Network Neutrality

The Next President's Tech Legacy Has a Head Start

Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
2

Between election day and inauguration day, there are ten and a half weeks for a new President to get his or her policy agenda in order, and the next President will need to hit the ground running once in office. When it comes to internet policy, it will be necessary to build on the forward momentum that has brought this Administration closer to closing the digital divide.

EFF accuses T-Mobile of violating network neutrality with throttled video

Location:
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 454 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110-1914, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Electronic Frontier Foundation accused T-Mobile USA of violating network neutrality principles with a new "unlimited" data plan that throttles video.

DC Circuit Sets Deadline for FCC Network Neutrality Response

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

The Federal Communications Commission has until Sept. 12 to respond to petitions by broadband providers including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, CenturyLink, and others for a full federal appeals court review of a panel decision upholding the agency's network neutrality rules. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit won't accept replies from broadband providers after that. After considering any filings from the FCC and its supporters, the full court will determine whether or not to rehear the case.

Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

An examination of 75 think tanks found an array of researchers who had simultaneously worked as registered lobbyists, members of corporate boards or outside consultants in litigation and regulatory disputes, with only intermittent disclosure of their dual roles. With their expertise and authority, think tank scholars offer themselves as independent arbiters, playing a vital role in Washington’s political economy. Their imprimatur helps shape government decisions that can be lucrative to corporations. But the examination identified dozens of examples of scholars conducting research at think tanks while corporations were paying them to help shape government policy.

Academics’ letter supporting net neutrality is misguided and misleading

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

On July 21, yet another interest group weighed in on the network neutrality debate: academics. In a letter organized by Stanford’s Barbara van Schewick, the 126 signatories, described by van Schewick as “leading” academics, claimed that the European Union net neutrality law, unless amended through guidelines from the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC), will frustrate academics’ “ability to research, collaborate, and educate.” Given the seriousness of this assertion, TechPolicyDaily.com investigated the substance behind the claims.

Democrats, Republicans and the Internet

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
4

In 2016, for the first time, Internet policy is prominent in both major-party platforms. While there are distinct disagreements and differences in approach to tech policy, there are also areas of common ground — revealing potential openings for bipartisan action.

The Limits of Net Neutrality

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

Network neutrality is about attempting to limit the power of Internet access network operators (like Charter or Comcast) to choose winners and losers among the services that have to use their wires — because, remember, competition is so limited — to reach consumers. But the problem is that where network operators don’t have to compete, and use their digital pipes for multiple purposes (like providing their own TV services that feel just like over-the-top video services), it’s so easy for them to act like media distribution companies, slicing and dicing and packaging, rather than transport providers.

Facebook lures Africa with free Internet - but what is the hidden cost?

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

Facebook has signed up almost half the countries in Africa – a combined population of 635 million – to its free Internet service in a controversial move to corner the market in one of the world’s biggest mobile data growth regions.

Big Telecom Wants a DC Circuit Net Neutrality Review. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

The nation’s largest cable and telecommunication industry trade groups on July 29 asked a federal court for a rare “en banc” review of June’s decision upholding US rules protecting network neutrality, the principle that all content on the Internet should be equally accessible to consumers. “The likelihood that the full DC Circuit would agree to rehear the case, much less reverse the panel’s decision, is extremely remote,” Andrew Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor at the Public Interest Communications Law Project at Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Public Representation, wrote in a recent article.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Statement On Industry Petitions To Rehear Open Internet Court Case

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

It comes as no surprise that the big dogs have challenged the three-judge panel’s decision. We are confident that the full court will agree with the panel’s affirmation of the FCC’s clear authority to enact its strong Open Internet rules, the reasoned decision-making upon which they are based, and the adequacy of the record from which they were developed.

Public Knowledge Responds to Trade Group Attempts to Reverse Net Neutrality Ruling

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

Net neutrality is here to stay.

Cable and Phone Lobby’s Desperate Legal Moves Are Just ‘Sour Grapes’ About Net Neutrality Ruling

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

These requests for en banc review are sour grapes from industry dead-enders who are determined to dismantle the FCC’s successful Net Neutrality rules in spite of their many failed attempts to do so.

Net Neutrality in Court: What’s Next?

Aug 2 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
George Washington University Marvin Center, 800 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20052-0029, United States

Join TechFreedom, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and the Open Technology Institute on August 2 for a panel discussion of the case in D.C. and by livestream. Why did the court rule the way it did? What did the dissent say? What are the arguments on appeal, and how likely are the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court to strike down the Order? How long will this all take, and what does it mean for the future of the Internet?

Internet providers won’t rest until the government’s net-neutrality rules are dead

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Internet providers who oppose the government's network neutrality rules will once again take the issue to court as they ask more than a dozen federal judges to throw out the regulations. A Washington trade group representing cellular carriers, CTIA, will be requesting a rehearing of the case by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, apprently.

