Network Neutrality

GOP budget bill would kill net neutrality and FCC’s set-top box plan

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

Republican Reps released a plan to slash the Federal Communications Commission's budget by $69 million and prevent the FCC from enforcing network neutrality rules, "rate regulation," and its plan to boost competition in the set-top box market.

FTC Chair Ramirez Wants Broadband Privacy Authority

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez wants some authority over broadband privacy, though she is not opposed to sharing the wealth.

Tech groups want public probe of zero-rating plans

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

A large group of tech companies and advocates wants a public probe of new service offerings from wireless carriers, which they say could run afoul of network neutrality rules.

Net Neutrality and Regulation of the Internet: Implications for the United States and the Future of the Global Network

Jun 1 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Council on Foreign Relations, 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY, 10065, United States

A meeting of the Roundtable Series on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy

Mobile Zero Rating: The Economics and Innovation Behind Free Data

Location:
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission—along with other regulators around the world—is examining zero rating, and while its case-by-case approach to overseeing these programs is sound, telecom regulators should make it clear that they believe nonexclusive zero-rating programs are in the public interest.

INTX 2016: Wheeler Calls 'Regulatory Assault' Charge Lobbying Tactic

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled that he thought cable/broadband operators were in danger of standing in the way of progress in their pushback on proposals like set-top box unlocking and special access reforms and that those who do not want to change, or stand in the way of change, are destined to fail.

Sprint now zero-rating some video, joining AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
Recommendation:
2

Sprint is now allowing some online video to be streamed without counting against customers' data caps, making it the fourth major wireless carrier in the US to implement data cap exemptions (or "zero-rating").

FCC consumer database includes 22,000 network neutrality complaints

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

Consumers have filed more than 22,000 network neutrality complaints against companies since Nov. 2014, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

NTCA’s Powell: “Competition, Competition, Competition” has come to mean “Regulation, Regulation, Regulation”

Location:
National Cable & Telecommunications Association, 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-1413, United States
Recommendation:
2

The companies gathered here are in a transformative period that presents significant challenges as well as enormous opportunities. There are many currents of change shaping the contours of this dizzying period including ownership consolidation, competition, content and technology. We find ourselves the target of a relentless regulatory assault. The [Federal Communications Commission’s] governing mantra has been “competition, competition, competition.” From where we sit, that incantation has come to mean one thing, “regulation, regulation, regulation.”

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Facebook’s grand plans to bring India online had been halted by overwhelming local opposition – was the biggest stumbling block the company had hit in its 12-year-history. In the end, it seemed, Facebook had acted as if it was giving India a gift. But it was not a gift Indians wanted.

Understanding and Appreciating Zero-Rating: The Use and Impact of Free Data in the Mobile Broadband Sector

Location:
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, 3636 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20010, United States
Recommendation:
4

As policymakers, innovators, and other stakeholders continue to discuss and debate the proper level of regulation in the modern mobile broadband ecosystem, they should not lose sight of the fact that, by and large, consumers are reaping the benefits of intense competition among network, device, and content providers. Free data, a common business practice that has quickly diffused across the mobile broadband space, is a prominent feature of such heightened competition.

Commissioner O'Rielly Slams FCC's General Conduct Standard

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

Commissioner Michael O'Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission took aim at the FCC's Open Internet order general conduct standard, which the FCC is using to determine, on a case by case basis, what Internet service provider practices outside the bright-line rules against blocking, throttling and anticompetitively prioritizing 'net content are also prohibited.

Net neutrality is effectively random

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

Network neutrality is a program of price regulation, and it has always run aground on the question of service differentiation. Net neutrality advocates have typically been content to apply a uniform pricing structure across the board because they’ve never believed there could be more than one service on the Internet.

What do Americans want Congress to do about net neutrality?

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission’s latest attempt at Open Internet rules may soon be struck down in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Are so-called “bright-line” approaches even necessary and proven to ensure an Open Internet? And if the FCC’s rules succeed in court, does the will of the people truly align with the agency’s plans to regulate the Internet?

An Interview with Helen Brunner, Founding Director, Media Democracy Fund

Location:
Media Democracy Fund, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW , Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

A Q&A with Helen Brunner, founding director of the Media Democracy Fund and an advisor to the Quixote Foundation.

