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Network Neutrality and Beyond: The Long Road Ahead

Location:
Ottawa, Canada

If we cannot get net neutrality right, we can forget about the transformative democratic potential of the net. Network neutrality is the necessary, but not the sufficient, foundation of an open internet. And anything less than a truly open internet would be a tragic denial of the awesome potential of digital technology to transform our lives.

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Network Neutrality and Beyond: The Long Road Ahead

If we cannot get net neutrality right, we can forget about the transformative democratic potential of the net. Network neutrality is the necessary, but not the sufficient, foundation of an open internet. And anything less than a truly open internet would be a tragic denial of the awesome potential of digital technology to transform our lives.

Remarks of Commissioner O'Rielly Before the New Jersey Wireless Association

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

I’m sure that those that love to regulate will try to make the weak case that the status of the wireless industry occurred because of — and not despite — the Federal Communications Commission’s regulations, particularly our Net Neutrality burdens.

Keeping the Internet Open: The Legal, Political, and Popular Case for the FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Oct 25 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Avenue NE Kennedy Caucus Room, SR-325, Washington, DC, United States

A conversation with legal experts, consumer advocates, innovators, and business owners about the importance preserving net neutrality. The bipartisan panel will cut through the noise and partisan posturing on this critical issue, focusing instead on the facts. We’ll discuss why the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order has such strong ongoing bipartisan support. We’ll break down the legal analysis that provides the foundation for the current rules. Finally, we’ll answer all the questions you may have on this critical issue for America’s rapidly evolving internet ecosystem.

If any economic activity meets the definition of interstate commerce, it’s the internet

Location:
American Enterprise Institute, 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

To the extent that Congress, the FCC, and the FTC have the authority to protect the free flow of internet activity against state-based obstacles and fragmentation, they should do so. In its coming order, the FCC should reaffirm the interstate nature of these services.

Two Dedicated Activists Provide Crucial Support for Team Internet

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

Team Internet is a network of volunteers combining people power with technology to mobilize people across the country to pressure their lawmakers to stand up for Net Neutrality.

GAO to probe FCC cyberattack that struck amid net neutrality debate

Location:
Government Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Washington, DC, 20548, United States

The government's top watchdog has agreed to investigate the reported cyberattack that targeted the Federal Communications Commission earlier in 2017 while the agency was preparing to roll back net neutrality regulations.

Remarks Of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at the US Conference Of Catholic Bishops

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

I am concerned the Federal Communications Commission is gearing up to approve a transaction that will hand a single broadcast company the unprecedented ability to reach more than 70 percent of American households. It hasn’t happened yet. But there are disconcerting signs.

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

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

Of all the more than 22 million comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission website and through the agency's API found that only 3,863,929 comments were "unique," according to a new analysis by Gravwell, a data analytics company.

For the good of all, Congress must ensure net neutrality

Location:
Goodcity, 5049 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL, 60644, United States

As an investor in and adviser to socially-minded startups—and as a parent of two young children—I spend a lot of time grappling with the question of how we can build a better world for the next generation. As the digital revolution remakes almost every aspect of our lives, it's more clear than ever that any forward-looking agenda must focus on expanding digital access and participation.

History tells us that more regulation means less free speech and increased market power

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

The greatest concern today for our communications industry might simply be this: Are we prepared to learn from history?

The future of the internet is up for grabs — theoretically

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

The Trump administration is weighing one of the most significant rulings on how the internet will operate in the future — broadly affecting both the US economy and how Americans get crucial information — but the decision is already a foregone conclusion.

Net neutrality debate fails to recognize middle ground

Location:
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

It does not have to be either the federal government in control or ISPs. It does not have to be one to the exclusion of the other. In fact, one could argue that a very workable compromise would be to move back to a regulatory regime — whether through FCC efforts, a narrowly focused legislative solution, or some combination of the two — in essence representing the original rules in the first Open Internet Order (no blocking, no throttling, etc.), but not including the current Title II classification.

