Network Neutrality

Reality Check for Carly Fiorina on Open Internet Policy

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Some technology policy experts have decried recently that national discussions around network neutrality or Open Internet access reflect a lack of policy depth. Fortunately, these elitist concerns about citizen participation in public policy decisions can be dismissed as patronizing at best.

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Does The Net Neutrality Decision Impose Rate Regulation?

Location:
Georgetown Law School, 120 F Street, NW Sarah M. Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor, Washington, DC, United States

Few issues before the Federal Communications Commission have generated as much controversy and partisan debate as Network Neutrality. As opposing sides have jockeyed for position, their goal has not always been clarity. Perhaps the most contentious and confusing aspect of the debate since the FCC voted on February 26 is the question of whether the FCC’s Net Neutrality decision imposes rate regulation. That seems like a yes/no question, but it isn’t

How Facebook stumbled into India's fight for net neutrality

Location:
New Delhi, India
Recommendation:
2

The fight for net neutrality has come to India. Two companies withdrew from Facebook's Internet.org project, citing neutrality concerns, and the remaining companies are facing mounting pressure to bail out. But while Internet.org has drawn most of the headlines in the US, it's just one part of a much larger struggle in India, and one that could have serious consequences for the developing world at large.

Shots fired in new Web war

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

The war over network neutrality is about to see its fiercest fighting yet. Groups representing virtually every corner of the cable and telecom industry have unleashed a barrage of lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission’s new Internet regulations, in what has all the makings of a heavyweight bought destined to go all 12 rounds.

CenturyLink Sues FCC Over Open Internet Order

Location:
CenturyLink, 100 CenturyTel Dr, Monroe, LA, 71201, United States
Recommendation:
2

CenturyLink has added its voice to the chorus of legal challengers to the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet rules.

Tech Innovation Group Proposes Internet Independence Day

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

A group of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) pioneers and other tech types opposed to the Federal Communications Commission's decision to reclassify Internet service providers under Title II, including computer entrepreneur Mark Cuban, have sent an open letter to Congress asking that it declare April 30 Internet Independence Day to mark the anniversary of the April 30, 1995 "birth" of the commercial Internet (which is the date of the "decommissioning of the NSFNET backbone," they say).

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hits back in Internet.org India row

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative after several Indian firms decided to pull out of the project.

Uber becomes talking point in network neutrality debate

Location:
USTelecom, 607 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
2

Uber might be one of the better analogies for explaining new federal rules for the Internet -- for both critics and supporters of the Federal Communications Commission’s regulations.

Facebook’s Internet.org effort hits India hurdle

Location:
New Delhi, India
Recommendation:
2

A series of Indian media and technology groups have walked away from Internet.org, the Facebook-backed initiative to help more people in the developing world get online, in a battle over net neutrality that is set to damage founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pet project.

Netflix will stop asking ISPs to exempt its videos from data caps

Location:
Netflix, 100 Winchester Cir., Los Gatos, CA, 95032, United States
Recommendation:
1

Netflix says it regrets striking a deal that exempted its videos from data caps imposed by an Internet service provider and will avoid such arrangements in the future.

Here's Big Cable's plan to stop the FCC's net neutrality rules

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

Industry groups representing almost every type of Internet service provider have filed lawsuits arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's new regulations are illegal. If these lawsuits succeed, they could strip the FCC of legal authority to establish strong net neutrality protections.

Remarks of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at NAB Show

Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89109, United States
Recommendation:
3

I’ve heard and read how some believe the Federal Communications Commission has been ignoring broadcasting in favor of shiny new baubles such as the Internet.

Chairman Wheeler’s confused rhetoric: The need for a good understanding and fair representation of market conditions

Location:
Pepperdine University School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, 90263, United States
Recommendation:
1

There remains great uncertainty, tremendous heat and inaccurate, sweeping language in the discourse surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s new Title II ruling.

Here’s what will happen next with the network neutrality lawsuits

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Now that Internet providers have formally challenged the government's network neutrality rules in court, the next stage of the battle has begun. Here's a rundown of what we can expect to happen next.

