Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

FCC Dismisses Appeal of FOIA Decision around Net Neutrality Proposal

On November 22, 2017, you [Jarrod Sharp] appealed the denial of your application for a fee waiver in connection with your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FOIA Control No. 2018-067.

The FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications in light of this obscure court case

The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its network neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers.

Net neutrality protests start Dec 7—how to find one near you

Network neutrality supporters plan a nationwide series of protests starting Dec 7 outside Verizon stores, where they will express their opposition to the pending repeal of net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle over FCC's repeal plan

Network neutrality supporters are predicting that the Federal Communications Commission will have a hard time defending its decision to repeal its landmark rules in court.  “The draft order seems to say that the FCC is no longer interested in exer

Why the FCC's Free-Market Argument for Repealing Net Neutrality Doesn't Hold Up

In making the case that most Americans have multiple, competing broadband providers, the government acknowledges that up to 40 percent of them do not.

The Return of the Techno-Moral Panic

Our present panics tend to arrive just as new parts of our economy, culture and politics are reconstituted within platform marketplaces — shifts that have turned out to be bigger than anyone anticipated.

Chairman Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People

A popular claim by [telecom industry lobbyists, policy vessels, and loyal lawmakers] is that network neutrality rules are somehow preventing people who are sick or disabled from gaining access to essential medical services they need to survive.

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Federal Communications Commission

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Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:30 to 12:30

Small Businesses Rely on Open Internet Protections

Reflections from a variety of representatives from startups, small businesses, and established companies that began as startups who say they have open internet protections to thank for their prior and continued success. 

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Phoenix Center 2017 Annual US Telecoms Symposium

This is an exciting time to lead NTIA, which plays a vital role in many important areas of telecommunications, including managing federal spectrum use, promoting investments in broadband infrastructure, and developing policies that improve cyberse