Upcoming event

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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Net neutrality has become the most contentious issue in modern telecommunications policy. On the core proposition that the freewheeling openness of the Internet must be preserved, there is heated agreement. But on the much thornier question of what is the most appropriate legal mechanism to ensure that openness, and exactly how to define the extent of that openness, there is only heat.

The Communications Act is outdated, and even with the FCC’s creative improvisations, we are left with kludges: Title II, section 706, and FTC oversight are all imperfect.

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President Trump will commit to improving internet access in rural areas

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Deletion of Agenda Item for June 2017 Open Meeting

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Rep Eshoo To Host Net Neutrality Roundtable June 19

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) will get together with opponents of the proposal to reverse the Title II classification of internet access.


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