CTIA Seeking Full Court Review of Title II Decision

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

CTIA: The Wireless Association, which represents wireless Internet service providers, will seek an en banc (full court) rehearing of the three-judge panel decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet order reclassifying fixed and mobile broadband as telecommunications services subject to Title II common carrier regulations, apparently.

Democratic Delegates Vow to Fight Republicans on Net Neutrality in Party Platform

Location:
2016 Democratic National Convention, 3601 S Broad St Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, 19148, United States
Recommendation:
4

Democratic delegates approved the party's platform July 25 and it committed to free Wi-Fi for anchor institutions and broadband for every household.

Internet Association Policy Platform Has Some Overlap, Conflicts with GOP’s

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

A lobbying group representing companies like Facebook, Spotify and Uber released its 2016 policy platform, with a focus on copyright, consumer privacy and the sharing economy.

EU Network Neutrality Guideline Debate Draws Crowd

Location:
European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Recommendation:
3

It wasn't quite the four million comments the Federal Communications Commission received on its Open Internet proceeding, but according to the Save the Internet coalition, which was also a part of that FCC comment flood, more than 500,000 people weighed in on the European Union's proposed guidelines via the coalition's and other websites.

After Net Neutrality

Location:
Annenberg School for Communication - University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
Recommendation:
3

Confronting the structural roots of internet monopoly power will require the same commitment to democratic principles and the same activism that won net neutrality.

T-Mobile’s Zero-Rating of Pokémon GO Raises Questions for the Open Internet

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Beginning July 19, T-Mobile is offering a limited-time promotion tied to the wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon GO, in which the mobile data used by the game will not count toward a customer’s data cap. This is yet another form of zero-rating, a practice that can raise serious concerns about competition policy, network neutrality, and consumer choice.

GOP: President Obama is Biggest Threat to Internet Survival

Location:
2016 Republican National Convention, 1 Center Ct Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Recommendation:
3

Forget cybercriminals and rogue states: President Barack Obama is the biggest threat to a free and open Internet, at least according to the platform approved at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (OH).

Net Neutrality Win in the D.C. Circuit Court is a Win for the Arts

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Here are three reasons the arts community should celebrate the network neutrality decision.

Cities, technology, the next generation of urban development, and the next Administration, part 1

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

From the perspective of cities, the most significant policy may be Clinton’s endorsement of the civic Internet of Things.

Next-Generation Investments Do Not Depend on Killing Net Neutrality

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission took a highly touted step toward the future of wireless communications by opening up huge blocks of spectrum for “5G” broadband uses. Unfortunately, as advocates for Internet users point out, the FCC’s decision is by no means perfect. It doesn’t do enough to guarantee that shared use of spectrum — think Wi-Fi — will be a big part of the 5G equation.

When consumers want their traffic to be throttled

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

ne of the starting assumptions for the Open Internet order is that blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization are unilateral actions imposed by Internet service providers to maximize their own positions and will be necessarily harmful to consumer and application provider welfare.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee makes a last-minute plea to save net neutrality in Europe

Location:
Europe
Recommendation:
2

Berners-Lee, Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick, and Harvard law professor Larry Lessig urged European regulators to implement guidelines that would close loopholes in net neutrality legislation that the European Parliament approved in October 2015.

What the Comcast-Netflix deal says – and doesn’t say – about the Internet ecosystem

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

The investment advisory press is having a field day with the recently announced Comcast-Netflix deal. The deal, as the companies hope to eventually present it to consumers, will permit Comcast customers to subscribe to Netflix much as they already do to such premium offerings as HBO, Showtime, and Starz. Simple. But some in the blogosphere want to portray this deal as not just business but as détente in a war.

Comcast’s Netflix Deal Could Open a New Front in Net Neutrality War

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
3

Watching Netflix using Comcast is about to get a little easier. The longtime rivals recently confirmed that Comcast’s X1 interactive television box will offer Netflix, obviating the need for a smart TV or third-party device like a Roku or Chromecast.

House Passes FCC-Blocking Finance Bill

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
4

The House passed the (FY) 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill (HR 5485) that cuts the Federal Communications Commission budget and would prevent it from enforcing its network neutrality rules, implementing a new set-top box proposal, regulating broadband rates, or adopting new broadband privacy rules.

Public Knowledge Opposes Reckless House Spending Bill Targeting FCC and Consumers

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Public Knowledge condemns this latest attempt to hijack critical funding legislation with dozens of provisions that will actively harm Americans, generally dislodge government processes, and once more take aim at the Federal Communications Commission's ability to do its job.

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