Network Neutrality

Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days

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

The Federal Communications Commission’s rise from relative obscurity to big headlines corresponds not just with the Trump’s arrival in Washington, but with the ever-greater centrality of the internet to American life, political and otherwise.

Trump’s FCC Pick Is Threatening the Jobs His Boss Promised America

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

To meet the loss of the manufacturing industry, tech jobs are going to have to move outside of Silicon Valley, to the center of the country. This shift, however, won’t just happen—it depends on oversight by the Federal Communications Commission.

Nearly 200,000 People Urge the FCC to Protect Network Neutrality

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

On Valentine’s Day, tens of thousands of Free Press members sent out love letters to the open internet that described why they need network neutrality. On Feb 23 we delivered these messages to the Federal Communications Commission.

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Reactions to FCC Vote on ISP Transparency Regulation

Net Neutrality and the Fight for Our Digital Rights

Feb 27 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Cannon House Office Building, Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE Room 122, Washington, DC, 20515-6065, United States

Speakers — including special guest FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn — will discuss the long fight that led to the historic 2015 victory for Net Neutrality and the threats the Trump administration poses. Representatives from racial justice and public interest groups, as well as grassroots activists, will share their perspectives on the open internet’s importance as a tool for communities of color.

New FCC chair says the internet should not be run by 'lawyers and bureaucrats' in DC

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

Businesses eagerly awaiting regulation rollbacks from the Trump administration may get them in an unexpected place: the internet, according to new Fderal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. "My own view is that the internet should be run by technologists and engineers and business people, not by lawyers and bureaucrats here in the nation's capital," Chairman Pai.

FCC Votes To Protect Small Businesses From Needless Transparency Regulation

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

The Federal Communications Commission relieved thousands of smaller broadband providers from onerous reporting obligations stemming from the 2015 Title II Order, freeing them to devote more resources to operating, improving and building out their networks.

Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Washington Post noted that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai likes to talk the talk of bridging the digital divide—during his first speech as FCC chairman, he said it would be a top agency priority. But when the FCC released his anti-Lifeline action days later, “he opened another gap,” wrote the Post, “this time between his words and his actions.” It’s the sort of head fake that’s familiar to those who’ve followed Pai’s career as a lead apologist for the phone companies he once worked for—and still serves.

FCC's Pai: DC Should Not Micromanage Dynamic Industry

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says DC bureaucrats should not micromanage dynamic industries and that he supports Congress making broadband part of an infrastructure legislative package.

Give Chairman Pai a Chance to Break the Net Neutrality Logjam

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

At some point Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is going to have to dance with the elephant in the room: network neutrality. In truth, this fight is much more about the legal authority the FCC claims for regulating broadband, and its long-term implications, than it is about the open internet.

Here’s how to defend network neutrality

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Network neutrality is under threat, but you can do something to defend it. Activists working on the issue have numerous suggestions. So how exactly can you make your voice heard?

How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

A Q&A with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD).

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen Franken Regarding Open Internet

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

On Jan 30, Sen Al Franken (D-MN) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to "protect freedom of speech by maintaining and enforcing the Open Internet Order."

FCC's Open Internet Docket Heats Up

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

The Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet docket is starting to fill up with new comments, according to the FCC's online list of the most active proceedings.

Dispelling misconceptions in the Open Internet debate

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Several misconceptions about the Open Internet rules are in circulation...this blog post is a first stab at dispelling the most problematic issues.

Network neutrality could be GOP's next repeal-and-replace target

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Leading Republicans want to get rid of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules — and substitute them with less-stringent legislation. And they’re hoping the threat of an FCC repeal of the Obama-era regulations will coax congressional Democrats to the negotiating table.

Rural Broadband, Restoring FCC to 5 Members Top Walden's Agenda

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) outlined a broad agenda for the committee and its Communications Subcommittee Feb 14, with items ranging from legislative action on Title II to a comprehensive examination of Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration "reauthorization" to accelerated rural broadband deployment to increased oversight of federal cybersecurity initiatives.

Meet the man who'll dismantle net neutrality 'with a smile'

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

. "He made the chairman's life miserable," said Gigi Sohn, a former adviser to the previous head, Tom Wheeler, in reference to their constant ideological clashes. "But I like him. Everyone likes him."

Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

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

Leading Civil Rights groups who for many years have been heavily bankrolled by the telecommunications industry are signaling their support for Donald Trump’s promised rollback of the Obama administration’s network neutrality rules, which prevent internet service providers from prioritizing some content providers over others.

The Trump administration’s other war on the media

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

Despite his crusade against the press, President Donald Trump’s contempt does not seem to apply to the massive conglomerates — such as Comcast and Verizon — with so much influence over what the American people watch on television and read on the Internet. And at a time when extreme commercialization has helped drive the decline of accountability journalism, President Trump and his recently appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai have signaled their intention to exacerbate the problem.

GOP split on network neutrality strategy

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
1

Republicans in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission may have to make some tough decisions soon on how to tackle the Obama administration's landmark network neutrality rules.

Sen Thune Not Waiting for FCC to Act Before Drafting Net Neutrality Bill

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) is pushing forward with plans to draft legislation that would codify network neutrality principles into law, even if the Federal Communications Commission hasn’t taken action to roll back the agency’s 2015 Open Internet order.

Ajit Pai will return pro-consumer focus at FCC

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

Unlike the Federal Communications Commission’s previous head, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is putting consumers first, not network neutrality.

Net neutrality should be Silicon Valley’s next fight

Location:
San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA, 95190, United States
Recommendation:
3

Silicon Valley is rightly focused on President Donald Trump’s immigration order. But it should be gearing up for another fight that’s vital to both tech companies and their customers.

Why Snap Is Worried About Net Neutrality

Location:
Snapchat, Venice, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

When the maker of Snapchat filed recently to go public, it also stepped directly into the contentious political debate surrounding net neutrality, warning that if the government removes the Federal Communications Commission’s “open Internet” rules it could seriously harm its business.

Trump Takes on Tech Industry in Early Policy Moves

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

President Donald Trump has shown a readiness to take on the tech industry, clashing with Silicon Valley in ways that his tech-friendly predecessor hardly ever did.

Consumers Are Going to Love the End of Net Neutrality—at First

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

In the near term it looks like advocates of network neutrality will be dealt a major blow.

An Anti-Consumer Agenda at the FCC

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
2

As President Trump rushes to dismantle Obama-era rules that protect Americans, he has an energetic helper over at the Federal Communications Commission.

Network neutrality fix faces hard sell

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Two key Senate Republicans say they are open to a bipartisan legislative compromise on network neutrality, but their effort faces skepticism from both parties.

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Is This What Transparency Looks Like?

On February 2, new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said, "I want this Commission to be as open and accessible as possible to the American people. I want us to do a better job of communicating with those we are here to serve." The next day, Chairman Pai decided to rescind and hide facts previously released by the Commission.

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