Three steps Congress could take to help resolve the net neutrality debate – without legislating a fix

Location:
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 21250, United States

Without legislating specific net neutrality rules, Congress could take three important steps to clear away irrelevant legal impediments and make the debate more productive for regulators and the public alike.

ISPs want Supreme Court to kill Title II net neutrality rules now and forever

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States

Broadband industry lobby groups have appealed to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to kill the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules. The groups want the Supreme Court to rule that the FCC exceeded its authority when it reclassified Internet providers in order to impose stricter regulations.

Ending net neutrality will end the Internet as we know it

Location:
Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, United States

One of us is the inventor of the personal computer, and the other a former commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. We come from different walks of life, but each of us recognizes that the FCC is considering action that could end the internet as we know it.

Why the FCC's proposed internet rules may spell trouble ahead

Location:
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

As the Federal Communications Commission takes up the issue of whether to reverse the Obama-era Open Internet Order, a key question consumers and policymakers alike are asking is: What difference do these rules make?

Chairman Pai accused of ignoring investment data in push to end net neutrality

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

In his ongoing push to get rid of network neutrality rules, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai claimed in Sept that the rules caused capital investment in wireless networks to drop in 2016. But in doing so, Chairman Pai hasn't addressed data from earlier years that doesn't fit his anti-net neutrality narrative.

AT&T asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn net neutrality rules

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

AT&T is trying to take the fight over the Obama-era net neutrality rules to the US Supreme Court.

Phish For the Future

Location:
Electronic Frontier Foundation, 815 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109, United States

This report describes “Phish For The Future,” an advanced persistent spearphishing campaign targeting digital civil liberties activists at Free Press and Fight For the Future.

AT&T Discusses APA Issues Relating to Open Internet

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

AT&T met with staff from the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus and the Office of General Counsel on September 25, 2017 to discuss arguments made in the open internet proceeding regarding the Administrative Procedure Act.

Five Reasons to Fire Chairman Pai

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

In the coming days, senators have the opportunity to intervene on the public’s behalf and fire Pai. Here are five reasons they should do so.

Sen Markey 'Slices' Up FCC's Pai

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

On the floor of the Senate, Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) said, "At every turn, [Federal Communications Commission] Chairman Pai choses corporate interests over consumers."

Sen Wyden Slams FCC Chairman Pai on Senate Floor

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

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) took to the Senate floor to oppose the nomination of Ajit Pai for a new five-year term on the Federal Communications Commission.

It’s time for Congress to fire the FCC chairman

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

If you believe communications networks should be fast, fair, open, and affordable, you need ask your senator to vote against Ajit Pai’s reconfirmation. Now.

Sen. Cantwell Speaks Out Against Pai Renomination

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

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) took to the Senate floor to oppose the nomination of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a new term on the commission, citing network neutrality.

Consumers Favor Strong Network Neutrality Rules

Location:
Consumer Reports National Research Center, Yonkers, NY, United States

A new Consumer Reports survey shows that a majority of Americans favor net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking lawful online content.

i2Coalition: The Fight For Net Neutrality Continues

Location:
Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), Washington, DC, United States

Of all concerns we have, probably the biggest one centers around something called paid prioritization. That’s where the broadband providers get to enter into special relationships with certain websites to get their websites into a “fast lane“ to get their content to users faster.

For internet gatekeepers, consumer protection laws are better than utility-style regulation

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

By giving up on market forces and ceding dominance to a single firm, utility-style regulation makes future competition impossible. Fortunately, strong antitrust and consumer protection laws can save us from this downward spiral of utility-style regulation.

Team Internet: People Power in the Fight for Net Neutrlaity

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

We’re seeing an unprecedented level of political engagement in this cultural moment. In the two months since the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, those efforts have crystallized into a decentralized grassroots movement to defend a free and open internet. Welcome to Team Internet.

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