Network Neutrality

How the End of Net Neutrality Could Affect Your Wallet

Location:
USA, United States

The debate surrounding the repeal of network neutrality has touched on everything from free speech to online innovation and consumer rights. But how will it affect consumers' wallets? The short answer: It depends.

Billboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality

Location:
Fight for the Future, Boston, MA, 02205, United States

An advocacy group is launching an ad campaign targeting lawmakers who want to roll back the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules.

The Open Internet Rule expands online streaming video options

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

The front-page story in The Wall Street Journal announced, “Walt Disney Co. just became the biggest cord-cutter Hollywood has ever seen.” The iconic company announced it was starting two online streaming services that will bypass its traditional cable television distribution. Thank you, Open Internet Rule!

Net Neutrality Backers Vow to Push FCC Despite Short Comment Extension

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

Though they received only a two-week extension to a deadline for public comments on proposed changes to network neutrality rules, rather than the eight weeks they had sought, net neutrality proponents say they remain focused on making sure the Federal Communications Commission continues to hear from the public.

A Further Review of the Internet Association's Empirical Study on Network Neutrality and Investment

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

In a recent perspective, I reviewed a report authored by Dr. Christopher Hooton of the Internet Association on the impact of Net Neutrality regulation on broadband infrastructure investment.

Congress starts work on net neutrality — but does it understand the issue?

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

The proposed witness list for a September network neutrality hearing at the House Commerce Committee betrays a dismaying ignorance about why net neutrality is an issue.

FCC Extends Restoring Internet Freedom Reply Deadline to Aug. 30

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

By this Order, the Federal Communications Commission extends the deadline for filing reply comments in response to the Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking until August 30, 2017.

Not Ready to Ride Into the Sunset: Chairman Wheeler and the Fight for Internet Regulation

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

There is a long-standing tradition in American politics that when your term of office is over, you retreat quietly into the background and allow a tasteful period of time to pass before you get back into the arena. Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, however, does not appear to have bought into that tradition.

Congress, we need a federal net neutrality law now

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

The more we debate Title II versus Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act, the more it is clear that everyone wants the same outcome: we all want an open internet. The issue is determining which path will best enable the internet to be most accessible to Americans for opportunity, innovation and entrepreneurship, with the requisite transparency and privacy protections. Let’s end this debate once and for all.

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Got a Smartphone? Then You've Got Broadband!

It’s that time of year again. The Federal Communications Commission launched its annual inquiry into whether broadband (or, more formally, “advanced telecommunications capability”) is being deployed to all Americans in a “reasonable and timely fashion.” Although the FCC launched a proceeding in August 2016, asking a number of questions about broadband deployment, the commission did not issue a subsequent report. Under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC is updating the inquiry and asking different questions. Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, in response, raised some concerns over how the inquiry is being framed, and how this may lead to a particular outcome. The results of this inquiry will be significant, as they dictate future FCC broadband policy.

Net Neutrality Advocacy Day Planned for Sept 27

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

Network neutrality advocates have set Sept 27 for their next coordinated protest of rolling back the Title II classification, as the Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission has proposed.

ISP, Edge Groups Talk Network Neutrality Legislation

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

Apparently, House Commerce Committee Republican leadership got together, both in person and by phone, with the major trade associations on both sides of the network neutrality issue August 7 in a series of meeting throughout the day to discuss possible legislative pathways to clarifying the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality authority.

Dominated by the Digital Elite

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

More than 15 million comments have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission on its Restoring Internet Freedom docket, which focuses on the concept of net neutrality, and specifically Title II regulations imposed in 2015 under the previous administration. While this colossal number includes many sentiments – including an unsettling number of foreign and some 6 million fake comments – it does not contain significant representation from poor, minority and senior Americans.

The Digital Divide and Other Economic Considerations for Network Neutrality. Net Neutrality Special Issue Blog #7

Location:
Technology Policy Institute, 1401 Eye NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

While the Internet seems ubiquitous, digital divides remain, particularly across incomes. In the US, adults making less than $30,000 per year are significantly less likely to use any type of digital device and to have broadband Internet access in their home.

