Regulatory classification

On May 6, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the Commission would soon launch a public process seeking comment on the options for a legal framwork for regulating broadband services.

House Republicans Offer a Trio of Net Neutrality Bills

Republicans signaled that they are offering up at least three versions of legislation that would reimpose network neutrality rules, but without doing so under Title II common carrier regulations they argue are a relic of the monopoly phone days. D

Sens Markey, Blumenthal, Wyden Request FCC Investigation of Wireless Carriers' Throttling of Video

In Nov 2018, Sens Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, asking them to respond to a study that showed possible network neutrality violations on their networks.

Net Neutrality Oral Argument Highlights Problem For Pai: You Can’t Hide The Policy Implications Of Your Actions From Judges.

On Feb 1, we had approximately 4.5 hours of oral argument on the network neutrality case. I want to just highlight one theme: the refusal of the Federal Communications Commission to be honest about the expected policy consequences of its actions.

Advocates Showed During Oral Argument Why Court Must Restore Net Neutrality

On Feb 1, Petitioners (including Public Knowledge) finally got to make their case in court that the Federal Communications Commission’s reckless abdication of responsibility over broadband was illegal. To highlight some of them:

Former FCC Chairman Wheeler, Powell to Testify at Feb 7 Net Neutrality Hearing

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairmen Tom Wheeler and Michael Powell will be among the high-profile witnesses at the Feb 7 House Communications Subcommittee hearing on network neutrality. Others testifying include:

Benton Senior Fellow Gigi Sohn Says Mozilla Suit Could Lead to Reinstatement of Obama-era Net Neutrality Rules

Benton Senior Fellow Gigi Sohn, previously counselor to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, said that current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's attempt to repeal network neutrality rules could result in the reinstatement of the fo

Next Step on Net Neutrality? Legislation

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said this week's hearing on net neutrality won’t be the last — and a bill is forthcoming: “It’s going to be quickly followed after a couple hearings with legislation that would repeal the repe


Public Knowledge

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:00 to 11:15

On February 1, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission went to court to attempt to defend its 2017 decision to gut the agency's net neutrality consumer protections and eliminate all FCC oversight of internet service providers (ISPs).

Sen Markey Pledges Nationwide, Grassroots Defense of Net Neutrality, Says New Net Neutrality Bill Headed to Congress

Whether in the halls of the courts or the halls of Congress, we will fight to defend net neutrality. Nothing less than the fate of the internet is being argued in this court case, and we must do everything we can in this historic fight.

Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone

An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for its role in submitting potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Com