Network Neutrality

Dish, Others Ask Court to Reject Title II Stay

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
1

The ISPs have not asked the FCC to stay the bright-line rules against blocking, throttling or paid prioritization, but do want the court to put a hold on the Title II reclassification, the application of Title II to interconnections, and its general Internet conduct standard.

FCC wants quick court decision on net neutrality

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

The Federal Communications Commission and those trying to kill its new network neutrality rules agree on at least one thing: The court should make quick work of the case.

AT&T et al challenging net neutrality order on 1st Amendment grounds

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

Remember how Verizon argued in 2012 that network neutrality rules violate its First and Fifth Amendment rights? While Verizon itself isn't challenging the Federal Communications Commission's latest net neutrality order, AT&T and the other Internet service providers that are suing the FCC have resurrected this argument.

Public Knowledge Asks DC Circuit to Keep Net Neutrality Rules in Effect During Legal Challenge

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

Public Knowledge and other consumer groups and companies filed an Opposition to the Motion to Stay the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality Order in the DC Circuit.

‘Phase One’ of Communications Law Rewrite Weighed Down by Net Neutrality

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

A House Republican effort to rewrite portions of the nation’s telecommunications policy is off to a rocky start. Blame it on network neutrality.

Broadband in Greenland: How non-neutral traffic management betters society

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

At first glance, it might seem that there is little to learn from the experience of a state-owned broadband network with data caps on DSL. When it comes to delivering important social services in remote areas, however, Greenland is an interesting case study.

Internet.org: A battle over net neutrality? Or between haves and have-nots?

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

Network neutrality – the philosophy that Internet service providers should not throttle, block, or discriminate between different websites or online services – was once thought to be too bland an idea for a general audience to grasp. But after several comedians took up the cause, it’s now one of the most hotly debated topics about the Internet and has since become a major PR problem for Facebook.

TIA's Belcher: The current Internet regulatory system isn't broken

Location:
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), 2500 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States
Recommendation:
1

A top executive from the Telecom Industry Association (TIA) says that the regulatory system that governs the Internet does not need to be fixed and the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules will put a damper on new investments.

ISPs really don’t want to follow new customer data privacy rules

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

The broadband industry's fight against network neutrality rules is also targeting new privacy regulations that Internet service providers really don't want to follow.

NHMC’s Nogales Resigns as MMTC Advisor

Location:
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), 3636 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20010, United States
Recommendation:
2

Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition has resigned, essentially in protest, as a member of the advisory board of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC).

Title II Fans Launch Net Neutrality 'Detector'

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
1

Only days after the Government Accountability Office suggested the Federal Communications Commission should seek third-party data on broadband speed and performance, a group of network neutrality activists have launched the Internet Health Test, which they call a kind of network neutrality detector.

How the battle for the future of the Web is shaped by economics

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

There are two stories people are trying to tell right now about the future of the Internet. One is that we need some basic rules to make sure the Web remains open and free so that companies that depend on the Internet can grow. The other is that strict rules will discourage Internet providers from making the investments that will enhance the network for everybody.

AT&T CEO confident Title II will be overturned by courts or Congress

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson last November claimed he would pause the company's fiber investments because of the impending broadband reclassification and imposition of network neutrality rules.

Ad-blocking technology poised to make mobile Net less neutral

Location:
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Having trouble seeing the link between the Verizon-AOL deal and the need for net neutrality regulations?

AT&T's Stephenson: Google Fiber 'changed the game' for broadband buildout, but Title II rules could stall efforts

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

While AT&T's deployment of 1 Gbps fiber in Austin (TX) is going well, Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of the carrier, credits Google with making the rollout a commercial success.

Bait-and-Switch -- Or Why the FCC's 'Virtuous Circle' Theory is Nonsense

Location:
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studi, Washington, DC, 20015, United States
Recommendation:
1

For the past ten years, the Federal Communications Commission has struggled to write legally-defensible net neutrality rules. This March, under heavy political pressure from the White House, the FCC voted out another set of rules, this time invoking the proverbial ‘‘nuclear option’’ of reclassifying both wire-line and wireless broadband Internet access as a Title II common carrier telecommunications service.

Netflix, Dish Join FCC in Title II Fight

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

At press time, 16 separate entities had filed petitions asking to intervene in support of the Federal Communications Commission's reclassification of Internet service providers under Title II common-carrier regulations and against a challenge by cable and telecommunications company associations and entities, according to the docket for filings to the US Court of Appeals, which is hearing the case.

Companies want net neutrality as part of AT&T merger

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

Companies like Dish and Cogent Communications want AT&T to follow network neutrality rules as a condition of its proposed merger with DirecTV, regardless of whether the new regulations are struck down in court.

Why net neutrality rules have angered some small Internet providers

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

Large Internet service providers are roaring mad about new network neutrality rules and the reclassification of broadband as a common carrier service. Reaction among small ISPs is more diverse, but some of them say they will be saddled with legal costs so high that it will prevent them from upgrading equipment that provides Internet service to small towns and rural areas.

Free Press Intervenes to Defend Net Neutrality Rules in Court

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

Free Press filed to intervene in the industry-backed court case challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s Network Neutrality rules.

New America Foundation Joins Fight to Defend Net Neutrality in Court

Location:
New America Foundation, 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) filed a motion in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to intervene in the legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

Why Facebook’s Internet.org is Stumbling in India

Location:
India, India
Recommendation:
2

Critics hammered Facebook‘s Internet.org, the company’s initiative to bring wireless Internet access to everyone in the world. That’s because to its opponents, Internet.org represents a skewed view of the Internet — a Facebook view of the Internet that one detractor likened to “economic racism” which stands to benefit the social network and its partners more than anybody else.

Opponents of FCC's net neutrality rules ask court for partial stay

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

AT&T and other opponents of tough new federal network neutrality regulations asked a federal court on May 13 to halt implementation of the most controversial provision until lawsuits challenging the rules are decided.

Comptel Backs FCC in Title II Fight

Location:
Comptel, 900 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comptel, which represents competitive communications carriers -- Internet service providers, backbone providers and others -- is putting its legal money where its mouth is, asking a DC federal court for permission to weigh in on the Federal Communications Commission's behalf in the legal challenges to the Title II reclassification order.

The AOL Telltale

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

Whether or not the acquisition of AOL turns out well for Verizon, it helpfully exposes the fallacies underlying the Obama plan to regulate the Internet.

Why AOL Matters Again

Location:
Wall Street Journal, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
1

Verizon is not buying AOL for its legacy dialup business or its middlebrow content operations. It wants AOL’s ad- and video-delivery platform to advance “the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising.” Why on earth does Verizon have such ambitions?

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Senate Appropriations Committee Reviews FCC’s 2016 Budget Request

Location:
Senate Committee on Appropriations, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building 138, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing on May 12 to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Communications Commission.

Arthur Belendiuk: Open Internet Rules Don’t Go Far Enough

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

A petition for reconsideration of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. The petition asks the FCC to reconsider its decision, arguing that its “clear, bright line” rules are too narrow, and that its forbearance from key provisions of Title II goes too far.

Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Issue NPRM to Protect Consumer Privacy

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

Verizon announced the acquisition of AOL Inc. for $50 per share, amounting to $4.4 billion. Public Knowledge encourages the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to secure consumer privacy as broadband carriers leverage their unique relationship with subscribers to harvest private information traditionally considered confidential or proprietary.

House Communications Subcommittee closing in on FCC reform vote

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
2

The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee is readying the first votes on process reform at the Federal Communications Commission since the FCC approved controversial network neutrality rules earlier in 2015.

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