The damaging effects of a flawed Internet creation myth

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

n his 2003 article on network neutrality, Tim Wu made a fundamental error: He conflated product differentiation with price discrimination. This error has resulted in the promulgation of a flawed Internet creation myth — namely, that price and product differentiation on behalf of Internet service providers must be banned in order to preserve the Internet as its originators intended it to be.

Broadband Rate-Blocking Bill on Senate Calendar

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

In a procedural move that bypasses committee consideration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has put a broadband rate reg-blocking bill directly on to the Senate calendar for a potential floor vote.

Senate Hearing Aims Spotlight on FCC Process

Location:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee took aim April 20 at the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality Open Internet order and ex parte contacts in a hearing on "The Administrative State: An Examination of Federal Rulemaking."

If net neutrality advocates only knew how Tim Wu originally defined “net neutrality”

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

Since Tim Wu’s seminal 2003 article proposing an anti-discrimination (or “neutrality”) principle, it has become an article of faith among pro-neutrality advocates that any action by Internet service providers (ISPs) that could be perceived as discriminating by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication constitutes a harmful activity warranting a heavy-handed regulatory ban. Given the rapidly expanding reach and use of the net neutrality principle, it is instructive to revisit that original article and see what Professor Wu originally identified as the problem.

The Administrative State: An Examination of Federal Rulemaking

Apr 20 2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 342, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Among the topics being addressed is the FCC's network neutrality rulemaking

Open Internet Webinar

Apr 26 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Privacy , Transparency & disclosure, Broadband Lifeline, Zero Rating

benton logo

CURB Your Enthusiasm: House Considers Capping Lifeline Program and Passes Ban on Broadband Rate Regulation

Two important communication bills are winding their way through the House: On April 13, the House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing on seven (seven!) communications bills. One of those bills, The Controlling the Unchecked and Reckless Ballooning of the Lifeline Fund Act (CURB Lifeline) (HR 4884) seeks to impose a hard budget cap on the Lifeline program. Separately, the full House this week considered The No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (HR 2666), which would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from imposing rate regulations on broadband service. But some fear the bill would go far beyond blocking telephone-style rate regulations, gutting the FCC’s authority to enforce its Open Internet rules.

US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

If you thought the battle over network neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission slapped a series of unprecedented rules on Internet providers, think again.

White House Statement of Administration Policy on the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

The Obama Administration strongly opposes House passage of the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (HR 2666) which would undermine key provisions in the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet order and harm the Commission's ability to protect consumers while facilitating innovation and economic growth. The bill also would hamstring the FCC's public interest authority to review transactions. HR 2666 also could limit the Commission's ability to address new practices and adapt its rules for a dynamic, fast-changing online marketplace. If the President were presented with HR 2666, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.

Public Interest Groups Urge House To Reject Rate Regulation Bill

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

More than 50 public interest groups have joined in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging the House to vote against the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (HR 2666).

FCC Regulation of Broadband Rates Bad News for Jobs and the Economy

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

A recent study commissioned by the United States Telecom Association reveals, “An expansion of FCC rules regulating the broadband market could lead to the elimination of as many as 43,560 jobs over a five-year period, while economic output would decline by $3.4 billion during the same time period in the US”. Saving jobs, keeping rates affordable for consumers, and providing certainty for ISPs are promises HR 2666 seeks to keep.

Remarks of Chairman Wheeler at INCOMPAS Policy Summit

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

Today, I want to visit with you about three things in particular: competition for Business Data Services, competition in the video marketplace, and the competition for new services and innovation that flows from an Open Internet.

GOP lawmakers try to limit FCC’s ability to help consumers

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Republican Reps are working on two proposals that would hinder Federal Communications Commission efforts to help consumers. The House of Representatives may vote as soon as the week of April 11 on a measure that could disrupt network neutrality rules by stripping the FCC of rate regulation authority. Separately, the House Communications Subcommittee on April 13 will hold a hearing on a bill that would limit the amount of money the FCC's Lifeline program could spend helping poor people purchase Internet service.

Ban on Internet rate regulation heading for House vote

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

Legislation to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from using its network neutrality rules to regulate the rates that companies charge customers for Internet service appears heading toward a House vote during the week of April 11.

Chairman Wheeler on 'General Conduct Standard': Everybody into the Crucible

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says the goal of the Open Internet order's general conduct standard is not to be "judgmental," but instead elemental in the sense that it is meant to be a crucible to test and then arrive at what is in the public interest, which he defines as the common good.

Filter List

Where in the World

Javascript is required to view this map.
Syndicate content