enforcing the net neutrality policy, rendering it essentially toothless.

FCC Takes Aim at DirecTV Now

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

The Federal Communications Commission has fired a warning shot at AT&T's free data service for mobile customers, saying the combination of DirecTV Now and AT&T Mobility sponsored data plans "appears to present significant anti-competitive effects."

Trump Expected to Seek Deep Cuts in Business Regulations

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Hours after Donald J. Trump won the race for the White House, scores of regulations that have reshaped corporate America in the last eight years suddenly seemed vulnerable. While many questions remain about how President-elect Trump will govern, a consensus emerged in many circles in Washington and on Wall Street about at least one aspect of his impending presidency: President-elect Trump is likely to seek vast cuts in regulations across the banking, health care and energy industries.

CTIA Wants Small ISPs Permanently Exempt From Net Neutrality Transparency Rules

Location:
CTIA, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

CTIA - The Wireless Association called on the Federal Communications Commission to permanently exempt small businesses from transparency rules included in the agency’s 2015 network neutrality rules, with the current exemption scheduled to expire on Dec. 15.

Virgin to test network neutrality rules with free WhatsApp access

Location:
Virgin Media Business, Bartley Way, Hook, RG27 9UP, United Kingdom
Recommendation:
2

Virgin Media is to test Europe’s network neutrality rules after launching 4G services in the UK that offer free access to Facebook’s messaging apps WhatsApp and Messenger.

Big AT&T Deal Proves It’s Time to Stop ‘Zero-Rating’

Location:
Wired, 4 Times Square, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
3

So far, despite complaints from various public advocates, US regulators have just let zero rating happen. But the issue may soon come to a head, now that AT&T, one of the world’s biggest Internet service providers, has signed an $85.4 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner, one of the world’s biggest media companies.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Stokes Debate Over ‘Zero Rating’

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T’s practice of exempting its streaming video services from data-usage caps is rankling competitors and shaping up as a major issue for regulators set to weigh the company’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Be a Net Neutrality Nightmare, Senator Wyden Warns

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

AT&T’s proposed $85 billion buyout of Time Warner could make a mockery of US open Internet protections if the combined company decides to exploit a loophole in federal regulations in order to favor its own content at the expense of rivals. That was the blunt warning issued by Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

FCC Holds Off on Security Mandates for Internet of Things

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

Don’t expect the Federal Communications Commission to rush into issuing network security rules anytime soon, even in the face of a congressional inquiry seeking the agency’s response to the massive Oct 21 distributed-denial-of-service attack.

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