AT&T Challenges Net Neutrality

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T has filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission's Title II reclassification.

Remarks of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the Broadband Communities Summit

Location:
Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., Austin, TX, 78759, United States
Recommendation:
2

There are three simple keys to the broadband future. Broadband networks must be fast. Broadband networks must be fair. Broadband networks must be open.

Sen Nelson: We can't put a straightjacket on the FCC

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

Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) said that one of the key challenges for the telecommunications industry is that the government needs to give the industry's key regulator, the Federal Communications Commission, flexibility to adapt as new applications and service segments emerge.

Forget Net Neutrality. What Americans Need Is Net Competition

Location:
New York University, 44 W 4th St, New York, NY, 10012, United States
Recommendation:
2

Is the entire concept of network neutrality about to become irrelevant? Lost in the fight over net neutrality is one key issue for consumers: The market for broadband access just isn’t competitive. And unless the FCC quickly pivots away from net neutrality, the policy could become a stumbling block in the way of true reform.

BITAG Announces Review Focused on Prioritization and Differentiated Treatment of Internet Traffic

Location:
Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG), 1550 Larimer Street, Denver, CO, 80202, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) is pleased to announce a technical review focused on the topic of prioritization and differentiated treatment of Internet traffic.

What the Food Babe debacle tells us about net neutrality

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

Vani Hari (“The Food Babe”), the author of best-selling “The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days!” found herself at the center of a controversy when she was attacked by chemist Yvette d’Entremont, (“The Science Babe”) for making sensationalistic and harmful claims. Since neither blogger is a nutritional biochemist, the relevant discipline for evaluating diet and health, their spat is little more than a spectacle that provides more insight into the nature of social media pressure than nutrition. The Food Babe equivalents that pressured the White House and the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a blanket ban on the scary-sounding “paid prioritization” technique have succeeded in making Internet policy less factual and less rational than it needs to be.

Google Fiber's Medin: Net neutrality doesn't promote broadband competition

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

Google Fiber may be an ardent supporter of the Federal Communications Commission's new network neutrality rules, but Milo Medin, vice president for access services at Google Fiber, says that the order does not address the issue of what he calls "bandwidth abundance."

You can't innovate when you have to litigate

Location:
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studi, Washington, DC, 20015, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Open Internet Order appeals process has already begun and, given the remarkable legal and factual gymnastics employed by the Federal Communications Commission to support its decision, the potential for a reversal and/or remand is high.

14 Republicans move to block Internet rules

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

Thirteen Republicans joined Rep Doug Collins (R-GA) in support of a resolution that would block new Internet rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

Network neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Tough new network neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13, triggering an effective date of June 12 and the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules. US Telecom, a trade group whose members include AT&T and Verizon, filed a lawsuit on April 13 in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to stop the rules.

After victory for network neutrality in the US, the battle moves to Europe

Location:
Europe
Recommendation:
2

Following what is widely regarded as a victory for strong network neutrality in the US, the battle to maintain a level playing-field online has now moved to the European Union, with the relaunch on April 13 of the campaign site "Save the Internet: Defend Net Neutrality in Europe."

FCC Detours Innovation To Government Slow Lane

Location:
Precursor, 7925 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission’s irrational fear of commercial Internet fast lanes has detoured communications innovation to the government slow lane.

Shot Clock for Suing Over Net Neutrality Rules Starts April 13

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

The Federal Register will publish the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial new net neutrality rules on April 13, according to a notice published April 10.

Global Threats to Net Neutrality

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted strong net neutrality rules that should prevent cable and phone companies from creating fast and slow lanes on the ...

Neutrality Groups Diss Government Web 'Blocking'

Location:
U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20436, United States
Recommendation:
3

The US International Trade Commission has asserted the authority to block Internet transmissions, according to some net-neutrality advocates who are crying foul over the decision.

The First Net Neutrality Complaints Are Coming

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

The Federal Communications Commission may have to soon consider the first disputes under its new net neutrality regulations, starting with a fight over Internet congestion and online video.

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