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Imagine if you took every single gripe you've had with Verizon over the past five years — the time it blocked Nexus 7 tablets for five months; the time it forced you to pay $20 per month for tethering; the time it tried to make you use a mobile wallet app called "ISIS" — and finally put your foot down. For a year, you spend free moments holed up in library stacks, speaking with experts, and researching and writing a sprawling legal complaint about the company's many, many misdeeds. And then you file it all with the Federal Communications Commission, hoping to get some payback.

AT&T CFO: FirstNet’s prioritized service for public safety ‘a challenge’ to net neutrality

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

AT&T’s CFO John Stephens said that FirstNet’s pre-emption requirements for public safety users present “a challenge with the net neutrality process because you are giving prioritized service to police, firefighters.” “But quite frankly I think everyone would agree that that’s probably a good thing,” explained Stephens.

Network Neutrality Behind Closed Doors

Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

House Commerce Committee staff, as expected, met with interested parties on network neutrality legislation, but they wouldn't say which companies or groups showed up.

If Cable Won’t #UnlockTheBox, Why Would ISPs #ProtectNetNeutrality?

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

Big Cable’s #DitchTheBox proposal is one of the most recent examples of an industry’s inability to self-regulate in the absence of federal regulation, and many of the same companies offering pay-TV services are the same companies providing broadband internet.

Commercialization brought the Internet to the masses. It also gave us spam.

Location:
American Friends Service Committtee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, United States

he network neutrality issue has reignited a debate that is as old as the Internet. Once limited to tech-savvy users with access to networked computers at academic institutions, laboratories and government agencies, the Internet has become a fundamental part of nearly everybody’s life. Billions of new users have come online over the past two decades. But the commercial interests that have enabled their entry have also threatened the core values of openness, freedom of expression and access that were so critical to the Internet’s early pioneers.

House Commerce Democrats Submit Comments on Net Neutrality Plan: Proposal Fundamentally & Profoundly Runs Counter to the Law

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

Eleven House Commerce Committee Democratic Reps submitted public comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to roll back network neutrality regulations stating that the proposal fundamentally and profoundly run counter to the law.

Reps Pallone, Doyle Provide GOP Eight Witnesses For September Net Neutrality Hearing to Ensure Diverse Perspectives

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House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, United States

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to Republican Committee leaders with a list of eight additional witnesses that they say should be added for the full committee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality hearing.

Democratic Sens press FCC to extend net neutrality comment period

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

Democrat Sens are urging the Federal Communications Commission to extend the public comment period on its proposal to scrap the network neutrality rules.

What’s next for net neutrality: Open access or paid priority?

Location:
CatholicPhilly.com, Philadelphia, PA, United States

To keep things straight, “open internet” is synonymous with network neutrality, and “paid prioritization” is another way of saying “fast lane” for the internet.

Network Neutrality Backers Seek Merger Info

Location:
INCOMPAS, 1200 G St. NW (formerly COMPTEL), Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Trade group INCOMPAS wants the Federal Communications Commission to include redacted materials from recent mergers involving Comcast, Charter and AT&T in its review of Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back the agency’s network neutrality rules.

Major Tech CEOs aren’t committing to testify to the US Congress on net neutrality

Location:
House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix — along with their telecommunication industry foes —have not committed to sending their chief executives to testify before the US Congress in September on the future of network neutrality.

Republicans want tech input on U.S. net neutrality legislation

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House Commerce Committee, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

The House Commerce Committee on July 31 asked for input from Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon.com and other major companies on a proposed rewrite of rules governing consumer internet access.

With Recent Actions, Verizon Seems to Flout Net Neutrality Rules

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

While Verizon is telling the Federal Communications Commission to get rid of Title II classification and to weaken the open internet rules, Verizon Wireless is already trying to undermine the open internet by experimenting with potentially anti-consumer discrimination practices. Unfortunately, Verizon Wireless is proving why millions of Americans are correct in voicing their concern over the FCC’s proposal to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules.

An Interview with Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

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

A Q&A with former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

FCC says its specific plan to stop DDoS attacks must remain secret

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

The Federal Communications Commission has told members of Congress that it won't reveal exactly how it plans to prevent future attacks on the public comment system.

Net Neutrality And Smart Pipes: The Game Is Changing For Verizon Wireless, O2 And Others

Location:
Moor Insights & Strategy, United States

As wireless broadband carriers transition what was once referred to as “dumb pipes” to a richer content delivery system, the subject of net neutrality is becoming about as hot as the surface of the sun.

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