Network Neutrality

Sen Markey Gets Some Massachusetts Tech Support for Internet Fight

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

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) said Massachusetts tech leaders, including Microsoft, were pledging to join his fight to protect network neutrality.

International Efforts to Regulate the Internet Continue

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

Over the last several years, we’ve been lectured by many that the US position on Internet governance was no longer sustainable in the larger, global community.

As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them

Location:
Canada, Canada
Recommendation:
3

Canada is taking a much stronger stand against data cap exemptions than the United States. In the US, the Federal Communications Commission's new Republican leadership signaled that it won't enforce network neutrality rules against zero-rating, the practice of favoring certain Internet content by exempting it from customers' data caps.

Activists RickRoll FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Never Gonna Give Up on Net Neutrality

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

On April 20, several activists “RickRolled” the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to undermine network neutrality.

FCC Chairman Pai met with Facebook and others to discuss net neutrality changes to come

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited executives at Facebook, Oracle, Intel and other tech giants in Silicon Valley on April 17, as he considers how he might rethink and replace the agency’s hotly contested network neutrality rules.

Daily Report: Silicon Valley Losing Ground in Washington

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

Remember when federal regulators made rules that seemed tailored to benefit the technology industry? Not anymore.

The relentless fighting over network neutrality rules needs to end, but how can it?

Location:
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s latest target is the network neutrality rules the commission adopted in 2015 after a federal appeals court threw out the commission’s previous neutrality regulations. The 2015 rules try to preserve the openness that has been crucial to the Internet’s success by barring broadband providers from blocking or impeding legal sites and services, favoring some sites’ traffic in exchange for pay, or unreasonably interfering with the flow of data on their networks. These are all vitally important principles, as even opponents of the rules recognize.

The FCC Is Leading Us Toward Catastrophe

Location:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
3

Here’s what we know about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s latest plans.

EU launches public consultation into fears about future of internet

Location:
European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Recommendation:
3

The European Union is launching an unprecedented public consultation to find out what Europeans fear most about the future of the internet. A succession of surveys over the coming weeks will ask people for their views on everything from privacy and security to artificial intelligence, network neutrality, big data and the impact of the digital world on jobs, health, government and democracy.

Podcast: New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has policy views that trace back to Kansas

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

An interview with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Faces Balancing Act in Net Neutrality Rollback

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai faces a tough challenge in coming days: rolling back network neutrality rules that he regards as an overreach, without reaching too far himself.

President Donald Trump’s Multi-Pronged Attack on the Internet

Location:
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast, Charter (now Spectrum), Verizon, CenturyLink and AT&T account for over 80 percent of wired subscriptions and have almost total power in their territories. According to the Federal Communications Commission, nearly 75 percent of Americans have at most one choice for high-speed data. It’s about to get worse.

Investors, Don’t Get Too Excited About the FCC’s Net Rules

Location:
Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
2

Shares of broadband providers have run up since the election on the hope that the Trump administration will bring a lighter touch to telecom policy. But even with looser network neutrality rules on the horizon, little may actually change.

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is just getting started. Here are five regulations or policies he's working to roll back.

Google and Facebook oppose managing the Internet. Except when they’re doing it.

Location:
News Media Alliance, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
Recommendation:
1

Google and Facebook are facing new competition to their online business models after President Trump signed a bill putting Internet service providers on a path to being able to monetize online users the same way these technology giants do. Next up is the threatened unwinding of the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rules, which could put these companies in a double bind, because they could soon have to pay Internet service providers a metered rate to move their content to customers’ screens. Google and Facebook will argue — as they did during our fight on net neutrality in 2015 — that ISPs should not be able to prioritize and price the flow of online content.

Tech gears up for showdown over net neutrality

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

The tech world is gearing up for a showdown over the Obama-era network neutrality rules.

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Net Neutrality Repeal Begins

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

Last week, news broke that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has developed plans for a fast-track repeal of the FCC’s Open Internet rules. While the plans have only been shared in meetings with broadband industry lobbyists, network neutrality advocates have been quick to criticize the early reports. The always-transparent Chairman Pai has not revealed the plans to the public, but there’s already speculation that a preliminary vote on the proposal could come as early as the FCC’s May meeting.

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Net Neutrality Repeal Begins

Last week, news broke that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has developed plans for a fast-track repeal of the FCC’s Open Internet rules. While the plans have only been shared in meetings with broadband industry lobbyists, network neutrality advocates have been quick to criticize the early reports. The always-transparent Chairman Pai has not revealed the plans to the public, but there’s already speculation that a preliminary vote on the proposal could come as early as the FCC’s May meeting.

A plan to preserve the internet

Location:
Vox Media, 104 W 40th St, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
2

A way we can protect the internet, at least in America, from both political whiplash in DC and the constant commercial overreach that threatens it. I say we treat the internet as both a unique resource and a great common engineering project, something that merits government protection.

The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

Location:
Open Society Foundations, 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019, United States
Recommendation:
3

After Congress repealed the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their Internet service providers would continue to be protected.

“Unenforceable”: How voluntary net neutrality lets ISPs call the shots

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai reportedly wants to get rid of the FCC's network neutrality rules and replace them with "voluntary" commitments from ISPs.

Why Title II Net Neutrality Directly Conflicts with Consumer Privacy

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

At best the notions of network neutrality and consumer privacy are somewhat in tension. At worst, they are in opposition, and harm consumer privacy as happened when the Wheeler-Federal Communications Commission subordinated the goal of what’s best for consumer privacy to the conflicting and overriding goal of what was best for imposing maximal, Title II net neutrality.

The tech industry is already rebelling against the FCC’s latest plan for net neutrality

Location:
Internet Association, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Silicon Valley is already rebelling against a plan by Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that would cancel the government’s network neutrality rules — and perhaps leave it to telecom giants like AT&T and Comcast to decide whether to adhere to open internet principles.

Sen Markey Blasts Chairman Pai's Reported Plan for Net Neutrality

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

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) blasted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s reported plans to scale back network neutrality measures.

Republican Reps Urge FCC to Continue Protecting Privacy

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

More than half a hundred Republican Reps signed onto a letter asking Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to "continue ensuring" that consumer broadband privacy is maintained until the FCC "remedies" the Title II reclassification.

Ajit Pai’s net neutrality plan is nonsense

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

[J]ust conceptually, the idea that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will get Comcast and AT&T and Verizon and every tiny little regional Internet service provider to put strong open internet provisions in their terms of service agreements is pure nonsense.

Trump Is About to Find Out What Happens When You Mess With the Open Internet

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, met on April 4 with broadband industry officials to discuss how best to dismantle the legal basis underpinning the FCC's 2015 Open Internet net neutrality policy.

FCC Chief Ajit Pai Develops Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

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

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out preliminary plans to roll back the agency’s network neutrality rules in a meeting with trade associations. The conversation shows that the FCC chairman is inching closer to making his plans public, possibly as soon as April.

At FCC, Obama-Era Rules on Chopping Block

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

When Congress voted to overturn internet privacy rules in March, the swift action by Republican lawmakers sent a clear message: They were just getting started. The next target is network neutrality, which is the guarantee that all internet content is equally accessible.

Roku has hired a team of lobbyists as it gears up for a net neutrality fight

Location:
Roku, 12980 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA, 95070, United States
Recommendation:
3

Roku appears to be arming itself for the coming network neutrality war. Roku has hired a pair of Republican lobbyists through an outside government-affairs firm, according to a federal ethics reports, specifically to focus on net neutrality.

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